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How to Love Your Body Now!

Is there anything more annoying than being told you should  do something? You should  floss every day.   You should  think positive thoughts. You should  exercise, eat right, meditate, get lots of sleep, be nice to strangers, stay away from booze and drugs, and rescue stray kittens in your spare time. And then there’s the […]

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Can You Surrender Without Giving Up?

Dear Meli, A word I hear a lot in spiritual circles is “surrender,” especially in relation to surrendering to a Higher Power. I have a hard time with this concept. “Surrender,” to me, sounds to me giving up. What is your experience with this? Suspicious of Surrender Dear Suspicious, This is an ongoing conversation I’ve […]

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The Magic Formula Behind All Spiritual Practice

I recently got a great present. At least, it was a great present for a nerd like me. I was given a Universal Remote. I was so excited I could barely contain myself. No, I was not under the mistaken impression that when they called it a Universal remote, it meant it could control the […]

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All Day Appreciation Assault! (Video)

This video, the All Day Appreciation Assault, is the first in a series called Joy Jams – Tips and Tunes to Satisfy Your Soul. (To receive these videos as they are released, sign up for our mailing list at the top of this page.) In this premiere video, we shared an awesome practice that will […]

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How to Avoid the Other Shoe Syndrome

­­­ We all know about the “other shoe” and how we’re supposed to wait for it to drop. But what’s that about? Why are we waiting? And what does the Other Shoe Syndrome say about our lives? Is there another way to see things? First, some history. As it turns out, the expression “waiting for […]

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­­­­Wanna Do the Best Experiment Ever?!

How do you know if something is true? Do you take someone else’s word for it? Or do you need to prove it for yourself? While I rely on others for advice and information, there’s no substitute for personal experience. Especially when I need to be convinced that something is legitimate. That’s particularly true when […]

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­­­How to Awesome-ize Your Life in 3 Minutes a Day

When you think of your life, how often does the word “awesome” come to mind? All the time? Sometimes? Never? No matter where your life is on the awesome spectrum, you can make it even awesome-er. And it only takes a few minutes a day! In spite of my current happy-peppy outlook on life, I wasn’t always […]

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Wanna Make Your Life Better? Try the “Magic 5”!!

If you took an inventory of your life, what would you find? Are there areas that are totally hunky dory? And how about train wrecks – are there any of those? I like to think that my life is train-wreck-free, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes my trains get seriously wrecked. Or life wrecks […]

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Wanna Feel Better Fast? Try This!

What do you do when you’re feeling crappy? If you’re like me, you have a variety of techniques to feel better, some of which work and some of which don’t. In the past, food – especially sugar – was my favorite quick-fix. Never mind that it made me feel worse afterwards, I convinced myself that […]

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