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Tanti Auguri!! πŸŽ‚

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I love this issue, Natalie, your writing always astounds me. This is my favorite one of your newsletters, ever! I have been an energy vampire and attracted way too many, as well. I will do the prompt! Thank you!!! Happiest birthday! And, I love the Maya Angelou quote!!!!

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Jan 17Liked by Natalie Serber

Happy Birthday! Energy vampires, wow! What about the friend whose energy vampiring you tolerate for months or even years who when turns around and ghosts you????

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Jan 17Liked by Natalie Serber

happy jubilee!

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I love how indulgent she allows herself to be and the idea of removing everything from the walls and creating a truly blank slate for thoughts. Very impactful! And yes: "hydrate, moisturize, stay in your lane!"

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Jan 17Liked by Natalie Serber

Happy Birthday! Palm Springs sounds perfect right now. 🌴

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Jan 17Liked by Natalie Serber

Happy Birthday Natalie and thanks for your great, interesting writing! You might also enjoy Transcendent Kingdom when you finish Homegoing. I truly feel you have so many friends and supporters here that would love to take your call anytime! Enjoy your special birth-day! ❀️

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Jan 17Liked by Natalie Serber

Thank you Natalie! And happy birthday to you! Your birthday is one day after my daughter's birthday. Good choice to be in Palm Springs at the moment, as I am sure you know. Enjoy the palm trees swaying to sing happy birthday to you.

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On energy vampires: it was, like you said, probably the interaction between the both of you. But another factor in that is that perhaps your friend started to get a lot on her plate, too, and wasn't able to be there for you anymore like they were before. Who knows, there could be regrets from both sides. (I for sure have been at both.)

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