Are You Afraid of Your Shadows?

When your shadows become your best friends, your light shines the brightest. Our shadows walk with us all the time. We inherited them when we were little, and they’ve been following us around, trying to keep us “safe.” What do these shadows whisper? Don’t speak up against her or she won’t be your friend and…

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Do You Feel Scared to Be You?

The Spiritual Warrior

Do you feel like your past is holding you back? That you can’t be who you want to be because of what happened to you? There’s a voice inside you that screams: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO…? I used to be that person too. I looked at powerful women like Oprah and Liz…

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Why A Sunday Lunch Made Me Cry

Last weekend my husband and I were invited to my brother’s house for lunch. This is always a cause for celebration for many reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that my sister-n-law is an amazing cook who always serves us a delicious Indian meal. After lunch we were sitting in the living…

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4 Powerful Steps to Deal With Your Fears

Just when you think life can’t get any harder, it does. Someone you love dies. Your boyfriend dumps you. You’re laid off from a job you’ve been working at forever. Or a dear family member is diagnosed with a rare illness. It’s normal to feel fear when you’re faced with any one of the above…

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How To Take Back Control When You Mess Up

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Bentonville, AR for a training program. But two hours before I was due to leave for the airport I realized something that let loose a few moths in my tummy. My hotel booking was in Fayetteville; my training program was in Bentonville. I whipped out my phone and…

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10 Ways to Cope with a Difficult Loss

coping with difficult losses

When you lose a loved one, grief knocks you over no matter how strong you are. Here are ten strategies that will help you in coping with the transition. 1) Feel your Feelings. Allow feelings to bubble up to the surface: shock, anger, denial, sadness, fear. Everyone’s grief is as individual as their fingerprints, so…

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An angel reminds us

angel margaret gerry gavin

This book sounds to me like a love letter to humanity. A very timely one at that. Margaret is Gerry Garvin’s guardian angel, the loving entity who has been helping him unravel life for over 20 years. The book is designed to help us understand three things: 1) who we are 2) where we came from…

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Anita’s message: Remember your magnificence

anita moorjani

Anita Moorjani’s powerful memoir Dying To Be Me tells the story of her near-death experience and the choice she made to come back and heal. Not just herself, but millions of people who are struggling for answers on the earthly journey. It all starts on April 26, 2002 with a lump on her right shoulder, just…

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What the dying need from us

wat the dying need from us

Over the weeks and months following the grim diagnosis of terminal illness or a debilitating injury, your loved one experiences many losses. Once a healthy, functional, productive individual they begin to suffer a severe loss of identity. The valued role they played is soon a thing of the past. How do you, as family, or primary caregiver,…

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What Grief Does to You (Part 2)

what grief does to you

Our individual experience of grief is as unique as our DNA or fingerprint. While our shared humanity does trigger certain standard responses to the loss of a loved one, not all of us experience every one of them, or in the same order. The Anxiety of Apprehension: “Will I ever feel normal again?” Anxiety takes…

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