Spirituality

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    The Secret of Successful 2020

    Happy New Year, Happy New You. As we embark on this new year filled with hopes and desires for the year, we set intentions to make changes in our lives.  The new year is a time for new goals for a better you, by being kinder and loving to...
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    Why Happiness is a State of Mind

    We live in times where we constantly endure negatives. There are tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. There are hardships, break ups, depression; need I name more? At times it is so easy to slip into the negative realm of life rather than gravitating towards the positive plains. As...
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    How Meditation Changed My Life

    Recently I experienced a very influential ‘ah-ha’ moment in my life. I recently completed the Oprah / Deepak’s 21 Day meditation challenge, a challenge that is no longer a challenge but more of an eye opening experience. This experience was like no other because it transformed my life, my...
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    Anusara Yoga for Beginners

    We have so many forms of yoga, but the one I practice is Anusara Yoga. It is the modern school of Hatha yoga, originally started by American Yoga teacher John Friend in 1997. Hatha Yoga, a discipline upon which Anusara Yoga is based, began over five thousand years ago...
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    Intentions To Set For Your Most Authentic Life

    Proclaiming a daily intention is a relatively new practice for me.  I started to repeat the question, “what is your intention?” after watching a brief video clip of Oprah speaking about one’s purpose and the impact it can have on your life. Initially, I felt weird doing it because the...
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    Ridiculously Simple Ways To Improve Your HOLIDAY BLUES

    Here it comes, days are shorter, nights are longer, in most places, the cold weather is creeping in, and many of us want to curl up in a ball on our couch by 6 p.m! The holiday season is when the insanity begins! For many, the holiday season is...
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    Self-Love Is The Key To Finding True Love

    How often do you hear the words, “I Love You”? Think about it; we hear it from our friends, our family, sometimes our co-workers and most definitely at some point from someone you are consistently dating. Question is, how do you know when it’s real? Love is not tangible...
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    Laughter is the Best Medicine & Good For Your Health

    “We need to Laugh more and seek stress reducing humor in our everyday lives.  Laughter is a human gift for coping and survival.  Laughter Ringing, Laughter Pealing, Laughter Roaring, Laughter Bubbling, Chuckling, Giggling, Snickering, Snorting.  These are the sounds of soul-saving Laughter, which springs from our emotional core and...
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    The Power Of Affirmation

    Buddha says, “You Become What You Believe.” Affirmations are specific positive statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging negative thoughts. The statements can help promote positive change in your life to achieve your goals. They help you visualize, and believe in what you are affirming to yourself.  The words...
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    Is the World More or Less Spiritual?

    There is an emergence of spiritual, life and philosophical gurus today. We have tons of people offering advice, encouragement, and wisdom for the masses. But how deep does the spirituality or wisdom run? There have always been those who have an inspirational message. With Social Media, it seems that...
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    Negativity is Contagious, Don’t Get Sucked In

    Renowned author and personal-development legend Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Celes on her site “Personal Excellence” adds that it’s important you consider yourself in addition to those around you when considering the average. You form...
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    Practicing Gratitude For A Healthy You

    “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson What is the meaning of gratitude, and how does it...
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    Cracking The LIFE’S PURPOSE Code

    Have you been faced with challenges in your life and feel that you are alone in overcoming them? have you cried out to Spirit to heal your wounds?  Do you belong to a Spiritual community that you can lean on during the challenging times?...
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    NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: An Incredibly Easy Method That Works For All

    Naturopathic medicine teaches us how to eat, exercise, handle stress and to include spiritual needs to heal our bodies naturally.  When we do not include a spiritual practice, we lose touch in healing the whole, body, mind, and soul.  ...
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    A BEAUTIFULLY REFRESHING PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE IS A BITCH

    Often when you are feeling like this, you need someone to look you square in the eyes and say, " Life is a Bitch...Snap out of it!" That someone should be 'you.'...
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    “No” Is A Complete Sentence

    The statement "No is a complete sentence" is something I embraced seconds after hearing it from Judith Orloff, a renowned writer on the spiritual awakening of oneself....
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    What Are Your Intentions For 2018

    The late Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” Go create your reality — no resolutions, only intentions. Happy New Year, Happy New You. We flip the calendar to a New Year  2018, and we begin the journey into a year of new beginnings. For some of us, the...
  • Gut Feeling, Inspiration, Gay Spirituality

    Why You Should Trust Your Gut

    Experiencing a feeling without physical evidence is not odd, it’s what my mother would say is, “a gut feeling.” When we have a gut feeling, it’s a sense of knowing, but often, we reject the belief that what we are feeling is possible or even real. We believe our...
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    People Don’t Change, They Evolve

    Proclaiming New Year’s resolutions ought to be removed from everyone’s consciousness starting today! I believe New Year’s resolutions do more harm than good and primarily because most often they are set with good intentions but without a plan on ways to achieve the particular goal. Resolutions are goals but...
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    Remember & Reflect: My Life in Songs

    A year-end ritual of mine is to listen to my favorite empowering songs. These songs are from the good and bad of my life. Each song has a special meaning in my life. When I listen to them I am reminded of the periods in my life when I...
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    Raw Sexy Spiritual, A Dynamic Duo Telling it Like it Is

    New York City provides ample access for connecting with others. Managing editor, Corey Wesley, and I love living and being a part of this great city and meeting other people on both personal and professional levels. Recently, we were discussing the many people we’ve encountered in our personal and...
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    The Misunderstood Social Worker Will No Longer Be Misunderstood

    Celebrity this, celebrity that is what we see feeding our news feeds but when you look closely you’ll see that the real stars are the individuals using Facebook Live or Instagram to spread positivity. It’s a shame, the soldiers fighting for change remain overshadowed by the sensationalism within mass media....
  • Spring Fever, Friendships, Breaking Up, Letting Go

    Spring Fever Can Change Your Friendships

    “Spring Fever” is a term frequently used to define a person in a relationship, restless and itching to explore when the weather breaks. It’s a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring. However, it’s not just those in intimate relationships that experience spring fever. As...
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    Your Emails Are Killing You

    A couple of weeks ago, I caught an episode of The Dr. Oz Show, and the topic was so compelling, I stopped what I was doing to watch. They were discussing emails and how we check our emails 20 to 100 times a day and how it’s affecting our...
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