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You Make Your Own Rules

You don't have to have special permission to take a break, you know. You have done enough. When you are tired, weary, and feeling worn out, it's okay to be kind to yourself, to shift gears and take gentle care of your body and your spirit. Please be good to...

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What If It Really IS Possible?

Dear Amazing Girl, You may have forgotten some things along the way, but that doesn't mean it's all over. There is so much time left and today is a brand new day to begin your brand new life. You may have forgotten that you had dreams once, and even though they...

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Beauty waits on the other side of the storm . . .

Dear Lovely Girl, If you are ever in a place in your life where it feels like things are being torn from you one at a time . . . . . . until it feels as though you are stripped down to nothing . . . . . . please, dear friend, see it through those beautiful wise...

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It’s brave to keep dreaming big dreams . . .

Dear Seeking Girl, Dreamers are not always treated with kindness and understanding. Visionaries are rarely taken seriously. People who seek what is good and true are often scoffed, laughed at, or shut down. Are you willing to dream big dreams anyway? Are you...

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You are worth fighting for . . .

Dear Burdened Girl, It's hard to be the kind of loving person you are and to be angry at the same time. Today just might be the day to finally let the anger go . . . to put down the heavy burden of someone whose actions have been burning a hole in the peaceful part...

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What you do matters . . .

Dear Giving Girl, So many actions seem to go unnoticed, or seem too small or too insignificant to really be observed, even though we put our whole hearts and souls into performing them. Sometimes we even feel like giving up on our efforts. We could not possibly be...

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Difficult feelings will pass . . .

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 and overwhelmed,...

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Moving on is important . . .

Dear Ready Girl, Moving on is important . . . if we don't move forward, we stay stuck. It's like a stream . . . or a river . . . when it stops moving, it gets mucky and contaminated. We need to be constantly finding our flow . . . we need to be growing and learning...

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This is where you will find peace . . .

Dear Beloved Girl, Human beings want love more than anything in the world. We want love and we want acceptance. We want to be understood. Frustration comes when we do no accept the fact that we simply cannot MAKE others love us, or accept us, or even understand us....

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