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Marijuana Legalization: Misgivings and Hopes

Marijuana Legalization: Misgivings and Hopes

Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states,...

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Trauma After Abuse

Trauma After Abuse

Codependency robs us of a self and self-love. We’ve learned to conceal who we really are because we grew up pleasing, rebelling against, or withdrawing from dysfunctional parents. That sets us up for trauma. As adults, even if we’re successful in some areas, our...

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3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

We’ve all heard the saying that “you can’t love another if you don’t love yourself.” While this sounds logical, few of us have any idea of how or why we fell out of love with ourselves in the first place.  The complexities of our families and unavoidable traumas big...

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Struggling to Reach Your Goals? 6 Steps to Get Unstuck

Struggling to Reach Your Goals? 6 Steps to Get Unstuck

“Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.” – Brian Tracy Do your goals seem too lofty and far-off to reasonably achieve? Do you sometimes feel stymied by lack of discernible progress? Does this dearth of...

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How to See Your Way Clear Through a Dark Night of the Soul

How to See Your Way Clear Through a Dark Night of the Soul

This morning, I awoke, not to birdsong or the dappled sunlight dancing through my bedroom curtains as I do many days. Instead, my heart was pounding after a dream in which I was feeling lost, terrified, violated and confused as to how to remedy the situation. My usual...

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What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been bothering you. You need to talk to your boss. Or you’re...

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Aging Gracefully: How to Celebrate Being Older, Better, Wiser

Aging Gracefully: How to Celebrate Being Older, Better, Wiser

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson Most of us like to think we’re pretty savvy, having learned a thing or two from our life experiences. Yet, one area where many may be shortchanging themselves is holding onto the mistaken belief...

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A Relationship as a Spiritual Path

A Relationship as a Spiritual Path

A relationship can be an exciting path to the unknown. It offers an ever-present opportunity to grow spiritually — a path to transformation and mutual discovery and ultimately the divine when partners open to one another. The concept of spirituality derives from...

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