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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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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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Umm…

Meditation intrigues me. I’m a huge fan of it in principle, it’s just that I don’t always practice it regularly. Much like yoga, walking the dog, journaling, and writing — my other daily disciplines that I’d like to aspire to. And I always feel so uplifted after doing any of them, you’d think I’d be […]

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What Ebeneezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes, and Darth Vader Have in Common

Even fictional characters sometimes receive unwarranted medical opinions. Doctors have diagnosed Ebeneezer Scrooge with OCD, Sherlock Holmes with autism, and Darth Vader with borderline personality disorder. –Sam Kean Have you ever had someone else’s perception just absolutely throw you for a loop? Perhaps your friend Scrooge tells a story and you think, “Wait — that’s […]

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