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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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Hero Poem, Honoring Those Who Made a Difference

Hero Poem, Honoring Those Who Made a Difference

“If you wake up breathing, it’s a good day!” Said the guy who was sick his entire life. That guy (my dad) is my hero and today would have been his 62nd birthday. Read this hero poem to celebrate that brave person you’ve been blessed to cross paths with, the one who made your world a little bit brighter.

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A Courage Poem for Souls Braving Through What They’re Going Through

A Courage Poem for Souls Braving Through What They’re Going Through

Courage, to me, means that you show up anyway. Regardless of doubt, insecurity, and fear. No matter how many times you’ve been forced into despair before. This is a courage poem to honor that struggle and the strength still left, even when you’re not sure how you can keep going.

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