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Why It’s Time to Stop Waiting for Everything to Be Okay

I’m guest posting at A Life in Progress this week. Is everything going to be okay? How often have you said those words? Most of us have repeated some version of them many times, whether to ourselves or others. The predictable response: Everything will be okay, is meant to provide reassurance and hope. But those words can …

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When You Feel Tired of Hoping and Trying, Remember . . .

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~Haruki Murakami What do you do when just can’t do it anymore? When the pain is too much? The discouragement is too much? The hoping and trying are too much? It’s not that you haven’t tried. You’ve been brave. You’ve been persistent. You’ve been soldiering on …

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How to Just Be: 5 Life Lessons I Learned from Watching Sunsets

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~C. JoyBell C. “You need to just be.” At the time I didn’t understand my teacher’s words. My identity entwined itself with my ambition. I fought inner emptiness by overloading my calendar. I fought loneliness by …

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How to Live With an Open Heart in Times of Stress

Did you catch my guest post at Love Wide Open? “You can actually heal your heart by opening it. Amazing, right? When you see stress as a threat, your cardiovascular system literally tightens. Your blood vessels constrict and inflammation increases. It’s a biological carryover from times when humans faced more physical threats. It’s great news …

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