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You DO matter

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama It seems like many of us are going through quite a tough time. It's as if the universe if forcing us to clean out our closets that have been the keeper of trauma, pain, secrets, lies and general unhappiness for most of our lives. While in ... Read the Post

No matter what has happened to you in your life, no matter how traumatic it may have been, know this: YOU DO MATTER. Your thoughts matter, your opinion matters, your dreams and wishes matter, your LIFE matters. Being victims of trauma can make us feel we are not worthy but this couldn't be farther from the truth. If you are feeling worthless, lost and completely alone, please know that this is not the reality of who you are. You do matter not only to many people in your immediate circle of human connections but also to the divine.

The Awesome Power of No

It's a word so many of us have a hard time saying, yet it is something we shouldn't fear but should embrace. Many times we are brought up against something that challenges our core beliefs, something we feel in our hearts to be wrong or at least wrong for us, and yet against our better judgment we find ourselves saying yes to things we ought to be saying no to. We find ourselves in this ... Read the Post

Our subconscious likes to attract situations, and people to us that can challenge our growth as humans. When a situation presents itself that raises any of these fears it is really our higher selves urging us to learn the power of standing our ground. And how do we stand our ground when faced with something we really don't want to do? We learn to say no.

Toxic People, a slow poison we can’t stop drinking

We all have them.  Those people who have overstayed their welcome in our lives, who have not contributed much in the way of positivity and yet we insist on keeping them around.  In doing so we create a toxic cocktail which we all too willing drink. I've always wondered why we insist upon keeping these people in our lives?  I used to have quite a few people like this who brought me nothing but ... Read the Post

Those of us that are compassionate will often try to rationalize keeping these demons in our lives for fear of losing a friend.  But the truth is we are poisoning ourselves.  We are quite literally drinking a toxic emotional cocktail that robs us of our joy, self-respect, and happiness.  And yet, just like any other addiction, we keep coming back for more.