Monthly Archives: December 2014

You can get through this. You are stronger than you know.

You can get through this. You are stronger than you know. Whatever it is that you’re facing right now, you can survive it. I think we often don’t see our own strength–sometimes not until we go through something rough, or … Continue reading

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Pay attention to the good in your life. You may have more than you realize.

Pay attention to the good in your life. You may have more than you realize. It’s easy to pay attention to the painful moments, the hard things, the things that bring you down. They grab our attention, grip us tightly, … Continue reading

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Say what is important to you–and say it with compassion.

Say what is important to you–and say it with compassion. We all need to be heard. The more we shove down what’s important to us, the more unhappy or depressed we are, and the more likely it is to come … Continue reading

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Find what gives you joy–and do it.

Find what gives you joy–and do it. If you were abused or suffered trauma, it may be hard to feel joy or even imagine it. But you have the potential to inside you. I think we were all made to … Continue reading

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Be gentle with yourself. You deserve your love and compassion.

Be gentle with yourself. You deserve your love and compassion. If you’re a perfectionist, or you grew up in a household with a stern, critical, or abusive parent or caretaker, on had a partner who was, then you may struggle–like … Continue reading

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You deserve to be loved and cherished–by others and by yourself.

You deserve to be loved and cherished–by others and by yourself. I hope you’re treated with love–by your friends and family, by people around you, and by yourself. It’s important both how others treat us, and how we treat ourselves. … Continue reading

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Follow your dreams. You are worth believing in.

Follow your dreams. You are worth believing in. Whatever it is you want and need to do–then do that. You matter, and your dreams are important. It may take a while to get your dream, so don’t give up. Keep … Continue reading

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Notice the love around you. Take it in.

Notice the love around you. Take it in. You may have more love around you than you know. I get love from friends and from my little dog Petal, and they all make up my chosen family. I’ve also experienced … Continue reading

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Love and accept your body. You’re beautiful as you are.

Love and accept your body. You’re beautiful as you are. We’re all given constant messages from advertisements and the media that we’re not good enough as we are, that we need to fix or change something about ourselves. But that’s … Continue reading

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Recognize your progress and triumphs. Celebrate them!

Recognize your progress and triumphs. Celebrate them! Sometimes we forget to take time to see how far we’ve come, or to celebrate our progress. We’re focused on the next goal. But it’s important to take time to appreciate our successes … Continue reading

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