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Stop “Should-ing” On Yourself

I love this time of year. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, it’s a constant sense of anticipation, hopefulness, and connection. And it can also bring self-imposed expectation, striving, and sneaky idealistic perfection. Dangit. You might recognize some of the symptoms, yourself: As long as I’m hosting dinner, I should include everyone–making it 60 instead […]

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Guiding Others Toward Joy

“You inspire people to be happy, you don’t lecture people to be happy.” –Doreen Virtue I have a loved one who is working through an issue with a friend. I was pretty proud of myself for keeping out of it, but apparently I went past my internal time limit of restraint because I finally asked […]

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Thank You, Officer

  It was the middle of the week, the middle of the afternoon, in the middle of nowhere. I was driving home happy from teaching a workshop in which the participants had been receptive and were rejuvenated. My much-anticipated local community education class was at the end of my two and a half hour drive. […]

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Follow Your Joy

I recently ran across a quote that I kept during a very difficult time. Over ten years ago I was a single mom raising two young boys, working full time while going back to school. It was hard. But it was right. It was my Truth, so I knew that I could get through it. […]

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The Day After

Every day is a new day. We begin again. In that spirit of peace, here is a gift we can all share together.  Turn up your speakers, give yourself even a little time, and absorb the stunning images and sounds of unity and balance. Take a moment and find your new center. We are all in […]

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