Author Archive | Adele Ryan McDowell

The Thunderclap of Sudden Death

Sudden death hits like an enormous, out-of-the-blue thunderclap to the heart. It is a sucker punch to the gut. You search your brain thinking that this can’t be true. One minute the person is there; the next minute they’re gone. Like a flame extinguished, you are plunged into a darkness that is incomprehensible and, often, […]

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The Case for Sparkle

Oh my God, are you exhausted? I am psychically numb, worn out and, equally, outraged, infuriated and heartbroken with the tone and tenor of our country. History tells us that there have been dark times like this before. The earth continued on its axis and, as a result, we evolved in consciousness and compassion. That […]

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Dr. Peebles: change vs. love

  Don’t resolve to change yourself, resolve to love yourself more deeply. Dr. Peebles     Dr. Peebles’ words sound simple, but they are exceedingly profound. If we treat ourselves with love and compassion, we will automatically do right by ourselves – across the board. It’s not easy, but endeavor to love, cherish, nourish and […]

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