FEAR IS NATURAL

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I have come to learn that life is constantly handing us circumstances in which we must choose between love and fear. We all experience the fear of change, fear of not changing, fear of the future, fear of the past, we fear intimacy, and we fear being alone. On the other hand, we have love. Love is what we all …

FORGIVE BUT DON’T FORGET

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Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. -Rumi   For most of my life, I have been told that once you forgive, you should forget. “It’s the only way true forgiveness is achieved,” they’ve explain. I have to respectfully disagree. Forgive doesn’t mean forget. Yes, forgiveness should …

Break the Stereotype

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“You are the perfect version of all of life. No need for change, or approval. You are a beautiful mess, an original, and not a tidied carbon copy of someone’s ideal. Let yourself soak in and know that this tale is yours to tell. Be you, all of you.” -Ulli Stanway   Why are you afraid of expressing your authentic …

Betrayal is Bittersweet

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“Let everything happen to you – beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” -Rainer Maria Rilke “Wait, I don’t understand,” I argued, “How am I being investigated for fraud?!” I felt panic lodge itself in my throat as the bank teller signaled to the red computer screen. “It appears your loan is being handled by the federal …

Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

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“Even in my loneliest moments, I have been there for myself.” -Sanober Khan  I once read that the way you speak to your children becomes their inner dialogue. Perhaps that’s true, but my internal voice grew cold and cruel only in the aftermath of my incarceration. I always felt I had it together – I controlled my career, my partnerships, …

Change brings growth ;)

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“Drum sounds rise on the air, and with them, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, I know you are tired, but come. This is the way.” –Rumi  Change is, above all, uncomfortable. It often comes unexpected and is rarely welcomed. The unknown is crippling to many – it was to me. I wonder why it is so easy …

Out with the old…….

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“Here begin the terrors, Here begin the miracles.” -The Grail Legend When the federal agents appeared at my door that morning, I was stunned. Barely awake, I had to muster the strength and courage to open the front doors of my house. In the living room, my two daughters stirred awake, their friends nervously peaking over the covers. They were …

The Way of the Phoenix: Finding Life in the Ashes

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“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin There is something completely unsettling about coming undone. There is no way to understand the breakdown, only that it is terrifying, painful, and usually unexpected. It is easy, in these moments, to doubt your capacity …

Freedom

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When I think of the word freedom, I think of birds. Simply put, I think of what it must be like to be a bird. To have wings, to fly, to navigate through the clouds. It must be magical. Having the ability to watch the world with no attachment from up above. To be on top of the world and …