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Running on empty?

Dear Needful Soul, It's hard to remember that we can't be much good to anyone at all if we don't take care of ourselves. Even though there may be people all around us who need help, who need assistance, who need advice, who need a hug, who need a friend, who need a...

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It must be done…because your life matters

Dear Freedom-Seeking Soul, If today you feel like you are stuck somewhere you don't want to be, or doing something you don't want to be doing, or feeling ways you don't want to feel, you are not alone. It doesn't feel good to feel stuck. It doesn't feel good...

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Are you tired of waiting for YOUR turn?

Dear Ready Soul, One of the worst mistakes we can ever make is to wait and wait and wait for there to be the "right amount" or the "right people" or the "right person" or the "right circumstances" to start living the life that is calling to us. No matter where we...

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How ridiculous to think we should all look alike…

Dear Lovely Soul, Can you imagine how boring and lifeless and soulless the world would be if we all looked alike? It is a beautiful plan for our world that includes all different kinds of flowers and trees and rocks and different colors of soil...even a different...

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Some of our beliefs need a serious adjustment…

Dear Beloved Soul, When hard things happen in our lives, it is natural to have feelings about that for a period of time. But if you are still hurting over an old experience, beating yourself up over why it happened or why it didn't happen...if you are believing...

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The Messy Holiness of Uncertainty

Uncertainty sucks. Except when it doesn’t.  Uncertainty is exhilarating and motivating. Except when it isn’t. Uncertainty has been my most complicated relationship - she's been both my best friend and my most annoying foe, persistently knocking at the door, where...

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