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Posts by Lily-Velez

Lily Velez is a Certified Life Strategies Coach, award-winning speaker, spiritual mentor, and the author of an upcoming novel about forgiveness. To find out what dead weights may be holding you back from the fulfilling life you want, Lily invites you to access the free quiz at her website (www.lilyvelez.com).

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Freeing Yourself from the Prison of Depression

“I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~Unknown

I was diagnosed with clinical depression and prescribed anti-depressants when I was twenty-one years old. I refer to this point …

Why Letting Ourselves Be Weak Is Actually the Key to Becoming Strong

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ~Criss Jami

“You have to be strong.”

Those were five words I heard without end after my father was diagnosed with stage …

How Letting Yourself Get Angry Can Help You Forgive and Find Peace

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.” ~Alice Duer Miller

As an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a relative, I had become accustomed to keeping secrets. Silence, I was taught, was …