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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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Learning To Love In The Present Moment

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Many times we want to love someone for who we know they can become rather than loving them completely in this moment without expecting them to become the person of our dreams.  We may have good intentions, but at the same time we are taking away their humanness by projecting who we believe they can 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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Why You Might Fall In Love With Your Yoga Teacher

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You may have a yoga teacher whose presence always brightens your day. A presence about themselves that is one that feels safe and full of life. Their smile brightens your day, and their heart calms your mind. I remember specifically going to yoga classes just because of my teacher. I admired their ability to be 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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Trauma Is Wisdom

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“Grief does not seem to me to be a choice. Whether or not you think grief has value, you will lose what matters to you. The world will break your heart. So I think we’d better look at what grief might offer us. It’s like what Rilke says about self-doubt: it is not going to Read more

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Holding Space

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“Only you can change; when you change, the world changes, because you look at it with different eyes.” ~Osho What does it mean to hold space? It’s actually when of the most important things we can do for a person and it doesn’t actually cost a thing, but it requires something very precious: your presence. Read more

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10 Lessons I’ve Learned about Healing

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“Healing doesn’t mean the damage existed, it means the damage no longer controls our life.” ~Akshay Dubey As I continue to embark on a journey of healing, I am left with a few important lessons I have learned along the same. Sometimes the hard way, but they all lead to understand that healing is a Read more

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