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Creating Your Authentic Life-Part 1

“Many people die with their music still in them.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Discover Your SELF! Every person has a purpose or a calling. These questions will help you explore your passions, values and goals to discover greater meaning and purpose in your life. When I was in grad school and in my subsequent training we…
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Adult Coloring Books Reduce Stress

Whether you like painting or drawing, engaging in artistic projects can help you reduce stress. One particular coloring hobby that has gained popularity over the years is adult coloring books. Coloring in these books is a fun way to reduce stress and they come in a variety of designs. Taking a daily coloring break can…
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Create Your Own Nail Polish Rituals

There is a sacred bond between women stylists. We all love our manicures and pedicures. There is nothing like relaxing while someone massages, nourishes, and colorizes our beautiful hands and feet. Our nail stylists have become as endearing to most of us as our sisters or friends. There is a bond of confidence, trust, and…
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Be Your Own Cheerleader

Ups and downs are a part of life and it’s during the tough times work troubles, relationship problems, etc.—that we need help the most. Most of us have that one family member, friend, coworker, or mentor who can lift us up and keep us going. But what if you’re facing your troubles alone? Or what…
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Self-Love 101

A new year means a chance for a fresh start and a better you. In order to be better, you must first love yourself.  You don’t have to wait for ‘National Self Love Month’ to start, so here’s a beginner’s guide to self love. Declutter Your Mind, Body, And Soul A big part of learning to…
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Mirror Neurons: Why We Empathize

Your friend stubs his or her toe and you cringe. A person cries and your eyes tear. Your favorite sports team scores and your heart races. But have you ever wondered why? Empathy Study Well, researchers at UCLA (quite accidentally) discovered why humans and animals not only learn from each other but empathize as well.…
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The Power Of Positive Thinking

Bring positive energy into your life with affirmations. Beginning or ending your day with a positive statement of encouragement is an important step to Mindful Living. Research tells us every thought and emotion we have creates a chemical release into our bodies.  These powerful chemicals affect our mental, physical, and spiritual health and well being. Our minds…
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Surprising Facts About Reading

It’s summer–time to grab a delicious book for a great summer adventure. It’s one of my favorite practices. A novel can lead you on obscure adventures into new lands and loves, biographies will give you a multitude of facts you never knew about a fascinating person and self-help books can literally transform your life by…
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Midlife Crisis or Midlife Growth?

It’s common for a middle-aged American to experience a midlife crisis, but this chapter in their lives doesn’t have to be a breaking point. With Mindful direction, a midlife “crisis” could be an opportunity for growth. The term “midlife crisis” was first coined in 1965 by psychoanalyst, Elliot Jacques. It’s defined as a time in…
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Life-Saving Renewal Rituals

What is a Renewal Ritual®? We race around in our busy lives and don’t take the time to check in or come home to yourself. We must create time to unplug from the world and plug into our inner ourselves. Most of us are overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed these days. A three- to five- minute…
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