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It’s gonna take as long as it takes . . .

Dear Impatient Soul, The middle part of the transition is just not easy . . . it just isn't. It is okay if it feels difficult and tedious and maybe even impossible, that does not mean you are doing it wrong. We have to remember how long things actually take. We...

It’s okay if you don’t know yet . . .

Dear Feeling Lost Girl, Sometimes it feels like everyone else knows what they are doing and has their life together. Sometimes it seems like all of the people around us have a plan, a certainty, a direction, and that they never doubt or worry or feel lost. You know...

The world was never the same after that day . . .

Dear Spectacular Girl, There was a very, very special day some time back, and the world was never the same after that day. It was the day that YOU were born. There are so many special, amazing, and INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT things that will never happen if you do not do...

Look around and SEE the beauty . . .

Dear Wondering Girl, Look around; look right in front of your face, and see if some of the answers that you have been seeking so long aren't right there. Love, friendship, rest, beauty, appreciation, children, family, animals . . . often the things we need most,...

It’s worth it to clean it up . . .

Dear Determined Soul, Wow is it ever a surprise when we start to dive into a mess that has been growing for a very long time. As we start to pull things out to sort them, we often think, "Nevermind, I am just going to stuff this all back where it was." Once we...

What can love do?

Dear Tired Soul, When the day is over and we are all weary from another day of trying to figure things out, trying to make sense of things, and trying to do our best . . . when we are tired of taking sides, being mad about sides, or wondering what side we are on ....

Being at peace helps us to create peace . . .

Dear Endeavoring Soul, When things are very difficult, as they sometimes are in life, we have to learn to preserve our energy for what our most important stewardships are. This requires discipline and lots of remembering. It is easy to get sucked into and caught up...

Let’s listen so we can understand each other . . .

Dear Misunderstood Soul, We have each lived a whole lot of life, and few people know much about our lives. There are so many misunderstandings that could be prevented or soothed if only others knew the whole story. It is like this for all of us. We often think we...

Stay With Yourself

The most important thing you will EVER DO is learn to STAY WITH YOURSELF through all of it. Stay with your ups and your downs, your twists and your turns, and EVERY CHAPTER OF YOUR STORY.