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Give Yourself Permission to Be

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

{flickr photo} Like reptiles we shed our soft baby skins and soft, playful spirits when we leave childhood. We embrace a tougher skin and more brittle insides that we think come with adulthood. “We’re grown-ups now,” we say to ourselves. […]

Finding Your Happy Place

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

How many times have you gotten caught up in drama that wasn’t true? Or lost yourself in the obsession of negative thinking? It’s a constant tape playing that says: you’re not good enough no one likes you you’re a horrible […]

Stop Striving for Normal

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Do enough internet searches on the web and you’ll realize everyone wants to know the answer to this simple question: “Am I normal?” Why do we strive so hard to fit into the norm? What makes being normal appealing instead […]

Not Letting Labels Define You

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

“You’re selfish.” “You’re lazy.” “You’re a dreamer.” These labels can define us. Whether they’re given when we’re kids or are carelessly said to us as growing adults, we often carry these words as if they were invisible tags around our […]

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The F-Word That Will Change Your Life
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Practicing Acceptance
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The Truth About Comfort
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posted 9:00:22am Jul. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Why Life is Unfair
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