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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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“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.”—  Thich Nhat Hanh We often attribute our happiness to external circumstances. But in reality, how happy you are is less dependent on what happens to you and […]

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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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Negative emotions can take a toll on even the strong at heart. Sadness can leak out a happy spirit, just as anxiety can steal away a hopeful soul. In moments when we worry, we rob ourselves of love, acceptance and […]

Sometimes in trying to deal with your pain, loved ones say things that dig deeper into your wound instead of heal it. It may feel like a personal attack, but they are not trying to hurt you. Often people feel […]

As we transition from a hectic work week into the weekend, it’s important to plan activities that take you from stressed and burnt out to recharged and filled with peace. And there is a way to do so that doesn’t […]

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the people you should avoid when you’re feeling down. You might know them as the narcissist, the pessimist and the attention seeker. Well just as there are people we should avoid […]

Mental Health Alternatives to Medication and Counseling Last February, the American Psychological Association (APA) published an article called Lifestyle and Mental Health on the advantages of therapeutic lifestyle changes or TLC on individual and social well-being. While culturally we’re more […]

When you’re in a good mood, you can almost be around anyone. Tackling your negative aunt or your pessimistic brother doesn’t seem that much of a feat. When you’re feeling good, you can shrug your shoulders, wave away their sour […]