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May You Be Free // A Prayer for Peace Wherever You Are

May You Be Free // A Prayer for Peace Wherever You Are

This is a prayer for peace for all of us who've known the power of grief and the balm of friendship, who've been touched by the hands of despair but who still choose life. Wherever you are now -- wherever you've been and wherever you're going next -- may you open your heart to the freedom that's still available to you, whatever it is you decide that freedom means for you.

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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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Disorientation // A Science Poem by Astrophysicist Katie Mack

Disorientation // A Science Poem by Astrophysicist Katie Mack

This science poem is, oh, so beautiful, and that is a VERY big understatement. It's written by theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack. She studies dark matter, the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, cosmic strings, and the ultimate fate of the cosmos. This stunning poem of hers, titled Disorientation, is one of the best things I've ever read and listened to.

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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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Inner Peace Manifesto: An Oath of Resiliency and Balance

Inner Peace Manifesto: An Oath of Resiliency and Balance

Today's post is a short sweetener for a full life, a life full of grief and joy, friendships and heartbreak, and those rare quiet moments to yourself. I found this inner peace "manifesto" in an old folder that I'd forgotten about until now. May it bring sunlight into your morning and give you something to think about today.

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11 Healing Quotes about Being Better, Not Bitter

11 Healing Quotes about Being Better, Not Bitter

If you're here now, trying to be better instead of bitter for all you've been through, then here's to you. I get you. That's not one of the easy decisions in life, and we could all use all the help we can get. May these quotes bring you a little sunlight today, wherever you're at in your own process.

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Note to Self: It's Okay to Take Your Time

Note to Self: It's Okay to Take Your Time

In case you need to hear it today, it's alright to follow your own heart, according to your own timeline, in your own way. Nobody else can do that for you. Progress is a slow burn, and taking your time can take you much further. If you're anything like me, read this note to self and try not to be too hard on yourself.

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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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