Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence.” -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise…constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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“For Everything You’ve Missed…

you've gained something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Last April, I wrote the piece, Tick, Tock…Tick, Tock… about my struggles with the concept of "time." Completely consumed by it at the time, focusing on anything else was near to impossible. Time continues to be a reoccurring theme in my life. However, I am not nearly as anxious …

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“A Grateful Heart is a Magnet for Miracles.”

Gratitude.  It's a delicate business. The practice of rewiring your brain to infuse yourself with more positive than negative.  Think of 3 things everyday you are grateful for and watch your life change. The work is certainly anything but easy. You are left wondering, "Am I less stressed? Do I have more peace within? Can …

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When Life Happens…You Take a Sabbatical.

So life happened. The journey of beautiful triumphs and heartbreaking moments. You've been there too, right?  Those times in your life when you need to take time to reflect, reground and rise again? Something like this: But actually more like this: I have so many adventures to tell about during my "life sabbatical": my first …

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Tick, Tock…Tick, Tock…

Time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. Time. Life's big mystery.  An observed phenomenon.  And the ever-present answer to every question of the heart and soul. "In time, things will get better."  "Give Time time..." "Time heals all wounds." "Timing is everything."  "This too shall …

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Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

"Speak only when it improves upon the silence." -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise...constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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