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How to Survive a Breakup with an Addict and Heal Your Heart

[ad_1] “The positive cannot exist without the negative.” ~Alan Watts My heart was empty. It had never felt that empty before. Sometimes I felt a gap gnawing at my chest making everything around me feel like half of a whole..

How to Open Your Eyes and Make the Most of Life

[ad_1] “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust I was asleep for the first thirty-two years of my life. I was jolted awake when my daughter was born unable.

How to Meditate Like a Buddhist: Book Giveaway

[ad_1] I’ve often wished I found meditation much earlier in life. Like in high school, where I once burst a stress ball from excessive squeezing, shooting little beans or beads or whatever filled the ball in every direction around my.

How to Gently Coax Yourself Out of your Comfort Zone

[ad_1] “Everything you ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.” ~Unknown We’ve all seen this quote or similar ones. All the magic, growth, and transformation seem to happen there. Not everything that happens outside the comfort zone is.

Why Your Failures Are Your Most Valuable Currency

[ad_1] “The master has failed more time than the apprentice has even attempted.” ~Proverb There’s no prize for coming last. But that doesn’t mean it holds no value at all. We’re so obsessed with not measuring up to expectations that.

For People Who Look in the Mirror and Cringe

[ad_1] “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” ~Brené Brown When I was fourteen years old, I vividly remember the first time I put my fingers.

How I Survived Suicidal Thoughts When I Really Wanted to Die

[ad_1] “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca When I was twenty-four my best friend died suddenly in a car accident. She was like a sister to me, so this plunged me into a deep.

What You Need to Know Before You Start or Quit Meditating

[ad_1] “Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.” ~Ikkyu I was the kid who didn’t like to sleep. In nursery school, I would pretend to be.

Why I Appreciate Simple Things in Life After The Coronavirus

[ad_1] “It’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.” ~Evan Davis Let me go back in time. Not too long, but only six months ago when the.

How to Avoid a Soul-Crushing Life Crisis

[ad_1] “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an unbelievable breakthrough.” ~Unknown I had hit rock bottom. Now that means different things to different people, so let me explain what my rock bottom meant. I’ll start with my physical.

Why Joy Is Important for Healing Developmental Trauma

[ad_1] “We all have everything we need within us to create our fullest potential.” ~Abraham Maslow Did you grow up with a critical, distant, or ignorant mother? She probably made sure that your physical needs were covered, but she never.

What I’ve Learned Since My Years Feeling Stuck and Unlovable

[ad_1] This writing is in memory of my father, who—without knowing it—helped make me the man I am today. When I was a young boy, my father seemed bigger than life, like most fathers seem to young sons. I looked.

Giveaway: Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal – A Tool to Calm Your Mind

[ad_1] This post contains a giveaway. If you’re reading this in your inbox, click here to enter on the site! Though life has become a lot less busy for many these days, I suspect a lot of us have incredibly.

What It Means to Love: 9 Steps to a Strong Relationship

[ad_1] “Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.” ~Lori Deschene They say your heart pounds when you’re in love. But the very idea.

A Buddhist Chaplain Shares How to Cope with the Pandemic

[ad_1] When I decided over two years ago to become a Buddhist Chaplain, I could’ve never dreamed that I would be experiencing our current pandemic crisis. I chose to become a Buddhist Chaplain after I lost my son in 2010..

6 Things I Do Daily to Feel Good About Myself and Life

[ad_1] All I have ever wanted is for somebody to put their hand on my shoulder and tell me “Everything is going to be alright.” Despite achieving other things, nothing could compensate for not having somebody do this one thing.

How to Recreate Meaning Now That the Pandemic Has Upended Life

[ad_1] “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” ~Tony Robbins  Like millions of others, I lost my job in the wave of the coronavirus pandemic. I was teaching.

What Hurts Us the Most in Unhealthy and Unloving Relationships

[ad_1] “Once we make our relationship choices in an adult way, a prospective partner who is unavailable, nonreciprocal, or not open to processing feelings and issues, becomes, by these very facts, unappealing. Once we love ourselves, people no longer look.

8 Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind

[ad_1] Have you ever found it hard to motivate yourself to do something that was good for you, only to eventually do it, feel amazing, and wonder why you waited so long? That’s what meditating was like for me. Even.

How I Know I’m Strong (and You Are Too)

[ad_1] “If there’s ever a tomorrow when we’re not together, there’s something you should remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart,.

Family Estrangement: 3 Stories and the Advice You Need to Hear

[ad_1] “Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” ~Cecilia Ahern This post is written by three people from different parts of the world who came together to share their story of family estrangement and their choice not to reconcile..

How to Successfully Cope with a Crisis using Surrender

[ad_1] “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti The scent of sanitizer once again pervades my home. And as much as I am grateful for it, every time I use.