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Gail Brenner, Ph.D.
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Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and writer who joyfully shares insights about discovering that suffering is optional. Her work offers a bridge between psychology and spiritual understanding and brings clear seeing and compassion to everyday human challenges. At her blog,, she invites readers to question their conditioned habits and points to the possibility of realizing that happiness, peace, and freedom are available in this very moment. Gail is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Way of Yes: Finding Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life." Receive Gail's free ebook by signing up here.

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The Ripple Effect of Your Lovely Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM

"Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention." - Sharon Salzberg

It never ceases to amaze me how much everything matters. To say that all things are interconnected is an understatement. Really, everything you do, say and think is part of the whole....

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The Third Metric Guide to Everyday Wonder

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:03 PM

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller

In her new book, Thrive, Arianna Huffington invites us to be present by discovering wonder in our everyday lives. Wonder? What's that? And how do...

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5 Lovely Ways to Celebrate the Power of Less

(12) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 10:37 AM

"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all." -- Kahlil Gibran

Do you feel inadequate? Are you primed to think you will never have or be enough? Then you are caught in the trap of wanting more. If only...

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5 Must-Do Actions to Uncover Your Natural Brilliance

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:59 PM

"We become what we love. What we put first in our lives is what we receive from life."
~Guy Finley

In case you haven't noticed yet, the truth of who you are is intelligent, creative, and naturally fulfilled. This is your essence, your true nature that is undeniable,...

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SOS: 5 Lifelines for Getting Back on Track

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 6:32 PM

"Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings."
~Arthur Rubinstein

If it happens to me, I'm sure it happens to you. Before I knew it, I found myself caught in my to-do list and unable to make...

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