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Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

While the holiday season can be quite joyous, it can also bring up a lot of stress and overwhelm – and for some, it can stir up feelings of pain or loneliness. According to the American Institute of Stress, more than 110 million Americans take medication for stress-related causes each week. And when the holidays […]

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Bringing Harmony and Balance into Motherhood

Seven years ago, I wrote my first book, Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery. It was inspired by my own journey into motherhood – a time of joy and celebration, but also a time of anxiety, depression, and confusion. I was a mother, but who was I really? Those first two years […]

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

What happens when your life is thrown off course, not by your own choosing – and you’re picked up, rattled around, and thrown in another direction? How do you bloom where planted? Sometimes, when we’re “stuck” – the Universe makes the movement for us. It picks us up, rattles us around – and puts us […]

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Emerging from the Shadow

Sometimes when we’re “stuck” – and fumbling around in the dark, tripping over our own shadow – the universe makes the movement for us. It picks us up, rattles us around – and puts us somewhere. And it’s there, in that place – where we must find a way to “bloom where planted.” It will be […]

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Managing the Ebb and Flow of Life

American writer and mystic, Thomas Merton once said, “We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”  This speaks to the ebb and flow of life. Humans aren’t machines. We […]

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