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Despite the merriment the holidays bring, many of us deal with difficult feelings during this season. Sometimes, seeing family and spending a lot of time with people is overwhelming, and sometimes we’re reminded of grief if we’re spending the holiday alone. Both of these feelings can create a lot of stress and anxiety leading up to the holiday season.
Fortunately, mindfulness can help carry us through…Continue
Providing people the benefit of the doubt is an important part of living compassionately, spiritually, and mindfully, yet those of us who actively provide this often find ourselves tricked, lied to, and taken advantage of. Discovering a way to balance this compassion with our own self-preservation is important.
If we are taken advantage of time and time again, we are almost certainly going to feel our…Continue
Sometimes we have days, weeks, or even years where it feels like life just isn’t working out. We’ve all been there, struggling and trying to piece together what seems like broken and mismatched pieces and feeling hopeless every second of the way. How do we expect to feel calm when life has fallen apart around us? Is it even possible?
There are ways we can journey into this peace. The first, and most powerful way, is to let go of the belief that what is happening right now will dictate…Continue
Joy is an essential part of what we know as spiritual enlightenment—it is that tender and loving feeling towards ourselves and our life, most often experienced when we are one with the Universe, or our chosen Higher Power. It is a state of total transcendence where all the ebbing and flowing of life moves around the blissful individual, never impairing their divine state. Doesn’t this sound wonderful?
We’ve come to know that enlightenment does not always mean feeling great, but joy…Continue