A Journey Through Grief

“In avoiding our sadness we avoid our lives. Learning from our sadness can bear great fruit, and avoiding it can have hidden costs. Our choice is in feeling the sharp pains of self-discovery or enduring the dull ache of unconsciousness that will last for the rest of our lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson Grief is a […]

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Valentine’s Day Traps – 6 Tips to Avoid Them

Valentine’s Day is fraught with landmines and expectations, often unrealized, and whether you’re in or out of a relationship, the grass isn’t always greener. Is your situation described here? Read six tips to having a great holiday. You’re Alone I can recall Valentine’s Days I wished I were in love with someone who loved me. […]

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How do you Reconcile an Emotional Abuser as a Child of God?

This is a tough one. Firstly, this implies that you, the survivor of pathological abuse, have faith and believe that your abuser was born innocent.  As a spiritual of woman of faith this is my belief — they were born innocent. You don’t have to reconcile that he or she is a child of God, […]

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9 Tips for Coping with Holiday Depression and Stress

The stress of the holidays triggers sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult because there’s an expectation of feeling merry and generous. People compare their emotions to what they assume others are experiencing or what they’re supposed to feel and then think that they alone fall short. They judge themselves and […]

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Gaslighting and Grace

Gaslighting is an insidious and dangerous form of emotional abuse used to manipulate, gain power and control, and cause you to doubt your perception or reality. Become aware that this behavior is due to the abuser’s shame and insecurity, not yours. You will begin to feel frustrated and angry trying to have a conversation. They […]

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Why Can’t You Just Get Over It?

I’m guessing that there is not one person reading this who can say they have never had their heart broken. Even if it was just that childhood crush, we’ve all been there before, and some of us more than others. Heartbreak can take a toll on our mental, emotional, and even physical health, depending on […]

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6 Tips For A Great Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day creates lots of expectations that are often unrealized. It’s fraught with landmines, whether you’re in or out of a relationship. But the grass isn’t always greener. Is your situation described here? Read six tips for having a great holiday. You’re Alone I can recall Valentine’s Days when I wished I were in love […]

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The Winter Solstice — Christmas As A Time of Spiritual Rebirth

December 22 marks the beginning of rebirth — following the year’s shortest day. The winter solstice, since ancient times, represented symbolically the death and rebirth of the Sun, marked by a festive holiday on December 25th, Saturnalia, honoring the pagan sun god. This day came to be Christmas marking the birth of Jesus, who represented […]

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