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Heart Conversations Poem: The Full Version

Heart Conversations Poem: The Full Version

This standalone verse you might've seen circling the internet: I have not heard your voice in years, but my heart has conversations with you every day. I call it Heart Conversations, an ode to the intimate dialogue that carries on after someone we love dies. I thought it time to revisit this poem and that conversation.

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18 Poems & Quotes about Grief for the Holidays

18 Poems & Quotes about Grief for the Holidays

Together, it's easier to make space for grief and for the love and joy that it stems from, which is the same love it inevitably returns to, if we allow that spaciousness. May these quotes about grief comfort you, validate what you feel, and bring a little more light to the holidays. You belong in the light, too.

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9 November Affirmations for Perseverance and Being a Work in Progress

9 November Affirmations for Perseverance and Being a Work in Progress

These November affirmations are my tribute to a time of sacred intent and a token of my growing fondness for the journey that links all things. These affirmations are small decisions to carry on with the meaningful and often demanding work you feel called to do. To stay true to the process. To trust in what we love.

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Home // A Grief Poem

Home // A Grief Poem

The older I get, the more I feel that home is the place where your heart goes to rest. When you grieve the loss of someone you love, it can be hard to find that sense of home – because that someone you love was, in a way, your home. This grief poem is about rediscovering that sense of home again, right where you stand.

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4 Grief Affirmations for Self-Healing and Doing the Inner Work

4 Grief Affirmations for Self-Healing and Doing the Inner Work
So many beautiful readers over the years have contributed their lessons, wisdom, struggles, and hopes after having dealt with grief and loss. These grief affirmations are inspired by their insights and emails. Whatever it is that forced you to grow (whatever "growth" means to you), may these affirmations be a comfort to you. Continue reading

Being In Awe of Everything (I Find In Between)

Being In Awe of Everything (I Find In Between)

What if life is actually everything happening all at once, not compartmentalized and controlled but fluid and full, each task wed to another, each sadness and delight related? This poem is about that sense of wonderment and appreciation. Being in awe of everything is a kind of therapy, an active participation in life.

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Let Yourself Be a Process, Too

Let Yourself Be a Process, Too

Letting yourself not just navigate this season, but seeing yourself as inherently part of that process is a radical way of looking at life. It changes almost, if not every single thing. It's a way to find your footing in the world and in this moment, a matter of forgiving yourself and the past enough to move forward.

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11 Affirmations for Mood Swings

11 Affirmations for Mood Swings

Before anything else, it’s okay to admit you’re not perfect or good all the time. It’s okay to admit that some days, weeks, and seasons are much harder than others. Hiccups are part of life. So are you. When you feel as volatile as a storm, try using these affirmations for mood swings. So you can get on with your life.

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Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

Words of Strength When Things Don't Go Your Way

When I was in my lowest place, that was sacred ground. Thinking about how desolate I felt being in that place, it reminds me that I’m a much stronger version of myself only because of the weakness I’ve felt. May these words of strength help you see that you, too, can bloom from nearly anything.

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A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much

A Blessing for You, Who's Been Through So Much
If you've been through a lot and you're still standing, there's something to be said about that. Maybe what you're looking for now is some semblance of peace or a new kind of "normal" or just someone to tell you that they see you. Whatever it is, I hope you find exactly what you need, when you need it. May you be free. Continue reading