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  • Woman meditating Learn, Bless, and Release

    At first glance, the injunction to bless and release sounds just beautiful, and so evolved. On reflection, it is missing a crucial component: learning from the experience before you let ... Read More

  • Close up of person meditating One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes to Treatment

    I first met Albert Ellis, the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), about 35 years ago. Soon after I became an Associate Fellow and a Supervisor with the Albert Ellis Institute ... Read More

  • Vintage photo of young woman relaxing with her dog Developing an Emotional First Aid Kit

    If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. -Woody Allen No matter who you are, things will happen that throw you off-kilter. Life intrudes on inner peace with an uncanny regularity. ... Read More

  • Woman sitting on bench near beach Calming the Emotional Chaos of Grief

    A death, divorce, illness, sudden unemployment, or any major loss can create chaos in your life. This emotional fracturing, as well as the practical aftershocks of dealing with estates, ... Read More

  • Man on cliff How to Face Your Demons

    “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you ... Read More

  • Restlessness, Boredom, and Groundlessness

    While there are a multitude of distractions and amusements available to anyone with a library card, it is not unusual to go through periods of boredom when not even the most scintillating ... Read More

  • Learn to Sit with Discomfort in Your Life

    I have a confession to make: I do not believe you can feel happy 24/7, any more than you can feel anything every minute for your entire life. We are designed to feel a broad spectrum of ... Read More

  • Cultivating Trust in Yourself

    If hope is the thing with feathers, as Emily Dickenson said, then trust floats on gossamer wings. Most people lose that child-like trust with the end of a first love, but not all. I have ... Read More

  • A woman writes in her journal outside at sunsey Writing Your Personal Manifesto

    Manifesto: a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives. As a long-time yogi, I have been setting an intention before my daily practice for more than 10 years. ... Read More

  • hand holding heart in front of city scene Give What You Want to Receive

    “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And ... Read More

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