You Are the Expert on You

So often we don’t believe in our own power. We lose touch with that part of ourselves that believes we have the ability to change the way life looks. We hand over our power to someone else: a doctor, therapist, teacher, parent, friend, lover, or colleague. We count on...

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That’s You in the Mirror

“Love after Love” by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self....

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Follow Nature’s Lead

The more I tune in to the deepest expressions of myself, the more I realize how much guidance nature, our true home, can offer to us. We go to great lengths to separate ourselves from our natural selves, but ultimately that path is more destructive than supportive....

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40 Day Meditation Uninterrupted

Approximate reading time: 2 minutes Today is day 11 of both my cold and my 40 Day Meditation. I’m not going to lie to you—it has been brutal! I get a cold once a year. When it comes, it comes on strong and fast, with the whole routine usually lasting no more than...

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Finding Your Tenderfoot

One of my favorite things about spring is having the chance to be a tenderfoot again. The word tenderfoot reminds me of the first warm days of spring, when you go for a walk in bare feet for the first time all year. Your feet are soft and sensitive, so you walk...

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3 Easy Ways to Celebrate, Renew, and Cleanse for Spring

Following nature’s way is always a good practice, especially this time of year when Mother Nature’s instructions are so clear and concise. The winter months are a time of rest, inward reflection, and healing. We have less sunlight, eat heavier foods, and, most often,...

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I’m Becoming My Parents  

Guest post by Eric Brassard It will come as no surprise to the readers of this blog to learn that my sister and I got away with very little when we were growing up. Mom (Sarah), with her razor sharp intuition and zero tolerance for (pardon the language) bullsh*t, and...

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Start Somewhere

There is a tremendous amount of stress which you cause by not communicating with yourself. Therefore, try to establish a relationship between you and yourself. - Yogi Bhajan I had a conversation with a friend the other day that inspired this post.  Lately, she's been...

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Dare to Dream Big

When trauma hits and you are doing all you can to survive it, it is hard to believe that there is more out there for you. Discontent, sadness, and anxiety eat up the vital energy of our lives and make it hard to believe in dreams. We want to be more, feel more, and...

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