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Speak Loud & Clear with Your Fifth Chakra

The fifth chakra leads us out of the darkness with voice, sound, intention and purpose. It is the throat chakra. But before we dive into that, here's a quick explanation of what chakras are if you'…

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How Yoga Changed My Life Forever

I believe yoga saved my life. I'm not saying that for the sake of drama. It really did. Twenty years ago, I lay in a bed in my mother’s guest room wishing I could just evaporate. I appealed to God …

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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

My common sense says that the anger, resentment and blame that many people hold on to, often for years, account for a lot of health problems, and learning how to forgive could prove to be curative and…

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Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the …

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Coping Through Crises by Connecting With Others

When a crisis happens, our stress tolerance level depletes from the shock and emotional pain. We become overwhelmed, which inhibits our capacity to cope. Yet, it’s completely understandable why we wou…

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Maintain A Willingness to Embrace Change in Life

An undeniable truth about the physical universe is that change is constant. From the tiniest known particles on Earth to an estimated 500 billion galaxies in our universe, everything is in motion. All…

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Tips for the Decision-Making Process

Decision-making is the “reasoning” process we use to select a course of action from among any number of possibilities. Making a decision either can involve a period of deliberation or seemingly none a…

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Achieving Peace & Love in Your Life

We have endlessly tried to bring peace to the world, creating organizations like the UN and NATO. We’ve had treaties and summits, and scores of meetings and programs, but still there are so many confl…

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The Nature of Stress – 2 Key Indicators

What is stressful for some, may be exciting, even invigorating for others. Think of the high dive, a colossal roller coaster or a ride down the rapids. Perhaps these all might cause some trepidation i…

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Ease Your Anxiety About the New Year

Given the state of the world today it’d be totally understandable if you've been dreading the new year and whatever might happen next, instead of feeling joyful and full of anticipation. Yet a new …

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I was brought up in the South and was called "ma'am" beginning when I was a teenager by younger chil…

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In some parts of the US - south, mostly - kids are taught to call any adult woman 'ma'am.' It's the…