The Go Green Challenge

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Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally recognized day bringing awareness to the importance of taking action to protect our planet. As far as I’m concerned, every day is Earth Day. We can all do our part in reducing … Continued

Good Medicine

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“Laughter is the best medicine.” While there is some question as to where this saying originated, it couldn’t be more true. Get this, it turns out that meditation and laughter have a lot in common. Both lower blood pressure and … Continued

What to Do if You Just Can’t Sit

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When I teach meditation, or we’re in meditation group, we’re usually sitting. Chair or floor, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m not big on rules, so it’s whatever works best for you, and whatever position you’re most comfortable in. I … Continued

5 Ways to Build Your Self Esteem

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I’m reading a book right now about four middle-aged friends who gather to figure out what’s next in their lives. The four have been through various trials and tribulations recently and have come together to support each other. They spend … Continued

Living a Life of Gratitude

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continued

Raised on Guilt

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I was raised on guilt. As adults, we, the four siblings, called my mom “The West Coast Distributor of Guilt.” Well, maybe my brother didn’t, because he was always mom’s favorite. In her defense, I’m sure she came from a … Continued

Go Ahead, Indulge Yourself

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This week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate romance. From such dark and brutal beginnings (I won’t go into detail, but you can read more here, if you’re interested), this holiday has become a marketing success … Continued