Join the Writers Rising Retreat – with Anne Lamott, Cheryl Strayed & others!
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by Lori Deschene
19h ago
If you’re a fellow or aspiring writer, today’s post is for you! The people behind the Writer’s Room have organized a pretty amazing retreat that you won’t want to miss. Writers Rising 2024 , running from October 25th through 27th, is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will ignite your creativity, nourish your spirit, and deepen your connection to yourself and others. I do what I do for all these reasons, and because I believe that writing heals. It helps us process our emotions, identify lessons from our experiences, and feel a greater sense of clarity and control in our highly uncer ..read more
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How to Be Brave and Speak up Early in the Conversation
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by Shona Keachie
19h ago
“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” ~Winston S. Churchill In a recent episode involving a field trip my daughter is taking, I found myself at a crossroads, grappling with the fear of expressing concerns early in a conversation. As a parent, I highly value my children’s growth but struggle with the balance of asserting my needs without risking relationships. The plans felt, on first reading, overly ambitious, so I wanted more information and I wanted to be able to express myself and feel heard. I highly value situations where my kids have opportunities to overcome challenges and build ..read more
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The Gift of Self-Acceptance: Goodbye Filters, Hello Authentic Self
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by Hayley Scott Summers
2d ago
“Beauty doesn’t come from physical perfection. It comes from the light in our eyes, the spark in our hearts, and the radiance we exude when we’re comfortable enough in our skin to focus less on how we look and more on how we love.” ~Lori Deschene Swiping though the various filters available, I saw my face go from mine to someone else’s—to someone with better skin, bigger eyes… Oooh look, I think this one makes my face look slimmer. Hello, cheekbones! As someone who hated having her picture taken and was utterly convinced that she looked beyond awful in photos, I suddenly saw an easy fix to lo ..read more
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How to Stop Prioritizing Everyone and Everything Else at Your Own Expense
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by Sadie Montgomery
3d ago
“Agreeing to things just to keep the peace is actually a trauma response. When you do this you’re disrespecting your boundaries. No more making yourself uncomfortable for others to feel comfortable. You have control now. You run your life. Take up space and use your voice.” ~Dj Love Light I read the text from my stepmother inviting everyone to the holiday dinner at her house, and my stomach began to churn. I did not want to attend, but I was instantly flooded with guilt at the thought of saying no. “How to kindly decline an invite” I typed and hit search. I felt like I should go to their dinn ..read more
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If You Haven’t Found Your Purpose: How to Feel Good Anyway
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by Adriana Paez
1w ago
“The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life.” ~Daisaku Ikeda We’ve all heard the phrase “find your life purpose.” It gets thrown around so much nowadays. Many of us have been in what feels like an eternal quest to find it, especially if we’ve been feeling stuck, lost, and out of alignment. Finding our purpose then becomes an almost obsessive search for the solution that will solve all our problems. We’ve been led to believe that a life purpose is a single thing, a calling that we’ll be passionate about, and that we’ll know deep insid ..read more
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How to Start Saying No When You’re Afraid of Disapproval
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by Elizabeth Mintun
1w ago
“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” ~Robert Tew When I say that my need for people to like me has been one of the hidden rulers of my life, I’m not kidding! Ever since I was a kid, I wanted everyone to like me, and I had significant anxiety if they didn’t. My fear of the disapproval of others quietly lurked beneath the surface like a shadow under my skin, dictating my behavior and my mood. I was so afraid of the disapproval of others that I would ruminate over inconsequential things I had said to people and tiny actions I had taken, trying to ..read more
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How I Found the Good Within the Difficult
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by Rachael Gaibel
1w ago
“Inner strengths are the supplies you’ve got in your pack as you make your way down the twisting and often hard road of life.” ~Rick Hanson “I had a rough day. Can we talk?” I asked my husband in 2015 after coming home from work. He nodded, and we sat down on the couch. I continued: “I got really challenging performance feedback from my manager today. It was hard to hear because I know it’s true.” It was the most significant critical feedback I had received at once. All afternoon, I’d ruminated on the conversation. I had sat in the meeting speechless, with my heart pounding, as my manager, ki ..read more
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How to Wake Up from the Painful Trance of Unworthiness
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by Dorothee Marossero
1w ago
“When we experience our lives through this lens of personal insufficiency, we are imprisoned in what I call the trance of unworthiness. Trapped in this trance, we are unable to perceive the truth of who we really are.” ~Tara Brach Breaking free from the trance of unworthiness is a key part of our evolution process, both at an individual and collective level. Let me explain why. What I observe with clients and what resonates with my own experiences is that most (if not all) triggers, limitations we impose on ourselves, and fears of failure or success stem from a deep and profound trance we all ..read more
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4 Tips for Failing Better in Your Spiritual Practice
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by Elena Verigo
2w ago
“Ever tried, ever failed, no matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.” ~Samuel Beckett I felt an enormous sense of relief when I discovered that he was a total mess! I’m talking about one of the most revered Buddhist monks of our time. I learned this from a short autobiography, A Mountain in Tibet: A Monk’s Journey. It was written by the current abbot of the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Scotland (UK), Yeshe Losal Riponche. Having escaped from his war-torn home country (Tibet) and after much other trauma, he found himself in the West, entirely immersed in the sex-drugs-roc ..read more
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4 Practical Techniques to Heal from Childhood Trauma
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by Carla Corelli
2w ago
“It is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.” ~Dave Pelzer, A Child Called “It” I grew up in the shadow of my pathologically narcissistic father. From a very young age, my role in the family was that of the scapegoat, a role that poisoned my entire childhood. I lived in a constant state of fear, shame, and self-doubt, always trying to please my father and earn his love and approval. But as I grew older and began to understand the true nature of my father’s behavior, I realized that his love was ne ..read more
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