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Choice is How We Love Ourselves and Our Life

Choice is the Answer (Lucia Lerner for Gibson Card)

The wisest and most loving piece of advice I was ever told was this: “You are always in choice.” It came during a time of my life that I was able to hear it, even though I didn’t quite buy into the truth of the statement right away. I can see you rolling your eyes […]

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Ten Tips to Hasten Post-Fire Recovery

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The story I shared with you about my return to writing in a paper journal was only one story of bonfires. You see, I’ve built more than one of those blazes in my lifetime and I’m sure there are more to come. Building a bonfire to destroy old truths and outdated beliefs is worth it, […]

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Make the Choice to Own Your Story

Emmanuel Garant

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” –Brené Brown One of strongest truths I’ve learned is that in this journey of life, there is no there. We think that when we set a goal or hire a coach, that life […]

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Shared Ritual Is You Choosing Love Over Fear

Edwin Georgi for English Woman Magazine 1958

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days. This is harder on him than I; he is an introvert around people all day and I am the extrovert who works alone at home. […]

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Cultivating Gratitude This Season

Cultivate Gratitude This Season

As we move into the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. We worry about getting the best deals and buying enough presents for everyone; hosting the perfect holiday party; having a perfectly decorated home. There’s so much pressure to be commercially perfect that we forget […]

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Find Your Moments of Perfection with Love

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I had three perfect moments before 8 AM on an ordinary Tuesday morning. Though they lasted mere seconds, my heart was awash with gratitude and my soul was bathed in love. One happened during that twilight between dreaming and waking as a crisp breeze floated through the window. The second occurred as we were making […]

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Access Your Joy: Create a Gratitude Practice

A Gratitude Practice Helps You Be Joyful (By Vladmir Volegov)

When someone asks me what one thing they can do to shift their life, without needing to think, ponder, or ruminate in any way, I answer “Gratitude.” When a client asks me how to stay emotionally afloat during a crazy period of time, I tell them to do two things: their gratitude practice and weekly […]

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If The Circus Beckons: Try The Three L’s

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When I was a little girl, especially after a rotten day, I would contemplate running away to the circus. We had visited a place called “Circus World” where the folks working for Barnum & Bailey Circuses would train, and it seemed an ideal place to escape. Because, of course, if I ran away to the […]

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Harnessing the Magic of the Winter Solstice

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From the time I was a little girl I felt the innate magical quality of solstices and equinoxes. In my mind, the mythical Mother Nature turned a special dial to officially change the season. I still feel that magical pull on those days. As I’ve aged, I’ve learned that my childhood view of magic has […]

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The Holidays Trigger Perfectionism

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Because I know that confession is good for the soul, let me be frank with the fact that I struggle with perfectionism.  Now, to be honest, it isn’t as prevalent in the day-to-day living as it used to be. And for that I am thankful. But it would be a big fat lie if I […]

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