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Mistakes are just part of the deal, dear soul…

Dear Doing-Your-Best Soul, Somewhere along the way we get taught that mistakes are bad. So, then we do EVERYTHING we can to never make mistakes. That is really hard. So sometimes we just don't do anything because we are scared of making a mistake. Then we get the...

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We can give each other grace…

Dear Frustrated Soul, There is an awful lot that we just don’t see…and often our default reaction is to assume. This hurts all of us, doesn’t it? We are really good at deciding “what it must mean” and we are very good at filling in the blanks and putting words into...

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When it feels like darkness will swallow you up…

Dear Radiant Soul, What if we all lived our lives like the most important thing we could ever do was to generate more light…not the kind that comes from a battery or a plug in the wall…..the kind that comes from our eyes, our souls and our lives… What if? Sometimes...

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Sometimes you just have to focus on today….

Dear Weary Soul, No one can know the struggles you are working hard to get through every day. It is so hard to be a human being. Just for today...please make the choice, dear friend, to take really good care of you. Just for today, remember all that you've already...

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Step one of bravery might surprise you….

Dear Wobbly Soul, Sometimes we forget what we have to be before we can be courageous... sometimes we forget STEP ONE of being brave. What is it, you ask? Well, to be courageous and to be brave...we first have to be afraid or uncomfortable or sad or lost or anything...

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You’ll feel right again….

Dear Getting-There Girl, Growth, healing, change. They all come with a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes we feel like we are up to the challenge, sometimes we forget there's even a challenge. Then, the next minute, we can be bursting into tears with overwhelm,...

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Because maybe it will mend some things right now…

Dear Sometimes-Stubborn Soul, There are a few words in our language that carry so much punch, so much power, so much meaning and so much magic that just pondering them can change the course of our lives. One of those words is MAYBE. Sometimes we are so certain that...

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Now is the time to show up in kindness…

Dear Kind Soul, We've all been the person who is sitting alone. Sometimes it's because we want to be alone...but sometimes we want more than anything to be sitting with others. It's like this for just about everyone. So many of us are wandering around feeling...

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