Embrace Your Children

“Sleep with your children, hug each other while you can under the covers, and do not be afraid of that addiction. Children are small only once; they will find their way and their spaces when they grow up. Sleep heart against heart, so much so that you feel their breath because nothing is more beautiful […]

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Tending To Our Hearts

Compassion is a kind, friendly presence that allows us to stay in contact with the pain we may feel when we’ve caused harm to deepen into it rather than turn away from ourselves. It has the same connecting quality as empathy but also a desire to help. Whether it’s a pain in the body, a […]

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Make Decisions From a Place of Balance

Each of the myriad decisions we make every day has the potential to have a profound impact on our lives. Some choices touch us to our very cores, awakening poignant feelings within us. Others seem at first to be simple but prove to be confusingly complex. We make the best decisions when we approach the […]

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Finding Peace

The world feels hard right now. In the words of Mary Poppin’s cousin, Topsy, the world is ‘turning turtle’. When the world is crazy and chaotic, I find myself craving more peace in my little corner of it. But to find peace, I have to look inwards, narrow my focus and simplify my place in […]

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Herbs for Stress Relief: How to Choose and Use Relaxing Herbs

Herbs for stress relief have been effectively and gently helping people take the edge mental tension for generations. They can provide in-the-moment relief and long-term benefits when you are facing stressful times. Knowing how to choose the right stress-relieving herbs for your needs, and how to use them, will give you the most benefits. Herbal […]

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Taking Ownership Of Our Thoughts

We all have issues and undesirable qualities or traits we don’t like about ourselves. Most of us realize that we are not perfect and that it is natural to have unpleasant thoughts, motivations, desires, or feelings. However, when a person does not acknowledge these, they may ascribe those characteristics to someone else, deeming other people […]

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Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Try not to lose sight of who you are, as you navigate this stressful time. You are the kids who went through one of history’s strangest educational times. The lockdown generation. Exams are not defining for anyone, but in your case, that is even more true. Because you are so much more. […]

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Withholding our Emotional pain

The most common form of withholding is what we commonly call “the silent treatment,” but withholding encompasses any unwillingness to express your true feelings. It also includes an unwillingness to give support, praise, or positive attention to the people you love. We have all known someone impossible to please, and many of us have suddenly […]

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Woven Thoughts

Recollections of childhood— Each fighting for breath. The beauty and the horror— Enduring life’s test.Gunshots and flowers— Evil wrestles innocence. Both entwined in one heart, Screaming to make sense.Mom snapping photos Of tulips and me. Fight flashes of fear— Being lost among trees. Discovering mortality— Beauty and life both exist. Yet the reaper of death […]

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Sometimes

Sometimes people come into your life, and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be, possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost […]

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