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The Truth About Comfort

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Fear if left alone will only grow bigger. And if confronted can reap so many unexpectedly beautiful things. Such a small choice like deciding to go out with a new friend or trying a new restaurant, a new way home, […]

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Why Life is Unfair

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Life is not supposed to be easy. We’re not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We’re grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We’re built to withstand hardship and to be supple and […]

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Dealing with Overwhelm

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Yesterday all was well. But today? Hell broke lose and today’s an all together different story. Suddenly, your work load, your kids, your bank account, your health all need your attention and they need it now! What seemed easy to […]

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Be Your Own Needle in a Haystack

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

I know that quote’s about how hard it is to find things. But I think it may have dual meanings. If you’ve grown up like I have in a community/family/school where everyone is a haystack, it must have been hard […]

Learning How to Be Imperfect

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ~ Harriet Braiker It could be a joke that I’m writing this post. After all, I’ve been known to discard drawings and crumple up grade school art projects because it […]

The Best Advice I Ever Got

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Most of the time people throw advice around irresponsibly. They tell you to, “Buck up,” when you’re down or to, “Get over it,” when you’re in the throes of grief. A lot of times they give you advice about things […]

Finding Courage

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I used to think that to be a courageous person you needed to do great things. You had to be a soldier, a mountain climber, or a person who gave speeches for a living. I put all the things I […]

How to Be Okay With the Unknown

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

I guarantee our ancestors were better at it than we are. They didn’t have smart phones back then, or tablets, or digital notebooks. They looked to the stars for guidance and their hearts for hope. And when it got really […]

How to Dump Disappointment

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

One of the most difficult things to contend with in life is disappointment. It’s the reason why we hold back our emotions, why we’re consistently indecisive and why we’re afraid of taking big risks. It goes something like this… Once […]

All the Courage You’ll Ever Need You Had as a Baby

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Doesn’t it seem like we have all the courage we’ll ever need as children and somehow we lose it as we become adults? As a child, I used to kill roaches with my chubby bare hands, ride roller coasters that […]

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Are You An Over-Apologizer?
I am. And I'm betting most women are. In fact, a study found that women apologize more than men do. Why? Men have a higher tolerance for what they perceive is worthy of an apology. Women who wa

posted 12:21:37am Sep. 06, 2012 | read full post »

The F-Word That Will Change Your Life
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posted 9:30:37am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Practicing Acceptance
I think one of the greatest obstacles we grapple with is learning how to accept what is instead of moaning and groaning about what we don't have. It's like we're sitting there one hand full

posted 9:00:28am Aug. 07, 2012 | read full post »

The Truth About Comfort
Fear if left alone will only grow bigger. And if confronted can reap so many unexpectedly beautiful things. Such a small choice like deciding to go out with a new friend or trying a new restaurant, a new way home, can be like a car wash for your soul. Sometimes it's small ripples that cause the b

posted 9:00:22am Jul. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Why Life is Unfair
Life is not supposed to be easy. We're not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We're grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We're built to withstand hardship and to

posted 9:00:47am Jul. 12, 2012 | read full post »

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