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The Myth Within: ReCycling History

The Myth Within In today’s episode, Dr. Tom explores the cyclical nature of history, the father archetype as portrayed from the blowing wind and warming sun in Aesop’s classic entitled the NorthWind and the Sun, and its effects on our personal development. Blessings, my friends. May your path bring good fortune as you advance confidently …

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How to Care for Your Loved One Through the Pain of Cancer

Article Submitted by Melissa Howard A cancer diagnosis is devastating. It forces the patient to face their own mortality as well as what could be years of taxing physical treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation, and they cannot get through without hope, love, and support. That’s where you come in. Not only can you offer …

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Slight Changes…

Inspiration for the Soul The Philosopher’s Stone Change: The most frightening word many will ever face. But why is this?  Change within the environment elicits fear. This one emotion, while valid, creates a whole host of secondary responses in the body that primes us for one thing, fight or flight. Salivation turns off, digestion turns off, …

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Courage to Take Action

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner The natural state of fear encloses. It creates a tension of sorts that makes us want to go within, tighten up, and leave the situation, creating the state of anxiety felt—fear cues for the flight or freeze response. However, if you have ever watched a horror movie, we all know …

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An Abundance of Joy

Inspirational Quote The Philosopher’s Corner What constitutes joy? If we tap into this frequency, can we create a life of abundance? As a mental health practitioner, I notice a commonality present in the human condition. We focus on what we don’t have versus the beauty of miracles before us. When did we become so ungrateful? …

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Abundance… To Do What You Love!

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food For Thought I had a little fun with this one. Not only is it from my favorite author, but it also includes a funny animal video for some philosophical giggles.  Hello, my friends. Hope all is well. Has fear ever stopped you from doing something you love? Have you ever questioned …

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Nature Does Not Hurry…

Inspirational Quote Food for Thought? What is the rush? We only have a short time on this earth, but time and time again, I see that the psychology of striving creates the very misery that people attempt to mitigate by chasing material dreams “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” As Lao Tzu reminds …

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Gratitude Is?

I am often baffled by the lack of gratitude I see. Can this single issue be a root cause for all the suffering we see? At an internal level, lacking gratitude can create envy, jealousy, anger, hatred, self-loathing, and other negative feelings. This is because gratitude generates from a place of wholeness. We have this …

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The Fear of Failure: Breaking Down Barriers to Inner Dreams

The fear of failure is ever-present in our lives. While fear is an emotion that can be used to our advantage, it also has a way of standing in the way of us following our dreams. This blog post discusses how we can use this foundational fear to create movement towards the realization our dreams. …

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Tending the Inner Garden: How to Let Go and Let God

What if you could let go of the past and create a new future? What if you could find peace within the pain so that it does not hold you back or hinder the progress of your life? What does it mean to tend your inner garden? It can be challenging to let go of …

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Guided Meditations… Mindfulness Breathing for Deep Relaxation

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. Amit Ray In today’s mindfulness meditation, we explore how to use circular breathing to reach states of deep relaxation and discover the benefits it can have on your body, mind, and spiritual health.

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