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Prayer or Meditation - Or the Perfect Combination?

Prayer and meditation are both ways we can connect to the divine within, leading us to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

Though many believe it’s an either-or situation, where one is practiced only by the...

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How Do I Get Rid of Difficult Emotions?

Dad would often speak of acceptance. I believe it was one of his favorite words. Others included "grateful," "love," "family," and "absolutely."

Dad was a wise man.

Accepting our difficult emotions is a sign of strength....

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Just Say, “Thanks. It Was a Gift.”

Tired of people saying you’re too sensitive? I get it.

As fairly sensitive people, we know all too well the challenges we’ve had to endure throughout the course of our life.

And while these experiences are...

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How Your Posture Could Be Causing You Stress and Anxiety

Can our posture really cause us stress and anxiety? In a word, absolutely! At the very least, it can certainly worsen existing symptoms. It can also do the opposite. Here's the why and the how:

As the...

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Judge much? I Know I Do.

Let’s be honest. We all judge. I know I do… more than I'd like to admit.

Like when I'm driving on the freeway, keeping with the flow of traffic - maybe 5-10 mph over the speed limit - and some kid...

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Frustrated? Judgy? All Up in a Tizzy? Here's How to Zap It.

We all know that feeling...

We’re frustrated. Grumpy. We got up on the wrong side of the bed, or the day just isn’t going as smoothly as we’d planned.

We’re feeling stuck in a whirlpool of...

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Do They Really Deserve My Compassion?

Recently, I advised someone (let's call this person Mary) to consider offering a bit of emotional support to someone very close to her (we'll say Julie), who happens to be going through a particularly difficult time.

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"Sleepy Girl, Sleepy Girl, Why Don't You Go to Sleep?"

For much of my life, I thought I was one of those people who just required extra sleep.

I remember struggling to get out of bed for school most mornings. Forever etched in my memory is the visual (and sound) of my mom...

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Our Playdate with the Ducks

I picked up my son Nick from the ASU Polytechnic campus, where the university's bus would bring him back from Tempe's main campus (pre-COVID-19).

It was his early day to start and finish classes, so we decided to take...

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Chasing a Lie, and a Few Other Life Lessons

It was the mid 80s.

I was sitting in a trailer at Mesa Community College, about to take the final exam for my human resource management class.

This was one of my favorite classes. 

I loved when the coursework...

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A New Paradigm for a Better Life

As human beings, we tend to hide what we consider personal weakness. Let's face it. Society's taught us to do this from such a young age.

  • Don’t cry. Don’t be afraid. Be strong! 
  • That's weird. You're...
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