Archives for August, 2013

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Learn from the Dying, Live without Regrets

While regrets are things that most of us don't want, they can actually be good. They are teachers from the past for the decisions of today and tomorrow. They tell us what we would have liked to have done differently if we had known then what we know now. One of the greatest regrets people who are dying have is wishing they had been more present to life to have made different choices like not...
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Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

I’ve always been interested in the wisdom of our elders and often do a practice with students and clients when they’ve seemed to veer off the path of what truly matters in their lives. I ask them to project themselves forward many years from now looking back onto this very moment right now, what do they wish they would’ve done? Bronnie Ware is an Australian Nurse who spent many years working in palliative care caring...
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7 Tips to Create the Essential Habit of Rest

When someone is training for a marathon or any regular exertion of physical exercise, any credible trainer would emphasize the importance of resting the body. If you don’t rest the body, the probability goes up for injury. Our brains run in exactly the same way. All day long most of us are doing some sort of mental gymnastics - problem solving, planning for the future, and putting out fires. Just like our bodies,...
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Escape the Unhappiness Trap


We are a culture driven by the motto "more is better." If we turn on the television or glance over at the magazines at the checkout line in any grocery store, we see the sensational "bling" and the "more" we are looking for.

Our minds automatically say, "If I just had a bigger house, a partner, more money, a snow cone, etc., then I'd be happy."

Waltor Landor accurately said, "As soon as we wish to be happier,...
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