Can You Have a Happy Divorce? 3 Tips to Consciously Uncouple

We all fall in and out of love. And a messy breakup can take its toll. Can you have a happy divorce? Here are some tips and things to consider. Heartbreak isn’t a particularly pleasant subject, especially one that entails the end of a sacred union. And even though the divorce rate in America has fallen quite […]

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As Years Pass

As years passed me, I now value solitude more than social interaction. I now understand why the old people seemed to carry the universe on their back when I was young. To be honest, it is heavier than I expected. I never crave big birthday parties anymore, no more festival gatherings. I just want a […]

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OUR FORGOTTEN RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANET EARTH

All over the world, people are gathering and making beautiful plans to save our planet. In my opinion, the one in real, serious need of saving is humanity itself. By adopting a sustainable relationship with Earth, we might be able to postpone going extinct. And seriously, don’t you love being here a little bit longer? […]

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Sending Love to you

Upon waking, many people consider the coming day with trepidation. Because of the natural human tendency to focus on what we fear or dislike, it is easy to unwittingly send a message of unease into the future that negatively impacts the quality of your day. However, while our lives are busy and frequently packed with […]

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Transgenerational Trauma

Powerful photo from photographer Cassandra Jones, talking about transgenerational trauma: how unprocessed pain of mothers goes through caring for their daughters. Trauma travels through generations until someone is strong enough to stand through all that pain and heal it. We carry our mothers and their pains on our backs, just as they carried their mothers […]

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How Faux-Feelings Are Sabotaging Your Communication Efforts

Getting in touch with our feelings and sharing “I-statements” is a known strategy for communicating nonviolently and bettering our chances of being heard. So why isn’t it working?! Faux-Feelings are Actually Thoughts “I feel like you’re ignoring me.” “I’m feeling attacked!” “This feels so disrespectful.” “I feel like you’re forcing me!” While these I-statements all […]

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Go Where Life Wants to Take You

INSPIRATION FROM PEMA CHÖDRÖN The mainstream view of an enjoyable life is often steeped in materialism. It’s portrayed by the glossy images of fabulous people, beautiful homes, travel to exotic places and dinners in expensive restaurants. Wealth is often seen as the gateway to an enjoyable life. Yet happiness experts have discovered that most times, […]

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Self-Love

The Inner Voice Somewhere in our minds, removed from the day to day, there sits a judge. They watch what we do, study how we perform, examine the effect we have on others, track our successes and failures – and then, eventually, they pass a verdict. So consequential is this judgement, it colours our entire […]

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Hawk Medicine

Using our spiritual vision, we can look deeply into the inner light that guides us, seeing clearly what is not visible. Hawks have the power to soar high above the earth, giving them a perspective previously only available to the inhabitants of the heavens above. Because of this, people from various cultures throughout history have […]

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How Buried Anger Leads to Depression & How To Heal

Trauma was always a word I associated with a catastrophic event: a car accident, a war experience, child abuse, or being a victim of crime. So, it was an “aha” moment to learn that symptoms of trauma, like depression, could be caused by suppressed anger from repeated instances of emotional disregard. Childhood emotional neglect comes in many forms and […]

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