Tag: gratitude

Tackle Winter Woes

Unlike many of our furry friends, most humans cannot simply disappear into a dark cozy cave to sleep away the winter months. Some may dream of doing this, but in today’s busy world, it’s probably not a real option, now is it? For many people, the shorter days and longer nights may affect their mood,

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The Art of Living “Pura Vida”

“Pura Vida” (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah) is the phrase that greeted me on the “Welcome to Costa Rica” sign at the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. I arrived there to spend a week at Blue River Retreat Center in Nosara. Before I left home, several people who had visited Costa Rica wished me “Pura Vida”. It

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Raise Your Vibration

When we are struck with sadness, recovering from an illness, or experiencing a life change, we need to make self-care our highest priority. Processing and healing emotions tax our adrenal system and cause us to feel forgetful, anxious, and exhausted. Sound familiar? This happens because our body’s energy is scattered and vibrates at a lower

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Creating Hope in a World of Hatred and Greed

It’s only noon, and I’ve already been happy and sad about a dozen things. On the happy list are my yoga class and a friend’s visit. A bad hair day and my dog throwing up made the sad list. In the big scheme of things, these trivial personal events are not memorable. On the contrary,

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10 Ways to Show People They Matter and Why It’s Important

I once had the pleasure of being one of the first inductees into the Happiness Hall of Fame, an organization that honors people who are advancing happiness in the world. I was thrilled to be among other inductees from all walks of life such as athletes (Bubba Paris), film producers (Roko Belic) and Stanford professors

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