Some Tips To Help You Unwind Your Busy Monkey Mind

Some Tips To Help You Unwind Your Busy Monkey Mind Most people believe relaxing activities are only done in the evenings, and should be grouped in categories, scheduled, or put in an evening “routine,” as if it’s simply another item to check off your “to-do” list. The good news? You don’t have to wait until the evening to unwind and relax. In fact, you shouldn’t. You deserve to feel grounded in your center and a sense of peace all day, not for just a few hours at the end of your…

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Gillette’s New Ad On “Toxic Masculinity” Is Incredible – And Necessary, But…

Gillette’s New Ad On “Toxic Masculinity” Is Incredible – And Necessary, But… In an age of extremes, the nuance of this article is going to be what helps us understand what we are truly seeing in terms of the challenges we face and how we can solve them without generating a strong opinion on these issues. I encourage you all to carefully read this article as if we want to help move away from things like “toxic masculinity,” “toxic femininity,” racism and so forth, but we must do so wisely by truly understanding the…

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The Most Powerful Testimony I’ve Ever Heard: My Interview With Anneke Lucas

The Most Powerful Testimony I’ve Ever Heard: My Interview With Anneke Lucas I believe that life brings synchronicities to those who are open to them. Well, I suppose life brings synchronicities to everybody, but it is those of us who accept that the universe has a more comprehensive vision of our life mission than we do that are more likely to take advantage of them. It is not so much that we have to be on the lookout for every sign and symbol that flashes past us; it’s more about noticing the things that resonate most with us, calling…

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11 Things We Should All Let Go of As We Head Into 2019

11 Things We Should All Let Go of As We Head Into 2019 The new year is almost here and it’s often a time when we all start to think about what we want to change for the next year. I’ve never been much a fan of the whole cliche of changing because of the new year, but why not embrace it as a time where we can reflect at least? That usually leads to change! Do a quick reflection right now. Do you feel like you have followed your…

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The Secret To Feeling Loved In a Relationship – It Might Surprise You

The Secret To Feeling Loved In a Relationship – It Might Surprise You Everyone wants to feel loved don’t they? The feeling of having someone else sustain you and your feelings because they love you, tell you all the time and show it to you in every way imaginable? Well here’s the secret to live that fantasy life: Love Yourself! Or better yet, work to see the love that you truly are. When you connect with the love within you, you won’t need any of the above as you realize you…

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Are You A Spiritual Narcissist?

Are You A Spiritual Narcissist? We humans often have a hard time finding middle ground. We may be drowning in lack of self-worth one moment, and trampling over other’s with our own self indulgence the next as we struggle to find balance. Narcissism is not simply about enjoying selfies in our social media-saturated world, it goes deeper than that. It appears as liberation but is a trap that can ruin relationships, increase personal suffering, and keep a person from their true spiritual aspirations. Not surprisingly, increased mindfulness and compassion for…

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Dark Jewels: Mining The Gifts Of 8 Difficult Emotions

Dark Jewels: Mining The Gifts Of 8 Difficult Emotions Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —Pema Chodron Unless we look into and skillfully navigate our dark sides, we can’t become our fullest selves. Consequently, we can’t truly love ourselves and the world as much as we are capable. Following Pema Chodron’s reasoning: if we cannot bear our own pain, how…

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If You Do One Thing At Christmas Make It This: Acts Of Kindness

If You Do One Thing At Christmas Make It This: Acts Of Kindness Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. C. A. Bartol As we enter into the ‘silly season’ I felt inspired to write about what I wish Christmas could mean for everyone. In a world where we have so much focus on material goods, (and never is this more obvious than at Christmas time)  I think its time to touch on something that is far more important. And that is, have you ever thought…

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The Top Reasons Why We Resist Change & How To Stop

The Top Reasons Why We Resist Change & How To Stop Our world is full of change right now, and for good reason! Deep down we know and feel that something is a bit ‘stale,’ and we’re following that feeling with outward projections of emotions about our system, politics, what others do, our jobs – quite frankly, many of us are feeling frustrated with how things are. But do you ever notice yourself resisting events happening in your life? We all go through many different experiences, this article is not…

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Your Shadow Self: How To Face It, Bring It To Light & Transcend It

Your Shadow Self: How To Face It, Bring It To Light & Transcend It “What you most need will be found where you least want to look, but you have to look purposefully. If it chases you, then you’re the prey; if you confront it, you can transcend it.” – Jordan Peterson There is a lot written about shadow and what it is. The direction is clear. Shadow is something we repress and hide from others, and in most cases, from ourselves. Where does it originate and what can we…

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