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Buddha Doodles Review and Book Giveaway – Whimsical Drawings with Deep Truths

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When I first found Molly Hahn’s Buddha Doodles a few years back, I knew I’d stumbled upon something special.…

Kid Pilot

How to Turn Everyday Life into an Adventure

“Every day is an adventure.” ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

Be honest.

It gets to you, doesn’t it?

You feel trapped in a life of monotonous everyday routine. One dull day merges into the next, each equally forgettable. The months slide past …

Man in the Mountains

We Can Get Through It, Even If We Think We Can’t

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~Carl Gustav

It used to be my favorite guided meditation. You know the one about the mountain, where you imagine yourself as the mountain? Strong, tall, …

Stormy Night

How to Move Forward When You Feel Like Your Life Is Over

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

At seventeen years old, baseball was my life. I played on the top summer Connecticut baseball teams, constantly practiced and trained, and …

Woman with Heart

Sensitivity Is a Gift: How to Thrive with a Bleeding Heart

“You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton

I can recall crying myself to sleep at night when I was a little girl. Not a loud bawl, more of a soft …

Woman Meditating

What Anxiety Can Do to Your Body & How to Calm Your Mind

“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen.” ~Shakti Gawain

I woke up screaming—not just any scream, but a blood-curdling sound that could have woken the dead.

My throat was searing with pain, and …

Woman Sitting Alone

Grief Has No Expiration Date; You Don’t Need to Feel Guilty for Your Sadness

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” ~Cassandra Clare

I lost my father to a heart attack when I was sixteen. I went to school on the morning of April 14, …

Father and Son

How to Recover and Find Strength after Losing a Parent

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” ~Dalai Lama

There was a period in …

Past in the Sand

You Don’t Need to Fix the Past in Order to Have a New Future

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“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” ~Pema Chodron

My family recently drove from …

Live Laugh Love

Live Without Regrets: Lessons from a Near-Death Experience

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babbitt

My former life as a diamond dealer was not as glamorous as one would think. I …

Worker on Monday

Hate Your Job? Change May Be Hard, but It’s Worth It

“It’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events—how we interpret them—that shapes who we are today and who well become tomorrow.” ~Tony Robbins

How long are we going to …

Grieving woman

Overcoming Shame When You Took a Risk and It Didn’t Work Out

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” ~Jack Kerouac

There was no denying it. I had reached a dead-end. A year and a half spent living in a southern town that was simply too small for me; it was …

Woman in car

How Holding On to Unrequited Love Keeps You Alone and Stuck

“Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.” ~James M. Barrie

My first experience with unrequited love took place when I was a little kid at swimming lessons.

I developed a huge crush on one …

Happy Couple

6 Ways to Make Dating Less Frustrating

“You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.” ~Unknown

Social discovery apps and online dating sites provide us with an incredible amount …

Severe Diet

Why Another Diet Is Not The Answer

“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~Buddha

Diets are extremely seductive.

We get lured in by the promises they make:

The temptation of a smaller jeans size.

The possibility of having a …

Woman raising arms

5 Ways to Feel Better in Your Body

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~Maya Angelou

We’re bombarded by advertisements that tell us if we’re thin, we’ll love ourselves. If we suddenly look a certain way, all …

Superhero

How to Be Your Own Hero When Faced With a Hopeless Challenge

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Can you remember a time when you felt completely helpless?

I do. It was the day my daughter was diagnosed with a serious digestive illness. The doctor …

Colorful Umbrella in the Rain

Life’s Greatest Miracles Often Come Disguised as Hardship

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” ~Jean dela Bruyere

The image in my mind is vivid, like an old photograph etched into my brain, where every facet is clearly discernible.

It was a frigid, blustery December night, right before my son’s …

Let Yourself Shine

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome So You Can Thrive and Shine

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson

I’ve been dreaming about dead bodies again—disposing of dead bodies. Given that I have never actually killed …

You Were Born to Be Real

You Don’t Have to Appear Perfect: It’s Okay to Admit You’re Flawed

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ~Sigmund Freud

If you’re anything like I was, you have an image of yourself that you want other people to adopt. You think people expect that of you or would like you …

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