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How Wisdom Comes

I was frustrated. It was a day of weeds. Literally—morning glory vines twining into vegetables and snaking across fences, thistles spreading prickly and round, grass in the garden and clover in the lawn. And figuratively—finances uncertain, work undone, emotions unraveling. I was doing my best, but truthfully?  I was struggling. And so were my kids. …

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When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: How to Help Them (and Also Help Yourself!)

Written in consultation with McKinley Morrison, RN It’s lonely, being a caregiver. When your loved one has dementia, the loneliness can be especially profound. That’s because the opposite of loneliness is connection. And how do you connect with someone who doesn’t share your reality? To someone who forgets what day it is and where they …

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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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7 Ways to Make a Difference for a Friend Who Struggles with Anxiety

Picture yourself looking at your phone, scratching your head. Your friend cancelled on you again. And you’re pretty sure it’s because of anxiety. You care about them. You believe in their good qualities. You enjoy them as a person. But you have no idea what to do when this keeps happening. You want to help, …

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