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Find your peace in 2012

How are you doing with your New Year resolutions? Did you make any? Quit smoking, get fit, spend more time with the family. Lose weight, get out of debt, quit drinking. Get more creative, be more productive, set better goals or no goals, do what you love, make X number of sales, win that promotion. [...]

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Start your own personal peace project with these five steps

If we are afraid to touch our suffering, we will not be able to realize the path of peace, joy, and liberation. —Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Many of us worry about wars, terrorism, and violent crime. And we might think we have to join the Peace Corps or the United [...]

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Let go of judgment: five tips for letting love in

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. –Rumi We humans categorize, name, and label things to make sense of the world: clouds are white, the sun is warm, dogs are furry, crackers are crunchy, roses emit an odor. We attach names to things and group them [...]

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2011: The Year of Love

Sleep, little ones, sleep. Rest and let the earth take care of you. Grow strong, deep roots, and I’ll see you in the Spring. Just as snowflakes started to swirl on the day after Christmas, I gently pressed the last of my tulip bulbs into soft beds of carefully-prepared soil. It’s a tradition I started [...]

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Mindfulness: 10 Practical Exercises You Can Do Almost Anywhere

One of my big realization or Ah-Ha! moments happened in college, in a sociology class called Modern Social Problems. The professor was great. I already had him for Sociology 101, and I loved how he blended lectures with stories or examples that we could relate to and discuss as a class. One day he asked [...]

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