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Rumi: The Guest House

Rumi: The Guest House

This weekend I watched a movie about Rumi, a Persian poet who lived eight hundred years ago. He is one of the most widely read poet in the U.S. I became fascinated by his story and his work. You can read more about him on this page. I’m not personally a big fan of poems, but I’ve heard about Rumi so many times in mindfulness circles and I’ve come across many quotes from him that I really like, so I…

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Product Review: Inner Bonding

Product Review: Inner Bonding

I discovered the Inner Bonding method through #JoyTrain on Twitter. After reading a few articles on the website, I decided to sign up for the free seven-day course. I liked it so much that I also took the thirty-day Love Yourself class. This review is about the free course, which is an introduction to the six steps of Inner Bonding.   In a Nutshell Inner Bonding is a self-healing process that teaches you how to take 100% responsibility for your…

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My Top Three Mindfulness Tools

My Top Three Mindfulness Tools

What Is Mindfulness? The best mindfulness definition I’ve found so far is from mindful.org: “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.“ Jon Kabat Zinn defines mindfulness as “Paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” This article on mrsmindfulness.com explains it more in depth. For the purpose of this blog, I refer to mindfulness as anything related…

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Do You Need Validation?

Do You Need Validation?

For Christmas, my fifteen-year-old daughter gave me a little book that really made me happy. On each page, she completed the sentence by adding personalized comments about why she loves me. After all we’ve been through, this totally made my day!! Appreciation and support can totally change someone’s day and put a smile on his or her face. This reminded me of my favorite short film, by Kurt Kuenne, called Validation. Do you need validation? This will make you SMILE!…

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