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Those words….maybe it’s time to say them…

Dear Healing Soul, Your words could be the very words that someone needs to be able to move forward. And hearing the words come out of your own mouth might just change your own life, too. If there's someone you need to make amends with, someone you need to express...

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Let yourself BREATHE…

Dear Gift-of-a-Soul, You are doing such good things, such beautiful, wonderful, and important things. Do not feel bad that you have limitations and cannot do everything you want to do, or that you make mistakes that set you back or decisions that aren't all that...

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What’s ahead?..

Dear Beautiful Soul, Change is hard and endings are difficult and saying goodbye is painful. But one of the wonderful things about all of this is that what might SEEM like the end... might actually be the beginning. Even when something is ending or changing we can...

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Ya gonna keep waiting? Waiting for what?…

Dear Resourceful Soul, No matter where we are or what we have, there is always a way to point our feet in the right direction...and to just begin. 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...

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This is sometimes a hard one….

Dear Worthy Soul, We want to be so much, don't we? We want to do everything and be everything for everyone we love. We want to show up for everything and help every cause and look beautiful and know about all of the current events. We want to be enough. We want to...

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When Will You Know Who You Are?

Some of us feel perpetually unfinished, halfway between where we were and where we want to end up. As disconcerting as it can be, I believe THIS is who we actually are—the perpetually unfinished, the constantly becoming, the never-dried-out lumps of clay. A quick...

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Peaceful living

Dear Loving Soul, Relationship problems can rip the peace out of our lives faster than just about anything. A great many relationship problems come from lack of communication, which often turns into big ole assumptions. And for some reason, we humans tend to assume...

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If you are in a season of struggle…take heart…

Dear Oh-So Important Soul, There are things in life that we each wish we had never had to live through. There are so many things we have experienced that we never would have chosen to see or hear or feel. There are so many lessons that we wouldn't have chosen for...

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You do not have to be perfect…REALLY

Dear Perfectly Imperfect Soul, It's an awful heavy load to carry around a cardboard cutout of a perfect self for everyone else to see. Sometimes we are so afraid of exposing our imperfections that we spend most of our time and energy on ways to hide them...rather...

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