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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...

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...

If You Want to Develop Self-Worth, Do Things That Give You Self-Worth

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur AsheSelf-esteem is a valuable pursuit. It impacts our decisions, our relationships, and our well-being in both the short and long-term.When...

5 Things to Know When an Abusive Parent Dies

“Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” ~Iyanla Vanzant My brother called me at work on a random Tuesday to say that...

The Problem with Meditating to Become More Productive

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there,’ or being in the present but wanting to be in the future.” ~Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now I started learning yoga and...

3 Important Things to Remember When People Are Mean

“Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all, be thankful.” ~Unknown Nobody is spared from being on the receiving end of a mean comment at some point or another. And it’s been...

How to Find Focus in a World Full of Distractions

“Focus is often a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.” —John CarmackDistractions are everywhere. Our world is a constant feed of information and entertainment. We carry our phones with...

Embracing Rejection Helped Me Love Dating and Meet My Husband

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” ~Steve Maraboli I think most single people these days dream of meeting someone “in real...

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