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  • Intentionally Mindful

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer Breathing, circulation, digestion. Your body completes so many actions every day without your attention, intention or mindfulness. Your body is constantly working for you, a chorus of natural processes orchestrated without you giving a single thought, command or request. There is so much in the natural world and in […]
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  • The Crack in the Crystal Ball

     Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer We will never fully understand the world by trying to look into the future and predict where our paths will take us.  We usually only understand our experiences when we reflect back on where we have been and what we have learned. Because we spend every day with ourselves, […]
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  • I Ain’t Afraid of No Fear

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer  I like to keep it real with myself.  I like to give myself mini check-ins to remind myself that I need to chase goals that bring my soul joy instead of buying whatever society is selling, dictating what I’m “supposed” to do.  I like to ask myself a mini-20 […]
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  • The Monster Under Your Bed

    Written by: Madeline McCallum, contributing writer and blogger at http://madelinesmusing.blogspot.com/?m=1 I’ve always had a complicated relationship with fear. On one hand, fear can be a great motivator for an ambitious, strong-willed person like me who is quick to a challenge in the name of self-improvement. Am I scared of it? Then that means I am going […]
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  • Transforming Love

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer here at Unpolished Journey Hate breeds hate. Love breeds love. Negativity breeds more negativity. Positive energy breeds more positive energy. One of the most power tools that I have learned in recovery is the power of my own thoughts.  Your feelings shape your thoughts and your thoughts shape your […]
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  • The Quiet Victories

    Written by: Emily Blair, Director of Operations Being able to let go is something that I struggle with daily.  There are so many things I hold onto so tightly.  So tight my knuckles turn white and my hand begins to ache.  And the white color becomes the norm.  I forget the color of my skin […]
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