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4 Incredible Lessons From Balinese Healers That You Can Apply To Life

I spent most of my life pretending. Pretending that I didn’t have shadows. I’ve hit rock bottom so many times that it led to suicidal thoughts, severe anxiety, and depression. Carl Jung says that our dark sides allow us to be whole. Furthermore, I’m guessing with your dark side you have done one of two things: you ignore the darkness within because it consumes you…

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10 Empowering Reasons To Travel Solo

So, you’ve been putting off an international trip for years because you don’t want to travel solo. But now you’re ready. Ready to catch that flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Most importantly, you’ve saved the money and you finally found some friends that want to go. But, then one by one. People start dropping off like mosquitos dying slowly from a bug zapper. Maybe you start…

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What Can Japanese Cherry Blossoms Teach Us About Acceptance And Change?

Cherry blossoms bloom just two weeks out of the year. A fleeting moment of time in which thousands and thousands of people rush to witness this brief moment of piercing beauty. It displays the natural cycle of life. The beginning through the end and with that comes many lessons we can learn and apply to our own lives.  And, it’s fascinating because the Japanese are…

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5 Surprising Benefits You Get When You Meditate

Does meditation really work? Some will say meditation doesn’t work for them, and that is true to their experience. However, there are several reasons why meditation might not work for some. Especially if there’s unresolved and suppressed trauma, then meditation might feel too overwhelming. It might even feel scary. Sometimes, drumming up memories that flood the central nervous system.  I started meditating before moving abroad…

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How You Can Use Denial To Embrace Grief

Denial is misunderstood. Mostly because you’ve been taught that denial is negative. You’ve been told to step up and face all the circumstances in your life regardless of the way it might make you feel. How can we reframe this in relation to grief? The world continues to experience collective grief. Most are grieving a world that used to be. Some of you are grieving…

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The Greatest Gift That You Can Give To The World

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso is half right. What do you want to see in the world? You’re often focused on finding your purpose, often in relentless pursuits that destroy us or ignite us. Without it, you feel stuck and stagnant. Not finding it makes you feel like some…

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Find The Courage To Suck At Something New

Find the courage to suck at something new isn’t something I coined. I read this on an Instagram account and I had to share my thoughts on it. May Angelou had said courage is the most important virtue to humanity. It makes sense because it’s through a place of courage that everything else can transform. It’s through this courageous place that you can begin living…

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There Are Always Opportunities In The Struggle

Did you know that there are ways that you can find opportunities in the struggle? It’s hard to see this because it’s not uncommon that during a crisis anxiety and fear overwhelms you. You’re feeling a bit out (or a lot) out of control because you’re not finding the answers or a level of comfort to quell these intense feelings. So, what can you do…

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Be More Afraid of Regrets, They Will Rust Your Soul

Regrets will rust your soul. Don’t be afraid of things like failure or making mistakes. You have this backwards because it’s never about the fears. The fears are a mere representation of what’s being presented at the surface level. You’re not thinking about the deeper question. And that is, what if things remained exactly the same in your life a year from now? How about…

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