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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Do bad thoughts make me a bad person?

Are you a good person if you randomly think bad thoughts — strangling your annoying co-worker, perhaps? What about if bizarre (and scary) thoughts like, “I just want to die,” cross your mind. (Note: This article isn’t geared towards those with serious mental disorders, but those who feel stable and maybe a little neurotic — aka […]

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A mind-blowing approach to self-care

The whole concept of self-care, as we’ve been taught — take a bath, buy yourself flowers, take time for you — is based on a single, flawed premise: that it’s okay to have a life that depletes you as long as you take time to re-charge. Let’s flip this idea of self-care into one more conducive […]

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How to cultivate unconditional self-love

For too many years, the sting of self-loathing filled my heart when all I wanted was to be loved. Feeling like I was an outsider of life looking in hurt the most.​ A flawed person who, because she had felt so much pain, would never be understood, would never live a life that felt good. I tried to so hard to […]

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Making a living with your life purpose

I still remember the day that, while reporting my first official story as a newspaper reporter (it was a geography bee in a town of like 10 people), I felt the surge of knowing my life purpose. I knelt down in front of the winner, a small, brunette boy, with my reporter’s notebook, pencil in […]

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