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Real and Present Dangers – Ebola and Other Fears

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew I was in Austin, Texas at a conference and usually in the mornings, I spend time in prayer and meditation. I have a variety of devotional materials that I read ranging from the spiritual to the secular. These readings serve as motivation for me to stay focused and keep perspective on […]

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Gratitude: The Magic Potion

Gratitude is an amazing emotion, and a lot of research has been done about its effect on health and well-being. For example, Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough have found that gratitude is a personality strength, helping those who feel gratitude keenly to be happier, healthier and more energetic. They tend to have fewer physical ailments […]

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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

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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Change Your Mood on the Count of Three!

by Kac Young Ph.D. ND, DCH So what (or who) ticked you off today? Someone at work? A phone call you received, or didn’t receive? Some bad news from a friend or relative, or did you just get up on the wrong side of the bed? It happens to all of us. One day our […]

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We Find All That Is Good When We Are Heartfully Present

by Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Author of The Love Letters: Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi Meet Pope Francis Nothing can be compared to the profound joy of inner peace. St. Francis, the medieval saint from the 12th century, is remembered for his love of nature and his humility and concern for all–particularly the very […]

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9 Ways to Point Your Energy toward Growth and Expansion

By Jackie Lapin Energy Flows Where Concentration Goes, as pointed out by author Gerry Roberts, the author of The Millionaire Mindset. This statement may seem simple to you at first glance, but it has HUGE implications behind it! As we live each day, worrying about various matters in our lives—our finances, our relationships, our work, […]

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3 Simple Steps Toward Self-Love (Especially for the Self-Critical)

By Wendy Reese If ever there were one month dedicated to love, it would have to be February. Often, though, the focus is on external love. The only partner you have from birth to death is yourself. In essence,  the truest love of all is you. Yet, more many people, they do not treat themselves […]

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