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Self-love is a radical act…

Self-love is a radical act…

Did you know that quotes about "self-love" are one of the biggest search terms on Google? Why do you suppose so many people are searching for inspiration to love themselves? I have a theory. In a culture where children (especially girls) are encouraged to be nice, not...

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Putting leaves back on the tree?

Putting leaves back on the tree?

Recently I saw a sweet Tik Tok video of a toddler crying over falling leaves. Through her tears, she wailed “I won’t get to meet them. I promised I would meet them all, and now they are falling down and dying, and I can’t stop it. It’s all my fault.” Upon reflection,...

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Cultural Icons as Honorary Ancestors

Cultural Icons as Honorary Ancestors

Our childhood heroines--cultural icons like Wonder Woman, Cher, and Charlie's Angels, deserve a place in our memory as honorary ancestors. Like most young people, I idolized many of the "stars" who dominated TV and movies when I was growing up. I wantd to look like...

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Honoring the Ancestors

Honoring the Ancestors

The Spiritual Origins of Halloween Do you ever wonder why we dress up in scary costumes and go trick-or-treating on Halloween? What has become one of the most popular party holidays of the year was once a sacred day to honor our ancestors. Halloween, or All Hallow's...

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Are You Living Your Legacy?

Are You Living Your Legacy?

It has been one month since my mother passed. Writing her obituary and eulogy, I realized that she was living her legacy every day--by the words she spoke, the actions she took, and the lives she touched. At her memorial service, many friends and family members spoke...

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Many childhood fairy tales are filled with scary characters like the Big Bad Wolf that are really cautionary tales. Like Little Red Riding Hood, we are taught that we should never venture out into the spooky old woods alone. As we get older, we outgrow those childhood...

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