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    Embrace your grace

    I now believe the more comfortable we are with ourselves. The happier we will be. It’s time to stop beating ourselves up for what we did or did not do, for what we have or do not have. What would happen if you decided to stop comparing yourself today, if you decided to give your own inner voice an actual place on the stage of your life, and allowed yourself to enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going? “It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” Terry Pratchett When I wrote this post before work this morning, I didn’t expect that we would…

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    All the right words, in all the wrong places

    Can we open our eyes? We talk about being more authentic, our mental health and being able to talk to each other, and the importance of community, but I’ve noticed that we can be just as judgmental about who we share a smile with – especially when the person seems different than our norm. It still feels a little selfish to me… and don’t get me wrong, I’m talking about everyone else. I’m far from perfect here too, but I am challenging myself with this thought too. We are getting better at talking about the things we need to talk about but sometimes too good. I just wonder how many…

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    Trying to be my uncomplicated self

    We can spend so much of our time trying to mould into somebody else, and it take so much of our energy to never actually reach that goal. Today I am embracing the beauty of something quite wonderful that is flourishing in my life. Today I am hanging out with me, and writing another letter to my younger self. I love this quote: I think there is so many influences that surround us that we often try to suppress ourselves unconsciously, our emotions, or our desires. We hear negative opinions, experience knock backs and question our ability to draw, create, or pursue a particular career path; and either give up or…