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Written words to help you on your sensitive journey

How to Toughen Up and Turn Your Sensitivity Into a Strength

"You're too sensitive," my boyfriend said last week."I know, isn't it great?" I responded proudly, fully meaning it.I've only recently begun to recognize the sheer strength of my sensitivity. Having been told to "toughen up" my entire life, I used to feel as though...

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Dear Mom, I Want To Kill Myself.

In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with Manic Depression, now commonly known as Bipolar Disorder. I had suicidal thoughts every day for nearly a decade, starting from my late teens. I wanted to die. Every night I would fall asleep to a tear-soaked pillow, begging a...

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How To Use Your Small Hurts As Catalysts For Big Growth

I recently posted a personal win in a private Facebook group created for passionate entrepreneurs who have taken a particular, and uber popular, online business course. The group provides support, encouragement and a safe place to ask questions, share your wins,...

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When Feeling Like Crap Is More Important Than Feeling Happy

"Life isn't all about sunshine and happiness, you know," said my boyfriend recently on a particularly rough day. He was in the midst of a difficult life circumstance and I was trying to cheer him up. It's not? I thought to myself, then what the hell is it all about?...

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Other People’s Judgments of You

Don't waste a moment of your joy worrying about what other people think of you. When you know who you are, it won't matter what anyone else thinks. Be you, without apology or explanation. You will never please everyone all the time, not even the ones that matter most,...

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Paint Your Life In Full Color

If life is a canvas, most of us use only a few colors to paint, often the same few colors over and over and over again. We get a new job or find a new lover or move to a new city thinking that each new time will be different. But the colors we mix on our palette...

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Meditation: The Natural (and Free) Antidepressant

Many people ask me how to meditate. My answer is always the same, for newbies and gurus alike: Just sit. And breathe. I’ve been meditating consistently for over 20 years. It started out of necessity, life or death, actually. If you've been following my blog, you know...

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Go Ahead, Have a Tantrum

If life has knocked you down, if you feel beaten and worn, it's ok. Don't fight those feelings because you think it's not "spiritual" to feel that way or because it's not the "enlightened" thing to do. Allow yourself to feel beaten. Go ahead, have a tantrum. Cry....

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