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Medical assistance in dying

How to Grieve Someone Who Has Chosen Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

How to Grieve Someone Who Has Chosen Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) “Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices ...
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comparing

Five Hidden Traps of Comparing

Five Hidden Traps of Comparing  “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” ~Iyanla Vanzant We all do it: constantly compare ourselves to others. Then we base our self-worth on ...
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Unresolved Grief

Are You Depressed or Suffering from Unresolved Grief?

Are You Depressed or Suffering from Unresolved Grief?  “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”  ~Andrew Solomon For many people, grief is ...
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Crisis

Why Do We Need a Crisis to Change?

Why Do We Need a Crisis to Change? “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, ...
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React

How You React to Other People’s Upset and What it Says About You

How You React to Other People’s Upset and What it Says About You “Whenever other people are upset, always remember that they own the upset, and that you can refuse ...
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responsibly healthy

What Does It Mean to be Responsibly Healthy?

What Does It Mean to be Responsibly Healthy? “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices ...
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How to Take Your Spring Cleaning to a Whole New Level and Feel Awesome

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~William Morris “Out of clutter find simplicity.” ~Albert Einstein “When things aren’t ...
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Why Do We Have or Need Funerals?

“A meaningful funeral celebration is about saying hello on the pathway to goodbye.” ~Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt As you may or not be aware my husband and I own and ...
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When Hiding Grief is an Academy Award Performance

“We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe ...
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5 Ways Unresolved Grief Affects Relationships

“There are ghosts asleep inside every one of us: arcane issues never addressed, ancient griefs never laid to rest, suspicions, self-doubts, banished longings, secret meanings.” ―David Richo Over the last ...
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Are You a Hostage?

“When we consistently suppress and distrust our inner knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation and approval from others, we give our personal power away.” ~Shakti Gawain “We all feel the ...
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Feeling the Winter Blahs? Simple Ways to Combat Them

“This isn’t about getting to where you think you want to be; this is about getting to the place of feeling good where ever you are!” ~Abraham Hicks Let’s face, ...
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