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On Being Grateful for Emily (Whoever She or He May Be)

No matter where I was or what I was doing at the office, whenever Emily showed up, I felt trapped. She would find me and go on and on about something while I made a mental list of all the “better thin…


5 Choices that Will Change Your Life

We can choose to grow habits of the mind and the heart that will guide us naturally to love and service. We can blossom through presence and good mental habits to awaken our authentic spirit. Love …


5 Keys to Creating Conscious and Intentional Relationships

What do you know about being in a relationship? How did you come by that knowledge? Chances are, much like swimming, you were thrown into the deep end of a pool and survival instinct took over. Unles…


7 Tips for Building Tolerance in Children

As children are going back-to school tolerance is more important than ever. They are getting to know their teacher(s), meeting new friends and classmates, it is natural for children to notice the …


True Story: The Best Run Ever!

Several months ago, I went on my nightly run, like I often do. When winding my way up the hills of Oakland, I decided to take a turn up a street that I hadn't been on before. I was pushing myself phys…


How To Keep Your Heart Open When You’re Angry

It’s easy to talk about opening your heart when everyone is getting along. When you’re with your best friend or closest family member your heart is likely to feel so open that honey just pours rig…


What Makes a Person Compassionate?

Compassion, both for ourselves and for others, is a key component of maintaining well-being as we age. A new study has uncovered which elements play a significant role in developing this deep sense of…


How Returning a Rescue Dog Made Me Re-Think Who I Am

I was blown away by the incredible, inspiring, and compassionate responses after writing a post about returning our dog, Rocky Blue, to his rescue group. After six months and with a baby on the way, w…


Are Humans Instinctively Compassionate?

com•pas•sion: noun \kəm-ˈpa-shən\ a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. We reach out to those in pain, take in stray animals and dash off our check…


Accept Yourself to Find Happiness

Chris Johnson shares the key lessons he's learned over the years, including acceptance, compassion, and gratitude. I've gleaned some fundamental principles from the wisdom offered by several "metap…


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