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Mindful Awareness

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All mindfulness practices center around Awareness, because until youare aware of your own behavior you cannot change or fix your life. Evenwhen you want too.You will see the same problems (misperceptions) over and over againwondering why your life just isn’t working the way you want it tohappen. Until you “wake up” to your behaviors you…

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Mindfulness and Control

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Mindfulness teaches you to let go of anything you try to control outside of yourself. In Truth, the only thing you ever can control is YOU! Humans like to have control. They like to know what is happening or going to happen in their life. Life just doesn’t work that way. The more you try…

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Are you a Love giver or taker?

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“Human beings are sent to earth to give love to the world, yet most humans search to take love from our world.” I thought this to be a very interesting quote because it is so profound. Humans take and take and take until the earth has nothing left to give. How does this quote relate…

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Giving and Receiving

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Giving and receiving are different aspects of the same flow of God’s energy. Your willingness to give to others that which you seek keeps the abundance of energy circulating through all our lives. This flow of energy is necessary for life. We receive oxygen from trees and plants while they receive carbon dioxide from us.…

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Curing a bad Temper During certain times of the year people seem to be irritated quicker than at other times. The holidays bring on many frustrations because not only do you have your regular tasks to do, you have the additional stresses and strains of the holidays. Buying presents, wrapping presents, mailing presents, added money…

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Planning & Organizing

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Planning and organizing are important to achieve any kind of dream, goal or success. Yet, planning and organization are extremely important during the holiday season. Both of these traits can keep holidays from being stressful or anxious. According to the dictionary Planning is the process of deciding how to do something before you start to…

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Kindness Strengthens Humanity

Kindness Strengthens Humanity

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I always teach my clients to speak in picture words, so when I say the word “kindness” to you what picture do you see in your mind? Holding a door open, carrying groceries for someone, taking food over to someone’s house who lost a loved one or maybe they are ill. There are so many………

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Do you know the difference between Gratitude and Thankfulness

Do you know the difference between Gratitude and Thankfulness?

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Gratitude and Thankfulness are often used interchangeably yet, they are very different in meaning. Gratitude is being appreciative for kindness, wellness, food or other things you have in your life. Gratitude goes far beyond saying, “Thank you” as it involves a genuine feeling that leads to an action increasing your well-being. Thankfulness is expressed to…

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