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 What “Self-Care” Really Means
by Laura Khoudari

Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time

Self-care means different things to different people. It also means different things at different times to each person. Right now, self-care could mean treating yourself to a massage or doing Pilates three times a week on top of engaging in other healthy habits regularly. At other times, it could simply mean drinking enough water, bathing […]

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Who Will You Be in 2021?
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

reflection of man in water

Many of us have lots of questions about what 2021 will bring. When will the pandemic end? Will I return to my job, or will I have to reinvent myself? Will the kids be able to get out of the house? Will I be allowed to go to a concert, travel, or visit my relatives? […]

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Patience, Patience, Patience
by Ann Albers and the Angels

My dear friends, You have a saying on earth that “Patience is a virtue.” You understand intuitively that no matter how difficult life might be, you will weather it more easily with a bit of patience, for patience is a willingness to surrender yourself into the moment, to embrace the gifts and opportunities therein, and […]

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My Cat is My Teacher
by Annette Cravera Goggio – Oakhurst, CA

Our animals spend time with us for a reason. They may come as a surprise, handed to us by a friend or lover, or even a truck driver stopped at a stoplight; or they may be hunted out, at animal shelters, pet shops or the internet—but they are always given to us because we need […]

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Leave Your Fears Behind 
by Lawrence Doochin

A Book on Fear by Lawrence Doochin

Spiritual teachers have told us that life is unfolding in the now and that only the present moment exists. Scientists such as Albert Einstein have confirmed it. We think time is linear, but that’s because we don’t perceive the now. Our minds are constantly shifting from the past (memories) to the future (expectations). Both of these states of […]

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Take Charge! Eleven Life-Changing Practices That Are Easy to Commit To
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

Every day is your new day–an opportunity to start fresh, an attempt at a redo, a chance to put our best mindset and footstep forward. There are hundreds of ways to do this, but here are just a few that alter all aspects of our human selves, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drink Fewer Caffeinated […]

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A Definition By Any Other Name…
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

“The company you keep defines who you are.” “We are who we associate with.” “Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are.” We have heard these sayings for decades. Now, we are sharing them on posters all over social media, which makes me wonder what aspect of our human intellect needs to promulgate the assumption. […]

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Hold Yourself Well – The Great Divide by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

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“Thank you for sharing your thoughts,” has become a genuine reply that both calms me, and also feels true when parsing my way through this cultural great divide. Engagement, can otherwise feel like entrapment/entanglement, if we are not loving and holding ourselves well. Centered. Take responsibility for the way you are showing up in relationship […]

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Peace and Happiness
by Owen Waters – Texas

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Peace resides in the human heart. Inner peace creates outer peace in your relationships and in the effect that you have upon the global consciousness. Peace is a choice. It respects your boundaries and it respects the boundaries of others. When you set your boundaries and stop others from intruding into your space, when you […]

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Why Winter Weather Can Leave You Feeling Lethargic and Carb-Motivated
by Dr. Amy Lee – Los Angeles, CA

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As the days get shorter and cooler, it’s not uncommon to feel lethargic, sad, or unmotivated. You may also find yourself overindulging in carbs and having zero motivation to get out and exercise. How can a simple change in weather have such dramatic effects on your health? And what, if anything, can you do about […]

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