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3 Tried-and-True Techniques for Dealing with Worry

Worry has a way of clouding things, doesn't it? We think that by worrying, we're being diligent. We think that worrying protects us or that we're somehow anticipating or warding off a catastrophe. Or we think there's nothing we can do, and we are doomed. These kinds of thoughts paralyze us. They take us to a very dark place.

Thankfully, there are many things we can do about our worry---which revolve around writing. For instance,...
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3 Practices for Embracing and Connecting to Your Body

When people talk about connecting to their bodies, you might be wondering, umm, what the heck does that mean? what the heck does that even look like? Because if you've had an adversarial relationship with your body, embracing and connecting to it feels very foreign---maybe even impossible or ridiculous. Which is why I love sharing actual practices with you, actual actions you can take---small, simple actions that make a significant impact.
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5 Meditations and Reflections for a Mindful Evening

The evening can be a tough time. It might be a time we reevaluate the entire day and realize we did about 2 percent of our to-do list. Which makes us incredibly frustrated and angry with ourselves. Which awakens our roaring, hungry inner critic. It might be a time we worry about the next day, about everything we're struggling with. Lack of time. Lack of money. All-over exhaustion. A conflict. An error. A...
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3 Mindful Ways to Reconnect to Ourselves When There’s No Time

There are days when we can't take a walk. There are days when we can't take a break to read or watch our favorite show. We can't go for a massage or a yoga class. Maybe we don't really sit down---or get up. Maybe we have a deadline. Maybe we have a newborn---or three kids. Maybe we're traveling. Maybe we're moving. Maybe we have a demanding job. Maybe we're trying to catch up...
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What Assumptions Are You Making in Your Life?

When Isaac Lidsky was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that causes vision loss and eventually blindness, he knew it was a death sentence.

As he writes in his inspiring book Eyes Wide Open, "It will end my life as I know it. End independence and confidence. End strength and leadership. End will be helpless, pathetic, weak. I will live trapped in my mind. Blindness will disconnect me from the world."

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Celebrating Girls Exactly As They Are—And Celebrating Ourselves

When I found out I was having a girl, I got scared. Because I remember what it's like to be a girl, a teenager, a young woman. I remember vividly the insecurity; the deep desire to look like everyone else but myself; the longing to lose weight, to be pretty, to be popular; the roller-coaster of restricting and bingeing; the pain of rejection; the comparisons and the coming up short. I remember vividly second-guessing everything. I...
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