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A Recipe for Healing

Ingredients: You alone -  Any quiet space - Three minutes of time - Your focused attention - Gentleness - Patience - Instructions: Set a reminder (with a soothing tone) for 3 minutes. Get comfortable. Exhale all of the air out of your lungs, then breathe any way you'd...

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A Loving, Lasting Light

A Loving, Lasting Light

t From light, a light is born to share its sheen glistening, glowing dissolving the darkness clearing the way moving, expanding breathing life into what it sees forever alive are we you and I and they and them in actualityare one loving, lasting lightshining for...

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THE PARADISE WITHIN Podcast

Neary Heng grew up working in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. From age five until late in her teens she lived imprisoned in refugee camps, witnessing unimaginable crimes. Since that time, she has traveled to America to start fresh, learning a new language, earning a...

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Be Present, Just for Now

One way to practice living in the present moment is to become more mindful - putting attention on something that is happening right now, rather than thinking about what you just did or on your next move. This doesn't take as long as you might think. A minute or two of...

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Voyage from Safety to Sanity

We all know someone who has taken major risks. We applaud them when they achieve what they'd envisioned. But what about the others? What happens to the people who take chances, exposing themselves to ridicule or failure and end up being laughed at and feeling like...

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Fierce Grace

For most, peace doesn’t come easily. And it won’t arrive without inviting it in, then giving it your full attention. It requires patience, indiscriminate kindness and a calm heart. Relaxing into the now allows a sense of peace to flourish, sparking ideas and creating...

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Do This

  "Do this", says the fish as it snags a bug from the surface. "Do this", cries the hawk, spreading its wings open wide. "Do this", bellows the tree, crashing to the ground. "Do this", murmurs the leaf as it shimmers in the sunlight. "Do this", offers the deer as...

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This Room. This Bed. This Body.

  Not long ago, I woke in the middle of the night and had trouble falling back asleep. It doesn't happen very often. When it does, I use one of the many techniques I've learned to help me drift off. As I began to feel myself sink deeper into my mattress, I...

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Wisdom at the DMV

While getting a new driver's license at the DMV recently, I overheard a conversation. An older employee with soft brown eyes was encouraging an anxious 16-yr-old: “Just relax. Step away for a moment and try again”. The nervous teen took a deep breath and leaned...

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Being Sick

  I'm sick this week. Being sick is the best. Really. You don't think so? Do you hate getting a cold or the flu? I can't imagine why. When the time comes, don't argue with it. Embrace it. Studies show that the additional stress of being upset actually prolongs...

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