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How the Gym Helped Me Deal with Depression

Exercise as a means of combating depression is common medical advice. There are numerous studies that confirm that regular exercise can help improve mild to moderate depression. Exercise alone won’t make depression go away, but it can play a significant role in your treatment. I experienced depression 8 years ago. As part of my treatment […]

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Keep Calm and Enjoy the Little Things

Becoming a mother changes our lives forever and in a big way. We stop being the center of our world and our needs take the back seat. Although mothering comes with wonderful gifts, it can also be difficult because we need to sacrifice much, including our sleep, time, habits and other relationships. Even in close […]

When Action isn’t…An In-Depth Look into Thought and Action

As with all important subjects there are two realms in which we operate. The spiritual or psychological and the physical or material. Action is most typically a result of thought which is material… The result of stimulus combined with past programming that leads to outcome-based action. There is, however, another action which lies outside of […]

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“I’ve Outgrown Dostoevsky!” – Accepting a Happy Life

Big life changes, like loss of health, a job or a relationship, often make us reflect on the years leading toward those events: “Why did it occur? Did I see it coming? Was it my fault or was it meant to happen?” My divorce after a ten-year marriage threw me into the spiral of my […]

Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate

Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate.

In a world that pushes us to go and go and go, demands on our time are becoming greater. We’ve got to hurry up and get out the door to work only to sit and wait in traffic. We’ve got to rush through dinner to get the kids to soccer practice, where we have to […]

Planetary Retrogrades? Learn how to survive them!

Planetary Retrogrades? Learn how to survive them!

A “Retrograde” is when a planet appears to be moving backwards, for people living on Earth. When particular planets are in retrograde many believe this can influence how we feel because of their qualities. Understanding each Retrograde means you know what to avoid during that time. Below we explain what you can learn during a […]

Why Do I Keep Allowing the Wrong People into My Life?

Why Do I Keep Allowing the Wrong People into My Life?

Have you ever asked yourself why you “keep attracting the wrong people into your life”? Or why you do not attract the right people? Or why you are not attracting anyone at all? Or why you keep attracting wrong circumstances?… I have. Last time I received an indecent proposal, I was dumbstruck: “Why on earth […]

Creating Harmony Within; Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit JAY PEGS

Creating Harmony Within: Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit

Creating Harmony Within: Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit “The greatest masters are not necessarily the ones who detach from the world and their bodies, but instead are those who manifest their spirituality into their bodies.” – Michael Mirdad Have you ever felt, what seemed like, a conflict between your spiritual nature and your human nature?  […]

Finding and Losing Perfection in Recovery

Finding and Losing Perfection in Recovery

I don’t want to feel bad anymore. That’s natural for someone coming off a major depressive episode. But I think I’m hurting myself with my desperate desire to be healthy. I’ve got these high expectations of what “being healthy” feels like and maybe I’m selling myself short because of it. In putting my faith in […]

A Toolkit for Down Days

A Toolkit for Down Days

Down days. We all have them. Days where you’re just not feeling yourself, maybe a bit sad, even depressed. Days where we don’t have any motivation to do anything, where we’re just not comfortable in our own skin. Having suffered from depression for a long time, I’ve had more than my share of these days. […]

Phone Call – “Stop crying! Moscow doesn’t believe in tears!!”

Phone Call – “Stop crying! Moscow doesn’t believe in tears!!”

Mom is having a major surgery in two days… I hang up the phone and sit quietly… Mom’s best friend is coming to be with her that day, Dad has already taken time off work, and my sister will be looking after Mom after she has been released from the hospital. I am on the […]

The Art of Losing Control

The Art of Losing Control

Everyone is looking for balance and peace and usually this has to do with 3 main areas in our lives: purpose, resources and love. You go to work, you get paid, you take care of your rent, buy that new pair of sneakers you so desperately want. You go home for dinner, snuggle on the […]