When Life Isn’t Fair

    Listen to the cries around us. Of mourning, trauma history, poverty, and endless types of suffering. We've all experienced troubles at some point in our lives and most of us can voice some level of discontent about our current situation as well. When we add our problems to the…

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In the Tomb of the Unknown

  Crisis or unexpected changes wreak seismic upheaval in our minds, hearts, and souls. All we had planned suddenly crumbles through our fingers and turns to ash. Any illusions of control we once had have vanished. Instead of grinning at a bright path ahead, we shiver in the dark. These are…

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Stress Survival Tips 101

Got stress? Worry and pressure rage around us at epidemic levels. The American Psychological Association reports, "More than one-third of adults (34 percent) report that their stress increased over the past year. Only 16 percent report decreased stress in the past year. Worse yet, the American Heart Association and Center for…

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Reading for Emotional and Cognitive Wellness

Got books? If you're an avid reader, your brain and heart will thank you. Studies indicate we bolster the emotions and mind almost any time we read. Certain books target our emotional and cognitive well-being, to pack on extra benefits. As if we needed another reason to crack open a book.…

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Reading Fiction for Well Being

Born Hungry for Stories Before she can speak, an infant's cry expresses her yearning. A loving voice swaddles the new soul. The words may come with music or the mere sound of turning pages, but they capture her heart and mind either way. The child quiets, listens, grows calm. As if…

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Refresh Your Mind

We're recovering from the lost hour of sleep this weekend, so let's discuss a few ways to refresh our minds this spring. Today's video suggests the following techniques to improve mental acuity: Read across genres. Learn a new concept or skill. Change your mindset from problem-focused to puzzle-solving. Adopt a moth-exterminating…

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Well Being's Urgent Appointments

We must schedule time to care for ourselves, or it won't happen. Well being deserves urgent status in our appointment setting, because all else rests upon it. In each category, our video recognizes ways to incorporate care in doable increments annually, seasonally, weekly, and daily. Spirit Body Mind Heart Set these…

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Balancing Productivity and Well-Being

Productivity and well-being fuel one another! When you see them as complimentary, it's easier to keep the balance. Purpose and benefits of self-care - the axe sharpening premise Schedule time to tune your mind, body, heart, and spirit. Set these appointments as a priority. If work interferes, you must reschedule this…

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Mortal Illusions

Is reality defined within physical and measurable parameters? Can one discern the boundaries of truth by ruling out supernatural elements as fiction? Should we accept metaphysical factors as fringe science? Human nature drives us to boast of our ability to discern truth with our senses. But in reality, our mortal experience…

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5 Ways to Quench Inspiration Thirst

Artists, writers, and creatives depend upon it for productivity. At times, they gasp and scramble to wring a drop from old canvases. Or favorite trees. Anything once shimmering with the dew. Don't shrug at their desperation. Like them, you need inspiration, too. Uninspired life leaves us wandering in a futile desert of…

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