Gratitude Raises Your Altitude

Each year in the United States around Thanksgiving time, there is a palpable buzz around giving thanks. What a wonderful tradition–expressing what we are grateful for! If we probe a little deeper, there is much more to gratitude than we may think….

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What's the Deal with Anger?

Every emotion we have has a purpose. Emotions are never bad. In fact, they are a helpful way of communicating that there is an imbalance or disruption in our life that needs attention. When I am angry, it is usually a sign that…

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L O V E Heals and So Do Post-it Notes

Have you ever used post-it notes? What a simple invention, right? Since the 1970s, post-it notes have been making our lives easier. Like most people, I use them to jot things down that I need to do, or must remember….

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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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