Why Do I Write? Because I Must.

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“I think they voices are my own, different parts of my conscious and subconscious mind…”

Nuggets of Wisdom From Don Miguel Ruiz

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Gerry Ellen categorizes the ten most inspirational philosophies of Don Miguel Ruiz. Prepare for perspective presented by a modern day Mexican spiritualist.

A Man’s Guide to the Ego

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A man must realise that he is more than his mind if he is to live a full life for himself and his loved ones.

Your Ego is Not the Enemy

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Howard Falco reveals that our Ego’s deepest mission is a good thing. All we have to learn to do is stop resisting.

A Surprising Reason Why it’s So Hard to Forgive

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Things are trucking along just fine in your relationship until an argument happens and the next thing you know, you can’t seem to do anything right.

Zen and the Art of Running

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Why run? How do I reach a “runner’s high”? And how is zen related?

How to Form a Habit that Sticks

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The bad ones are easy, but adding a good habit might not be as hard as you think. — Why does it sometimes feel like it’s effortless to let negative habits creep up, but when we want to change them — or add a new healthy habit—it feels nearly impossible? A big part of it […]

Five Myths About Stress That Might Be Making Us Sick

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Stress is bad; everyone knows that, right?

How Do We Maintain Mental Flexibility?

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Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword the past few years in health circles, but what does it mean for you and me?

Is What We Call Aging Actually Lack of Resilience?

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In many cultures, aging is seen as a good thing. But in Western culture, not so much. Are we missing something?

Inside the Mind of a Procrastinating Meditator

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Is my curiosity or my desire to escape reality propelling my procrastination?

On Pipes, Porcelain and The Boogie Man

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How Trevor Ellestad learned to deal with his demons.

“If we found a way to remove addiction, would we be altering human behavior that we might find out later to be a core element of our humanity?”

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This is a comment by Thaddeus Howze on the post “What Marijuana Means to Me”.

“What strikes me about Carlos Arredondo was that this instinct to act came from his heart without time to think, which defines him as a true man.”

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These are comments by Ray Arata and Martin Marks on the post “How Boston Teaches Us About Purpose”.

Watch: This is What Happens When You Watch the Cinema

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Cinema is next to godliness?

“People don’t wake up one day and decide that suicide is something they want to do.”

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This is a comment by Tom B on the post “How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal”.