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Self-Talk When You Can’t Control Other People: 18 Affirmations to Keep You Moving Forward

Self-Talk When You Can’t Control Other People: 18 Affirmations to Keep You Moving Forward

You’re not supposed to be able to control how other people live their lives — that’s their thing, not yours. I wrote these affirmations to help us both keep our focus on what matters most in difficult situations and conversations: what we CAN control. And what we can control is enough.

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Mantras for Honoring Mother Earth (and Yourself)

Mantras for Honoring Mother Earth (and Yourself)

I think it’s important to fall in love with the world as it is before you set out to make a difference in it. One of the best ways to do that is through the language you use every day. These mantras can be part of your meditations, but more powerful than that — they can be part of your everyday life. They can help you think in new ways, can bring you back to your own heartbeat on a stressful day. It's a practice of honoring the world around you and within.

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9 Grief Affirmations for Feeling and Healing the Difficult Emotions

9 Grief Affirmations for Feeling and Healing the Difficult Emotions

There’s a reason, a time and place for everything we feel. We hurt because it mattered. We grieve because we’ve loved. Being human means being awake to every season and storm we walk through, and finding what helps us get through “the worst” without giving up or turning to stone. See if these grief affirmations help you do that.

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5 Native American Prayers for Peace

5 Native American Prayers for Peace

With everything that's happened this year, we could use some prayers for peace. We could do with some fresh air and some ancient wisdom: a little perspective. With respect for the people who came before us, whose words and ways continue to shine light on the mountains and valleys of life, these Native American prayers.

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Love again. Love again. Love again.

Love again. Love again. Love again.

Life after the most difficult things isn't easy, but I’d rather live one lifetime like that — heartbreak, love, heartbreak, love — than a thousand lifetimes with my heart closed, feeling nothing at all. Read this letter if you need inspiration for how you live your "life after."

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A "Things I Forgive You For" List

A "Things I Forgive You For" List

True, wholesome, meaningful forgiveness doesn’t stop at saying a few magic words. But it could start there. Like every facet of healing, forgiveness is a process. If certain experiences in your past still weigh heavy on your soul, and you’re ready to confront them, then explore your own "things I forgive you for" list.

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You Are Broken, but You Are Whole

You Are Broken, but You Are Whole

This poem is another take on the concept of healing "from" trauma. Whether it's loss or illness or some other excruciating pain you've endured, the truth is that some kinds of pain don't ever go away. You can't go back to the life you had before. You can't go back to "normal" - but you *can* lay claim to your new life.

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21 Journal Prompts to Help You Make Decisions with Integrity and Love

21 Journal Prompts to Help You Make Decisions with Integrity and Love

When you make decisions from a place of love, awareness, and integrity, they're decisions you can be proud of. Use these questions and prompts to help you identify the practices that’ll keep you true to who you are and how you want to show up in life. Use a journal and give yourself the time and space to reflect on your values.

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For the Person Who’s Been Battling Chronic Pain for So Long Now.

For the Person Who’s Been Battling Chronic Pain for So Long Now.

This is a message for the person who’s been dealing with chronic pain as just another part of their life. This is to say: of course you’re still an incredible human being. If you have someone in your life who inspires you by how they live and love through their pain, pass this letter on to them. It’s an “I see you” kind of thing.

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10 Affirmations to Help You Set Boundaries With Love

10 Affirmations to Help You Set Boundaries With Love

A large part of healing involves setting boundaries. Boundaries, in my own language, are the intersection at which I can take care of myself and be fully present with you. They’re guidelines for how I want to be treated and how I choose to respond. It’s when I don’t set those guidelines for myself that I lose myself in other people. Your personal boundaries communicate to others -- and to your own self -- what works for you and what doesn’t.

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