Conscious Living

STOP Saying You’re Sorry – Break the Compulsive Apologizing Habit

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Any other compulsive apologizers out there? The Sorry habit is a tough one to kick. This is a problem I still struggle with at times since it goes hand in hand with people pleasing and perfectionism. I have apologized when I did nothing wrong and often in lieu of other polite phrases such as “Excuse me?” I ...

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I’m Not Happy – And I Figured Out One Reason Why

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In my late 20s, stagnation was how my mental and emotional life would be defined. I had checked a lot of my self-imposed, obligatory, accomplishment boxes: MBA  √ Husband √ House √ Dog √ Corporate Job with a decent salary √ Happiness    ?!? The gaping unchecked box which I refused to acknowledge was the true fulfillment of a life lived on my terms, in ...

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Thanksgiving – A Day for Expressing Gratitude

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I listened to a morning talk show on while I drove into work today (the day before Thanksgiving), and each DJ shared what they were thankful for. This is a tradition of expressing gratitude that my family honors most years, but for some reason this year it resonated with me on a different level. One of ...

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The Invisible Struggle – Finding the Root of My Autoimmune Disease

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  The Beginning… Finding out you have an autoimmune disease - or a chronic condition of any kind - is a blow. There is no escaping the sudden feeling of having something “wrong” with you. My diagnosis of CREST syndrome, also called limited scleroderma, came at age 13 when what I wanted more than anything in the ...

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