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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

Virginia Woolf

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
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"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

Brené Brown

“Vulnerability is about having the courage to show up and be seen.”
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“Vulnerability is about having the courage to show up and be seen.”

Paulo Coelho

“We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. A little parenthesis in eternity.”
2018-01-20T15:12:50+00:00
“We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. A little parenthesis in eternity.”

Ram Dass

“I invite you not to cling. I invite you to open to the next moment and allow it to have its own richness. Nothing will kill the glow faster than clinging.”
2018-02-06T10:31:00+00:00
“I invite you not to cling. I invite you to open to the next moment and allow it to have its own richness. Nothing will kill the glow faster than clinging.”

Hans Cloos

“There is another, inner way… which binds the artist to the world. He who walks this trail sees the beauty of the earth, and hears its music.”
2018-02-06T10:36:37+00:00
“There is another, inner way… which binds the artist to the world. He who walks this trail sees the beauty of the earth, and hears its music.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
2018-02-19T08:54:08+00:00
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

Og Mandino

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
2018-03-15T11:14:19+00:00
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

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.”
2018-02-06T10:31:32+00:00
“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
2018-03-15T11:14:57+00:00
“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."
2018-01-13T20:06:08+00:00
"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.”

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