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Thoughts Are NOT Facts!

Every day, every hour, every minute our minds are filled with thoughts. And those thoughts can bounce, and bounce, and bounce. In yoga and Buddhism, we call this monkey brain — drunken monkeys jumping around, screeching and chattering and carrying … Continue reading

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How to Handle Difficult Emotions

I shouldn’t be feeling this way. If I ignore this emotion, it’ll go away. It’s not a big deal. This, too, shall pass. Everything will be fine. Focus on something else. Any of these phrases sound familiar? I bet they … Continue reading

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Why Social Media Is Stressing Us Out

Social media is a great thing. It can also be a dangerous thing — to your happiness and peace of mind. Sure, posting your life stories and thoughts and updates on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or any other social … Continue reading

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Facing End-of-Year Stress? Tips for Mental Peace and Quiet

A few weeks ago, I sat in my car after a full day of errands and realized I was tired. It didn’t take long to figure out why. I’d released three books this year, held a full-time job, and managed … Continue reading

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Getting Over It – when you just don’t want to try

Call it stress, or being overworked, or just feeling like there’s too much going on around you — there are going to be days when you just don’t want to try. I recently read an article in Yoga Journal called … Continue reading

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Why Reading Is Good for You

As I sit inside my kitchen, preparing for whatever Hurricane Sandy is going to dish out and admiring what’s left of the leaves on the trees in my yard, it occurred to me how less frequently I read now. Then … Continue reading

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