Breaking Bad: 4 Ways to Snap Out of Negative Thinking

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1. Go outside. A little sunshine and vitamin D will go a long way. Getting out in nature draws us into the present moment no matter how hard we resist. It separates us from our stress and hits the “reset” button on our brains. Leave your iPod at home and just let yourself be with […]

A Revolution in Resolutions: 6 Steps to Calling Your Deepest Desires into Your Life.

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“Once you make a decision the whole world conspires to make it happen.” ~ Emerson The empty boxes are on the curb for recycling.  The vacuum cylinder is coated with sparkles and stray pine needles are strewed about the house. The Christmas commotion has settled and it’s perfect time to appreciate all we have, let […]

Coming Back to Self and Opening to Grace

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Do you ever think that life is totally bizarre? Are you ever curious as to why things happen and why you are faced with certain life experiences? I sure am! Life happens and we cause some situations while other situations we have no control over. I am truly beginning to understand that every situation in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Resolve to Be More Social and Less Social Media

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My generation is a strange one. We basically lived through the beginning of the boom of the Internet and social media. I didn’t have an AIM account until middle school (remember those days anyone?). I didn’t have a Facebook until I was a senior in high school. In fact, I always resisted jumping on the […]

Go With Love This Year & BackBends

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein 2014, it’s a new year and I’m so happy and grateful to be here. For me, January 1 always marks the start of another exciting journey into the unknown. Optimism for the inevitable road ahead; giving and receiving love […]

Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays

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“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Just In Time

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Every Sunday evening I ask myself, what will the theme for my classes be this week? What knowledge or wisdom will I offer my students to help bring love, light, and joy to their day, and into their hearts. Will I even have a theme, or fly by the seat of my pants? I’m quite […]

7 Ways to Boost Your Attitude of Gratitude

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy ‘Tis the season to be grateful. After all, the dictionary defines the word Thanksgiving as “the expression of gratitude.” Gratitude refers to feeling thankfulness and appreciation for people, […]

Yes, You Can: 10 Ways to Build Inner Strength

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“Boom-boom! Pow! Can you feel that? Boom-boom! Pow!” There are days when these lyrics remind me more of the overwhelming stress that can hit us from all sides like bombs exploding once-stable air. Like when you find out you have lost your job with no option in sight “Boom!” your spouse leaves because that he/she […]

The One Skill That Could Save Your Relationship

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Several years ago I worked with a client I’ll call “Vanessa” who described herself this way: “I’m a highly reactive and outspoken person with my partner. If he does something that annoys me, I have no filter between my irritated reaction and the words that come spewing out of my mouth. As a result, we […]