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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Peace and Happiness
by Owen Waters – Texas


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 […]


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 […]


Eating with Sensory Regard
by Deborah Kesten, MPH

Eating with Sensory Regard, by Deborah Kesten, MPH

Savoring flavors and bringing a loving sensibility to food and eating are part of a sensory-regard consciousness that has traveled through the centuries via world religions, cultural traditions, and Eastern healing systems. Indeed, the sensory and spiritual elements of eating go together like twins. While such an orientation toward food sharply contrasts with the Western […]


There Is Nothing Wrong with You – An Open Letter to Survivors of a Pandemic
by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

There is nothing wrong with you for feeling afraid, anxious, depressed, depleted, lethargic, frustrated, lost, and confused. Your body is an organism in response to its environment, and our outside environment is in a state or chaos. Before you rush off to seek medication for soothing these feelings, remember that your body is having a […]


The Year of the Quitter: Seven Things to Stop Doing in 2021
by Steve Cook

Lifonaire by Steve Cook

With the close of the year, we typically look back over the previous 12 months and contemplate what we intend to do differently in the upcoming year. (Curiously, these resolutions are often the same ones we made and abandoned the year before!). But as 2020 draws to a close—and none too soon, you’ll probably agree—you […]


Nothing Is Hard That We Don’t Make Hard
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

Recently on Facebook, I posted an excerpt from My Mini Book of Mighty Mantras about happiness and the importance of telling ourselves how we want to feel as opposed to allowing ourselves to stay in unproductive–some call them negative–emotions. The post came with a breathing meditation which doubles as a mantra: “Breathe in happiness; breathe […]