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midlife, personal growth

How to Manage Grief and Loss

The grief and loss you feel when you lose someone you love is life-altering. Still, within days, it feels like everyone around you is ignoring your loss and thinks you should just get over it. Death is routine and also devasting, It will touch every one of us at some point. Yet the subject of grief and loss remains uncomfortable for most of us and therefore neglected or entirely avoided. This general unwillingness to talk about death and loss makes it harder for us to move through the grieving process…

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midlife, personal growth

Small Habits to Change Your Life

If you’re ready to dream big and make real changes in your life, this is going to be the year of the small habit. Happy January! It’s that time of year again when we feel the urge to make big changes, start fresh and commit to life-altering resolutions. The trouble is that often, resolutions just don’t stick. Not being a Debbie Downer, just keeping it real. We honestly want to make changes to our life – to be healthier, to exercise, to make more money, to be more organized, to…

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midlife, personal growth

How to Tap Into Your Inner Power

How to Tap into Your Inner Power You have everything you need already inside of you right now. It’s just a matter of learning to tap into your inner power and endless resources of courage, strength and wisdom within. All the power to feel whole, live fully, and figure out the steps toward your goals and dreams is always waiting to be intentionally released by the person in charge of how you experience your life: YOU! Learning to recognize and release limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and make you…

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midlife, personal growth

Heavy Heart, Feeling Sad | 8 Simple Tips to Help

Heavy heart? Feeling sad? Try these 8 simple tips to lighten your load. It’s the most wonderful time of the year they tell us. And although the holidays can be magical and full of love and wonder, it can also be a year-end full of pressure, overwhelm, losses and emotions that can leave us with a heavy heart. This past week was challenging for me and I found myself needing to yank up my positive-thinking panties a few times to keep my chin up while treading heavy emotions. It made…

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midlife, personal growth

Letting Go of Grudges That Are Holding You Back

Grudges bring us stress, negative thought patterns and an inability to move forward. We’re staring down the barrel of a new year so this is a perfect time to clean your emotional slate by letting go of grudges. It’s time to bring those unhealed wounds of past hurts or insults to the surface, throw some light and attention on them, and then intentionally let them go. Letting go of past hurts doesn’t mean they are erased. Those hurts, slights, disappointments and traumatic events will always be there. They are part…

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midlife, midlife health & wellness, personal growth

Stop Feeling Guilty | Start Taking Care of Yourself

Stop feeling guilty and start taking care of yourself! We are indoctrinated to feel guilty when we take time for self-care. Pointing our attention to ourselves, can make us feel selfish and self-indulgent, even when it’s as brief as five minutes a day. We are socially trained to think and feel that taking time for ourselves – for the nourishment, care and growth of our mind, body and spirit – is selfish. Well, snap out of it, sister! It’s time to view self-care differently. After all, it is really just…

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