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Why does Meditation Sound too Good to be True?

Meditation helped make Steve Jobs a world-changing innovator. Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons swears by its benefits. Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Dalio, and Jim Carrey all practice Transcendental Meditation. Articles about the benefits of sitting in meditation are everywhere. And yet only 8% of people—18 million Americans—practice meditation regularly. The argument behind signing up for […]

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The Detox you Never Knew you Needed

Look up “New Years Cleanse or Detox” online and you’ll find hundreds of options ranging from juices, supplements, to colonics. As much as these are a pain in the butt (pun definitely intended) they can also be very expensive. The detox I’m about to share is totally free and will drastically change your life forever. […]

New Year’s resolutions

Top 5 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year’s Eve straight ahead and approaching fast, it is the perfect time to start thinking about the changes you can to make in order to start the next year healthier and happier. Go over this year’s biggest achievements, successful endeavors and missed chances, inspect your business results, private life, daily routine and long-term […]

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Comfort and Joy

“When we let go of all expectations, there is peace.” Kim Eng So much of our pre-holiday season stress comes from trying to manage expectations! And much of our holiday let-down comes from unfilled expectations. We put ourselves through so much anxiety, so much pressure – it’s no wonder the holidays are becoming the most […]

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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 […]

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?  […]

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 […]

What If? Overcoming Self-Doubht

What If? Overcoming Self-Doubt

What if I can’t do it? That’s what she said to herself. Every time she set herself a goal, every time she pushed herself, every time she tried. I have done this before, she’d say. I should be able to do it again. But it’s hard. What if I can’t? It’s going to hurt, it’s […]

Breathing Your Way To Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart… I believe that we can improve everything in our lives, free our hearts and even change the world by adopting two simple practices on a daily basis. I see these two practices as akin to breathing. We take a deep, settling breath in and then we give the […]

Shower Meditation

Shower Meditation

Shower Meditation… This is something I like to practice when I’m feeling tense or have had a particularly rough day. Sometimes I will dim the lights in the bathroom and I’ll also add some soothing or inspirational music if I’m in the mood. Turn on the water. Listen to it hitting the walls and floor […]

Over and Over Again – Lessons From Reccurrent Depression

Over and Over Again – Lessons From Recurrent Depression

Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Some suffer from major depression. Some of those suffer from recurrent major depression, and on average will have four episodes during their lifetime. And some of those people suffer from chronic major depression, meaning they will suffer repeatedly throughout their lives. Based on the […]

How Running Made Me the Ultimate Optimist

How Running Made Me the Ultimate optimist

Beautiful books….this way! How running made me the ultimate optimist… I used to hate running. I thought I could never do it because I didn’t have the right body. Luckily, my first summer job I worked in a marketing department and my coworkers were all runners. Every Tuesday/Thursday at lunch we would hit the trails. […]