Crying with the Joy of Connection

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As I was taking a solitary walk in the moonlight, I slipped and fell. In a moment that seemed to freeze in time, my feet slipped forward then off the ice and into the air as my head lurched backward. In slow motion, I watched as my back arched, head…

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Are You Over Valentine’s Day? Disillusioned with Love?

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  No matter how many bad or dissatisfying relationships we’ve had, no matter how much we may hate to admit it, we all care about love. We have an innate and powerful need to feel valued, cared for, and wanted. We can expend enormous amounts of energy trying to get…

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A Secret Recipe to Make My New Year’s Resolutions Come True

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I’m an unabashed fan of New Year’s. It may in fact be my favorite holiday. I look forward to it over the holiday season, make lots of New Year’s resolutions, write them down, and share them with my closest friends. After New Year’s, I enjoy tracking my progress over the…

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Hot and Cold Keep Each Other Turned On

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In the face of catastrophe and distress of any kind, many of us have the admired ability to stay cool, calm and collected. For several years through my brother’s terminal illness, I remember my mother’s remarkable strength, how she remained steadfast, capable and caring not only for her dying son,…

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