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A metta mediation, chakra-style

You may or may not have heard of metta prayer or metta mediation. It’s also known as loving-kindness meditation. The gist of it is, you repeat three or four positive phrases either in your mind or out loud. First, you apply the phrases to yourself. For example: May I be happy. May I be healthy. […]

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Even in our scary differences we are still alike

What’s the difference, for the observer, between one person moving through their life by seemingly needing everything to be planned out and in its proper slot, and another person seemingly taking things as they come and just seeing what happens? Being privy to their thought process. Both types, as we watch them, are relaxed and […]

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Overcome, or surrender? Or is it both?

In an effort to be more at peace (think about that one!), I have been considering my language. The words I use. For both my spoken conversation and my mental chatter. For example, I like to think I’m pretty good at allowing others to have their own process, rather than expecting us both to arrive on […]

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Everyday supervillans

Okay, here we go: Who are the people in your life who have hurt you the most? Maybe they’re alive, maybe they’re not — for this personal reflection that’s not the point. (The point isn’t about getting all riled up about it, as you will shortly see, so don’t be afraid to really go here.) If […]

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How Wayne’s World helped me find a state of grace

What is humility? I had always thought it meant realizing that I’m human, imperfect. Now I have a fuller understanding of humility. It’s a state of grace. One in which we not only realize that we are human and imperfect, we allow for that. We love and accept our human selves, in the face of […]

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