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Without a Friend in the World (Can We Talk About Loneliness?)

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My relationships have always mattered to me a great deal. I’m an INFJ (first sign), and I was the oldest child of a broken family (my parents divorced when I was young, and out of a well-kept secret fear of my siblings being separated, I took on the role of keeping us together). As I grew older, I figured out that (a) that’s not everyone’s priority (relationships and staying...

How to Not Suck at Relationships (Baby Step #1: Know the People You Love)

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I’ve been reading a book called Relationships Are Everything: How to Not Suck at Relationships & Make a Dent in This World. If you’d asked me before starting this book what was most important to me, I would have said my relationships. I’m less than a third of the way through the book now, and I’m starting to change my mind. My relationships have felt a lot trickier lately (say, over the last...

Trust (and the Players in Our Lives)

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“Your life is like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others, much larger. Some are villains and others are good guys. But all of them are necessary, otherwise they wouldn’t be in the play. Embrace them all, and move on to the next act.” — Wayne Dyer, 21 Days to Master Success & Inner Peace I often worry about the people in my life, who they...

Gift Inventory

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I always think of gifts in terms of financial ones — physical ones, and I never can afford what I truly wish I could for a person (no matter how I’m doing financially). I was reading Wayne Dyer’s 21 Days to Master Success & Inner Peace and came across this quote: “Work on your personal program of self-love, self-respect, and self-empowerment, and create a huge inventory of what you wish...

Guiding Quote

A house extends skyward.
Like a tiny but proud cathedral,
it wishes to generate the highest
and the best in its inhabitants.
— John Truby

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