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Learn to Let Go This Holiday Season

For some reason, this holiday season hasn’t been the best for my family. Frankly, we can’t seem to get our sh*t together.

Who’s going where?

Who’s cooking what?

Did we finally decide what to get Mom?


Of course, deep down we know none of this really matters. The holidays are all about being together—not food or presents or even where we end...
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How to Stop Feeling Guilty Over Others’ Accomplishments

Wait, what? How to stop feeling guilty over others' accomplishments?

Aren't we more commonly jealous, envious, or resentful over other people's success?

Maybe. However, when we see others succeeding while we're NOT succeeding, we feel a little guilty, too -- especially if we feel there's something we can do about it. After all, if that person makes the time, energy, and determination to accomplish their goals, why aren't we?

Well, there is something we can do about it,...
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How My Late Father’s Death Helped Keep Me Alive

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of my father’s death, and I’m completely at peace with it.

Over the years I’ve heard so many people talk about how a part of them died when they lost a loved one. Hearing this makes me sad. A part of me did not die when I lost my father; if anything, a part of me came bursting to life. Everything he’d...
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Family, Friends, Mentors: The Props That Support Your Life

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If you've never seen anything like the woman to the left (or, been in her position), chances are you're not familiar with restorative yoga.

Simply put, restorative yoga is a type of relaxing yoga that focuses on passive stretching and relies heavily on yoga props.

Yoga props, you say?

Remember when we talked about yoga pose modifications and how they apply to
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Monthly Meditation: Keep On Keepin’ On

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This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.

Remember when I said not everyone likes December?

Well, not everyone likes January, either. For many of us, it's cold, dreary, and just plain BLAH.

However, for even more of us, January represents new beginnings and,...
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