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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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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Quotes on Recovery, Springtime, and Returning to Life

My immune system has been struggling for the past couple of months. Now that I’m feeling much better, well enough to write, I have to say “thank you” to my beloved readers. I sent an emailing asking forgiveness for my impending absence so I could get some serious rest. I needed time away from the screen, from thinking. […]

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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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The use of technology has become less connected and more distracted

We are constantly lured by the promise of new technologies to make our lives easier and help connect us to others. While they do so in many ways, they also present each of us with opportunities to make new choices about spending our time and investing our energy. Most devices are typically meant to improve […]

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The Sun is Always Shining

  If darkness has fallen, know that the Sun is shining at this very moment, somewhere not too far away. There are times when gloom or darkness causes us to momentarily lose sight of the light. Although it is at these times when the thought of the sun can help us. Its warm, glowing rays […]

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