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    #FridayFeels Ready For Relaxing

    Oh man, I sure do love how Friday feels! Even when I have work or other projects lined up for the weekend, something about a Friday afternoon just feels so relaxing and inviting.  Ease yourself into the slower pace that weekends can bring. Plan a special mini-adventure of tea sipping, window shopping, flower smelling, beach bumming, star gazing or whatever you especially enjoy that takes you away from the daily grind for a couple of hours. Relax, you deserve it!

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    Stop Criticizing Yourself

    Behind every harsh self-criticism is a tender soul who just wants to feel supported. You, Dear One, have heard more than your fair share of criticism throughout your life, and it’s time you put a stop to it. Instead of being your own worst critic, become your own biggest ally. Abandon the nit-picking and instead offer yourself the grace you’d gladly give to your very best friend! I want you to realize that you are no longer bound to impossible standards of perfection, no matter what that nagging voice from the past may say. You, Dear One, were created as…

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    Focus On What Makes You Happy

      What if, each day, you made the conscious choice to focus on what makes you happy? By directing your thoughts, your intentions, your energy towards the positive pursuit of your own happiness, you will create a powerful shift that ignites your spirit and fills your life with Light and Joy! Take the time to get to know YOU by trying new things and becoming a master at the things you already enjoy. You aren’t pretending that hard things aren’t also part of your world, rather you are building reserves of strength and banking cherished memories that can buoy you…

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    #MondayMantra Today’s Lessons…

    Every day holds life lessons for us to learn from and grow. These challenges come to us in a million different shapes, sizes, and levels of difficulty but they each have one thing in common: to prepare us for our own personal success. If you find yourself in a place of frustration because you are facing the same challenge over and over, take heart. You will Level Up- either with more polish, or with battle scars. This is just a big lesson that you are being forced to look at by your future self. It’s important enough for you to…

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    #FridayFeels Bittersweet 

    Endings/Beginnings  Goodbyes/Hellos Safety Nets/The Great Unknown  Jobs end. Addresses change. Relationships shift. Lives evolve. We know that the only constant in Life is change, and even when we see it coming and look forward with great anticipation, still it feels like a shock to the system when the status quo we have known for so long is no longer so. Bittersweet. Today, if you are experiencing a great change of direction on your own path, know that you are not alone. Feel all of your feelings, don’t avoid them. Roll and flow with them, ride them like the mighty waves…

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    #MondayMantra I Am Open To Give & Receive Love

    Your mantra for today is a powerful mindset shift that guides you from a place of dark loneliness into abundant light. It is normal to retreat and close yourself off after being hurt or having your heart broken by someone you have loved, but in order to completely heal from that past pain and create a new path you must be willing to give and receive Love again.  This is an important step forward after being hurt in a relationship, whether romantic, platonic or familial. It doesn’t mean you have to continue on in a hurtful relationship; it does mean…

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    #MondayMantra – Happy

    Even on your most challenging days, you deserve to feel happy, even if only for a moment. Cultivate happiness in your life by doing something each day that makes you smile, so that on the hard days you have plenty to pull from. Recall a fond memory. Engage your senses. Dance like a total weirdo. Laugh at a terrible joke. Play with your pets/kids/best friends. Whatever makes you feel really happy, allow yourself to experience that feeling every single day. Mantra: Every day, I do at least one thing that makes me feel happy.

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    Giving Up To Gain

    For the past several years, I stopped attending church services altogether in favor of ditching religion and religiosity for a deeper, more authentic, hands-on, dirt-under-my-nails, faith-without-borders spiritual quest of healing and enlightenment. I chose to shrug off what had come to feel like confinement and faking it, and just figure out how to connect with and love people in a way that felt a lot more natural and right for me. It has been the best decision I have ever made, and it has allowed me to take all of the good lessons that I learned and apply them (love,…

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    When Anger Is Killing You & How I Am Learning to Manage My Anger

    Anger- there is no shortage of it. Even though for my own health and sanity I take care to spend the bulk of my time around people who are positive, mellow, and well-suited to handling stress, this powerful emotion is one that never seems far enough away.  All I have to do is take a quick scroll through Facebook or Twitter to see and feel the anger, wrath, or full-blown rage seeping through post after post after post, from the POTUS to the online trolls and everywhere in between. It’s exhausting, and I believe it is killing us. Now wait…