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Born and raised in northern Virginia, Maren moved to Portland, Oregon to start a new life in 1990. During the last 25 years, she has delved into the question of what it is to be human at this time in history, and how individuals can bring their passions and beliefs to bear on the world.

After earning a degree in psychology, she moved into political activism, and years later, found a way to blend the two, mixing deep empathy and understanding with encouragement and support for bold action. Her clients and followers are dreamers and doers, working with passion to bring about a better world for all.

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Trust The Open Space

Trust the open space. Trust the gaping void that opens, threatening to swallow you into its nothingness, when you say "No" to people or things you know aren’t right for you. Beautiful things will sprout when you say "No". Beautiful seeds will descend from the sky, and sprout in that open space. More beautiful than you could have planned. Sooner than you think. The darkness that surrounds you now—that whispers its threats to expand voraciously if you open up even an inch of space—will ebb away as you open that space, and choose to sit calmly, patiently in it. All…

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