A permission slip to feel your feelings

All my life, I’d been given one diagnosis after another. Depression. Bi-polar. Dysthymia (persistently low mood). Therapist after therapist offering me a prescription pad, telling me my biology was bad, never asking me — do you want to learn how to love yourself? You’ve had some serious losses — have you grieved them? Are you eating […]

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An uplifting way to find more time

Have you ever heard that quote, “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce?” Whenever I hear that, it makes me think of Queen Bey, looking fine as her glowy skinned self….WITH A TEAM OF ASSISTANTS AND HOUSEKEEPERS AND HELPERS supporting her every move. So yes, while we all have the […]

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How cancer taught me to stop numbing my emotions and feel

Quick announcement: Starting on Sept. 21, an epiphany-inducing free, three-part video series will start, teaching you how to manage your emotions in a healthy, feel-good way. Click here to learn more and register for the series that includes several years of hard-won wisdom condensed into simple bite-sized morsals.   The gift of growing older is that you eventually realize […]

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My magical morning ritual

The morning and I never bonded until recently. I mean, I love coffee and the soft early glow of the sun as much as the next person, but some people are just not meant to rise before 8 a.m. (or 9. ahem.) However, I recently realized that it wasn’t so much the morning I disliked, it […]

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What to do when your heart hurts

In a world obsessed with finding happiness, it’s easy to feel like a failure when your heart hurts. We own it, say things like “my sadness.” We judge ourselves, compare ourselves against others who seem to have it all together, who seem to have it all figured out. <pin it!> We embark on spiritual journeys, […]

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Self-love is not something to achieve

I’ll never forget the day self-love took over. I had been doing a lot of inner work, meditating, sitting with my emotions, cultivating an inner voice of kindness and compassion instead of criticism and comparison. And then one day while lying around in my yoga room, I felt this sudden urge to look myself in the […]

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Easy ways to make life more magical

  Life doesn’t always feel magical, and while I’m definitely not a high vibes all the time kind of girl — you’ve got to feel those feelings! — it’s still important to keep looking for the magic. Because the magic doesn’t forget us, we forget it.         It’s kind of like with synchronicity, […]

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The secret, loving message of loneliness

The few scenes in my life with lasting heart-crushing power mostly involve loneliness. Those are the scenes from which I don’t draw many potent lessons, but only return for inner child healing, again and again. I often questioned my worth in those days, wondering why the universe seemed to single me out for solitude. Even […]

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End social media comparison + tips for authentic sharing

If you’re looking to become more authentic, unapologetic or vulnerable in real-life, social media is a great place to start. We’re inundated with reports of how toxic social media is, and it’s partly true — at worst, social media transforms all of us into observers instead of participants, ogling other people’s seemingly perfect lives and […]

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