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On Recognizing Our Sameness, And How The Seeds Of Healing Exist In The Most Unassuming Moments

Pain is complex, but healing is fluid. It’s subtle, it occurs independent of our awareness.


There Are Healing Seeds Hidden Within Our Sadness

Maybe that’s the nucleus of the pain, the emptiness.


The Sliver Of Light That Is Happiness

For me, happiness is and must be this: a diligence, an exertion of my conscientiousness directed to whatever engenders a peaceful fullness of life. It is finding one small measurement, at least one small chord of goodness in each waking day.


How We Should Talk To Our Daughters About Their Bodies

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.


The Things Nobody Tells You

No one tells you that when people act out in anger and in cruelty and in violence, they are hurting. No one tells you that your parents will be the empty bowls that you will have to fill again and again.


What I Learned When I Started Saying “Yes” To Experience

The detours are what make the journey.


8 Isabel Allende Quotes That Will Fill Your Day With Magic

“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,’ my mother explained shortly before she left me. ‘If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”


The Truth About Being Overly-Ambitious

Perhaps if our ambition was to be as grounded, as peaceful, as happy, as kind, as thoughtful, as aware as possible, we’d live different lives.


On Things To Consider

Consider more sleep. Consider that people weave in and out of your life, and it’s just part of growing up. Consider that your mother always tried her best.


Why Do We Feel Compelled To ‘Perform’ For Others?

When I stopped trying to perform, or be inspirational, or dazzling or even polished, that’s when I could be. That’s when I actually left people in awe. Because what they really want is to see who you really are.


How To Think For Yourself: An 8 Step Guide

Ask yourself what the outcome would be if everybody in the world thought the way you do.


The Problem Is That We Forget Too Soon: A Firsthand Account Of The Paris Attacks, Two Weeks Later

There have been vigils all over the city, memorials with hand-written notes and posters stained with the wax of tea light candles, and lots of talk about France’s safety moving forward.


Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Other People Warm

They told me that I couldn’t do that because violence wasn’t the answer. I guess I shouldn’t have punched him but not standing up for myself was not an option.


The Illusion Of Being Stuck: How To Move On In A World That Waits For No One

You can never be stuck because earth keeps turning. Time keeps ticking. Energy keeps living. The universe glimmers on. The world never fails to continue on forward into the future. Don’t keep yourself in quicksand.


What Is Spiritual Intimacy?

Intimacy is the art of allowing defenses to ease, letting the nudity of your soul be reformatted to a new normal – an easier normal, a more comfortable normal.