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5 Ways to Instill Optimism in Our Children

When surveyed, most parents agree that our children’s wellbeing is very important to us. And one of the best ways to do this is to teach and model optimism for our children. We may be concerned tha…

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5 Scientific Ways to Get Happier Now

As anyone who’s ever read a self-help book knows, there are many paths to personal happiness. Advice ranges from living in the present moment, to meditating, to exercising, to smiling more often. But …

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Want to Sleep Better and Feel Happier? Tell Someone ‘Thank You’

Gratitude and mindfulness are touted as two keys to mental and spiritual wellbeing. But scientific studies are increasingly discovering that recognizing the blessings in your life can also have a meas…

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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 …

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Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

Celebrations of a day of thanks are common around the world. Whether these observances mark an annual harvest, peace or something else, their underlying theme is appreciation and gratitude, sentiments…

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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness This Thanksgiving

If you find that you are far from your family and close friends this Thanksgiving, you might be feeling lonely and sad. It's easy to get mired down in that feeling since we seem to be bombarded with i…

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5 Meaningful Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about how gratitude jars are a helpful way of reminding yourself of the many things in your life to be thankful for. While I might not be as diligent at using my …

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What Matters Most (Poem)

There’s no right answer, to what matters most. The heart of each of us holds a special choice. What matters is living fully, in every possible way. Live like you mean it, like there is no nex…

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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…

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Looking for a Better Life? Take Charge of These 3 Things

A few years ago, I was given a glimpse of what eternity must be like: the intense, pure, twirling, dazzling, pale turquoise light I saw during a spiritual healing, behind my closed eyes, penetrated my…

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