11 Earnest Thank You Notes for Friends

Oh, what a wonderful topic to write about: thank you notes for friends! I really revere friendship and feel overflowing gratitude for the existence and experience of it. A form of love that is simple, spirited, supportive, and soothing all at once. Friends are there...

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3 Healthy Love Lessons for Survivors of Trauma and Abuse

“Maybe it’s time for the fighter to be fought for, the holder to be held, and the lover to be loved.” ~Unknown Growing up, I had no reference whatsoever for what a healthy relationship looked like. My parents had me as a result of an affair. I was estranged from my...

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How I Ditched Alcohol (Again) and Lost 30 Pounds

“Setbacks are simply reminders.” ~Alison Schuh Hawsey The nightly wine was back. This time with a vengeance. It began in late October, when I was happily organizing the bathroom of my new home. The phone rang, and everything changed. My beloved...

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8 Practical Guidelines for Mindful Parenting

1. Practice in plain sight Place your zafu meditation cushion in a conspicuous place in your home, such as on your bedroom floor. As you pass by, let it invite you to practice meditation daily. Even five minutes in the morning or night can turn your life around. 2....

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