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Finding Bliss

I went for a walk yesterday. I needed a break. Sometimes it feels like there is so much to do! Will I ever be done? It was a sunny warm day, so off I went to one of my favorite spots, to walk and clear my head. It's amazing how quickly I can relax when I'm out in...

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Insomnia!

Most of us have trouble sleeping once in awhile. According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health, 30-40% of adults say they experience insomnia a few times each year, and 10-15% of adults report chronic insomnia. Are...

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Not What I Expected

I was asked to give a community talk last week. It was an exciting opportunity, with potential to learn from a new kind of audience. The topic excited me and I put a lot of thought into preparation. I expected the best. " This will be fun!", I thought to myself. When...

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Self Healing with Lemons

Lemons. It’s the season for them. Do you know why you should be paying attention? Adding them to your diet can make a difference in how you look and feel, and also plays a major role in preventing disease. It's an easy first step to begin healing yourself! After...

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Noticing…How to Calm Down

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is life moving too fast? Sometimes all we need is a few minutes to create a little space for ourselves. Improve your sleep, attitude and productivity with this quick exercise that changes your perspective and helps you to calm down. Sit...

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Losses, Listening and Learning

Sometimes when people think of grief, they immediately think "death". But we all grieve over losses at some point in our lives. Finances, relationships, health - they're all fair game; we could lose them at any moment. I met someone this week who is slowly losing her...

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There’s No Trying in Meditation!

You’re ready to start taking care of yourself. You want to find ways to handle stress. Someone mentions meditation. No! That’s not for you. Or is it? You might be imagining yourself sitting on a pillow with your eyes closed, trying to attain some zen-like state. When...

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Don’t Worry. Find Happiness.

Happy 2014! What's that? You're not very happy? Then it's time to make a new kind of New Year's resolution: put your happiness before anything else. Have you found that ideal partner? Do you have a great family and supportive friends? Have you been educated? Do you...

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Surprise! Living in the Moment

I was back in my home town for Christmas. My family arrived forty-five minutes early for the morning service in the same church where we had all been baptized. A teenage boy sat with his brother and father a few pews ahead of us. He was developmentally challenged. I...

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Living with Enthusiasm

A patient who, after I had been explaining what I had been doing lately, will always ask "was there a lesson?" I've grown fond of her asking. I recently returned home from a trip to Turkey. What an extraordinary place! From the hustle and rich history of Istanbul, to...

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