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19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I can positively say there would be no regrets. I feel fortunate to have walked 90 years in my shoes. I am truly lucky. I really have lived 1,000 times over.” Those are the opening lines of the final entry...

7 Powerful Yet Simple Metaphors that Will Change the Way You Think

A metaphor is not an ornament. It’s a necessary lens of perception that allows us to experience and think about ourselves and the world more clearly. Metaphors have a way of relating to us in the most profound way, by clarifying immense truths and intricate lessons in fairly minimal space. Angel and I have shared the following metaphors and corresponding...

52 Good Morning Mantras (That Will Change Your Life)

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. Here are 52 morning mantras – one for each week of the year (note: you can start your year of morning mantras anytime you want). I choose one of these mantras every Sunday morning and sit quietly for two minutes, repeating it silently in my mind as if I were...

27 Simple Things to Start Doing for Your Happiness

It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU. I am endlessly fascinated by the link between the way we choose to live our lives and the happiness we enjoy on a daily basis. There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally...

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You know this is true. But, have you given yourself a fair chance recently to change and grow, too? Have you consciously loosened your grip on everything that’s behind you, so you can step forward again with...

20 Things You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Uncontrollable

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in your journey. It’s always necessary to accept when some part of your life has reached its inevitable end.  Closing the door, completing the chapter, turning the page, etc. – it doesn’t matter what you title it; what matters is that you find the strength to leave in the past those parts of your...

20 True Stories of Heartbreak and Resilience that Will Make You Think, Smile and Cry

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The wisest, most loving, and well-rounded people you have ever met are likely those who have been shattered by heartbreak. Yes, life creates the greatest humans by breaking them first. Their destruction into pieces allows them to be fine-tuned and reconstructed into a masterpiece....

10 Fantasies to Let Go of Before the New Year

“A 10-year-old patient of mine will be undergoing her 14th surgery in three years’ time to combat a rare and aggressive type of cancer. Even after all the medical procedures and surgeries, I’ve never seen her frown—I’ve never seen her skip a beat. Although the odds continue to work against her, I’m certain her attitude, acceptance and presence are the...

8 Little Wake-Up Calls You Need to Receive Before it’s Too Late

You’ve come a long way, and you’re still learning and growing. Be thankful for the lessons. Take them and make the best of things right now. For my 18th birthday, many moons ago, my grandfather on my mom’s side gave me four lightly-used flannel shirts that he no longer needed. The shirts were barely worn and in great shape; my grandfather told me...

18 Things to Remember When Your Heart is Breaking

“Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” — Violeta Parra It’s a dull, subdued sensation, when your heart is breaking, like the muffled sound of a distant gunshot.  It doesn’t physically pierce your skin or tear you to pieces, but the sensation is physically present – the paralyzing discomfort of realizing...

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