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Could Communication Help Heal Your Cuts & Bruises?

We already know that communication with our partner is very important for the health of the relationship. But recently, I chanced upon a study which made me realize that the benefits of good communica…

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Facing Your Flaws & Exposing Your Dark Side

To expose our wounds to people we care about – the icky stuff, the ego stuff, the personal growth edges we’re working on that we haven’t yet mastered -- is super vulnerable. Letting others see our “bi…

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Sea Buckthorn: Ancient Healer and Modern Superfood

An ancient Tibetan healing secret is finally being discovered in the West.  For thousands of years Tibetans used a fruit that grows wild in the Himalayan Mountains as food and medicine to treat many s…

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Are You Using Old Wounds To Vent?

Wounds cry out for attention. If they are physical they cry out with physical pain. If they are psychological they cry out with mental anguish. During the healing process your pain is going to ling…

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Opening Up To Healing

“We’ve all been wounded, but, paradoxically, wounding is probably our greatest stimulus for health. As we heal, we grow.”  David Knighton, MD I have been thinking a lot about healing lately, partl…

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What is Your Belief System about Trauma?

If someone randomly commits violence against you, the facts seem to scream that life is unfair, you are innocent, random human cruelty took away your sense of self-control. But despite all that, what…

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How To Release Childhood Wounds

I grew up believing that love is conditional. I don’t blame my parents for this - and it turns out it wasn’t true - but I genuinely thought my parents would only love me if: I made straight A’s …

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Are You A Savior, Victim, Or Perpetrator?

Unless we heal our core wounds, most of us spend our lives busy playing either savior, victim, perpetrator, or - very often - all three. Let me give you an example of what I mean by that. Meet Jill, w…

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After Tragedy

In the first aftermath of a tragedy, victims experience numbness and shock. Shock gives way to tears, one of the very first stages of grief. All anyone can do is try to feel safe again on the most b…

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Spiritual Composting

Life coach and educator Dawna Markova, a Ph.D., gives us Wide Open, a rare book of inspiring lessons from which all of us can learn. Here is her lesson about composting life's pains and tribulations: …

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