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CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

What would our lives be like if we wore a crown of petals instead of a crown of thorns? What would it feel like to believe that...
November 9, 2014 × 0 comments

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COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

A number of years ago, I was walking down the street in Manhattan when I happened to pass a pricey new restaurant. My ego started...
September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

Jon Kabat-Zinn says that mindfulness “means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”...
June 20, 2014 × 2 comments

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PAUSE TO WONDER: My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe

PAUSE TO WONDER: My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe

You may have recently seen a news clip of a three-year-old boy hearing his daddy’s voice for the first time. Born with no auditory...
November 26, 2013 × 0 comments

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LIFE IS ADDICTIVE: Using experience as a bridge of understanding

LIFE IS ADDICTIVE: Using experience as a bridge of understanding

Drop by drop we suck from the infinite pond of life experience, dumping experience after experience into our buckets. With the...
September 27, 2013 × 0 comments

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CELEBRATING THE LITTLE THINGS: Life itself is a reason to celebrate

CELEBRATING THE LITTLE THINGS: Life itself is a reason to celebrate

“Can I get you a beverage while you decide what to order from the menu?” the waitress asks in a rehearsed tone. “Ah,...
September 11, 2013 × 1 comment

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MINDFUL OF THE ROUTINE: How aware are we really in our day-to-day lives?

MINDFUL OF THE ROUTINE: How aware are we really in our day-to-day lives?

When introduced to the concept of being mindful of my daily routine, I was skeptical; in my opinion I was already “aware”...
September 2, 2013 × 2 comments

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A MENU OF MINDFUL WORDS: Pause and defuse toxic thoughts using these words

A MENU OF MINDFUL WORDS: Pause and defuse toxic thoughts using these words

Wisdom is often described as the ability to accept two seemingly contradictory ideas, as each true in their own way. Words matter...
May 11, 2013 × 1 comment

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LIVE YOUR LIFE TODAY: Radical life changes can be risky, but fulfilling

LIVE YOUR LIFE TODAY: Radical life changes can be risky, but fulfilling

When we become young adults, we’re usually encouraged to make a life plan. Often, that plan consists of getting a steady...
March 23, 2013 × 1 comment