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7 Ways to Increase Self-Awareness in Writing

By Diana Raab, Ph.D. Whether you are a seasoned or emerging writer, the start of a new year is a good time to become self-aware. Being self-aware stimulates the mind-body connection. It is also a way to monitor what works in our lives and what does not. Self-awareness can also lead to positive thinking. In […]

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Freeing Your Mind While On The Freeway

by Miss Mindful (Joan Moran) Stop and go traffic, busy intersections and arduous commutes are destructive. Even for the strongest of minds, sitting in traffic surrounded by blaring horns, clouds of smog and angry drivers can turn an ordinary trip to the grocery store into a Jean-Luc Godard-esque state of mental nausea. Sadly, if you […]

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Self-Talk Yourself Out of Holiday Blues!

While the holidays are a time of happiness and celebration for millions, many people find them more mournful than joyful. Loss of a spouse, child or family member, divorce, or dealing with difficult relatives can make the holidays feel like the worst of times. “During the holiday period, the problems we have, or losses we […]

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Disconnection: The Gift of Silence

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew As I write this, it has been twenty seven hours of being disconnected from my phones, laptop, iPad, television, and people to some degree. I decided to spend a week-end at a monastery to get quite and hear the small inner voice that has been craving to share insights and lessons. […]

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How Meditation Can Heal Scars From Trauma

By Tom North, author of “True North: The Shocking Truth About “Yours, Mine and Ours” Meditation saved my life. My father, Richard North, died in a Navy jet test flight crash when I was six years old. Fifteen months after his death, my mother, Helen North who had eight children, re-married a man named Frank […]

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Aligning Your Internal Dialog With Your External Message

by Wendy Reese I had a mentor who used to tell me “fake it till you make it.” It didn’t really work. I mean sure, when you’re in a funk you can watch comedy until you feel better. Your intention, though, is to feel better. Maybe your intention is to be confident, courageous, and awesome, […]

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Good Night, Brain: Mindfulness Techniques for Sleepless Nights

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by Todd Robinson The other night, as my wife and I were getting ready for bed, we heard crying coming from our 9 year-old son’s room. It seems that while the boys were fishing earlier in the day, a bluegill swallowed the hook too deeply and died when they tried to get it out. Truthfully, […]

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