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Family Estrangement and How You Can Help
Family Estrangement and How You Can Help

One of the most challenging aspects of the human experience is negative familial relationships. In particular, strained or toxic relationships with a parent can be incredibly hard to contend with both in childhood and in adulthood. Personality conflicts with a...

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Ancient Practices for First World Problems
Ancient Practices for First World Problems

The wisdom of ancient Eastern philosophy is accessible and applicable to our everyday Western lives. We needn't be living in an ashram or a monastery or have taken vows of silence to get the benefit of practicing meditation, yoga, or right livelihood. As individuals...

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The Fatherless Daughter Project
The Fatherless Daughter Project

I recently dove headfirst into The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives, a book written by two women who both had lost their fathers in very different ways. This work explores the many ways a woman is impacted by the loss of a...

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Women Who Run With The Wolves
Women Who Run With The Wolves

This past spring I was gifted the book Women Who Run With the Wolves by a dear friend. I had heard of this tome over the years but had never made it a priority to read. It seemed to come into my world at just the right time; the way it always seems to happen with...

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