Making choices

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

Chapter One I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost …. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault  It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street.  There

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

This is a metaphor of transformation for the month of March. And we sure have been experiencing the lion with so much ice and snow. C’mon lamb! I’m soooo looking forward to warmth and flowers! This metaphor also applies to our transformation as we grow in awareness.

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Our Beliefs Affect Our Success

A man was selling oranges in the middle of a road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He put some signs along the road and spent the whole day praising the flavor of his wares. Everyone bought from him and the man thrived. With the

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Creating Your Future

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we

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Love & Blame, Brene Brown

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something

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Clean From the Inside Out by Lisa McLellan

Clean the body from the inside out? Detoxifying and cleansing are part of our normal body processes. The three main organs that detoxify the body are the liver, the colon and the kidneys. The liver acts as a filter preventing toxins and bacteria from passing into the

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Yoga

During winter months, days are shorter and the weather is colder and darker. Many of us experience the “winter blues” as we spend more time indoors, away from the sun. You may even be one of the many people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD is

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Recipes For Self-Love

Take full responsibility for your life.  Stop blaming others.  See yourself as the cause of what happens to you. Do things you like to do.  Don’t stay in a job you don’t like.  Participate in life at the highest level you can.  Stop terrorising yourself with your

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Carve a New Trail

  When you catch yourself engaging in unhealthy behaviors—recklessly spending money, wolfing down a box of cookies, needling your lover to change, or ignoring your kids so that you can hang out online—practice Pratipaksha Bhavana, a type of cognitive reframing that can act as a behavioral reset

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All People are Your Teachers

  All relationships are your mirrors and all people are your teachers. Ultimately the purpose of relationships is to help is become more loving human beings, and one way they do this is to show us everything about ourselves that isn’t loving enough yet. What has this

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