Valentines Day Is My Least Favorite Holiday

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Valentines Day is my least favorite holiday. Let me share why. I say this because there is so much emphasis on this day to show love and appreciation to your loved one, that sometimes it can create unnecessary pressure and unmet expectations. What if there was another way to look at this day? You see...there are 365 days in a year, and I believe that each day is an opportunity to express love to your spouse or partner...or yourself. I believe you must love yourself in order to attract love. When you look at yourself in the mirror and can honestly love the person that is reflecting back to you, that is when you become a magnet for attracting people to love you. Then it becomes Valentines Day every day! Wouldn't that be great?

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2015 Is Off To A Great Start! What I Learned In 10 Days Of Silence

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With last year’s craziness behind me, I began the new year in a 10-day SILENT meditation retreat to go inward and onward. It’s Harder Than You Think! I almost jumped ship at the silent meditation retreat. Sitting in silence and not moving an inch for long periods (10 hours a day to ...

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How to Meditate and The Benefits of Meditation

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100 REASONS TO MEDITATE   There are so many advantages to meditation. One of my close friends first originally thought of this. Indeed he wanted to make it 100 benefits long (think big right!), however, he wasn’t sure he could find more than perhaps 20-25 benefits. Well, he made it happen! ...

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Robin Williams: A Paradox on Happiness and Suffering

I'm heartbroken that Robin Williams, the award-winning comedian and actor, took his own life. Which leads me to explore two of life's biggest questions that people ask...What is the meaning of life? How can I become happy and not suffer?

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Secrets to Happiness (Series): Secret #3 – Freedom to Choose

“Do… or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda, character from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back   There’s something to be said about this strange and yet cute fictional character saying such wise words of wisdom. And it goes very far in reminding us that we have a choice on how we want to ...

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Secrets to Happiness (Series): Secret #2 – Gratitude Brings Prosperity

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer   As humans we have the unique ability to look at things in life and place our own interpretation on them. I love the quote from Wayne above, because it helps to remind myself how important...

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Secrets to Happiness (Series): Secret #1 — Do What You Love

“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy and passion.” – Terry Orlick   Happiness is when you really love what you do, and it needs to stretch you. If you find that ...

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