• Daily Grateful: Some thoughts for the New Year Ahead…

    December 26, 2013 Looking ahead to 2014 Today, my parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary Mother and Dad!) :). Some of the things they taught me include thinking about others, empathy, kindness, caring, laughing (a lot), the importance of smiling, giving, and caring. I learned the importance of sitting outside at 2 am with everyone on lawn chairs watching a meteor shower and seeing who could spot the most shooting stars. I remember the joy from the smallest things–a new album that you saved up for, unwrapped and listened to (over and over, much to my parents’

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  • Wake Up! – Guest Post by Life Coach and Yoga Teacher Brett Avelin

    Waking up is a real thing and possible for all of us. The thing is, we really have to give ourselves to it first to get a taste for it. It’s a feeling that bleeds through every perception and is not dependent on anything to be a certain way. Not a feeling that is based on positive or negative thoughts or surroundings to be present… …it shines right through even the cloudiest day or the dirtiest street. …it has an effulgence even though it is also empty, strange that way. Many of my clients describe the inner work of waking up to

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  • Guest Post: Lisa Wimberger – Mapping the Mindscape

    Well into this century, the prevailing scientific wisdom was that our brains were hardwired and fixed, and that we could not generate new brain cells. Fortunately, for the betterment of mankind, science changed its tune. It is now widely accepted, and empirically proven, that our brains are elastic and regenerative. Each of us has the ability to generate new brain cells through lifestyle and nutrition, a process called neurogenesis. The amazing revelations haven’t stopped there. Now we also know that we can rewire our neural mindscape through the same means, and do so at will! No longer are we destined to express

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