Posts by Amy Clites

Amy Clites is a freelance writer, content creator and actor living and working in Los Angeles. She is also an avid gardener, cook, reader, traveler, and lover of soft, fuzzy things and writes regularly about these topics and more on her blog ZeitClites. Follow her on Twitter at @AmyClites, or learn more at her writer's website.

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7 Lessons to Learn If You Want to Thrive in Life

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” ~Bernie S. Siegel

I’d been having mild pain for about a week—a consistent, dull ache in the center of my chest.

I’m thirty-nine years old with no personal history of heart disease, or of anything else for that matter. Worry hadn’t yet consumed me, but I was keeping an eye on the pain to see if it got better or worse.

Once a week I drive ninety Los Angeles miles round trip for work. I say “Los Angeles” miles because I should theoretically be able to make the journey …