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25 Life-Changing Things I've Learned from Loss... So Far

25 Life-Changing Things I've Learned from Loss... So Far

Grief isn't linear; more like the tides or the seasons. The more familiar I get with it, the more I see that everything in life has its seasons... including YOU. Each season of grief has its own lessons and challenges, its own weather and mood. And each one has its place. That's one thing I've learned from loss so far.

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21 Quotes about Planting Seeds for Spiritual Growth

21 Quotes about Planting Seeds for Spiritual Growth

There's something about seeing things grow, about seeing them sprout up from seemingly nowhere at all. Read these quotes about planting seeds, because it's always the season to sow a little good karma. To love better. To be in charge of your own life. To be part of all the beauty you'd like to see grow.

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20 Affirmations for Sobriety and Higher Emotional Intelligence

20 Affirmations for Sobriety and Higher Emotional Intelligence

Whether you want to get sober, stay sober, or take a sabbatical from substances for a while, I hope these positive affirmations for sobriety inspire you to love your decision, and life, even more. This is a reminder that feelings are transient and thoughts are malleable. It’s YOU who's powerful.

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A Must Read: The Awakening Poem by Judith Espinosa

A Must Read: The Awakening Poem by Judith Espinosa

Judith Espinosa wrote The Awakening to help others who've endured great loss, illness, and heartbreak of any kind. People like you and me, who'd rather lay claim to this new life than live the rest of our days being victims of our circumstances. I’m happy and grateful to be able to share her poem here in full, with you.

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My Word for 2020 + A Manifesto for Magic

My Word for 2020 + A Manifesto for Magic

Your word for 2020 is an umbrella word for how you want to feel most of the time and what you want to experience. It’s a touchstone for when to say, “Hell yes!” and when to say, “No, thank you.” Since my word for 2020 is MAGIC, I'm sharing my Manifesto for Magic with you. In case you want more magic in your life, too.

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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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Words of Comfort When You’re Not Ready to Change How You Feel

Words of Comfort When You’re Not Ready to Change How You Feel

What if you’re not ready to change? Not ready to feel the full spectrum of your feelings? What if your healing feels rushed… even if it’s been months, years since you started hurting? This is a short note just to say… it’s OK. You’re OK. Treat yourself like a garden & you’ll see, you don’t have to bloom all year long.

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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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Thank You for Helping Me Through: An Open Letter

Thank You for Helping Me Through: An Open Letter

Been through the wringer? If there's someone you want to thank for helping you through hard times, read this letter. It works for the grief support or the battles with chronic illness. For the 2am tears that kept you both up. Or anything that made you wonder how on earth you'd pull through. Share it if it hits home.

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August Affirmations, Poems + A Prayer for Change

August Affirmations, Poems + A Prayer for Change

I've been working on some new prints for my people (that's youuu) and here's what I've got: 3 affirmations, 4 poems, and 1 prayer for change. Because the start of a new month is always a good time to take ownership of your life. Here's to transformation of the best kind.

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