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Julia’s Journal

One Step At A Time

Feeling overwhelmed? I know what that’s like. I’ve been making a lot of big choices lately. It almost seems like I have mountains to climb so that I can keep going on this path I’ve chosen. Have you ever felt like that? Like it’s too much? Wondering how...

5 Ways to Discharge Your Anger Safely

I have a confession. I’m not always totally in balance and peaceful and calm. I prefer when I am, but I’m not. I’m human (just like you). So, I feel all the feelings. Anger is one of those feelings that I don’t acknowledge that often. I don’t think of myself as an...

Relieve Stress Now

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a lot of things come up this week that could have totally overwhelmed me and STRESSED ME OUT. Not only have I had a lot of stressful things come up for me, but my son has been in camp and it’s almost like social interaction...
How are you?

How are you?

I have had more human interactions lately. I’ve been dipping my toes into the water - slowly getting used to being around people again. Eventually, I may jump in the pool, and be around a lot of people all at once, but I’m not there yet. How about you? Do you...

Stepping Outside

Stepping Outside

Now is the time the Oleander bloomsIt must be JuneI see your beautyFragrant blossoms so lovelyGive me your ancient wisdomYou were here even before my body ever inhabited this landI know that it is you that I must respectAs all your parts can have great affectYour...

Brave. Strong. Doing hard things.

Brave. Strong. Doing hard things.

I’ve been thinking a lot about doing hard things. Sometimes, just getting through the day is doing a hard thing. Sometimes, going outside our comfort zone is doing a hard thing. Sometimes, being our authentic self is hard....

Back to Normal?

Back to Normal?

Have you been feeling like things are sliding back to “normal”? For example, your calendar is getting more full, you are going out and doing things you might not have done for a year, you are seeing people again, some may even be taking their masks off when...

4 Benefits of Self-Love

4 Benefits of Self-Love

Self-love. I always thought that was for people with big egos… I have always tried to be humble and compassionate, so I didn’t think I should pay attention to loving myself. In meantime, I was full of self-criticism and self-doubt. “Remember, you have been...

Life Is A Practice

Life Is A Practice

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that I feel like I need in my life. I’ve also been thinking about how sometimes I don’t allow myself to get the things I need because I feel overwhelmed with what I feel like...

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