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One Lifestyle Hack That Always Works

When you don’t know what to do, there is one lifestyle hack that always works- wu wei. It’s a Daoist practice that means non-doing. It doesn’t mean do nothing. It means to go through life without effort. When things feel easy breezy, you’ve got it. Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu […]

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“I Didn’t Sign Up For This!”

There may be times in our lives when we throw up our hands and say, “I didn’t sign on for this!” It’s normal to have a pity party when things don’t go as planned. When the pouting is done, there are three things you can do. Deal with it anyway, walk away, or blame and […]

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“I’m Not Supposed to Feel This Way”

Do you ever get surprised by thought “I’m not supposed to feel this way”? Do you think that you’ve outgrown a feeling or have healed and moved on only to be sneak attacked by old frustrations? What’s going on? Let’s take a look at some possibilities. You’re More Self Aware Sometimes being more self aware […]

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Taming Your Monkey Mind

Is your mind like a monkey jumping around here and there and never sitting still? If so, there is a way to tame your monkey mind. Why Tame Your Monkey Mind Why bother? A wild mind leads to anxiety and stress. While some people like the exciting feeling of being mentally busy or active, it’s […]

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Four Things that Create a Luscious Life

Mindfulness is a practice that brings peace, centeredness, and acceptance to whatever is going on in your life. This open up a river of other things like calm, strength, resilience, courage, passion, and so many more things that create a luscious life. Reality is all about perspective after all. I’ve blogged a lot about mindfulness. […]

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Practicing Love Talk

One really great way to improve your mood, creativity, and connection is to start practicing love talk. Have you ever gotten lost in something so wonderful that you couldn’t wait to give voice to it to bring it out into the world? That’s love talk. Love talk requires that you see the world through loving […]

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Desiring Desirelessness

Do you desire desirelessness? Some do. Desire is the root of suffering. We want what we want. When we don’t have it, we feel pain and experience dis-ease. If things don’t go the way we want, we are disappointed and depressed. If we could just stop wanting, the pain would go away, right? But does […]

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Information + Mindfulness + Application = Effectiveness

Every day people ask me, “How do I…” Fortunately there is a formula for this. It’s very simple. It’s information + mindfulness + application = effectiveness. Let’s walk through this to see how it works. Information When you’re dealing with something that you don’t know how to do, solve or understand, the first thing you […]

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Thirteen Reasons to Cultivate Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the foundational skill for a well lived life. That’s no exaggeration. It takes some time to really get there. Once you have it figured out, it’s something you have to keep doing over and over. Yet it adds so much to your life that you will get far more out of it than […]

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Give Up The Need to Know

Curiosity is a great thing. It leads to new inventions and breakthrough discoveries. But some things that are unknowable. Why did he leave me? How could I not know my friend was going to commit suicide? Does she love me? Is God real? What happens when we die? Why do I feel this way? Why […]