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The Deepening of Surrender

Last week, I wrote about the call to surrender. This week, I was given an opportunity to dive deeper into surrender when my dog, Bailey, became critically ill. (Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending) When we’re faced with the potential loss of a loved one, we...

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The Call to Surrender

  I'm baaack! Miss me?   I can't believe it's been 6 months since I started my sabbatical! If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that in March, I announced that I needed to take a month off to heal some deep wounds and focus on my health. If you're...

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How to Care for Your Sensitive Spirit (Guest Post)

This is a guest post contributed by a fellow sensitive soul, Leslie Ralph, who also writes and doodles. Stick Girl especially enjoys playing with her hens with pens characters. Since I'm on break, I invited Leslie to write something for my audience and...

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Feel like a failure? Here’s my epic sabbatical fail

  Ok… so I lied…. I’m not quite offline yet. If you read my epic commitment to myself last week, you’ll probably think this is one of the automated posts I mentioned. Nope. It’s not. I’m really here, right now, writing this in real time, moments before I hit...

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What Dims Your Light?

In the past 12 months, I've been noticing something strange happening to my body. First, it seemed that every time I ate a new fruit, my mouth swelled up into a rashy, itchy, tickly, pouty blob, even fruits I've always eaten before with no problems. So I started...

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Emotions Are the Doorway to the Soul

In my late teens and twenties, I suffered from severe depression. I used to lie in bed every night and pray that by some magical stroke of mercy, the bed would swallow me up while I slept and I’d finally be granted a pardon from this life sentence. And...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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