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Adjusting to a New Place

Adjusting to a New Place

Tweet 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 weak. We know this […]

Being Okay With the Unknown

Being Okay With the Unknown

Tweet 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 bad, they sat on […]

You Have Permission to Just Be

You Have Permission to Just Be

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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. That means no more lounging around, letting our souls dream, and watching the day roll on by the way we used to as kids.

We allow ourselves to harden the way flowers do when they’re on the their way to die. And we forget that life is about growing, not sinking into ourselves.

And why shouldn’t we?

Life gives us more than enough reason to. It takes away our loved ones, our dreams, our hope. And it does so in such an insidious, unexpected way, how can we not relinquish the playfulness and whimsy that characterized our youth, and grab onto what’s left: fear, discouragement, disappointment?

It is, but a choice.

{The rest of my post can be read on my Beliefnet Health column, “Happy Haven.”}

 

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One Way to Feel Better Fast

One Way to Feel Better Fast

Tweet Sorry I’ve been posting so late these days! Truthfully, it’s because I’m still on Hawaii time. Last week I was visiting family and trying my best to soak up the sunshine (even though it rained most of the time we were there). But while […]

The Forecast? Cloudy with a Chance of More Clouds

The Forecast? Cloudy with a Chance of More Clouds

Tweet   It’s pretty easy to bring yourself down. You can go from high in the sky happiness to the very low of the lows if you put your mind to it. But I bet you don’t even realize you’re doing it right? Put an […]

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