Tag Archives: joy

Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations

August 6, 2014

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Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations   by AlixSandra Parness, D.D. —  Although media outlets seem to send out a never-ending babble of gloom and doom, a significant number of people are seeking a new way to find joy amid the pessimism. Parness offers a powerful and delightful series of practical principles designed to […]

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A precious gift to give

May 30, 2014

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A precious gift to give by Dawn Fleming —  Throughout the year, you may have received and given myriad gifts. Now consider giving yourself the best gift of all — permission to be who you truly are. It is time to stop living on automatic pilot and for the approval of others. Give yourself permission […]

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What causes fear?

January 9, 2014

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by David Berger —  Fear is not an inherent human emotion. Rather, it is passed on to us at conception. This means a fearful mother-to-be will, in turn, pass her fear to her fetus. Joy and happiness are similarly transferred. After birth, parents’ fear is nurtured within their child because the parents unknowingly reinforce it. […]

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How to feel safe and be happy in the midst of personal and planetary chaos

December 12, 2013

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by Scott Kalechstein —  When I was a child, I had recurring nightmares about a nuclear end of the world. My parents would come into my room and soothe me as I trembled. Sometimes I couldn’t fall back to sleep for hours, and then only with the light on. In public school, we had occasional […]

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Eight tips for increasing joy

October 25, 2013

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by Nancie M. Barwick —  For some people, the experience of joy is foreign. Perhaps they have not felt joyful in some time or, for whatever reason, they may believe there is no cause for joy. They may be so comfortable with depression or sadness that they feel it would be inappropriate to feel joy. […]

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Let creativity flow

August 31, 2013

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by Cathie Barash —  Many of us paint, write, dance or draw because it is our particular innate expression of who we are, and it comes from deep inside us. We are naturally drawn to certain creative outlets for expressing our individuality. There is an excitement in the process and experience of seeing our unique […]

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Pain is inevitable, worry is optional

August 11, 2013

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by Wendy Boorn —  It has been said that “worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Anxiety is an epidemic in today’s unpredictable times. Whether concerns are about unstable weather patterns and the effects of climate change, terrorist attacks, the polarity in Congress, political unrest […]

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How does your mental garden grow?

March 10, 2013

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by Sandy Jones —  Many of us, at times, get lost in the quagmire of life and feel bumped around and victimized. We think we have no control, no power, no peace. We feel rushed and stressed. During those times, remember that energy follows thought; therefore, we create what we experience with our every thought. […]

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The Fun Police

March 9, 2013

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by Scott Kalechstein —  I have come to believe that how much joy I experience in any given moment pretty much boils down to how much permission I give myself to have that joy. Sounds simple enough, but for many of us, after a lifetime of withholding permission from ourselves, we might notice some subtle […]

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Your toes can tell your whole life story

February 25, 2013

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by Nancy Beauchamp —  People turn to tea leaves, crystal balls and palms to tell their future, but did you know your toes can tell your whole life story? The fascinating art of toe reading can be seen as an extension of reflexology or as a technique unto itself. Are you prone to corns or […]

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Inner knowing

January 18, 2013

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by Cory Lemberger —  The answer to finding balance in life with a more complete mind-body-spirit connection, finding more joy in relationships and finding peace in daily life, is truly pretty simple. The answer to this whole balanced-life question is clear, because you already have the answer. As a reader of AZNetNews, you are most […]

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Finding your soul purpose

January 15, 2013

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by Ada Porat —  Why is it that some people enjoy success and abundance, while others continually seem to struggle? The answer lies within us — at the core of each individual. Each of us has an inner compass that steers us toward certain outcomes in life. For some, that compass is set for success, […]

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Forgiveness — the great karma cleanser

December 17, 2012

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by Scott Kalechstein — When I was a boy, I was quite the troublemaker. I would invite my more demonic friends over for a Saturday afternoon of creative hell-raising, and we would go downstairs into the recreation room. I would tell my parents we were playing Monopoly, or some other innocent activity. We then proceeded […]

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