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  • Letting Go of Attachment: From A to Zen

    By Lori Deschene “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet…

  • How Non-Attachment Can Benefit Your Relationship

    By M. J. Ross “You only lose what you cling to.” ~Buddha I remember one of my first mindfulness classes that pertained to impermanence. I went home in a bit of a slump. Nothing is permanent; everything ends; “This too, shall pass.” It was quite a shock to the system. After getting over what, on surface…

  • 7 Ways to Manage a Break Up and Work Through the Pain

    By James Gummer “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Some breakups are so bad that they make you hate the sunshine. It’s up there gleaming, looking down on you, being all sunny despite the fact that you feel like…

  • How to Deal with a Break Up

    By Alana Mbanza “No feeling is final.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke I met him the last semester of college and was instantly attracted to him.  I was definitely attracted to him physically, but it was the way he sat in class with such quiet confidence and mystery that made me long to know him. I practically drooled…

  • 10 Ways to Let Go of Work on the Weekend

    By Lori Deschene “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown Sometimes, for me, it’s not a matter of if I’ll work on the weekend; it’s a matter of how. On the one hand, I’m committed to being mindful and creating balance in my life. On the other hand, I have a…

  • A Surprising Way to Let Go of Painful Feelings and the Past

    By Maria Stenvinkel “We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” ~Marianne Williamson I’ve struggled with it. Letting go, I mean. I’ve struggled with moving on from my past. I’ve struggled with ridding myself of guilt, shame, and grief. I’ve struggled with freeing myself from…

  • Why I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself and How I Healed by Doing Nothing

    By Nicole Barton “Everything in the universe is within you.” ~Rumi When I was twenty-three, I lost my job through chronic illness. I thought my life had ended, and I spent the next few years an anxious, panicky mess—often hysterical. Eventually, I took off to scour the globe for well-being techniques, and searched far and wide for…

  • Why I Got Caught Up in the Drama of an On-and-Off Relationship

    By Monica Viera “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain.” ~Rick Godwin Dave and I met earlier this January. I was immediately attracted to his aquamarine eyes and his tattoos. I met him on the eve of my twenty-sixth birthday…

  • Learning to Have Faith That All Is Well

    By Jen Picicci “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” ~Wayne Dyer Gwen and I first met at a lactation group for new moms. She seemed like someone I’d get along with, and we talked here and there, eventually becoming Facebook friends, but nothing…

  • “You’re Too Sensitive” Is a Lie

    By Bryn Bamber “I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation of the little things, my vivid inner life,…

  • Dating from a Place of Self-Love: How Being Yourself Changes Everything

    By Nicole Hind “You must learn to love yourself before you can love someone else.” ~Sonja Mylin   It’s tough being out there. I remember myself some years ago embracing the world of online dating. Everyone kept telling me “be yourself” (and I kept telling myself that), but when I was actually on a date, “myself” would…

  • When What You’re Seeking is NOT Seeking You

    By Stephanie Deni Let’s face it, we can’t always have what we want.  There will be times in your life when the person you desire simply does not desire you back.  When what you’re seeking is not seeking you and it can be really devastating and at times, quite difficult to get through and get…

  • 4 Tips for Raising Happy, Emotionally Healthy Children

    By Sandra Cooper “Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.” ~Daniel Goleman I consider myself an expert on the emotional needs of children. Mostly because I was one. No one goes into parenthood anticipating the ways they…

  • Letting Go of Our Past Identities: When It’s Time to Move On and Evolve

    By Beth Clayton “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” ~Eckhardt Tolle The day I decided to leave acting felt like being exorcised from my own body. I was twenty-nine and had been dreaming of being an actor from the time I first saw a regional production of Cats around the age of eight. I spent…

  • The Blessing of a Broken Heart: How Pain Can Lead to Healing

    By Anonymous “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~Ruth E. Renkel My last breakup was on April 16th, 2012. I remember the date because on the evening of April 17th, as I sat with a blotchy red face and tears in my eyes, my dad told me I soon would…

  • How I’ve Learned to Free Myself from Depression When It Hits

    By James Leatherman “No feeling is final.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke I’ve battled depression for most of my life. In my younger years, it gripped me pretty frequently. I was first hit with suicidal thoughts at the age of fifteen, and it scared the bejesus out of me. I was young and dumb and had no idea…

  • Relinquish Stereotypes and Just Be Yourself

    By Craig James Ruvere “Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”  ~Walter Anderson Society has a series of unwritten and sometimes unspoken laws they expect both males and females to abide by without question—a perceived set of standards and…

  • How to Get Past Blame and Shame and Strengthen Your Relationship

    By Jonathan Robinson I used to think that if I told my wife exactly what’s wrong with her, her response would be, “Yes, I see it now! Thank you for showing me the errors of my ways.” To my surprise, that never happened. Finally, I saw that I was going about things the wrong way. Complaining, blaming, and…

  • 4 Eye-Opening Realizations That Helped Me Love My Body

    By Berni Sewell “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~Amy Bloom “Just look at yourself!” “That chubby face, those massive hips and thighs. The stumpy legs.” “No wonder he doesn’t love you anymore. No wonder he left you for her! She is so much prettier than you are.” I stood in…

  • Maybe This Is What Happiness Is

    By Steve Kaminsky With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit,  He started to sing as tackled the thing  That couldn’t be done and he did it. —Edgar Guest   I’ve always believed in the adage “actions speak louder than words.” I’ve never been one to seek…