How to Keep Your Spirits Up When You’re Bombarded With Negativity All Day

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By Perry Manzano “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” ~Tony Robbins Do you ever have to deal with negative people? Do you ever have days where […]

Nepal chooses kindness — ENDING the world’s largest animal sacrifice event

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In a glorious tribute to the power of compassion, the Gadhimai slaughter festival will now be a ‘momentous celebration of life.’ For centuries the Gadhimai festival in Nepal has seen temple grounds awash with the blood of animals slaughtered in the name of ‘tradition’. This sacrifice has occurred every five years for the last 300 […]

6 Reasons Why We Can’t Give Up

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By Kaylia Dunstan “The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.” ~Unknown I was a serial “giver upper” for so much of my youth. I tried gymnastics when I was about six until I discovered the teacher smoked. I’m not sure why I had an aversion […]

Stop Trying to Fit In and Start Embracing Your True Self

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By Jess Stuart “Don’t change so people will like you; be yourself and the right people will love you.” ~Unknown I’ve always felt the pressure to fit in. There’s always been a gap between what I want to be and what I think the world thinks I should be. I was a tomboy growing up. […]

4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

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By Malia Bradshaw Via: tinybuddha.com “Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your authentic desires than listen to your fears. Trust that your intuition is leading you somewhere. Trust that the flow of life contains you, is bigger than […]

The Four Qualities of Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh

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“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The following is a description of the Buddha’s teachings on the […]