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First Time Recovering from a Pandemic? It Might Be Time for a Reset
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — One Monday morning last April I awoke with a deep ache in my bones. The week before, I’d encountered two unexpected losses in my leadership and organizational consulting business: I was hired for a retreat I intri
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After The Summer Of Love: Secrets And Shame For A Mother In The 1960s
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes — Summertime in 1967 would go down in history as the Summer of Love. An incredible era that resulted in changes of moral and societal values, music, art, and life. Hundreds of thousands of Baby Boomers were coming o
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Kids In The Kitchen: The Benefits Of Cooking With Children
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — I remember when I first met my partner and cooked her a meal. She was amazed that I could cook, partially because I had admitted to not being particularly domesticated. Cleaning isn’t in my skill set, for instance
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What’s Left: The Power of a Gesture to Release and Heal Pain
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes — I learned today that in 1917 the novelist E.M. Forster was in Egypt for the first time. As a conscientious objector in World War I, Forster served as a Chief Searcher (for missing servicemen) for the British Red C
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Bravery: An Invitation of Becoming, Loving & Healing
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes — If it wasn’t for bravery, I would never know the joy of moving past each inner barrier within me. Barriers that I had no idea were self-imposed limitations until each edge was challenged. If it wasn’t for bravery
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Healing from Body Shame: A Guide to Radical Self Love
— I’ll never forget the day the concept of body shame entered my life. I was 8 years old when I watched my friend topple from her horse, losing consciousness. I rushed to her aid and called for help, but she died in the hospital later that night. I h
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It’s as Easy as Mind Over Matter
— On a cool spring morning, the kind where the winter coat still works, I woke and quickly ran outside with my dogs. The sky was cloud-filled, and a slight mist hit my face. The view was screaming, get back to bed and pull the covers over your head!
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A Simple Guide to the Akashic Records
— Have you seen the words Akashic Records seemingly everywhere, and become curious about what it is? Perhaps you’ve even surfed the Internet to find some answers, but have only attained more questions during your quest for the truth?  I found the Aka
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Garden Therapy: A Story of Triumph
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — When my wife slipped on a tablecloth she was folding and fell on her knee, it was frightening as well as painful. A trip to the emergency room confirmed that she had broken her kneecap and that it would be two to
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What Is A “Real” Relationship In The Age Of Social Media?
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — How many people can you actively be in real relationship with? While that seems like a simple, straight-forward question the reality is more complex. First, how do you define the realin real relationships? Are the
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It’s Been Pouring: The Dark Secret of the First Year of Motherhood
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes — Postpartum depression is in many ways no longer taboo; it’s an affliction on the lips of most pregnant women as something they fear, and which they’ve been told counseling and medications can help. And yet — when
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Divorcing Differently: An Intuitive Path from Untethered to Empowered
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes — Divorcing differently…is it really possible? “Look, the last thing I could imagine doing when my life was spiraling out of control during my divorce — was get ZEN and centered and make grounded decisions. That so
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Power Play: Redefining Your Relationship to Power
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — When we fail to define and claim our power, we unknowingly place our worth in the wrong hands and ultimately pay a significant price for it, losing ourselves as a result. After having launched my startup media pla
Best Self Magazine2 мин. чтенияDiet & Nutrition
Persian Delicacies: Preserving Family Legacy (+ 3 Delicious Recipes)
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes — When my daughter graduated from college and moved back home a few years ago, she started cooking and experimenting with Persian dishes. She asked me about traditional Persian recipes such as Ghormeh Sabzi (Herbed
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Solo Performance: Releasing Fear from the Inside Out
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — In response to the crazy world of change that ours has become, I am thrilled to share that once we begin to invest in self, we begin to blossom and transcend being ruled by fear I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t
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What Do You Hear? Listening as a Pathway to Peace and Happiness
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — We all find peace in different ways. I meditate, and when I do, I try to remove myself completely from all of my senses. For me, it is beautiful. But I also find that it brings me happiness to pay attention to my
Best Self Magazine5 мин. чтенияMotivational
School Challenges: 6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Motivated and Engaged
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — The teenager who falls asleep once a textbook is placed in front of them. The child who won’t stop yelling each time they’re asked to do their homework. All around us, it’s easy to find children that struggle to s
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Let Her Eat (Gluten-Free) Cake: A Lesson in Paying it Forward
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — When I was in my thirties, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Basically, in the blink of an eye, the world of food as I knew it was altered forever. Imagine that all the foods you love, pizza, pasta and bread, a
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Projecting Emotions: Are Those Your Feelings or Theirs?
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes — Before having children, I have to admit I scoffed at the “you’ll understand when you become a mother” phrase that was often thrown my way, especially by my own parents. Of course, everything changed when the kids
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Unclaimed: Finding My Unique Identity…Finally
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes — I never wanted to be alone, ever, but that is precisely what I did. I got vastly lonely first before confronting the nervous energy coursing through me that engaged a need for relentless mobility. It is how I hid
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Dear Lola: Modern Letterpress with Love
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes — We conducted a Q&A with Sabrena Burnett, owner of Dear Lola Letterpress. Using a decades-old hand-crafted method, Sabrena creates beautiful printed works of art that facilitate deeper connection between the partie
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Beyond Medicine: A Physician’s Revolutionary Prescription for Absolute Health
— It’s the one story that I never wanted to tell. I was scared to, because I felt a lot of shame around it all. And from time to time, I still do. When I was beginning to think about writing a book, someone in the publishing business told me that I s
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One Chakra at a Time: Shifting into Your Best Self with the ChinTwins
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes — Lions, tigers and chakras…oh my! Balance has become a buzz word. In this world of constant hustle and bustle, gadgets and gurus—attaining this notion of “being balanced” is enough to make one dizzy. And when we a
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Mature Optimism: Balancing Beauty, Tragedy and Hope in a Complicated World
— As we think about the transition into a new year, I have to ask myself: will this one be better? One of my Facebook friends is always posting about how we should be positive and always have a good attitude. He says that “we create our own reality”
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Thank you, Father (a Love Story, of Sorts)
— My father and I had many disagreements. He was a wonderful father, but sometimes, to assert my independence, I would disagree with him for no good reason. We always had a good relationship, but there were tensions. Tonight, for reasons I cannot fat
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7 Ways to Release Grief from Your Body
— After a sudden and traumatic loss a few years ago, my grief and shock first expressed themselves through my body: I couldn’t stop shuddering. This shaking was so bad that even once I could sleep again, it woke me at night. So I didn’t need bestsell
Best Self Magazine5 мин. чтенияGender Studies
HLGBTQ+: When Will the Discussion End?
— Once upon time there was a planet in which the inhabitants were either blue or white. Blues were either inclined toward whites or blues. And whites were inclined toward whites or blues. And then there were the blues who liked both blues and whites
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Breath, Your Brain And The Power To Change
— Breathing, we do it every moment of every day and yet most of us just take it for granted. We see breathing as a binary process, either I’m breathing (and therefore alive) or I’m not breathing (and therefore in danger or already dead). But a little
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No Man Left Behind: Growing from vs. Separating from Our Past
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes — I was talking with a new friend yesterday, we talked about all the things I love talking about. Yoga, health, philosophy, wellbeing, love, sex, god, relationships, trauma, drama, psychology and recreating one’s se
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Releasing The Mind: A Journey From Overthinking and Projection…to Peace
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes — I’ve always been someone who feels very deeply. A few years ago, I would have rephrased that statement with, “I’m someone who feels too deeply.” Most of my life I’ve tried to feel less in order to fit in with othe
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