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 isn’t always magical, and not necessarily because we’re sad. Sometimes life is boring. Okay, my life has gotten boring. All I do is work. Part of this is because I hate where I live and my work has given me something positive to focus on until I get the heck out of here. And part of […]

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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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Finding peace when tragedy hits the news

I used to feel responsible for saving the world from tragedy. It felt like everything rested on my shoulders, and even though I didn’t have a clear passion or idea of what life was calling me to do, I did the only thing I knew how — found a job as a journalist and vowed to […]

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The woman I thought was a fraud

I owe everything to a woman I thought was a fraud. I’ve watched this well-known woman from afar for years. I didn’t necessarily believe in my gifts, but I didn’t believe in hers either. One day, I realized, if she can do it, I can do it, too. And those five little words, I can […]

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