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Last week my friend’s seven year old daughter fell straight into a split on her living room carpet. Then she challenged me to see how far down I could go. Oh boy, nearly 40 years her senior, I was sure I wouldn’t even get close to a full split. But with several years of yoga classes under my belt, I felt inspired by this innocent challenge to see how my practice was paying off.

Let’s just say, I didn’t make it all the way, nor did I have the most graceful exit — but no doubt my years of yoga…

“Me? I’m taking some time off from dating to focus on personal growth.”

I’ve used this line a lot in my journey through single-dom. Meanwhile burying myself underneath my bed sheets and getting up occasionally to refill my tea and tortilla chips as I devoured the book “How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People)”. I’d inhale at the end of a chapter and let it all slowly roll out, feeling inspired to go all in on loving me.

Then I’d get up and not have to consider a single other person in my life or feel triggered by anyone’s…

Kristen Mira

Heartfelt words about love.

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