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If someone has a problem with you, it’s their issue…right?

In an effort to restore and reclaim our sanity, a lot of us are realizing that other people’s anger and negativity has absolutely nothing to do with us. You’ve probably seen graphics and quotes going around on social media that say stuff like If someone has a problem with you, remember, it’s their issue. Don’t […]

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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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Peaceful isn’t passive: 7 tips for speaking up

Sometimes, keeping our mouths shut only serves ourselves and our own fears. Silently watching someone jump off a cliff—or putting up with someone’s poor treatment of us or watching another get hurt without doing anything just isn’t useful much less compassionate. Whether we speak up or not and how is a choice. We might not […]

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Finding your peace: 10 tips for tough times

Have you ever been in an impossible situation you thought you’d never get out of? Ever feel loaded down with problems that never end? How about totally down in the dumps, lost, scared, hurt, abandoned, bummed out, miserable, and totally depressed? I have. I know what the inside of that deep, dark cave looks like, […]

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Avoid arguments by following one simple rule

Yesterday, I decided to organize a little basket I have near my front door for mail that’s not quite junk mail and not quite bills. It’s stuff I might want to look at if I have time: cheap auto insurance. Coupons for local restaurants. A marketing flyer from a local contractor that was stuck in […]

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