Category Archives: Stories Behind The Stories

How to Handle Difficult Emotions

I shouldn’t be feeling this way. If I ignore this emotion, it’ll go away. It’s not a big deal. This, too, shall pass. Everything will be fine. Focus on something else. Any of these phrases sound familiar? I bet they … Continue reading

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Why You Should Worry About Honey Bees

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own worlds, we forget about the big one: Mother Earth. I’m a tree hugger. I admit it, and I’m proud of it. But I recognize that not everyone may feel as passionately … Continue reading

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Why Social Media Is Stressing Us Out

Social media is a great thing. It can also be a dangerous thing — to your happiness and peace of mind. Sure, posting your life stories and thoughts and updates on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or any other social … Continue reading

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Holiday Books – Great Reads, Great Gifts

Last year, I posted a holiday reading list people adored (which some folks asked for again this year!). In the spirit of this wonderful season, I’m reposting that blog in the hopes it’ll inspire, delight, and maybe give you a … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Through Mindfulness

Millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November every year. For many, it’s their favorite holiday. A day to spend with family, to give thanks for blessings, and to officially usher in the holiday season. For me, … Continue reading

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7 Lies Keeping You from Happiness

Happiness. A simple word that, ironically, can foster a lot of questions and a lot of anxiety. What is happiness? Why am I not happy? Am I happy enough? Is this what happiness feels like? Why does so-and-so look happier … Continue reading

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COVER REVEAL: The Past Life Series Has a New Look!

When In This Life was first published in 2012 (OMG, 5 years ago!), I had an idea in mind for the Past Life Series. But as much as I love to write and read about twists and turns and the … Continue reading

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