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Don’t let your worries steal your day . . .

Dear Extraordinary Girl, Is there something that is heavy on your heart? Is something holding you back and keeping you in a state of worry, or exhaustion, or confusion, or hurt? Ask yourself some important questions, dear friend. Will this matter a year from now?...

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Put your face to the sun . . .

Dear Beautiful Soul, You know it’s okay to be happy, right? Sometimes we squelch our happiness so we can stay small or so we don’t make others feel bad. Sometimes we squelch our happiness because we feel like we aren’t worthy of it or that we might not really...

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Worrying doesn’t help anything, does it?

Dear Peace-Seeking Soul, Worrying changes NOTHING. Sometimes our worrying becomes a bigger problem than the problem we are worrying about to begin with. Please, beautiful friend, set your worries aside and step firmly into this very moment. Look yourself in the eye...

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What does it mean to “win” a fight?

Dear Courageous Girl, Some people might say that walking away from a battle is the cowardly thing to do. But very often, it is the best and bravest thing you could ever do? How do we know when it’s time to walk away from a battle . . . whether it is a real human...

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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 we expect ourselves to operate at full capacity...

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What It Takes To Get Back Up

Finding yourself face-first on the ground, spitting out gravel, tasting blood, maybe even missing a tooth—it’s not fun. Whether literally or figuratively, when life knocks you to your knees and then kicks you flat for good measure, you’ve got some choices to make....

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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. Then sometimes we have to make really tough choices,...

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