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Mindfulness as Foreplay

Stress and worries pull our minds away from the present, no matter what we are doing. Yes, this includes during even the most intimate of times.  Whereas sex is supposed to bring you closer with your partner, distracted sex may make you feel even more...

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Trust Your Gut

You’ve heard the sayings before, and often from successful people. Sayings like, “trust your gut”, “follow your gut instincts” or “I just felt it in my gut.” Whether or not you notice instinctual thoughts in your actual belly, it’s no coincidence that we use these...

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New Virtues for a Conscious Friendship

I recently came across the book How to Win Friends and Influence People? in my collection. I received the book around 10 years ago as a present from a friend. I clearly remember being taken aback when I received this present. Anticipating that this would...

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Get in Tune

Our bodies are amazing. They are fascinating pieces of equipment, at the same time strong, powerful, delicate and intricate. Yogis have described the body as an instrument with 72,000 strings, symbolising the elaborate energy channels that effect our moods, behaviours and thoughts.   Close your eyes and...

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It’s 2017. Breathe.

A New Year. Time may feel like it is moving slower or faster, depending on who you speak to. The world may seem even more unpredictable than ever, where the only constant thing is change. But despite all of this change and uncertainty, you do...

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I Do…

December 20th is the start of the winter solstice, where we begin to move from darkness to light. It is also coincidentally my wedding anniversary. During this time, I have been reflecting upon my own marriage with my husband and the ways in which our...

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You Have the Power to Heal

When we’re feeling under the weather, it is almost too easy to pop a pill for immediate relief. And then we look to place blame. We blame the cold winter weather outside. We blame others who are sick. We blame the food we ate. The...

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Stop and Smell the Gratitude

Many of us are constantly searching for a way to quickly change our mindset when we cannot excuse ourselves or get to a mat to meditate. What can we do to stop our minds from going down a negative path? How can we find balance and...

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The Tastiest Form of Meditation

Food gives us energy, but depletes it as well.   There is no doubt that our minds are addicted to food. We are addicted to the delicious tastes and sensations. We drool over photos of food. We form positive and/or negative associations with food, the places we...

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The Art of Sitting Still

Is one of the blocks to your taking up a meditation practice a fear of being uncomfortable sitting still on the ground? Or maybe just fear of not being able to sit still at all?   In advance of my first eight-hour meditation this coming Sunday (!),...

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