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Just Right or Perfectly Wrong?

Rachael smiles, remembering her plans to open her own florist shop three years ago. Excited by what she’d learned in just four months at Tom’s House of Flowers, she eagerly leaped for her dream. Sh…

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8 Ways to Spot A Witch (Circa 1692)

October is the month of vampires, ghouls, werewolves and witches. We celebrate these creatures of the night now, but once-upon-a-time they haunted the darkest recesses of our imaginations. In late 17t…

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A Breathing Technique that Triggers the Relaxation Response

An important step in fighting stress is learning to calm the mind and body. Among the easiest methods to learn are relaxation exercises. The goal of relaxation techniques is to produce a physiological…

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Stop Comparing the Present with the Past

I drove past a church the other day en route to Santa Cruz and the sign they had out front displayed this message: “Don’t dwell on the past because you’re not going back there.” That says it all to me…

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Get Fired Up with Your Third Chakra

First what's a chakra? Chakras are measurable patterns of electromagnetic activity and centers for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. Each chakra is associated…

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Cat Finds Owner Weeks After Being Sent To Nursing Home

Cats are renown for finding their way back home even when separated by busy roads, rivers and hundreds of miles, but what is doubly remarkable about this story of feline tenacity is that the owner mov…

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Resisting Resistance: Letting Go in the Fall

Every year, I resist the change of season. In the fall, I witness nature as it transforms from shades of green into shocking reds and vibrant oranges and impossible hues of red-orange and almost pu…

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My Journey to Forgiveness

In December of 2011, I decided to head up to Calistoga for a few days. Calistoga is a small town in Napa Valley, about an hour from where we live. For the past few years, Michelle and I have each go…

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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 Beverage That Could Reduce Your Risk of Depression

Feeling hopeless, despondent, guilty, unaccountably sad ... depression manifests itself in myriad ways. Often, it goes undiagnosed, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. About 9 percent of Ame…

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Think context and not content.

The older my chow mx gets the more he wants to be cuddled. He was actually quite reserved when he wa…