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Release what everyone else thinks. Figure out who you are at your core & let your freak fly.

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Paper Cranes

On August 6th, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people died in the aftermath. Today, the city of Hiroshima leads the movement for world peace. I am proud to be named for this city, which has transformed a legacy of unimaginable suffering into the ongoing work of peace-making. This is my tribute to Hiroshima; to those who died in the world’s first nuclear holocaust, and to those who live there today.

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The Sucker Punch Of Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

The Scream

Years ago I ran screaming from Corporate America  after a scene eerily similar to that moment in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls when Ace walks into the room with all of the taxidermied animals on the wall and commences to freaking out before he utters, “…this is a lovely room of death.” I kid you not, I left my corporate job over “a lovely room of death.” (You can read the fuller story here, lest you think I jest.)

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Little Changes To Help You Through Hard Times

Hard times

Hardships come upon us at unexpected times and places. They’ll come regardless of our schedules, our plans, our goals; they’re notorious for interrupting. Death, illness, financial strain, breakups – nobody can avoid these things forever.

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How To Prevent Freaking Out? Free Meditation

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak-outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a freak-out.

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How To Use Forgiveness To Heal Your Heart, Health, And Spirit

Forgiveness Meditation

Letting go of the past was one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn, yet it is a practice I need to connect back to often. Are you starting to shift in your chair uncomfortably just thinking about forgiveness? When I discuss this stage of healing in lectures or with my individual clients, I hear deep sighs. Then I hear the response I used to give myself, "Yeah, but..."

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Horse Whispering For Life Enrichment

Horse Whispering
Interacting with Horses for Emotional, Mental and Physical Benefits.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~Winston Churchill

Horses are a big part of our life and have been for a very long time. According to Wikipedia humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC.

We bet on them. We compete on them. We police crowds and engage in warfare on them. We use them in beer commercials. We ride them as we gaze over a cliff at the ocean on vacation, and they pull us in a carriage through Central Park in New York city.

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What Is Mindfulness? Why Should I Be Mindful?


By: Romila Mushtaq

Mindfulness and mindful living are the buzzwords in today’s culture. I, however, believe it is beyond a marketing trend. I describe mindfulness in two simple words: “pay attention”.  When we pay attention with all of our senses, we are then present in the current moment.  By being in the current moment, our minds are not ruminating about the past or worried about the future.  Modern psychology defines mindfulness as “bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”

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Bust A Move: Your Brain Loves It!



“A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool.” -Alan Watts

The above quote from British author and philosopher Alan Watts in his book of essays Does It Matter reminds me that I live in a very adaptable, fluid chamber and in every moment I have the choice and ability to move in it…. and with it.  And when I do, my engine revs up, my brain turns on the creative TV channel in my mind’s eye and my body joins in the dance by relaxing, yet feeling energized at the same time.

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How To Do Super Brain Power Yoga?

brain power yoga

By: Chetana Sagiraju

Have you ever been punished while at school? Have you ever been made to do full squats with your hands crossed along the chest to hold the opposite ear lobes? If you have done this as a child, then it would be easy for you to learn this super brain power yoga. From punishment to health—who would have thought? Or maybe our teachers knew a thing or two about yoga?

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They Only Look Like Thunder Thighs To You

"Thunder Thighs!"

You wouldn't believe what I heard back then—I don't believe it either, now. Good thing for me.

What sorts of names were you called as a kid? I imagine there were as many names called back then as there were kids. Perhaps you were a name caller and not a recipient. I was both at times.

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