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Mother who died of cancer left a hilarious and poignant letter for her friends and family.

“I’m here. But no longer in the crappy body that turned against me.”

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Before she lost her life to breast cancer, Heather McManamy, 36, of McFarland, Wisconsin, wrote a final goodybye to her friends and family and gave it to her husband to post on Facebook after she passed away. It’s a life-affirming, funny, and poignant goodbye that’s also an instruction manual for how she’d like people to discuss her passing with her 4-year-old daughter, Brianna. McManamy’s views on her death are powerful without being sentimental. “Please, please, please do not tell Brianna that I am in heaven. In her mind, that means that I chose to be somewhere else and left her,” McManamy wrote.

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How I kicked a late-30s slump through meditation. And you can, too.

“Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ​— Lao Tzu

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“Life is an inside job,” is a phrase that my dear friend Dr. Carl Totton often says. And it’s true.

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Amazonian Psychedelic Ayahuasca May Ease Severe Depression, New Study Shows

There’s a growing body of evidence that psychedelic drugs like ayahuasca, LSD, and mushrooms can help people with difficult-to-treat depression.

The vine Banisteriopsis caapi is one ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes. Photo by Apollo/Flickr.

“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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Jazzmyne Jay Hits The Beach In A Bikini For The First Time

For years she told herself, “I’m not supposed to be wearing a bikini.”

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With the ridiculously-narrow beauty standards society demands we adhere to, it’s easy for most people to feel left out on the sidelines. Especially when it comes to wearing a revealing bikini on a public beach. That’s why some recent photos taken by Jazzmyne Jay are so important. After years of thinking “I’m not supposed to be wearing a bikini” she bought one, wore it on the beach in Los Angeles, and posted the photos on Instagram.

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