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10 More Tips for Living in Balance

6. Stop reading or watching depressing or violent things. Really? Is that really necessary to your life happiness? Iím not talking about news. Iím talking about fiction. Entertainment. Find other ways to get a buzz, but stop getting it from other peopleís pain and misery.

7. Examine yourself and your past deeply. If you are not happy, get therapy. If you are stumped about something, ask an expert. I just read two books by Alice Miller: The Drama of the Gifted Child and The Body Never Lies. Both books offer amazing insights into why things happen to us and how we should think about them.

8. Try new things. You actually get a hormonal boost whenever you try something new. So take a trip somewhere youíve never beenóeven if itís down a new street. Try a new activity, or take a class in something youíve always thought about. Read a book or watch a show that teaches you something new. Try a new food. You may not like it, but you will like the new knowledge it has provided for you.

9. Allow yourself to feel desire. I have to admit, when I read stories about women who donít feel desire, I thinkÖis there something wrong with me? I think sexual desire is the creative life force that is the fuel for almost anything great. And yes, it is all in your head, so think about it. A lot. Itís free, itís awesome and itís good for you. Revel in it. If you need a jump-start, read a romance novel. Any religion or person who tries to deny or suppress desire almost invariably ends up in tragedy (I wonít list them all here). I believe that the God who created this universe created sexual desire as a very special gift. Use it appropriately.

10. Be grateful. Every night when I go to bed I thank the universe for all my blessings. I ask for guidance, too. But mostly I just feel thankful for my husband, my children, my family, and my home. After all, everything else has just a fraction of importance compared to those things. And maybe thatís what people are talking about when they wonder how I do it ďall.Ē† (I put that in quotes because I certainly have a GIANT list of things I havenít done yet that I want to do). I know whatís truly important and what isnít. And for that, too, I am grateful.

How Gratitude is a Natural Antidepressant

Thatís what the art of living in balance is all about.

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10:42AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

This are great ideas, but not always easy to do. It is so easy to get caught up in the "rat race."

12:33AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

That's my clue, shutting down for now ... (make that INDIVIDUAL) ... sorry again, 'nite.

12:31AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Dam ... make that INDIVIDAL dots ... sorry.

12:29AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Hate to be the wet blanket here, but ...

in our world of imbalance at all levels, creating the possibility of this concept to fruition on a grand scale will remain "the impossible dream" ... if and until reality makes its reappearance OR all individuals trying to make it happen somehow connect their indiidual dots for a greater good. Just sayin' ...

7:47AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

great article

6:34PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Nice to practice just don't let others take an advantage on it.

1:50PM PDT on May 19, 2011

Thank you for sharing this. Lovely, beautiful, true. May the Universe bless you *

12:42PM PDT on May 18, 2011

thanks

10:39AM PDT on May 18, 2011

Great tips. thanks.

4:03PM PDT on May 17, 2011

Excellent tips. So vital to our happiness, our wholeness.

Peace & love.

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