We Heal Relationships By Letting Go Of The Past

June 10th, 2017

When relationships have been severely damaged, it is very difficult to repair them because we tend to see our partners through the eyes of the past and not how they are behaving towards us now. This perpetuates our sense of victimhood. It reinforces our resentments. It makes healthy communication close to impossible. Consequently, it behooves us to try to not drag the past into our present moments, to not assume our partner is trying to hurt us, to give our partner the benefit of the doubt. When we do this, we increase the potential for real healing to take place.

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Don’t Act On Assumptions. Trust Your Instincts, But Verify

June 8th, 2017

Many of us will take limited data and assume we know the truth without taking the time to actually verify it before taking action. This is a mistake because, although oftentimes our assumptions are correct, there will be times when they are not. Despite all that we feel certain we know about a person or a situation, it is best to dig deeper, to ask questions, to open a dialogue, and then when we know, as best we can, what is the truth, only then is it wise to take action. This avoids impulsive, reckless behaviors that can have negative, undesirable consequences.

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Why Wait Any Longer For Your Life To Begin?

June 7th, 2017

Best we not wait until we are on our deathbed to consider the things we should have and could have done differently to enrich the quality of our lives and our relationships. Now is the time for us to recognize the road we are going down and choose to take a different,
healthier path instead.

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Mind Over Matter. Faith Can Move Mountains.

June 6th, 2017

Our minds are very powerful and can have a major impact on our bodies in terms of facilitating illness as well as healing. This is the basis of psychosomatic medicine. This is mind over matter. And since we know that the mind can influence the “matter” of the body, there’s no reason not to believe that the mind can influence other matter in the universe as well.

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Want To Personally Have A Real Impact On Climate Change And Our Planet’s Future?

June 5th, 2017

When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, he terrified millions of people who were already afraid that climate change would devastate our planet and seriously damage life as we know it. Many of us feel powerless, victimized by one man’s worldview. But here’s the thing: We’re not powerless. There is something that each one of us can do that can have a massive impact on climate change and our environment. And on global economics. And on our personal health as well. But the question is: How willing are we to make a personal sacrifice? To significantly change our lifestyle? To put our money where our mouth is? Literally! Because that’s what we need to do on a global level: Shift from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet. PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. THANK YOU!

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How To Repair The Wreckage Of Your Life. Get Organized.

May 30th, 2017

Many of us are very undisciplined and disorganized. Our lives are filled with clutter and chaos. The end result often being inefficiency, failure and not living up to our potential. A life not nearly as satisfying and successful as we’d like it to be. What’s the solution? Get organized. Make a master list of projects that need to be done and review the list every day. Create a daily routine of essential activities and engage in them consistently. Choose to love yourself enough to make the commitment to follow through and reap the rewards of an organized and effective life.

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Is Your Self-Esteem Affected By What People Think Of You?

May 29th, 2017

Many of us have self-esteem issues. When people like us, most of us feel good. When people don’t like us, most of us feel bad. Although this is understandable, it’s a mistake to have our self-esteem affected by external validation or invalidation rather than regulated by a stable, internal sense of self.

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Disengage From The Drama Of Your Life. Set Boundaries and Maintain Them

May 28th, 2017

Many of us seem to thrive on drama despite the fact that the end result is just about always unpleasant in one way or another. If we wish to eliminate the drama caused by others or ourselves, we need to set boundaries with others and ourselves, and maintain them. If we do this consistently, we send the message to others and ourselves that we are serious about the changes we want in our lives and the elimination of the drama and the chaos. The end result is usually emotional stability, happiness, inner peace, better health, and more successful, sustainable relationships.

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An Experiment In Better

May 27th, 2017

President Obama once suggested we appeal to our “better angels” and find ways to transcend harsh judgments, prejudice, hate and aggression. He was right. We are now, more than ever, a culture of judgment, resentment, rage and violence both verbal and physical. We have all “gone low” and nobody is winning. it needs to stop. We need, on the Right and the Left, to become better human beings and to find healthier ways to communicate with those we disagree with.

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Love As Much As You Can From Wherever You Are

May 24th, 2017

The world is a horror story full of hate, violence, terrorism and war. Turning swords into plowshares isn’t going to happen quite yet. But if it is a good idea and if it is ever going to happen, it needs to start with each of us trying to extend our love to others as much as possible and without exceptions. When we find it too difficult to do, consider what Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.” This is the path to inner peace and world peace. As the song goes, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, not just for some but for everyone.”

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