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Valentine’s Day Hacks for Self Love
Valentine’s Day Hacks for Self Love

Valentine's Day is this coming Friday. Ugh. I mean, aaaaawwwww. It's really the co-opting of this "Hallmark holiday" by chocolatiers, florists, and, well, Hallmark, that bums me out. But really, I am all about love.  Friday is really a great day for Valentine's since...

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The Paradox of Acceptance
The Paradox of Acceptance

In Buddhist philosophy there is a well known concept relating to the paradox of acceptance. It states that when we accept things as they are, oftentimes challenging things that we don't really want to accept, it is then and only then that they can change. Mother's Day...

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Forgiving A Toxic Parent
Forgiving A Toxic Parent

Forgiving a toxic parent. Oof. This is a big one, gang. Here's the thing: there is a very clear message that deserves forgiveness and a commitment to move forward in a relationship. When you are ready. The Apology That message contains three things: a sincere apology...

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My Podcast Interview: Women in Depth
My Podcast Interview: Women in Depth

Last month I did my first ever podcast interview. Nerve wracking? Check. Anxiety provoking? Check. Intellectually challenging? Check. The invitation to talk with Lourdes Viado on her podcast Women in Depth: Conversations about the Inner Lives of Women came after I...

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