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Gratitude Is The Real Happiness

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I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. ~Brene Brown I use to think happiness was something that took years to get to–if ever. I thought I had to “achieve” happiness. I had to do something to get to get. Read more

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The Truth About Fear That No One Tells You

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt As I write this I am heading to the mountains of Sapa in northern Vietnam and reflecting on what a year of Read more

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Why Our Hearts Need Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength. ~Lao Tzu I’ve been trying to find the right words to express what my heart has felt the last few months and I haven’t been able to. I have found sitting in silence I get a sense I get what I really need—knowing it’s okay to not have Read more

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Letting Yourself Rise & Fall

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“In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” ~Buddha A huge part of my journey is allowing my emotions, my body sensations, the constant story lines I create in my mind to simply rise and fall. Read more

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Why Stillness Is Nobel

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“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It’s been a few months since I’ve written, because I am taking time to sit in silence and stillness. The words weren’t Read more

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Letting Life Transform You

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“Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away.” ~Pema Chodron It’s human to feel stuck in life or even to be scared to take a new direction in life. I have felt stuck with my writing for months now. The words aren’t Read more

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Using Mindfulness To Make Heart Centered Choices

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“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.” ~Dali Lama I’ve been mindfully practicing making choices from the heart  and have realized quite a lot along my journey. Read more

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Appreciating Your Precious Human Life

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“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach When we take time to appreciate our life we take time to accept our life as it is. It may not be perfect, it may not be what Read more

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The Key To Happiness Is Not What You Think

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“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” ~Lao Tzu Happiness is a state Read more

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Keeping The Heart Open

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“Open your heart, ignite the flame in your being and awaken the natural flow of energy in your heart. When your heart opens the world around you changes.” ~ Mingtong Gu What a precious gift it is to be alive and to give and receive from our heart. I’ve been in Peru for a week Read more

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