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Rebecca Mckown is on a spiritual path to find her inner divine. She is an herbalist in training, a yoga practitioner, a mother, gardener, whole foodie, chicken rancher, juicer, naturalist, and a believer in all things love. Rebecca has been re-pursuing her love of the written word and using her words to inspire others. She spends her day with her 3 kids and husband living life and following her inner path. Rebecca Mckown can be followed at rebmckown.com

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6 Common Mistakes Parents Make

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 3:47 PM

Becoming a parent is a rite of passage. Once it happens, you come out the other side with a new pair of glasses complete with sparkly optical lenses. These glasses make you see things differently in a way you never could have imagined.

Parents have one thing in common, and...

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An Open Letter to Money

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:38 PM

Hey money,

It's strange to be writing a letter to you, but we have a relationship so this needs to be addressed. You can't live without me and I can't live without you. Without me you would just sit there in a pile with nowhere to go, no place to...

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Why This Isn't a Mid-Life Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Sure I'm 40, and if the average U.S. life span is 80, then I am roughly in the middle of my life. But let me tell you why what I am going through is not a mid-life crisis.

First off, what am I doing? I am making some pretty serious...

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Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 1:03 PM

The other day my 5-year-old-son was washing his hands, a habit he has gotten into almost obsessively. I felt the need, not sure why, to explain to a friend nearby why he was washing his hands after doing nothing "dirty or germ-filled." I told her that two years ago he...

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5 Steps to Soulful Self-Love

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 11:42 AM

We keep hearing about self-love and how to nurture and care for ourselves. Self-love is pretty straight forward. It is about taking care of our bodies and mind through time and practices of self-care.

So what is soulful self-love? It is learning to love and care for our inner-self, our...

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Lessons From Your Future Self

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 6:22 PM

"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom." -- Buddha

As I sit here contemplating my life and what the hell it is all about, I get taken back to my past and all the choices that have brought...

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5 Steps to Living a Mindful Life

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:04 PM

I took a bike ride early in the morning and a mile into the ride I realized that I had no idea how I got to be where I was. I mean I knew I was traveling on a bike but the roads, the cars, the people, absolutely no memory....

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Navigating the Storm

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 1:25 PM

I have been contemplating what I have been doing lately with my life. What direction should I be moving? I am very passionate about what I am doing to the point of getting giddy at times. But as with all journeys we sometimes come to a block that needs to...

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Step Into Your Truth With These 4 Simple Steps

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Are you ready to live a life of truth and self-acceptance? Live your truth right here, right now. What does this mean exactly? It means to live your most truthful self. Inside you is a person waiting to jump out and live in truth and openness. Most of us spend...

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When You Know It's Time

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Not too long ago I wrote an article about if you are lucky, you have around 30,000 days to live. This is from birth, not from this moment. Now do the math. How old are you, multiplied by 365 then subtracting the 30,000 days, which is equivalent to...

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5 Steps to Waking Up Happy

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Is waking up a difficult part of your day? Do you have to rely on the alarm clock to get you up, only to begrudge it and forcefully hit snooze? Is dread one of the first thoughts to pass through your mind? Are you wishing that your day could start...

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Letter to 10-Year-Old Self: Don't Get Rid of Wonder Woman Underwear

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Dear 10-Year-Old Self,

If I knew now what I knew then, I could have avoided a whole lot of crap. Really, you ask? How could I have known more as you, a 10-year-old, than I do now as a 39-year-old? We knew things then that I forgot over the...

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The 'I Can' Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 5:56 PM

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I have spent my life hiding behind my fears, people, doors and opportunities. Fear has stopped me from experiencing so much. If I think too much about it, it saddens me. As a child I was the kid who hid behind her classmates,...

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It May Just Be Time for a Change

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 1:29 PM

If you were to get a dollar each day for the entirety of your life and you lived to be 75 years old, you wouldn't even have $30,000 -- a whole life and less than $30,000. There's not much you can buy with that money, but if this was all...

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