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How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts It was late 2012, just after Christmas, and like many others I was reflecting on the year. I realized that I had ample room for improvement in too many areas of my life,...

Measuring the Quality of Your Day with a To-Be List (Not Just a To-Do List)

“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do in life.  You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, than when you don’t…you aren’t.” ~Wayne Dyer As you crawl into bed, thump your pillow to make the perfect little cave for your head to rest in, pull the covers up tight under...

Overcoming a Negative Body Image: 4 Things to Remember

TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of anorexia and may be triggering to some people. “You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.” ~Philip Arnold I really don’t remember my life before anorexia. I think back to my early teenage years when I ate peanut...

Why We Don’t Always Get What We Want

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama It’s probably happened to you. In all likelihood, it has happened multiple times in your life thus far. You don’t understand why it happens. And when it does, it can throw you into the deepest valleys of despair. Perhaps you cry...

Once You Learn These 5 Brutal Truths About Life, You’ll Be A Much Better Person

All of us have to overcome obstacles in the name of survival. Sometimes we try to deny these obstacles because they’re too difficult to bear. But as hard as they are to face, it is necessary if we want to live a truly fulfilling life. According to Buddhist philosophy, happiness involves embracing and accepting even...

A Zen Master Explains Why “Positive Thinking” Is Terrible Advice

Have you ever been told that to achieve your goals in life, all you have to do is visualize it with positive intent? It’s a philosophy that’s been all over the world for centuries. However, is positive thinking really all you need to turn your life around?… Not exactly. According to one spiritual guru, Osho, it...

3 Obstacles to Living in the Now (and How to Get Blissfully Present Again)

“Never underestimate the desire to bolt.” ~ Pema Chodron I have been trying this present moment awareness thing for a while now, about two years, and I have to say, it’s not going quite like I expected. Somehow I got it in to my silly little head that after a while I would stop bolting from reality and...

9 Signs of Protein Deficiency

“Protein is the building block of yourself. It’s the building block of your muscles and also is present in the foods that are going to boost your metabolism and fat-burning potential. Nothing is more important than protein. It really is the fuel that motivates and really supports your body in building healthy tissues and cells.” –...

The First Thing You See On This Image Reveals Your Current Subconscious State of Mind

How we perceive the world and the things around us reveals more of who we are than we are aware of. What we see always reflects our state of being, elements from our personality and character. What we see, sees us! The picture test below will help you reveal some aspects of your personality which you are...

20 Sources of Pain In The Body That are DIRECTLY Linked to Each Specific Emotional State!

There is plenty of misunderstanding about what emotions really are. I would suggest you see it like this: Emotion is Energy in Motion. Your actions, decisions, what matters to you, who matters to you, is all a part of that system which determines what you’ll feel in a certain instance. That’s the structure of your spirit. The...

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