How to Make Self-Care Work for You

Self-Compassion: Why We Sometimes Feel Worse Before We Feel Better

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“Self-compassion takes strength, courage, and faith. Trust the process, and allow yourself to slowly let in more self-compassion, more kindness, a few degrees at a time.” ↓ The research is clear: self-compassion is a much more effective and healthy approach than shame or self-esteem. People with greater...

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Detox Your Fridge

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  ♠   Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machine.   If you’ve ever seen the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” movie, you’ll remember the scene where Sigourney Weaver’s character hears growling coming from her refrigerator. She opens it to discover a supernatural scene inside, complete...

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Unlock Your Creativity

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↓ Our senses offer a direct route to tapping our creative well.     If you find yourself caught in a fruitless spiral, disconnected from your creativity, look to your senses, and explore that world with this wisdom from Be, Awake, Create:   While perceptions are limitless, the capabilities of our sense...

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Focusing on What Matters, Moment By Moment

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  We in the modern West assume that the normal mind is a healthy one. But a "healthy mind" is still subject to many types of distress, including depression, anxiety, frustration, restlessness, boredom, and resentment. Only when such imbalances are excessive are we advised to seek...

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Six Steps to Get into Flow

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Sky Nelson-Isaacs sees flow and synchronicity as “mutually dependent. In short, when we align with circumstance, circumstance aligns with us.” He describes a set of steps he calls the LORRAX process as a way to cultivate flow in our lives. In the course of a day,...

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Resolving and Releasing Emotional Pain

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How can empathic people let loose the burden of other people's emotions? When your body has disease, illness or painful conditions, suppressed (somatized) emotion can exacerbate symptoms and escalate deterioration or decline. In my last article, I shared a practice for identifying and acknowledging emotional energy to...

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