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Inspiration

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier By Arthur C. Brooks TWENTY-FOUR years ago this month, my wife and I married in Barcelona, Spain. Two weeks after our wedding, flush with international idealism, I had the bright idea of sharing a bit of American culture with my Spanish in-laws by cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner. Easier said than done. Turkeys are...

What is Integrative Medicine?

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article on Integrative Medicine from U.S.News Health. As the American healthcare system grows progressively stressed and truly patient-centered care becomes increasingly difficult to find, more people than ever before are looking for alternatives to the conventional healthcare model. Integrative medicine, which focuses on caring for the whole human being—body, mind, spirit, and community, not just flesh,...

How Yoga Might Save the U.S. Trillions of Dollars, And A Lot of Lives

This is a great article we are sharing today! Enjoy it! Find a comfortable nook to settle in to folks, because this article via Forbes.com is a big one. How Yoga Might Save the U.S. Trillions of Dollars, And A Lot of Lives  Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help...

Elizabeth Gilbert & Marie Forleo on Fear, Authenticity and Big Magic

To feel uplifted and inspired, listen in as Elizabeth Gilbert and Marie Forleo talk perfectionism, why you shouldn’t strive to be fearless, and unpack the keys to living your most creative life. Don’t miss this Big Magic episode, it’s one of our all-time favorites! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyUYa-BnjU8&app=desktop...

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness is important; how do we develop it? Written by: Karen Kissel Wegela Ph.D. Posted Jan 19, 2010 Shared from psychologytoday.com Cultivating mindfulness is the key to overcoming suffering and recognizing natural wisdom: both our own and others'. How do we go about it? Photo Courtesy of Lisa Schaewe, photographer Source: Lisa Schaewe photographer In the Buddhist tradition and in Contemplative Psychotherapy training,...

Genuine Acceptance

Good morning, Today we are sharing a great archive from Tara Brach: "Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People wonder, if acceptance makes us a doormat in relationships? Isn't acceptance akin to resignation? Doesn't it make us passive when what is needed is action? This talk explores some of the...

5 Yoga Poses to Heal Emotional Pain and Calm the Mind

5 Yoga Poses to Heal Emotional Pain and Calm the Mind   Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to strengthen and unite the mind, body and soul. When the mind and soul become out of balance, the body is also affected. In turn, physical wellness can affect and strengthen a person’s mental wellness. The two are so interconnected that many...

Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative

Good Morning! Today we are sharing an article from Brené Brown where she talks about how the most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves. But beware—they're usually fiction.   How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative  My husband, Steve, and I were having one of those days. That morning, we'd overslept. Charlie couldn't find his backpack, and Ellen had to...