QUIZ: Can You Calm Yourself?

“Life is wiggly,” as Alan Watts put it, and the parasympathetic wing of the nervous system helps us ride out the wiggles – and bumps – of everyday living. This ancient part of your nervous system is soothing, calming, and refueling. Find out how skillful you are at activating this to replace stress, anxiety, and

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James Doty Interview on Service

“What happens so many times in our lives is, we walk by people – we don’t really look at them. When you take the time to look, to truly see, then there’s this explosion of opportunity to care and have an impact. The goodness you…

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James Doty Interview on Service

“What happens so many times in our lives is, we walk by people – we don’t really look at them. When you take the time to look, to truly see, then there’s this explosion of opportunity to care and have an impact. The goodness you…

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Being at Peace with the Pain of Others

Can you stay open to the pain of others? The Practice: Being at peace with the pain of others. Why? Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other…

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QUIZ: Can You Control Your Inner Critic?

Do you have a sense of a strong part of yourself that soothes, calms, encourages, and sticks up for you? Or does it feel like your inner critic – finding fault with you, minimizing your pain and your needs, tearing you down – has the…

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QUIZ: Can You Control Your Inner Critic?

Do you have a sense of a strong part of yourself that soothes, calms, encourages, and sticks up for you? Or does it feel like your inner critic – finding fault with you, minimizing your pain and your needs, tearing you down – has the upper hand? Find out how skillful you are at controlling

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Be Amazed

Are you paying attention? The Practice: Be amazed. Why? Last night, stressing about undone tasks, I glanced in a mirror and saw my t-shirt, with its picture of a galaxy and a little sign sticking up out of its outer swirls, saying “you are here.”…

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Marci Shimoff Interview on Gratitude

“We give our life energy by these practices, so they become more of our natural state.” – Marci Shimoff NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff shares practical ways of developing good habits and fitting in regular practice to increase your happiness, self-worth, and inner peace,…

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Marci Shimoff Interview on Gratitude

“We give our life energy by these practices, so they become more of our natural state.” – Marci Shimoff NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff shares practical ways of developing good habits and fitting in regular practice to increase your happiness, self-worth, and inner peace, in this interview I did for my Foundations of Well-Being

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Kindness to You is Kindness to Me; Kindness to Me is Kindness to You

What do you need? The Practice: Kindness to you is kindness to me; kindness to me is kindness to you. Why? I usually describe a practice as something to do: get on your own side, see the being behind the eyes, take in the good,…

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