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Poems as Medicine

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Poems as Medicine

            The world exists, and as I often tell my clients, we have to awkwardly learn how to navigate our long legs along sidewalks, people, places and things. It is difficult at times, and with certainty we trip on cracks and skip over them too. Life is both terrifying and magnificent. Poetry is a creative avenue that captures the juxtaposition of life’s awkwardness in a condensed form. They can be a very powerful way to connect to the experience of life either by writing them or reading them.  They are medicine. Here are a few of my favorite poems: By...

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FREEDOM, This video made me cry!

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FREEDOM, This video made me cry!

FREEDOM Sipping my cuppa Joe this snowy Wednesday morning, preparing for another long day in the office, I remembered a video one of my clients suggested I watch. I watched. I cried…and now I am writing.   The pace of life today is unfounded in history: social media, faster cars, and electronics galore at a wink of an eye. This speed is creating inertia. People are tired, stressed, confused, and numbed. Have our iPhones and Facebooks tricked our minds to thinking we don’t have FREEDOM? FREEDOM to choose if we are going to turn right or left? FREEDOM to make ourselves better or bitter?...

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4 tips that will make you a better YOU:

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4 tips that will make you a better YOU:

Every single one of us is fighting our own battle. Maybe some battles are more profound than others, but we are all fighting. We have broken bones, hearts, memories, and dreams. The more we brush aside the pain and suffering, the more we numb out the feelings of joy, contentment, or love. That is the paradoxical nature of life: by embracing the yucky emotions, the yummy emotions become more frequent. I hope these four reasons will help you: FILL UP YOUR OWN CUP With the speed of movement in our world today, it is so easy to reach out for something objective in the moments that feel more...

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