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Practicing Acceptance

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I think one of the greatest obstacles we grapple with is learning how to accept what is instead of moaning and groaning about what we don’t have. It’s like we’re sitting there one hand full of riches and the other […]

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What’s Causing You the Most Suffering

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What’s causing you the most suffering in life isn’t the things you don’t have or not being grateful for the things you do. The reason why most of us endure so much unnecessary pain is that we believe in the […]

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Sweet Ways to Savor the Weekend

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Remember when weekends were all about doing nothing? When you could lay back and lounge around with a intoxicating book and an ice cold drink? Weren’t those days the best? What happened to our weekends? Why have they been suddenly […]

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Summer Un-Necessities: What You Don’t Need This Summer

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

It’s just a few days until it’s officially summer. This usually signals a mad rush to truly savor the season. But unlike spring, fall or winter, there’s an added expectation that comes with these next few months. So instead of […]

5 Thoughts That Can Sabotage Your Happiness

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.”—  Thich Nhat Hanh We often attribute our happiness to external circumstances. But in reality, how happy you are is less dependent on what happens to you and […]

5 Ways to Feel Better Right Now

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Negative emotions can take a toll on even the strong at heart. Sadness can leak out a happy spirit, just as anxiety can steal away a hopeful soul. In moments when we worry, we rob ourselves of love, acceptance and […]

Where the Answers Are

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

I spent the long holiday weekend in Georgia where my husband and I had one adventure after another. We saw alligators, hiked through the sweltering heat, and biked in a downpour. But of everything we saw, witnessed, and adored, it […]

Give Yourself Permission to Be

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

{flickr photo} Like reptiles we shed our soft baby skins and soft, playful spirits when we leave childhood. We embrace a tougher skin and more brittle insides that we think come with adulthood. “We’re grown-ups now,” we say to ourselves. […]

5 Free and Meaningful Gifts Just for You

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Yes I know it’s almost Mother’s Day and Earth Day is coming up. I get enough email newsletters in my inbox to be reminded of that at least 10 times a day. And while they are holidays well-deserving of attention, […]

Refresh Your Spirit This Weekend

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

As we transition from a hectic work week into the weekend, it’s important to plan activities that take you from stressed and burnt out to recharged and filled with peace. And there is a way to do so that doesn’t […]

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Practicing Acceptance
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posted 9:00:28am Aug. 07, 2012 | read full post »

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