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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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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 Start Reconnecting to Life When You Just Aren’t That Into Being Alive

There’s a disconnect. Between you and other people. Between you and yourself. Between you and life. An emptiness so acute its painful. You want to live fully. You want to embrace beauty and joy and love and goodness. Except you don’t. Because when it comes down to it, you pull back. You see opportunities, but …

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