Meeting Fear, Loneliness, and Self-Judgment: Guest Author, Mary O’Malley

Originally published on Awakening with Mary O’Malley on January 8, 2018 There is something deep inside of you that is scared, something deep inside of you that feels alone, something deep inside of you that believes you need to better or…

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A Helpful Perspective for Moving Into 2018: Guest Author, Mary O’Malley

Originally published on Awakening with Mary O’Malley on January 1, 2018 As you move into 2018, it is good to lift yourself up out of your everyday life and see it from a more spacious perspective.  I have a couple of armchairs up on the moon…

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Focusing on the Light: Guest Author, Mary O’Malley

Originally published on Awakening with Mary O’Malley on December 25, 2017 This is such a paradoxical time of the year.  Nights are the darkest and days are the shortest, and yet it is the time when we honor light – lights on our houses,…

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Tal Ben-Shahar: Going from a Job to a Calling… Ingredients of a Meaningful, Happier Life

Today, we’re talking about a four-letter word that some people are uncomfortable hearing, let alone saying. That four-letter word … is WORK. We’re going to look at how to make our work more meaningful, and gain some perspective on this topic. We…

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Your Story Is Meant to Be Heard

As a little girl, I was rarely shy. I wanted to be heard and I took steps to make it happen, whatever the situation. One time I rode my bike to the library with my best friend Kathy on the back. Probably not my best decision. Kathy had been playing…

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How Muay Thai Taught Me Forgiveness

I hobbled into the gym, favoring my left ankle which had now become so swollen that it hurt to stand. Whether bruised or inflamed, I wasn't going to let this stop my training. “Having heart” in Thailand isn't only important, but essential. Some Thai…

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Melli O’Brien: The Art of Mindful Living

It’s Monday. The alarm clock goes off, and we begin our day like every other, a drone to our morning routine, living on autopilot. We are annoyed with traffic, with our spouse, or with the weather. You may think there’s some way to be more satisfied…

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How a Banana Taught Me Self-Compassion

When I ate, I ate. When I walked, I walked. When I showered, I showered. I was stuck there with nothing to do but be present. Somehow, in being away from the noise and fast pace of New York City, my entire being slowed down. It was now the seventh…

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Just Cry It Out

The blue balloon floated peacefully up, a white tail of string trailing behind. We watched in horror as it made its way in slow motion toward the top of the two-story restaurant, every second seeming like an eternity. It wiggled around as it touched…

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What No One Tells You About Character

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anaïs Nin A Recipe for Character Look around and you’ll see an abundance of skills, talents, and areas of expertise for all to enjoy. In fact, one of the great joys of life is…

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