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5 Lessons I’ve Learned About Identifying & Asserting Boundaries

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A lesson in turning my back on what's not meant for (or no longer serving) me... I’ve shared that therapy is a crucial tool in my healing journey, but I admittedly struggled early on to apply the methods and lessons learned while sitting on that cozy couch with a cup of organic green tea. Did I ...

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No One Understands Me – The Issue of Loneliness & Your Health

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I thought, "No one understands me!" I'm sure I've yelled it out loud a few times too. The loneliness of feeling misunderstood can be crippling. Living with an autoimmune disease, especially one that allows you to maintain the guise of a healthy appearance, can cause you to ...

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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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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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