Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

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Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky was in a downward spiral of skipping classes and using drugs, and had just been suspended for smoking marijuana on school grounds. While Marge blamed herself — she was the parent, after all — she was […]

Love is Not Abuse

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As parents, we have an inherent need to protect our children and keep them safe. We teach them to trust their instincts and empower them to say “no” when something doesn’t feel right. Maintaining a healthy, communicative relationship where our children feel trusted and supported will help them grow up to be assertive, self-aware individuals, […]

What Service Means to Me

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I did not choose to be born in the ghetto, but I choose to work hard to help others. When I help others it gives me opportunity to grow through others’ happiness. In our community where we live there are so many people together and when we help they feel happy. People see my success […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Stop Your Worrying Mind

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“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” — Unknown I envy those people who seem to breeze through life without a worry or care in the world. Most of these people must be faking it right? I’ve always been a worrier, even when I […]

Help The Shanti Uganda Society

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Welcome to Shanti Uganda Our Mission: The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Blog for International Women’s Day Join Shanti Uganda in blogging for International Women’s Day on March 8th! This years theme is “Connecting […]

Why Did I Relapse? Top Five Causes of Relapse and How to Avoid Them

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It is common for people quitting or trying to control an addictive behavior to relapse at least once during recovery. Some people relapse several times before successfully overcoming their addictive behaviors. Many people do not understand why this happens – is it a lack of willpower, a lack of motivation or a lack of control […]

10 Lessons Learned in Recovery

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My eating disorder took a lot away from me. It took away my friends and family, my desire to live, my dreams and hopes for the future and even started to take away myself physically and mentally. It consumed me in any way imaginable. When I finally hit bottom I learned that I had two […]

Simple Daily Habits To Ignite Your Passion

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For the past 8 years I’ve run experiments on myself and others to better understand what makes us come alive. This has taken me on ultra-marathons, to the tops of mountains, the bowels of bookstores, around the world and in front of some pretty fascinating people on some very deep soul searching. Finding passion and […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #26 – Recognize What Is Abuse And Assault To Help Yourself & Others

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April , 2011 Abuse. Domestic violence. Sexual assault. Rape. These are all very scary words to be aware of. Everyone knows them, yet many are surprised to find they didn’t know the true meaning of each. Today’s tip is serious: learn more about what is abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape-related post traumatic stress […]