You Become What You Practice — So What Do You Practice?

(Justin Deschamps) The world is filled with challenges that make life difficult. As one who studies the human condition, the struggle for happiness, fulfillment, and the avoidance of unnecessary suffering is something everyone has to contend with. Psychologically, every choice we make becomes the basis of a habit. This means, if we’re unconscious about the way we think and what we do, we might create more problems for ourselves. Let’s look at this from the perspective of practice. 

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‘I Could Never Do That’ — and Other Myths We Tell Ourselves

(Beth Kurland, Ph.D.) There are five words that will stop you right in your tracks every time you say them. These words are familiar to many of us — they are words that have played over and over in my own head, and words I have heard from so many others over the years: “I could never do that.” When we say those words — especially when it is in the context of something that we would like to do — it can act as a dead end, causing us to reverse direction or stay stuck right where we are. It is hard to move forward when we take those words as fact.

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50 Things You Could Be Doing Instead Of Staring At A Screen

(Alanna Ketler) There is no doubt about it, screens have become a central part of many of our lives. From the moment we wake up and turn off our alarms and do a quick check of Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter notifications, email, and other apps — screens have the capacity to suck us in, right from the start of the day. The act of checking our screens has become so common nowadays that many of us spend the majority of our waking lives staring at various screens including smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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How Your Emotions Affect Your Organ Health

(Hilde Larson) After years of studying health and how to allow the body to naturally heal, there is one topic that keeps coming back to me as significant, and that is the body-emotion connection. The key role they play in our physical wellbeing, and how much gunk we carry from early childhood. From our upbringing, our traumas, conditioning and belief system. How everything we ever lived is stored in our cells, and how our emotional terrain affects our vital organs.

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Feeling Lonely in Your Relationship — Embrace the Call to Adventure

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) In our increasingly technology-driven world, group activities have become too structured. Our need for adventure, excitement, and novel stimulation often comes through passive means, like binge-watching Netflix, scrolling through social media, or playing video games. One of the greatest joys in life is the adventure of learning how to play […]

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