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Kate Northrup's picture

The Simple Practice That Could Save You $700 And Hours Of Your Precious Time

Feel Good
TAMING THE INNER FASCIST

Over the weekend Mike and I had planned to spend Saturday cleaning up our house.

Saturday afternoon came around. We’d been to the gym. We’d eaten. We’d put on our cleaning clothes. It was time.

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How Past Life Regression Helps A Young Widow Find Her Purpose

purpose

By: Stephanie Riseley

Do you ever wonder if you have a true soul purpose?  Do you long to know for certain that your life, your work, really makes a difference?  Opening to the memory that your soul is immortal, and that you can access this essential information by using past-life regression can help you relax into trusting the thrust of your amazing life now. 

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Gabrielle Bernstein's picture

It's Okay To Say No

Though I pride myself in being someone who has clear boundaries I still find my way into some sticky situations in which I feel uncomfortable saying no. Saying no can be tough at times, especially when you’re afraid to disappoint someone. If you’re a YESer, then watch this video for my guidance on how to say no.

Mike Robbins's picture

The Importance Of Live Conversations

Resolving conflicts

Have you ever had a conversation, disagreement, or conflict escalate over email or text? Do you sometimes find yourself engaging in difficult or emotional conversations electronically because it seems “easier,” only to regret it later on? If you’re anything like me and most of the people I know and work with, you can probably answer “yes” to both of these questions.

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Romila Mushtaq's picture

The Humbling Moment I Realized That I Am Not Perfect

Surgery

The moment I realized I was not perfect occurred when I was lying on a gurney in the pre-op area at the University of Washington in Seattle. A surgical intern was digging around in my arm to find intravenous access while my parents sat off to the side praying. In that moment, I transformed from a doctor to a fearful patient being prepped for an urgent surgery for a rare medical disorder called achalasia.

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Abby McDonald's picture

Discernment: A Superpower Worth Developing In Business And Life - You'll Need It.

Light

I love what Iyanla Vanzant says "When you see crazy coming, run to the other side of the street".  Every time I hear this, I burst out laughing, because it's true, we must walk with a discerning spirit not in a judgmental way, but trust and honour our instincts about people.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

How Loss Can Initiate You

Loss as Initiation

I’ve experienced a lot of loss this year. Most of the loss has come as my own choice, which in some ways makes it even harder. I can’t even fall back on feelings of victimhood because I’ve brought all this loss upon myself, not because I’m a masochist, but because I’m being called to align with the integrity of my Inner Pilot Light in radical ways. It’s hard and scary and wildly uncomfortable. And it hurts. My heart feels heavy as big changes have uprooted me. I’ve had to really lean into my spiritual practice to stay grounded, avoid the downward spiral into fear, find peace with uncertainty, and allow loss to grow my soul, rather than shrink it.

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Anna Garrett's picture

Why Can't I Lose Weight??? Could It Be My Thyroid?

Weight Gain

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexpected weight gain, often one of the first questions I am asked is "Could it be my thyroid?"

Sometimes, my answer is "yes". Our thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating our metabolism and how our body uses nutrients. And as we age, our thyroid may get more sluggish. Cortisol (which you can read about here and here), can also affect the action of thyroid hormones by blocking the receptors in your body.
 
Research shows that even small changes in thyroid function can cause weight gain. In fact, many women who have been told their thyroid test results are "normal" may still have a reduced thyroid function (subclinical hypothyroidism) that's enough to cause weight gain and other bothersome symptoms. Unexpected weight gain and difficulty losing weight may be one of the first noticeable signals that something's amiss. 
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Jeri Dyson's picture

A Snake Or A Gentleman? You Already Know.

Snake or Gentleman

Ladies, I was recently introduced to a young lady who was engaged to be married. After our short introduction, it was brought to my attention that her fiancé was married previously and had not taken very good care of his first wife. Hmmmmm. I began to think to myself, "How often do women think they can change men?" It's important to understand that a man will show you who he is before you connect with him. We simply need to pay close attention to all of the signs.

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Hiro Boga's picture

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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