On a desert walk

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A tribute to my mother — watching resilience flourish during pandemic anguish

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Dad’s Alzheimer’s worsens

By January 2020, mom’s devoted care for him had crossed into the epic realm as she faithfully followed a strict protocol to prolong their life together, religiously following…


Let’s reach out and touch each other with words

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In physical sensation, there is only physical sensation

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A poetic investigation on retreat of the nature of self and other

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Pushing the edges of discomfort can be liberating

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The science behind discomfort and growth

As it turns out science backs this message, according to Dr. Daeyeol Lee, Professor of…


An ode to Medium

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Traveling to connect with people

There was no internet or even email, so I did what I could and traveled wide and far, eager to meet people who were completely different…


Awareness Practitioner. Playfulness Instigator. Writer

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What we learned about the prevalence of mold and how to recover from the toxicity — a step-by-step guide

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This is what love and compassion look like in action

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Marijke McCandless

Marijke McCandless is an awareness practitioner, playfulness instigator and award-winning writer. Her recipe? Listen. Play. Write. https://marijkemccandless.com

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