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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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10 toxic personalities and why you should avoid them

We’ve been around all of them. People who use you. People who manipulate you. People who judge you or suck the life out of you or gossip about you (and everything else they hear). The thing is, on the surface … Continue reading

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12 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life

Great fiction books can take you to other worlds and take your breath away. But great non-fiction books can literally change your life. While I’m an avid fiction reader, I devour self-help books. Books on Buddhism. Meditation. Yoga. Travel and … Continue reading

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Three Simple Words Can Transform Your Life

How often are you in a situation in which someone says something you take the wrong way? It could be at work, or at home, or in the supermarket — we’ve all experienced times in which¬†the person we’re with makes … Continue reading

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The Joy of Missing Out — How to Disconnect from Technology (and Leave Space for Being Alone)

Well, the folks at Mindful.org did it again. Another wonderful blog post, this time about how technology gets in our way (if we allow it) and how, despite all our interconnectedness, we’re becoming more disconnected from each other. And from … Continue reading

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