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Do We Have to Eat Healthy to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, I am a really healthy eater. I do it because it makes me feel better, but also because I feel like it helps me spiritually. My best friend, however, doesn’t eat healthy at all. And, I have to admit, she’s also one of the most loving and spiritually connected people I know. When […]

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Is Competition Bad for a Friendship?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I like a lot. Well, most of the time. Here’s the thing: He’s really smart. And really handsome. And really into his spiritual practice. Not in a show-offy way. He’s just really good at everything he does. The only bad part is what happens to me when I’m […]

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Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Dear Meli, Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, I know that we spiritual types shake our heads at this phrase and say “No way!” But I kinda agree with it. Even when I don’t want to. I’ve been working really hard lately to let in more money in my life, and I’m aware […]

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Can We Be Political and Spiritual at the Same Time?

Dear Meli, One of my best friends is really into the Black Lives Matter movement. She considers herself spiritual and is always telling me that spirituality should include social justice. I’m not so sure. Sometimes it seems like people who are really political are angry all the time. It doesn’t seem all that spiritual to […]

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How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

Dear Meli, I have a friend. She’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to grade school together. She’s always had my back, and in many ways she’s one of my biggest supporters. But – and this is a big but – she’s a big complainer. Like, half of what she says is […]

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What’s Better – Loving Yourself or Loving Others?

Have you ever had someone tell you: “You can’t love anyone until you learn to love yourself”? And did you want to strangle the person who told you that? Though that wouldn’t be very loving, would it? Yes, it’s true that if we don’t love ourselves, it’s difficult to love anyone else, but this is […]

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The Invisible Spiritual Practice: Are You Doing It?

What’s your spiritual practice? Do you meditate? Do you pray or say affirmations? Do you spend time in nature, absorbing the beauty of the Divine? My spiritual home is Centers for Spiritual Living. At CSL, we have five practices that help us align with the Divine. They are as follows: 1. Meditation We spend time […]

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How to Break Free of Limiting Beliefs

Have you ever been trapped by a limiting thought? I can’t do it. I’m too fat/stupid/smart/old/unworthy. For many of us, these thoughts prevent us from moving forward in our lives. And yet, sometimes, we’re able to break free of these restricting beliefs and let our freak flags fly. How do we break free? What’s the […]

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