All You Need is 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

I recently watched the movie, We Bought a Zoo, and in one particular scene, Matt Damon is speaking to his estranged teenage son, encouraging him to reach out to a…

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Three little words I was terrified to say

There’s plenty of things in life that scare us – from skydiving to finding a job to matters of health – but, perhaps nothing is more terrifying than uttering three…

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37 Life Lessons

I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself…

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The Cure for Pain is the Pain

“The cure for pain is the pain.” – Rumi The body doesn’t forget. My body tenses and my breath becomes shallow when I feel like something is going to be…

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The Second Arrow: how we multiple our suffering

How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up,…

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I’m still not “there”…and that’s OK

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I took a moment today to think about my journey over the last 15 years. It’s incredible easy to be hyper…

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I Dimmed My Light

“Your inner light hasn’t been shining so bright recently,” she said to me in a low, concerned tone as she leaned over the counter. I smiled, or, at least I…

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