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 […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

6 Ways to Let Go and Achieve Happiness

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We are all on a quest for happiness, but often times we have no direction on how to get there. But instead of trying to obtain something you don’t have, have you ever tried letting go? Here are 6 tips, on letting go, that will assist you on your quest for happiness. I personally have […]

Your Wisdom Lies Within

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“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” ~Carl Jung To grow and transform into our greatest selves requires us to be curious about what we don’t know about others, our situations in life, and ourselves. As Baron Baptiste says, consider that your greatest opportunity for growth occurs in the areas […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Let’s Feel Passionate About Ourselves This Year

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Recently I read this blog from Kris Carr, wellness warrior and health advocate. I love her enthusiasm for health and life and recently devoured the book “Crazy Sexy Diet”. Her article uncovers the myth that your passion should be your job, career or even hobby. (Read it here!) She says your passion should be your […]

The Powerful Effects of Solitude and Nature

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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our […]

Healing Our Heart Chakra: Feeling Rejected, Abandoned, Unloved, Unimportant?

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Have you ever been stood up, left hanging, left waiting and wondering? No call, no apology, no explanation or accountability – nothing at all. What kind of person stands on top of another, and why? How does this painfully selfish and self-centered behavior make you feel? How does one reconcile feelings of intense disappointment and […]

Strategies to Cultivate Mindfulness

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Cultivating Mindfulness in Nursing Leadership “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour A nurse manager recently asked me for advice on how to slow down. She said she was worried about her ability to maintain the pace of work […]

Coming Back to Simplicity

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The theme for this week of the 40 Days To Personal Revolution program I am facilitating in Miami is “Restoration.” In putting this into to practice, it awakened me, once again, to how essential it is to give up what I must to create space for restoration. This inquiry brought to light where I am […]