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Getting Out of Life What You Put In

Even when things don't go the way we plan, everything will work out for the best. It is ok to give yourself a minute or two (maybe an hour or longer) to overcome the disappointment. For me, life is…

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Your Every Intention Leads to Some Result

We mortals assume that we have to work to make our dreams come true, when in fact most of the work we run around doing is preventing our dreams from coming true. Our desires are random or repetitive …

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3 Ways to Avoid Burn-Out

In today's fast-paced society, it's easy to get caught up with wanting to do more and wanting to be more. We tend to believe in the myth of "having it all." We believe that we can give 110% to anythin…

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Donít Interfere With the Flow

There is a profound Buddhist doctrine that speaks of a great river that flows through all of reality. Once you have found yourself, there is no more cause for action. The river picks you up and carr…

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Focus on How Far You’ve Come

Take a tip from high-performance athletes. Look at how far you've come, not how much you have left to do. Scientists call this the horizon effect. It creates encouragement--"I've done twice as much as…

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Imagine Your Future Positive Self

Recently I heard about a young man who dreamed about becoming a bull rider. The goal in the ring is to stay on the bull for eight seconds. The first six months, this guy worried constantly: "What if I…

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Get All Your Brains On Your Side

Ever find yourself thinking one thing and doing something altogether contradictory? Like "I should not have another donut" and then scarfing one down? We're all a mass of contradictions, particularly …

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Finding Your True Intention

Author and physician Joan Borysenko encourages us to go beneath the surface of our lives to find our true intentions, which are "based on saying yes to your deepest longings. Goals rooted in what real…

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You’ve Got to Really Want This

Several years ago, I read something about the scientifically proven best way to do laundry. You're supposed to fill with water first, then soap, then clothes. I'd been doing it backwards for almost 40…

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This is Your Life Calling

A carpenter decided to change careers. He had two children and his wife was expecting twins. They needed a larger house, and he needed a job that made more money. He went to his boss to explain. The b…

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