Courage

Many of us carry the cultural message that pushing down our feelings—especially painful ones—is the best way to function in life:  shake it off; suck it up; carry on; one foot in front of the other, and so on.  But this just isn’t true. Pushing down our hurt and pain doesn’t make it go away. It just delays dealing with it until another day. And if we delay for too long, not only do we continue to suffer emotionally, but our relationships, our health, our very being begin to pay the price.

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It's Your Life

I think it’s kind of funny that we are born and don’t really have a say in the matter. We don’t get to choose our parents or siblings, place of birth or even time period. All of us here today didn’t get to choose if we wanted to live during this era of history or during the time of dinosaurs or 100 years in the future. We just come into being. We are given a life.

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Finding My Laughter

A few weeks ago, I was in full-on productivity mode. I was on a mission to get myself ready for the New Year. I was making lists and checking things off like a woman on fire.  Not surprisingly, after about a week of this I was not having fun anymore.

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