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Amazing, Awful and Beautiful

Hold on to the center and make up your mind to rejoice in this paradise called life.
Lao Tzu

Dear Exchange Community,

Let’s start the week off with this quote from award-winning author and social justice activist, L.R. Knost:

“Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful.”

In her bestselling book, Happiness is Running Through the Streets to Find You: Translating Trauma’s Harsh Legacy Into Healing, Holly Elissa Bruno provides a road map for how awful times in life can be transformed through hope and resilience to reveal the breathtaking beauty Knost describes.

Especially in today’s current situation, where each of us is experiencing some level of challenge, Holly Elissa’s words bring comfort and support:

“Paradoxes…abound in trauma recovery. I accept that dynamic without understanding it. Paradoxes include…

We wish you all a week of experiencing life’s beauty,
The Exchange Team

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