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How Doing Less Can Help You Have More of What Matters

“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.” ~Cal Newport Our culture celebrates the image of being able to get it all done. Having it all. Juggling work and life, while being a massive success at both. Having the big house, the shiny new car, the wife or ...

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No Piece of Advice Is Right for Everyone, at All Times

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain ability to function.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Ever been inspired by a quote or an article you read on a self-improvement site like Tiny Buddha? I mean ...

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How I Stopped Feel Guilty About Doing What’s Best for Me

“A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment.” ~Laurie Helgoe Do you ever worry that if you fulfill your needs you will disappoint others? Do you ever feel guilty for doing what’s best for you? ...

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3 Things the Dying Taught Me About Living Well

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babbitt I am a hospice chaplain. I provide spiritual care to the dying and their families. I do this by being present with them. I listen to ...

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Health Benefits of Agnisthambasana (fire log pose)

Sometimes life can seem as if it aims to put out the tiniest spark we still have left inside of us, but with concentration and the freedom which accompanies spiritual evolution that tiny spark can smolder into an intensely burning blaze. Agnistambhasana is a yoga asana named primarily after fire, ...

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You Know What’s Best for You, So Stop Giving Your Power Away

“Insight is not a light bulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.” ~Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking If there is just one thing I would absolutely love every person on this planet to understand, it is ...

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Why Your Positive Attitude Might Be Hurting You

“Positivity is a dogmatic insistence on turning away from what is painful.” ~Susan Piver, Wisdom of a Broken Heart What if I told you there may be a flaw in positive thinking? How could being positive possibly be unhelpful? To some extent, positivity can be beneficial. In my life I’ve ...

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How I Learned to Trust Others by Learning to Trust Myself

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” ~Frank Crane I’ve had trust issues for as long as I can remember, but didn’t realize it until after my divorce. Divorce can be a traumatic experience, and in this ...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF VRIKSHASANA – Tree Pose Physical and psychological stillness are an absolute necessity to maintain equilibrium in today’s edgy world. There are numerous Yoga postures to help you achieve a state of complete balance when practiced astutely. In this article, we discuss about one such Asana appearing in the ...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF PASASANA – NOOSE POSE Pasasana (pronounced pAsh-Ah-suh-nuh) also known as the Noose Pose is derived from the Sanskrit words Pasa (noose) and Asana (posture). In Ashtanga yoga, Pasasana is the first seated posture in second series. Pasasana is a fairly advanced deep twisting and balancing posture which ...

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