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Speak kindness to yourself….

Dear Amazing Soul, "Wow, you made it through that!!!" ..... "You learned so much" .... "You did the best you could and it was enough" .... "You are a real life everyday hero"... These things are so much better and so much truer than some of the mean things we tell...

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Sometimes we forget there’s another way to live…

Dear Brilliant Soul, The crazy life is oh so tempting....ohhhh sooooo tempting. It is tempting to go go go and prove prove prove and seek seek seek for apPROVE-al, isn't it?    It is tempting to do what everyone else is doing...and to make it shiny and sparkly and...

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Tomorrow is a new day and it can be a great one.

Dear Treasured Soul, Sometimes you are entirely too hard on yourself. While it's SO GOOD to have big goals in mind for yourself, to shoot for amazing things and to expect wonderful results...it is impossible to always have everything go exactly as you hoped,...

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Chill time is part of your important life work…

Dear Needing-a-Break Soul, We would never expect a car to run without fuel. We would never expect an appliance to work without being plugged in. We would never expect a flashlight to work without batteries. Why do expect ourselves to operate at full capacity...

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You’re in charge of your own life…

Dear Gift-Filled Soul, Every day we need to make decisions that protect the things that are most precious to us. It's important to create boundaries for your life. Boundaries are the limits, the fences, the border patrol that protects whatever is most precious to...

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Good thing we get lots of chances, isn’t it?

Dear Wonderful Soul, Being a person is a hard job. There is so much that must be learned…so many mistakes get made. Sometimes people get hurt and sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we go down the wrong road and sometimes we are careless and don’t think through...

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Making peace with ourselves…

Dear Beloved Soul, Peace is good. Peace is so so good. It is worth it to travel whatever lengths you need to go to feel peace. Often, peace is right in front of our face if we will just silence everything else out. Then sometimes we have to make really tough...

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