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Reasons to Stay Alive: Rays of Light in Dark Times

Reasons to Stay Alive: Rays of Light in Dark Times

This is a life-affirming blog post, one to come back to whenever you can’t remember what it feels like to enjoy the simple miracle of being alive. These are just some of the countless reasons to stay alive. Things to look forward to and cherish, as a way of holding the lantern when you’ve dropped it — or when a friend has forgotten their light and lost their hope.

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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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A Note on Healing Through Writing & the Therapeutic Power of Words

A Note on Healing Through Writing & the Therapeutic Power of Words

The words we choose to document our lives — those we read, those we write, those we speak to ourselves and others — influence what we hold as truths. I have a little note (and a poem) for you on healing through writing. I’ve learned firsthand that putting negative experiences into words has positively profound effects.

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Feeling Is Healing: 5 Handwritten Notes Affirming Your Freedom to Feel

Feeling Is Healing: 5 Handwritten Notes Affirming Your Freedom to Feel

Feelings are guides and, in that way, gifts, but their messages often go way deeper than what we initially read into. That feeling is speaking some truth and it’s meant to be experienced, just don’t confuse it with who you are. Feeling is healing and it’ll grant you access to deep wisdom, and here are a few ways how.

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Growth Through Suffering: The Light I’ve Discovered in Despair

Growth Through Suffering: The Light I’ve Discovered in Despair

What hurts makes you stronger? Maybe; it depends, really. Suffering is not something I would celebrate or suggest, but, as I’ve noticed is an underlying theme in life, there seems to be some good mixed with the bad. Some treasure in the ruin and the potential for growth through suffering.

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20 Quotes about Emotional Agility from Susan David’s Must-Watch TED Talk

20 Quotes about Emotional Agility from Susan David’s Must-Watch TED Talk

If you want to heal for real, ignoring and bottling tough emotions isn't the best idea. You need to build emotional agility if you're going to navigate heartbreak in a healthy and meaningful way. Read these quotes to inspire how you heal, help, and grow.

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A Grief Poem for the Healing Heart: Lost and Found Again

A Grief Poem for the Healing Heart: Lost and Found Again

This grief poem is about living and seeking while keeping the sacred secrets that only the heart could hold. Loss is, well, the worst, but there’s something to live for still: you find it in the darkness. Maybe, it’s a way through this. Maybe, it’s something more than you could've ever dreamed of.

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Healing a Broken Heart Requires Intense Presence

Healing a Broken Heart Requires Intense Presence

The popular phrase you have to feel it to heal it is true. You have to be acutely attentive to those acutely painful feelings if you’re going to move forward. Accepting yourself first, before trying to feel better, is the seed of self-love and self-trust that blooms later on down the line.

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I Am a Survivor: A Positive Affirmation for Strength + Love

I Am a Survivor: A Positive Affirmation for Strength + Love

Long story short, you survived impossible things. No matter how impossible it felt to keep going, you did, because you are a survivor. You're the one who needs to be telling yourself: "I am a survivor." Read this affirmation to keep believing in what you can do.

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Your Self-Worth Is NOT Determined By These Twelve Things

Your Self-Worth Is NOT Determined By These Twelve Things

If your thoughts feel like enemies, read this. It's a note to self: your self-worth isn't a measurable thing. You can't measure the immeasurable. You're worthy by being here. Simply by being here, as you are. That's no mistake. It took a lot of miracles to get you here.

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