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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grateful.

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Cheryl Strayed

In her breakout memoir, “Wild,” author Cheryl Strayed recounts her solo thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. For a backpacking novice and a woman traveling alone, reeling from her mother’s death and a recent divorce, it was a risky journey to undertake. But Strayed’s mental and physical journey gave her an anchor in arguably the hardest time of her young life. Strayed’s commitment to self-compassion in the face of adversity is a testament to how much we can survive by trusting our own internal compass. By forgiving our missteps and recognizing what we do have, we can move forward in new, exciting ways.

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