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Journal

A Letter to My Future Self

A Letter to My Future Self

The newness of another year and another passion inspired me to write a letter to my future self. About all the things I hope for that person: healing, fulfillment, self-companionship. It's an enlightening practice because it sheds light on what matters most this year and right now. May this letter be what you needed to read today.

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We Rebuild, Together // Musings on Life After Loss

We Rebuild, Together // Musings on Life After Loss

When we carry the people we've loved in our hearts, in our conversations, and into the work we do and the actions we take, we bring them forward and allow them to not only be an element in our lives still, but to make an impact. In that same way, they bring us forward, toward them. We do this thing, together. We rebuild, together.

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A Poem for the Grieving

A Poem for the Grieving

Over a decade after losing my brother to suicide, I still wonder “Why him?” and grieve for what could have been. We need to be allowed those times, too. We need to say “Let me be angry.” “Let me have this pain.” “Let me find my way through it.” We must be allowed to be real and human. There is always work to be done.

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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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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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They Are Not Lost // A Poem about Our Loved Ones Passed

They Are Not Lost // A Poem about Our Loved Ones Passed

In honor of our loved ones who have passed, I wrote a poem. For me, they speak most clearly through poetry. It also seems like when we put down what we're carrying, let the past rest, and embrace the moment we're standing in instead, we have a better chance of feeling their presence. May this poem help you do just that.

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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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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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Burn Your Thoughts: A Candle Gazing Ritual for Letting Go

Burn Your Thoughts: A Candle Gazing Ritual for Letting Go

Here’s an enchanting candle gazing meditation that’s easy to do and doesn’t require a whole lot from you. It’s from my book Sleep Rituals, reworked and given an appropriate name: Burn Your Thoughts. Give yourself that mental space — to clear away whatever isn’t letting you be fully in the moment, or fully in your life.

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