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thriving, not surviving, through tragedy

A guest post by Sheila Prakash What is the point of tragedies? Why must we endure them as humans? Is there a reason beyond the pain and suffering? Is there perhaps a deeper reason? Could it be to allow our souls to see things from a different perspective? To allow us to see things from […]

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for those who are really tired all the time

Being really tired all the time may be caused by a variety of factors, both physical and psychological in nature. But once you rule out any physical and psychological conditions, (and I seriously advise seeking professional assistance with this), you may consider looking at your relationship with yourself. More specifically, examine how you relate to […]

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fear leads to anger anger leads to hate hate leads to suffering

“Long time ago in a galaxy far far away…” This is the opening line for the Star Wars saga. In it, a wise, lovable Jedi master named Yoda is quoted teaching: Fear leads to anger anger leads to hate hate leads to suffering. Master Yoda is indeed a wise instructor. Apparently this wisdom was practiced […]

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i always used to say i was a ‘type a’ personality

A guest post by Mima I always used to say I was a ‘Type A’ personality. Hey, it was the reason why I never had time to travel, fall in love, start a family, hang out with friends or even relax and watch an entire movie at once. It simply would go completely against the grain […]

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the practice of letting go

A guest post by Anne – Sophie Reinhardt I grew up in a home where the scientific and matter-of-fact world view was the one most prevalent. My father, a general physician, and my mother, a pharmacist, were quite sceptic of everything that didn’t involve tangible matters and logic outcomes. As nature goes, I adopted a […]

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how i made meaning out of tragedy

A guest post by Maria Mooney The diagnosis of any illness, chronic, acute, or terminal, is a devastating, life-altering, earth-shattering, monumental moment in the life of the diagnosed individual, impacting all areas, including but not limited to vocation, social relationships, self-care, and recreational pursuits. A devastating diagnosis challenges and often shatters world views and belief […]

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unplug yourself

A guest post by Lauren Stewart I remember when life was much simpler. It was before the Internet, cell phones, iPads, iPods, smart phones, etc. were such a fixture in our lives. I remember getting AOL for the first time and not being allowed to use it when I got home from school because when […]

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our present future

A guest post by Sheila Prakash When a child gets bullied, what does he or she learn? When a child hears “not now”, “just shut-up”, “you are so irritating”, what does he or she learn? When an adult gets verbally, emotionally, or physically abused, what do they learn? Simply said, they learn ‘I am not […]

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how to get peace of mind

Recently I found out, that one of my major life plans has been substantially altered, due to circumstances beyond my control. These plans were something that I cared deeply about. Finding myself unprepared for the changes, I scrambled for a solution. The incident left me wondering how to get peace of mind in life, in […]

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let go of the past

Why is it so important to let go of the past? The main reason is that your past can keep you from living in your present. Excessive dwelling on the past prevents you from moving forward in life. If you find yourself struggling with the present, consider that your past may be playing a significant […]

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coping with divorce for men

Forgive me if this post seems a bit biased. But I’ll go out on a limb to say, that in our society men have much greater difficulty expressing themselves and their emotions as do women. This is what motivated me to write this post about coping with divorce for men. Lets start from the beginning. […]

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