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5 Relationship Red Flags to Never Ignore

When it comes to our significant other we often want to explain away or even deny uneasy feelings, but these relationship red flags should never be ignored. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the ex…

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How to Be Happier Within 5 Working Days

Why wait to be happy until the weekend hits or the next vacation beckons? It's possible to feel happy Monday through Friday. Let me chalk out a simple Happiness Plan for you. It is almost ridiculou…

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How to Stand Up to People Who Pull You Down

The energy of a negative person can make July feel like January. You cannot avoid negative people all the time, even though you might want to. Family, friends, coworkers, bosses—sometimes, we simply h…

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The Perils of Positivity

In doing my meditation/mindfulness work, I meet many folks who focus much of their thought, mind and spirit on being positive. Most would think this is a total, kick butt way to live. There are eve…

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Do You Live in Fear?

Your stuck energies force you to be someone who doesn’t exist anymore: The angry child deprived of love, the frightened child who doesn’t feel safe. The past is a false guide to the future, and yet i…

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The Freedom of Being at Ease with What Is – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of The Freedom of Being At Ease with What Is, by Jan Frazier. Check out this excerpt from the book, and then leave a comment for a chance to win your own copy of this book! …

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3 Ways to Defend Your Brain Against Complainers

We all know that it's not fun to listen to people complain—whether they're your coworkers, friends, or even loved ones—but did you know that their negative words can actually impair brain function? …

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Manage Your Shadow

Violence can be tamed by breaking the shadow side of your personality into manageable bits. When you have been treated unjustly or personally harmed, the natural emotion is anger. If this anger can’t…

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Rid Yourself of Negative Feelings or Reactions

When any negative feeling or reaction to a situation arises, stop to notice it, just as you would with a positive feeling, and make a choice about what to do. The choices cover a wide range of respon…

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Let Me Breathe (A One-Minute Meditation)

Let me breathe out the battles I wage with others, and even within myself, and breathe in profound peace. Let me breathe out hate and then fill my lungs, and my life, with love. Let me breathe out i…

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