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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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11 Powerful Quotes about Healing from Trauma

11 Powerful Quotes about Healing from Trauma

Coping with trauma, what happened in you in response to what happened to you, is a tall order. Especially when you’re coping by trying different ways to heal it rather than hide it. If you’re one of those trying, I bow to you, and I share these quotes about healing from trauma with you, because of who you've become.

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16 Refreshing Quotes about Prayer, However You Pray (Even If You Don't)

16 Refreshing Quotes about Prayer, However You Pray (Even If You Don't)

A shattered heart needs to be held together, and prayer is an age-old ritual that can heal and mend the spirit like nothing else can, or when nothing else can. However you pray, even if you don't, I hope these quotes about prayer inspire you to open your heart, and to consider that, itself, a form of prayer.

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Beautiful Poetry and Quotes about Death and Dying

Beautiful Poetry and Quotes about Death and Dying

Thinking about death doesn't need to be something we live our lives avoiding. There's a great fear of dying, but if we talk about it, and listen, we'd hear the truth: that "mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things." It's why I find solace in these quotes about death and dying, and hope you will too.

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21 Mary Oliver Quotes about Nature, Beauty, Devotion, and Your Place in the World

21 Mary Oliver Quotes about Nature, Beauty, Devotion, and Your Place in the World

Often called the most beloved poet in America, Mary Oliver was the first name I had in mind when I decided to read more poetry this year. Her deep sense of wonder, natural imagery, and simple language pulled me in; the solace I found in her words kept me there.

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Random Messages of Hope for the Soul

Random Messages of Hope for the Soul

It could be a word. The way someone phrases what you could never put words to. A memory. Something you see in the sky, in the street, in someone's eyes. And just that one thing, in that moment, can spark change in your heart. It could mean the difference between who you've been, and who you're becoming. It could mean hope instead of fear, joy where there was pain—light in the darkness. It could mean everything.

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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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13 Thoughts on Grief, Loss, and Keeping Your Heart Open

13 Thoughts on Grief, Loss, and Keeping Your Heart Open

I know how hard it is to keep your heart open after it's been forcibly cracked open. I also know that it's the only way to heal, connect, and feel joy rising up through the cracks where the light got in. Here are some thoughts on grief, losing the person you love so much, and keeping them in your heart for as long as you live.

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14 Quotes about Rest & Being Kind Enough to Give Yourself a Break

14 Quotes about Rest & Being Kind Enough to Give Yourself a Break

Healing takes time (and effort). Living takes time (and a lot of energy). A heart that's always listening and a mind that's always learning gets tired. And when you're tired, you need to rest — makes sense, right? Read these quotes about rest if it’s been a while since you’ve given yourself that break.

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5 Little Notes to Remind You to Live for the Moment

5 Little Notes to Remind You to Live for the Moment

To better understand life, sink into the moment, wherever you are, without past or future. Such a simple intention can take you deeper into what you can do from here. To do anything or go anywhere, you need to start here. Read these handwritten notes to remember: that when you live for the moment, you really live.

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