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One Simple Way to Be a Good Friend (A Lesson from My Childhood Dog)

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“To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing.” ~Lilian Whiting

For eleven years of my life, I was graced by the presence of an extraordinary dog. Her name was Jenny, and she was a black lab and …

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How to Save Money on Supplements

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The road to a better health is often fraught with many obstacles: temptations such as yummy (but ultimately unhealthy) food,

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The One Purpose We All Share in Life

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“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~ Mary Dunbar

I sat staring at myself in the mirror.

All I saw was failure.

And …

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It’s Okay to Cry

Woman crying

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.” ~Charles Dickens

We have all cried, all of us, some more than others.

But today I am not here to divide us by the liters of tears we have shed.

Today I …

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Why We Shouldn’t Rush or Feel Guilty About Emotional Pain

Deppresive Man

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

In July 2012, a conversation changed my life.

Prior to this, I had been struggling to right myself after a difficult loss. Several …

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Finding Emotional Independence

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Emotional independence starts from within. You can learn to embrace and enhance your self-leadership skills and to become the source

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Self-Esteem: Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

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Would you rather be right or happy? This is a questions many counselors ask on a rather frequent basis with

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A Beautiful Mind, Mental Workouts To Strengthen Your Brain

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Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what you went in there for? Perhaps you lost your train

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5 Myths About Setting Boundaries That Steal Your Joy and Lead to Resentment

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Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they

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5 Ways to Find Peace: Life Lessons from an 8th Grade Teacher

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“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good Morning, and welcome to 8th grade History with Mr. Bacchus. The first thing I need everyone to do is to take out your

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