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articles by: Ed and Deb Shapiro

What Are You: A Bhogi or a Yogi?

Yoga, now closely followed by Mindfulness, has become totally mainstream, with more varieties of a theme appearing every day. Many who attend a yoga class come away from it feeling more energized, yet…

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Diving Into Your Fear

The saying goes that when the Buddha was confronted with fear, he invited it in for tea. Fear is something we all feel at one time or another; for some it can be crippling, for others it is subtle and…

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Do You Truly Want To Be Healthy and Happy?

Do you want to be healthy and happy? Really? Think about it—about what it would be like to have nothing to complain about? To have nothing special about you? We have to be honest. Are we ready to have…

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Three Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

The recent mega million-dollar drama surrounding FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter has taught us an invaluable lesson: how greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, k…

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How Your Mind Affects Your Body

We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts, and what happens in the body. A Time Magazine special showe…

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Achieving Peace & Love in Your Life

We have endlessly tried to bring peace to the world, creating organizations like the UN and NATO. We’ve had treaties and summits, and scores of meetings and programs, but still there are so many confl…

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Ease Your Anxiety About the New Year

Given the state of the world today it’d be totally understandable if you've been dreading the new year and whatever might happen next, instead of feeling joyful and full of anticipation. Yet a new …

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Overcoming Your Struggle to Meditate

Meditation is misunderstood way too often. It's simple when written down: just calm the mind and be still, breathe, pay attention and be present. But, it’s not always so easy in practice. The mind is …

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How To Transform Your Negative Mind Into a Positive One

Have you ever wondered how amazing it is that a water lily doesn’t grow in a pure mountain lake but in murky, muddy and dank pond water thick with weeds, and yet its beautiful flower appears on the su…

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The Greatest Enemy Is Fear, Not War

There’s too much fear and fighting going on in the world, between ISIS, Ebola, violent assaults and rape. We may feel completely powerless, unable to help, but perhaps the greatest thing we can do is …

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about Ed and Deb Shapiro

You can learn more in our book, Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Marianne Williamson, Jane Fonda, Ram Dass, Byron Katie and others. Our 3 meditation CD’s: Metta—Loving kindness and Forgiveness; Samadhi–Breath Awareness and Insight; and Yoga Nidra–Inner Conscious Relaxation, are available at: EdandDebShapiro.com

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