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Love, all the way through the darkness

Heart prompts

Authenticity is a matter of the heart—everything here tends to be. This is a space for healing and that requires deeply sweet honesty. I infuse love so that it all feels like a warm mug of comfort: good for the soul; honey for the heart; soothing where it's due. Like you’re reading journal entries that are meant for you.

Steady guidance

Love is my North Star. Its guiding light cuts through the fog of suffering, even if it’s just enough to survive the day. I’m not here to tell you your answers, but to share glimmers of possibility. It's like walking an illumined path and finding treasure tucked inside a rock or flowers springing from the cracks.

Reasons to stay

These messages speak to how we can rise from the ashes of what we thought would crush us. It takes a whole lot of showing up (and courage). Stay, and make the darkness conscious. Risk wonder; explore; unfold. Bare your light. Shine for someone. Grow in unlikely places. It’s a worthwhile journey, and so are you.

A few of my favorite things

Thoughts worth pondering

Desmond Tutu

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
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"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

Caroline Myss

“Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.”
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“Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.”

April Green

“That’s the beautiful thing about self-love — you wear it like a dress and it becomes more and more exquisite with time.”
2018-01-20T15:13:08+00:00
“That’s the beautiful thing about self-love — you wear it like a dress and it becomes more and more exquisite with time.”

Beau Taplin

“Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.”
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“Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.”

Brené Brown

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
2018-02-06T10:36:52+00:00
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
2018-02-19T08:54:26+00:00
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Charles Bukowski

“Drink from the well of your self and begin again.”
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“Drink from the well of your self and begin again.”

John Green

"I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
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"I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions."
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"The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions."

Teal Swan

“The graduated consciousness is the capacity to hold space for contradictory states.”
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“The graduated consciousness is the capacity to hold space for contradictory states.”

Joshua Kai

“Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.”
2018-02-06T10:31:49+00:00
“Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
2018-02-07T10:54:08+00:00
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

Byron Katie

When inquiry is alive inside you, every thought you think ends with a question mark, not a period. And that is the end of suffering.”
2018-02-19T08:54:41+00:00
“When inquiry is alive inside you, every thought you think ends with a question mark, not a period. And that is the end of suffering.”

George Santayana

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
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“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

Nancy Levin

"Honor the space between no longer and not yet."
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"Honor the space between no longer and not yet."

Robert Brault

"If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door."
2018-01-13T20:19:46+00:00
"If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door."

Morgan Harper Nichols

“Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.”
2018-01-20T15:16:08+00:00
“Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.”

Gabby Bernstein

“If you’re not going to show up for what’s showing up, it’s going to keep showing up.”
2018-02-06T10:32:06+00:00
“If you’re not going to show up for what’s showing up, it’s going to keep showing up.”

e. e. cummings

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
2018-02-07T10:54:24+00:00
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

Margaret Atwood

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”
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“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”

Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it.”
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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it.”

My brother

“Love each other. Love yourself.”
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“Love each other. Love yourself.”

Daisaku Ikeda

"If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.”
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"If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.”

Victor Frankl

“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
2018-01-20T15:19:54+00:00
“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Marianne Williamson

“It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
2018-02-06T10:32:25+00:00
“It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”

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