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Written words to help you on your sensitive journey

What DON’T You Want In Your Life?

  In a few hours, my man and I are driving up north for a romantic long weekend in the Eastern Sierras.   Just us. No kids. No dogs. No responsibilities.   Ahhhh, just the thought of that makes my belly smile. I can’t remember the last time we went away on our own.  ...

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Is Life Really Supposed To Be Easy?

    “It’s gonna be hard, you’ll just have to suck it up,” my boyfriend warned me.   “Can you do that?” he asked, leading me out to the backyard where he was building our dog house.   It felt as if the grassy path from the back door to the dog house was a plank and I...

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How to (Nothing)

  Dearest soul,   I've been trying to come up with a really valuable article for you. Something that you can tangibly do that will help you. Something that will give you an "a-ha" moment. Something that will spark a light inside you to be happier, live more fully,...

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How to Be Happy Even While You’re Sad

Every day for the past 8 weeks, I’ve been waking up to this, times 9: Can you imagine 9 of these sweet faces looking up at you, happy to see you every morning? No matter how tired you are of cleaning their poop, pee, puke and everything else that comes out of them,...

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Feeling disheartened today? Take a TreeBreath

    I broke my “no media” rule this morning. No TV. No emails. No internet. These rules are usually non-negotiable. Mornings are my sacred “me time” exclusively reserved for affairs of the heart and soul. The energy I harness from my mornings carry me through until...

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“Why Can’t You Just Be Happy?”

  One of my new readers recently shared this with me:   “My husband is finding it really hard too as he can't understand, I bring him down as he says “There's always something wrong, there's actually nothing wrong, why can't you just be happy”. I so wish I did feel...

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The Not-So-Subtle Art of Being Mark Manson: A Book Review

MarkManson.net   There’s nothing subtle about Mark Manson. He’s crude, vulgar and doesn’t give a f*ck.   But like anything of true value in life, dig a little deeper and you’ll find treasure worthy of any explorer willing to look below the surface.   I recently...

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Someone Called Me An A**hole: Here’s What I Did

  I’ve been called many things in my life.   Sensitive. Shy. Crybaby.   Stupid. Ugly. Fat.   And I’ve been told many seemingly casual yet hurtful things, as a child and adult, mostly by adults, such as “why can’t you be more like your sister?” or “why don’t you wear...

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I Quit!

  I quit. I’m done. I’ve had it.   Yesterday morning around 8:30, I was "having a moment". Not...

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Dear Sensitive Soul, You Are Love

Dear Sensitive Soul,You know who you are. You feel everything so deeply it aches. When you were 10, your dad yelled at you for being too sensitive and you remember the crinkled crease in his forehead and the pain of betrayal as if it were happening now. You remember...

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My Soul Told Me I’m Not Good Enough

I’ve been on overload the past month. And by month, I mean decade. And by decade, I mean lifetime. There’s just too much to get done and a lifetime is simply not enough time to do it all. I keep thinking that one day I’ll knock everything off my To-Do list,...

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The 7 Superpowers of Sensitive Souls

I’m a superhero.Like most superheroes, I’ve learned to keep my powers hidden and quiet. Only those closest to me know. And like most superheroes, I grew up thinking I was fundamentally flawed because of my powers. Of course, before I realized the whole superhero...

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