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A Minute With You // A Poem about Grieving and Growing

A Minute With You // A Poem about Grieving and Growing

When someone you love dies, you know how hard it is to grow through that. No matter how long it's been. If you're intent on making beauty out of the pain they left behind, but you still can't help thinking how good it'd feel to trade everything away, for just a minute more with them, here's a poem for that.

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An Open Letter to the Person Who's Struggling to Change

An Open Letter to the Person Who's Struggling to Change

I wrote this letter to someone I love who's struggling to change their life. Maybe, it's for you, or maybe it's for someone you know too. This letter is a simple reminder that there's hope. That love can be rekindled and small changes can make a big difference. Share this with whoever you think might need it.

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End-of-Year Thoughts on Growth After Trauma + "Becoming"

End-of-Year Thoughts on Growth After Trauma + "Becoming"

Whatever's flipped your life upside down this year, now you're here. You've been planted somewhere new; actually, something new has been planted in you. A seed. And you decide how you nurture it, water it, weed it, let it root & bloom. You get to decide, here & now, how it unfurls & how you grow with it, through it.

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Grief Lasts a Lifetime, but Love Lasts Forever (Part 2)

Grief Lasts a Lifetime, but Love Lasts Forever (Part 2)

If you lost someone you love, how you live now is your greatest contribution to the love you shared and still share. That love is in every step you take, intimately tied to your joys & your dreams. It's a tattoo that can't be removed, an eternal river running through you. Grief lasts a lifetime, but love lasts forever.

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Grief Lasts a Lifetime, but Love Lasts Forever (Part 1)

Grief Lasts a Lifetime, but Love Lasts Forever (Part 1)

When my brother died by suicide eight years ago, I didn't know what to expect out of life after. Do you go through the stages of grief, one at a time? How long till you can laugh again? Does the pain ever go away? I found some answers, but not all of them. I learned that grief lasts a lifetime, but love lasts forever.

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13 Depression Affirmations to Keep Hope Alive

13 Depression Affirmations to Keep Hope Alive

If you have depression and you're still here living, doing what you can, you're not only a survivor -- you're one of the strongest people. For the times you don't feel very strong or worthwhile, keep these depression affirmations close to your heart. Consider them something to hold on to when you need more light.

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How to Bloom from Your Wounds: Giving Grief New Meaning

How to Bloom from Your Wounds: Giving Grief New Meaning

Let’s be honest: nothing makes death easier for the ones left behind. Yet what breaks your heart connects you to others in new ways. Through that common thread, you grow the courage to bloom from your wounds. To grow, to give, to live again. And here’s what that might mean for you…

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What Grief Is Like: A Poem about How Grief Changes You

What Grief Is Like: A Poem about How Grief Changes You

Grief hurts. It can feel like wreckage, like being washed away and remade in a new way. We can label grief as bad, badgering it into being innately wrong when, in fact, it’s proof that we’ve lived and loved. Really lived, really loved. This poem embraces grief as part of LIFE, not just death, and essential to healing.

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3 Affirmations for Mental Strength to Keep You Going

3 Affirmations for Mental Strength to Keep You Going

“I am stronger than I feel.” That’s the mantra that inspired these affirmations for mental strength. Use them daily to keep your head up, heart open, and hope alive. I hope you know: you’re capable and brave and significant, even when it feels like you’re not. Actually, that’s exactly when you’re the bravest of all.

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