What does your pain allow you to avoid?

What does your pain allow you to avoid?

Let me first preface this piece by saying that pain and suffering are no joke. There are HARD places in life that can seem to go on and on without end or relief. And those challenges wear us down, cause real symptoms in our minds and bodies, and can seem to defeat us utterly. 
This post is NOT intended as a Pollyanna bypass on your pain, hardship, or anguish. Those places just suck, frankly. There’s no other way to say it. If that’s where you are today, I empathize and sympathize with you. I’ve been there too. 
And yet, we still have choices every day we wake up. 

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The Keys To Developing Self-Confidence

Develop Self Confidence

Developing self-confidence after years (a lifetime?) of doubting your feelings, skills, experience, or even your very reality can feel like a mountain you’ll never summit. The build-up of external and internal critical voices over the years is real and often crippling to every human on earth (even the ones who seem to have it all together on social media!) And yet, we require a healthy dash of self-confidence to get anywhere in life. To grow beyond our circumstances, to reach for health and well-being, to live a life that is more than quiet desperation.

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Why Is It So Hard for Me to Trust Myself or Anyone Else?

Today we’re talking about a tricky beast over here: TRUST.  Trust is one of the fundamental ideas of mindfulness, encompassing not only trust in your journey and others, but also trust in yourself.  Depending on your history, trusting yourself and others, even a tiny bit, can feel like a monumental task.  However, the experience of trust can positively enhance our lives when we are able to open to the vulnerability of trust. Here are three steps to build healthy trust.

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