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Trees Shedding Their Bark

Like a tree, our growth depends upon our ability to soften, loosen, and shed defenses we no longer need. Trees grow up through their branches and down through their roots into the earth. They also grow wider with each passing year. As they do, they shed the bark that served to protect them but now is no longer big enough to contain them. In the same way, we create boundaries and develop defenses to protect ourselves and then, at a certain point, we outgrow them. If we don't allow ourselves to shed our protective layer, we can't expand to our full potential. Trees need their protective bark to enable the delicate process of growth and renewal to unfold without threat....

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Discovering the Little Things That Make Us Happy

Rediscover the little things in life that make you happy, add a new little thing each day, and be prepared to shine. Life is full of little wonders that can make us happy. The sound of a baby's laughter, a good book, the comforting smell of a favorite old sweatshirt, and the warmth from a cup of hot tea are simple pleasures that can easily put smiles on our faces. These "little things" are easily accessible to us and can be sources for happiness. A key to finding them is taking the time to put those rose-colored glasses from childhood back on so you can easily access the joy in all the "little things" life has to offer. Finding a...

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Putting Power in Perspective

You create better energy when you are FOR something, rather than AGAINST something.As human beings, we cannot help but be subject to our preferences. However, we do have control over the manner in which these manifest themselves in our lives. Every value we hold dear is an expression of either support or opposition, and it is our perspective that determines whether we are for something or against it. As an example of a situation we are all familiar with at this time: We can direct our energy and intentions into activities that promote peace rather than using our resources to speak out in opposition of war. On the surface, these appear to be two interchangeable methods of expressing one virtue,...

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"Help those who feel that they have no choice but to suffer in silence." - Kelsey Schaefer

Kelsey Schaefer teamed up with Brittany and Kali Kardia in 2017. With a background in Creative Communications, she saw opportunities for collaboration with Brittany and wanted to be a part of changing people’s lives. Her goal, too, is to help those who feel that they have no choice but to suffer in silence. Kelsey was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder many years before seeking help for it. She was convinced that a “mind over matter” attitude was the solution and felt that she needed to simply deal with the complicated emotions she felt on a daily basis. In her late teens, Kelsey developed an eating disorder. She had suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, like a large amount of teenage girls...

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