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That’s the Spirituality!

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Do you long for spirituality? Einstein once famously said, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.”By this, he was suggesting that there is an order to life, that things don’t happen randomly, but with some purpose. The implication is that the purpose or guiding principles are constructive in some way. At the deepest level, anxiety […]

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The 11 Commandments of a Good Friend

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1. Truly want the best for your friend; for him or her always to succeed. Treat him or her that way. In other words, follow the Golden Rule with friendships. 2. Be accepting. 3. Be present with friends. 4. Take equal responsibility for maintaining the relationship. 5. Hold the friend in your heart. 6. Be […]

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Your Responsibility for Good Relationships

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Ultimately, it is your responsibility for good relationships. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Relationships are a two-way street, just as there are two directions in which energy can flow. Let’s continue with this […]

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Mirror Neurons on the Wall

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Recent research is demonstrating that facial expressions of others can trigger specific responses in our brain. There are specific brain cells that respond based on what is being observed in someone else—thus the term “mirror neurons.” These brain cells will fire in response to observations of specific emotions displayed in someone else and have been […]

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How Energy Exchange Affects Your Health

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Energy exchange affects your health. There is a quality to the energy that you and others carry and project. If you pay attention, you can feel that quality when you are in the presence of another person. Someone who has a smile on his or her face will tend to “disarm” you. The smile tells […]

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Relationships with Others

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Relationships with others begins in the mirror. Many years ago Paul Simon wrote the classic song “I Am a Rock.” “I am a rock; I am an Island. And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.” Despite Mr. Simon’s wishful thinking, few of us live on an island. And we certainly aren’t […]

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Setting Boundaries with Yourself

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  Another aspect to developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself is being responsible and setting appropriate boundaries. There needs to be a counterbalancing force to acceptance. If you think of a parent dealing with his or her children (or you, dealing with one of you children), you can’t be only accepting. You know […]

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Key Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship with Yourself

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What are the most important factors in establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself? We often hear it said that it’s impossible to love someone if you don’t first love yourself. There is definitely some truth to this statement. In fact, love and acceptance are at the heart of a good relationship with yourself. […]

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Neurogenesis and Resilience

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I have defined resilience from many different perspectives thus far: It’s the ability to bounce back; it’s optimal self-regulation and adaptability; it’s being aware or awake for as many moments in your life as possible. Here is another aspect of resilience: It’s the optimal birthing of new nerve cells, or brain cells. Using words such […]

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