Nurturing the Garden Within

Planting Your Garden Self-discovery and acceptance are the formative steps of change and transformation. Our identity is carefully woven with internal jewels which bear their radiance through the persons and experiences we've had. In a perfect world our condition would remain unchanged. But that is rarely the case. Time passes and the effervescence wanes. Hurt and disappointment leave ugly reminders behind. We become ... [Continue]

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Reflections: Peeling Back the Layers

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