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Reading Time: 4 minutes The fact I am writing this article right now is proof that this works. So before I explain what the big secret around money is, think back to your childhood. Think about what kind of upbringing you had and how money played a role in your family. Some of us grew up in lesser-income households, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” (Lewis B. Smedes) Sometimes we are hurt by someone or something so deeply that it seems we can’t put the situation aside. This person or thing keeps coming to mind, each time creating all kinds of unpleasant feelings: anger, pain, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I have seen people who are hurt and depressed spiral into crippling depression rather suddenly, losing their energy and desire to live. A lot of people face depression—at least 264 million people world-wide—and that statistic is pre-pandemic (WHO, 2020). Crippling depression may include symptoms of major depression such as a loss of appetite or interest […]

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Aromas can captivate the soul and bring us so many memories. Memories of joy, hurt and those that have healed my spirit. I have, I admit, took a great risk to hold onto the aroma that reminds me of love, love that only my grandmother could give me. Saying goodbye is never easy, especially if […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes They say time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, time also has a way of opening the deepest ones back up periodically. The Events that Define Us There are a handful of moments in our lives that change us in some way: e.g., the day you gain or lose someone you love, the day your beliefs about […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When I started my nursing career back in 2001, I was a mature student but I didn’t feel that way faced with individuals, families and communities during their most emotive times due to death and thereafter grief. Just two decades ago there “were” three types of grief: normal, absent, or delayed. So you were either […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The summer of 2017 was idyllic. We had everything they could have dreamed of: a happy marriage, a beautiful home in Colorado, two adorable sons ages 3.5 and almost 2, and a daughter on the way. We spent most of the summer poolside in Boulder and visited beaches in California and Hawaii. Our boys loved […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) on April 26, 2007. I received one year of chemo and one month of radiation. Undergoing both treatments simultaneously was not easy. With chemo, I lost my hair. My appetite evaporated. It made me felt nauseous and would indeed cause me to throw up. When I was getting treated […]

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From Mum to Meditator

November 26, 2019

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s January and little do I know but I am about to embark on the most anxious journey of my life so far. I am 27 years old and just found out I am pregnant for the second time. I should be ecstatic and I am. However, reality sets in and I can feel the […]

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