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Six Celebrities On Their Buddhism

Ancient in the east and flourishing in the west, Buddhism is an increasingly popular philosophical outlook. Without defining too closely a doctrine that doesn’t keep up with science or social progress, it allows people access to spirituality on a less constricting level than many leading religions. LGBT and nerd icon George Takei was born into […]

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How To Be A Good Help

People like knowing that they can do something nice for other people. It’s nice to be able to have a positive impact on someone else. It’s rewarding. It makes you feel good. It makes a difference in someone’s life. But it’s important to know when you’re help will be appreciated. And when it won’t. If […]

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A Simple Trick To Change Your Mood And Get You Ready For Meditation

A Shrinking Divide Between Science and Spirituality There is a divide between science and spirituality that is slowly but surely shrinking as we are discovering all the benefits from spiritual practice. What I would like to share with you in this post is how a scientific practice can benefit your spiritual life. It is a […]

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The Importance Of Sincerity

Life is a silly business. It is often ridiculous. The stupidest seeming, most hilarious pieces of film and literature are often the ones that are most true to reality. It’s easy to laugh at life. It’s easy to take a circumstance that could be tragic or awful, and find it amusing. To find something in […]

3 Simple Meditations To Get Your Zen On

3 Simple Meditations To Get Your Zen On

Meditation is becoming increasingly popular these days as it offers massive benefits to help your body mind and soul. It certainly has helped me to feel more at peace, less stressed and more at ease with what goes on in my life. The problem when you first start to meditate it is really hard to […]

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Quitting My Job With No Plan – Part One

A few days ago, I quit my job. Not because I had a new one lined up. Not because I’d suddenly come into some money. Not because I’d won the lottery or got pregnant or whatever other reason people might leave paid employment. I left because it was an awful job. I was underpaid, not […]

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“I Am Depressed” – Stopping Negative Thoughts

Many of us who suffer from depression get locked into patterns of negative thinking, feeling and actions that we perform almost automatically. Our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations become jumbled and we can’t decipher which is triggering our negative behaviour towards ourselves. All we might realize is that we’re locked into some sort of habit […]

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Hold Onto Your Dreams

People spend the first twenty or so years of their lives trying to figure out who they are, what they like, what they want, what difference they will make in the world. Most of childhood is spent trying to generate interests and passions. Ways to spend your time that fulfil you and excite you and […]

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Six Ways Reading Helps You Grow

Reading is falling out of fashion. There are more exciting ways to consume stories now. We have endless television and reams of film to watch. They tell us the same stories, but take less time and less effort. A person’s attention span can hold onto an article at a time, perhaps, but committing to a […]

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How I’m Learning To Love Myself

  ”We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa “What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa The hills […]

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People Worth Knowing – Alex McKelvey

For most of us, kindness is something we aspire to embrace. We want to be the kind of people who are remembered for the good we did. We’d like to know that, in our short time in this world, we managed to make someone else’s short existence that little bit sunnier. Often, it’s all we […]

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Nine Ways To Help People Through Hard Times

It’s difficult seeing someone you care about hurt or upset. You want to make them feel better, you want their problems to go away. But it can be difficult to know what to do. You don’t like watching them go through this, but too often there’s nothing you can do to fix things. You want […]