Let life happen: on being spontaneous!

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim, you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax and float.” ~ Alan Watts I keep forgetting one simple secret Life has taught. Let it happen. Let life happen. Instead of letting…

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The struggle with body image

I have struggled with a very negative body image for most of my life, although I didn’t know it was called body image up until a few years ago. As a kid, I was shy and liked to spend more time with books than playing outside with the neighborhood kids. I still used to go out and…

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New Year, Old Me!

2019 is finally here! New Year, New You, New Me.. Resolutions and setting goals all around. The month of January seems to be so full of activity. People making resolutions and trying to keep the resolutions. Eating healthy, exercising more, reading challenges and writing goals, stopping some habits and making some other habits. We go…

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Drifting

I want to drift away but these binding ties take me nowhere.. How hard can it be for them to let me go? I want to walk on the edge but these voices don’t let me climb.. How simple can it be to let someone be? Expectations, rules, pressure change us to be who we’re…

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Moments, a poem by Mary Oliver

Moments There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.Like, telling someone you love them.Or giving your money away, all of it. Your heart is beating, isn’t it?You’re not in chains, are you? There is nothing more pathetic than cautionwhen headlong might save a life,even, possibly, your own. ~ Mary Oliver, ‘Felicity’ Some poems reveal…

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Authenticity: Being True to your own Heart

The phrases “Be yourself” and “Love yourself” have been so overused in the last decade to the point of them becoming like a mantra. We chant it, without really knowing what it means. The Greek Aphorism “Know thyself” which had been inscribed in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, has also been attributed to not…

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