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Laughter and Haha Yoga

May 10, 2013

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have found that laughter decreases the level of immunosuppressive hormones in the blood, while boosting the number of white blood cells that fight free radicals and tumor cells. Laughter also increases serotonin, which produces a natural high, provides a mini-aerobic workout, massages muscles, decreases pain and diverts the mind […]

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Exercise — a fountain of youth for aging bodies

May 6, 2013

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by Brenda McDermott —  Talk to any group of older people and chances are you will often hear a long list of stories about bodies that, once young and strong, are now betraying their owners. Many who are less healthy than they once were may even be facing a loss of independence. The bottom line […]

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Journal Entry, February 1: Listening to a juniper

April 26, 2013

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by Larry Lindahl —  The trail rounds a bend and opens out onto a broad bench of solid sandstone — one of a rising series of smoothly eroded terraces. Near the middle of the rock slope, I angle up and begin to climb. The view opens up behind me as I ascend from one terrace […]

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Acceptance and gratitude

April 22, 2013

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by Sara Payne —  With the arrival of the new year, many people have put thought into resolutions for change. Perhaps we could also put some thought into two vastly underrated concepts: acceptance and gratitude. If we really understood the gifts that genuine, heart-felt gratitude could bring into our lives, we might see how those […]

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Giving with love

April 22, 2013

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The essence of giving has to do with sharing the love that you are. Giving occurs on many levels and with many motives, depending on one’s level of consciousness and the situation. Giving is part of everyone’s daily life, much of it occurring unconsciously. Giving has much to do […]

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Looking back — what would you change?

April 21, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  We have all said it at one time or another: “If only I had known then what I know now, things would be different.” But would they really? Probably not. You did exactly what you did at that time, because you were not ready to do anything differently. What you did […]

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Discarding illusions to find a state of balanced love

April 20, 2013

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by Dr. John Demartini —  Imagine you were dating or married to someone who only said, “I think you’re wonderful. You are always right. Can I do anything for you? You are the best there is, and anyone who cannot see that is crazy. You are perfect exactly the way you are.” You might initially […]

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Of fishbowls and boxes

April 18, 2013

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by Scott Kalechstein —  When I was a kid, I had pet goldfish. When it was time to clean their bowl, we would put the fish into a large bathtub. I was always curious about why they would continue to swim in the same small circumference, as if they were still in their little bowl. […]

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Ten ideas to live by

March 23, 2013

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by Ada Porat —  Living your best life is all about making the most of what you have right now. Sometimes we need to clean the cobwebs from our thinking to do just that. Here are 10 thoughts to motivate, challenge and encourage you so you can make the most of your life now: Nobody […]

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Happiness, a state of mind

March 3, 2013

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by Patricia Rutledge, Ph.D. —  An epidemic of boredom surges through the nation. Teens and young adults are most prone to this self-perpetuating condition, but therapists are finding many adults lingering in the realm of boredom, too jaded to seek excitement or happiness — giving up. As a whole, we have seen and experienced all […]

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Forgiveness: The key to an empowered life

March 2, 2013

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by Tammy Holmes —  A Course in Miracles defines the term “forgive” as meaning “to let go.” Forgiveness enables one to move forward and live an empowered life. To forgive is equal to claiming freedom — the freedom to be who we are and to live the life we were meant to live. To forgive […]

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Mothers and moms?

February 27, 2013

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by Mary Sanders —  In the dictionary, the word mother is defined as the female parent or the origin or source. There are almost as many nicknames for mother as there are mothers. Mom comes in all shapes and sizes; she can be young or older, or perhaps she has gone on to heaven. Regardless […]

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The solstice is finally here

February 17, 2013

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by John English —  It is nice for all of us to have a chance to connect around the time of a planetary alignment. Some of us have been waiting many years for this, and in some cases, our entire lives. The alignment of our solar system with the center of the Milky Way galaxy […]

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