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2 Practices to Deal With Difficult People

We all have difficult people in our lives—some almost impossible to get along with. It seems like almost every time we engage them, we end up getting caught in a power struggle, which can often escalate into volatile situations. Though it is indeed a challenge to turn these...
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14 Tips to Make Mindfulness Stick for Your Team or Company

Having piloted or rolled out mindfulness training courses, many teams or organizations face the challenge of how best to help their members maintain the positive effects through regular practice and by embedding mindfulness into their processes and behaviors. Here are a few...
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12 Qualities of a Mindful Person

”If you think you are enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving.” ~ Ram Dass We sometimes say that some people are “enlightened”, but do we really know what that means? We might say that because they are kind, loving, and insightful. I’ve been on a spiritual path most of my...
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12 Lessons We Can Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic

“You don’t know who you are until you’ve faced real adversity.” ~ Dan Gasby The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many of us with one of the greatest challenges of our lives. While it may be difficult for some of us to deal with, it is during these times that we can learn the...
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10 Ways to Improve Your Pandemic Christmas, Charlie Brown

In the 1965 holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. While our perpetually bummed out protagonist was dealing with the blues caused by the heavy commercialization of his favorite...
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Be Home

What’s your deepest nature? The Practice: Be home. Why? Throughout history, people have wondered about human nature. Deep down, are we basically good or bad? When the body is not disturbed by hunger, thirst, pain, or illness, and when the mind is not disturbed by threat,...
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Forgive

Are you holding onto feeling wronged? The Practice: Forgive. Why? Forgiveness is a tricky topic. First, it has two distinct meanings: To give up resentment or anger To pardon an offense; to stop seeking punishment or recompense Here, I am going to focus on the first...
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Rest

Busy, busy? The Practice: Rest. Why? This practice is definitely a case of teaching what you need to learn: I’ve been working through a big bucket of tasks lately with little chance to rest. (I console myself with knowing that the bucket is emptying a lot faster than it’s...
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12 Good Things

Keeping with tradition, each year I offer a list of Twelve Good Things. I’ve paired each good thing with a fundamental inner strength: Learning, Mindfulness, Love, Resilience, Contentment, Integrity, Self-Worth, Courage, Social Intelligence, Motivation, Wisdom, and Peace....
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