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Chris Deaver

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11 Things Powerful People Never, Ever Think

Chris Deaver | November 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
Powerful people think in a healthy way that invites inspiration. From when they wake up in the morning to when they close their eyes at night, they're creating thoughts that bring the best possibilities.
Debbie Woodbury

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How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

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Pop Quiz: Are You Grateful or Critical in Love?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
This holiday, we challenge you to pay attention to how many critical comments vs. spoken appreciations you share. Gratitude can celebrated every day, and it will open more joy and connection in your relationship than you ever dreamed possible.
Stephanie Harper

Learning to Let Go

Stephanie Harper | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Letting go is never easy. It can be painful and complicated and an ongoing process. But, if I can let go of some of the things that hold me back and weigh me down, I might just find that I can float out here in this big world all on my own.
Kathleen Smith

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3 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving With Your Family

Kathleen Smith | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
If you can start seeing your place in the emotional workings of your family, then inch by inch you'll gain the space to start making thoughtful choices that are about you rather than just reacting. And who knows, you might even look forward to next year.
Rana Campbell

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How "the Accident" Made Me Forever Grateful for My Mother

Rana Campbell | November 25, 2014 | Good News
As an adult, I am now able to understand and process a lot of which wasn't explained to me as a child. My mother makes me smile. She's the strongest woman I know.
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

(Gr)attitude

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | November 25, 2014 | Parents
This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.
Max Ogles

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A Psychological Principle That Can Instantly Increase Your Motivation

Max Ogles | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Whether you're trying to change your own behavior or trying to influence others, loss aversion can be a powerful form of motivation.
Elyse Gorman

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go After Your Dreams

Elyse Gorman | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Have you ever thought there's no point launching a business, pursuing a project or studying for a new qualification because it will take four years before you've made it, or you'll be such-and-such age by the time you finish? These five words may change your perspective: The time will pass anyway.
Edwin Leap, MD

The ER: Holiday Sanctuary for the Broken

Edwin Leap, MD | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Where our patients sometimes live in darkness, squalor, danger and hunger, whether run-down trailer, homeless tent or government project, the emergency departments are different. They are places of bright lights and warmth, safety and relief; where beds are clean and food is available. And if nothing else, places where there are people who are interested and polite.
Tricia McCallum

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To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | November 25, 2014 | Parents
Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.
Hwansan Sunim

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How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Part 2

Hwansan Sunim | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
In Son Buddhist meditation we ask ourselves a very serious question, one that is, in fact, logically unanswerable. In Korean this question is called a "hwadu." It is a life question that we direct toward ourselves with the greatest possible level of urgency, sincerity and honesty.
Danielle Vaughn

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What Rollerskating Has to Do With Spirituality

Danielle Vaughn | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
What do you love? What are the small things in your life that make your heart sing? What could you do that would bring you joy, inspire you or make you feel connected to who you are? Start doing them every day and notice the shift from striving for contentment to actually arriving there.
Sara Eckel

Single on Thanksgiving? Here Are Quick Answers to Your Relatives' Most Annoying Questions

Sara Eckel | November 25, 2014 | Women
Singles are often grilled about their personal lives in a way their married relations rarely are. When was the last time your sister and brother-in-law were asked to defend their "married lifestyle" to a table of 12?
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

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The Groundbreaking Study Proving Dogs Can Help Us to Be More Fully Human

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
While teaching his partner dog basic obedience, the dog opened Ernesto's heart and mind to feelings of empathy, patience, pride, responsibility, and loving affection he had not experienced in his childhood or adolescence.
Randy Taran

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Happy Thanksgiving: 7 Tips for Making It Mindful

Randy Taran | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
While Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the blessings already in our lives, it's much more than a dinner. What if you felt grateful for life itself, and for the in-your-face miracle of waking up another day? Shift your perspective -- your gratitude will grow.
Heather Spires

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How to Learn to Be Thankful for Just Being You

Heather Spires | November 25, 2014 | Women
Maybe the journey itself is who we are. The only thing I know for sure is that I still don't know who I really am, but I'm further along than I was last year -- and for that I am grateful.
Sarah Rudell Beach

9 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Mindful

Sarah Rudell Beach | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Thanksgiving is a sensory delight! The smells, the tastes, the noises... What a great time to practice being mindful of our senses! This is a great activity to do with your kids -- ask them what they can see, smell, hear, taste, and feel as you gather for dinner. It's a great way to teach kids to pay attention to all that their bodies can detect in their surroundings.
Catherine Nagle

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I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.
Mikah Meyer

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Finding Gratitude in Boxer Briefs

Mikah Meyer | November 25, 2014 | Travel
By removing ourselves from normal surroundings, we are able to look at the world through a new lens. Traveling allows our brains to notice the simple pleasures we overlook in our everyday routines. Those that we forget to give thanks for.
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