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Guest Post – 4 Lifestyle Changes to Help You Overcome SAD   Irritability, fatigue, and depression are common feelings during the fall and winter for people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). As people with SAD know, you can’t just “snap out of” those negative feelings you’re having. As temperatures begin to cool off, if you find that you’re struggling with SAD, here are some steps you can take to help...

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4 Ways to Help Yourself and Others Through Grief By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio version of this post in the blue box below)   At some point, all of us will be touched by grief. It can be unexpected, like a knife flaying our hearts into tiny parcels on the floor. It can be long and enduring. It can be expected or anticipated, but unless you’ve had something disappear from your grasp, the experience evades you. Until you’ve...

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Forgiveness is a Choice By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!)   It’s my belief that at our deepest level we want to forgive those who’ve hurt us. But instead we sometimes hold on, white knuckling through the pain of circumstance, as though the tightness of our grip equates to us winning the most spacious prison.   Holding on feels like control when we’re spinning down. We...

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We Were Meant to Live in Community By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!)   We were meant to live in community. Life tells us so. It offers tender, little lessons like a gift pushed slowly across the table in our direction.   When I was in Hawaii visiting my family, we all rode around in my brother’s magic bus. We toted our bathing suits, while the two dogs car surfed. My...

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In Hawaii, Food is Love By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!)   Hawaii is a magical land where you take off your slippers before you enter someone’s house, call elders auntie and uncle, kiss people hello and goodbye on the cheek, and decorate palm trees for Christmas.   Of course, Hawaii is much more than fun little facts. It has a rich history of the land and the Hawaiian...

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The #1 Reason to be Kind to Others By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!)   Life is full of beauty, bliss, and joy. It can also be exhausting. On the shadow side of the joyful coin lie pain, anxiety, heartbreak, and the plethora of huge and small stresses that weave together to make a life.   Years ago, I had a roommate who’d lash out when they felt insecure. On many occasions,...

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