Peace Equals...

What first enters your mind when you think of the holiday season? Over-dosing on sugar? Circling a crowded parking lot over and over again in search of a space? How Jim Carey embodied the Grinch so well? Why movies like It’s a Wonderful Life and Love Actually still make us tear up after seeing them 20 times….

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Moving from Depression to Expression

If you've ever suffered from depression, felt despondent or apathetic, you know how challenging it can be to rise above the sea of darkness shrouding you. What can you do to shift from this gloomy place to one of light and joy....

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A Fresh Perspective on Letting Go

January is often a time of introspection, new dreams, and leaving the past year left behind. Sometimes, leaving our pasts in the past is more challenging than we'd like. And sometimes, nature steps in and nudges us to move forward....

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What Does Fire Teach Us About Healing?

Lately, with all the devastating wildfires in California, I've been thinking a lot about fire. I've been evacuated three times from these California fires—once this year, and twice in the past five years. I've been fortunate each time to return unharmed to a safe, unscathed home. Others have not been so fortunate....

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Saying Yes to Life and No To Fear

When I was beaten down from my myriad health challenges, I stopped saying yes and became fearful. At one point during the height of my illness, I couldn’t be left alone. I would shake and scream and cry from the pain and uncertainty of living with an undiagnosed illness. I had stopped saying yes....

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