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Mastering the Art of Appreciation
by Robyn Spizman – Atlanta, GA

Loving out loud begins with an awareness of what’s “right” around you. What’s right in your world and in your life, versus what’s wrong? If you look for the negative, you’ll find it. Focus on the good and the positive. Appreciate the Positives in Your Life Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, shy or […]

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Seven Facets of Spiritual Awareness
by Owen K Waters – Texas

Life can be a treadmill of mundane details or it can be an inspiring adventure of uplifting experiences. Through the regular, daily practice of meditation, you can start each day by raising your frequency of consciousness above the mundane, work-a-day level into the spiritual realms of consciousness. Here are seven facets of spiritual awareness that […]

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Addiction-free Naturally: Making It Through the Withdrawal Period
by Brigitte Mars – Boulder, CO

Addiction Free Naturally

If you’ve made the decision to kick your addiction, congratulations! A happier, healthier world is awaiting you. First, though, you have to get through the withdrawal period. Many people have multiple addictions, and may find it easier to tackle the most serious of them first—alcohol before tobacco and tobacco before chocolate, for example—but following the […]

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When God Shows Up on Earth
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

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I am a big Beatles fan. The more I hear their music, the more I recognize the sheer genius behind it. I saw a rare YouTube video of an especially vibrant 1964 Beatles concert in Australia at the height of Beatlemania. (“Beatles Live—Australia”) One comment on the YouTube page struck me: “I’m a solid atheist. […]

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See the Happiness You Already Have
by Nir Bashan – Orlando, FL

We spend such a large portion of our lives pursing happiness. We look for it everywhere–almost to the point of obsession. And often, that search is in vain. We try to do numerous things we think will make us happy. Maybe we get a new outfit or car, or shop to fill the void. Maybe […]

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The Way from Conflict to Peace by Constance Kellough
by Constance Kellough – Vancouver, Canada

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The Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing. However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of death.” J. Krishnamurti Some rare individuals have awakened to their true identity spontaneously, but often after experiencing severe suffering; others through devout prayer and service. Meditation, which […]

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Mindful Gifting
by Beth Kempton – Devon, England

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Mindful gifting comes down to three questions: whether to give, what to give, and how to give. Whether to Give Gifting is part of the fabric of human relationships in every culture on earth. And make no mistake, it is a social contract. You give to me, I accept the gift, then I am obliged […]

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Setting the Sensitivity Record Straight by Theresa Cheung

I sincerely want to help gentle people recognize their own true worth and feel empowered and at peace, rather than fragile and conflicted and ashamed of feeling things deeply. I would like to offer gentle people coping tools to help them manage their emotions and navigate insensitive environments. I would also like to help sensitive […]

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Heartbreak from “Social Distancing” is Real
by Dr. Stephen Sinatra

If the pandemic has made you stressed, you’re not alone. There’s no shortage of things to worry about—from the fear of catching the virus to activities and milestones missed, not to mention the economic toll it’s taken on us individually and collectively. But beneath these obvious pressures is a silent stressor – one that concerns […]

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A Conspiracy of Goodness™ of Our Times
by Dr. Lynda Ulrich

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When I was a boy, I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.’ ~ Mr. Rogers Are you beginning to look for the helpers amid the current upheavals: the people who have found a way to be thoughtful, helpful, […]

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