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Is Reading Giving You the Blues?

When I first started my stress management business in 2009, I did a lot of writing. I was soon a contributor to a prominent online publication. I enjoyed reading all of the articles written there, each focusing on different aspects of well being and taking care of the...

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Be Present, Just for Now

  One way to practice living in the present moment is to become more mindful - putting attention on something that is happening right now, without reacting to it in a positive or negative way. This doesn't take as long as you might think. A minute or two of presence,...

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Voyage from Safety to Sanity

We all know someone who has taken major risks. We applaud them when they achieve what they'd envisioned. But what about the others? What happens to the people who take chances, exposing themselves to ridicule or failure and end up being laughed at and feeling like...

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Leave Your Thoughts at the Door

If you have a sharp intellect, you may wonder why you never seem to feel at peace. Do you love learning? Do you have an insatiable appetite for logic, facts, and data? It can be beneficial in many aspects of our lives. But being attached to your strong mind can also...

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Fierce Grace

Peace doesn’t come easily. And it won’t arrive without inviting it in, then giving it your full attention. It requires patience, indiscriminate kindness and a calm heart. Living in relaxed presence allows serenity to flourish, sparking ideas and creating personal,...

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The Gift

Why does this stranger crash so hard against my heart? I can’t bear it. My chest feels tight and heavy. Who invited him here? Even as I asked it, I knew. I'd been expecting his visit for some time. He’s been whispering to me. I caught a glimpse of him in the eyes of...

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This Quiet Place

If searching for the peace inside, a quest for answers deep, wondering why foreboding thoughts are keeping you from sleep, "If he and she and they and that would only be like me, if hate and pain would disappear how perfect life would be.” I'll ask that you come walk...

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This May Be For You

Hi. I'm Sheila. You may recognize me as that person on social media who posts about loving life, how to stay present, to appreciate little things or how to remain calm. Maybe you've wondered what I actually do or why I do it. If so, this may be for you. About Sheila...

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That Thing That Happened

  That thing that happened… Don’t wish it away. You don’t need to be brave or strong. You don’t need to fight. You don’t need to get back to where you were before. That thing that happened… It happened for you. It’s not the enemy. It’s your dearest friend. Hold it...

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Do This

  "Do this", says the fish as it snags a bug from the surface. "Do this", cries the hawk, spreading its wings open wide. "Do this", bellows the tree, crashing to the ground. "Do this", murmurs the leaf as it shimmers in the sunlight. "Do this", offers the deer as it...

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