As you brush your shoes

Most Americans under sixty-five probably would have been fine. In a country of 340 million, 1. Nearly 3 million die each year anyway, from all sorts of stuff. Well, we did. My little shoebox of special tokens still contains notes and cards from extraordinary women along that journey. They spoke …

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To see me through the daytime

So, I did what I always do when life throws me a curveball. I research. Facts are comforting. They make sense out of chaos. Before you begin reading, I warn you that you might need to suspend everything you thought you knew about reality. Remind yourself that while humanity has …

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You know you have to put on your show

Or perhaps it is in other areas of your life like, What if my luggage gets lost? One time, I took an overnight trip to a wedding with my daughter. I knew there would be a lavish wedding meal, followed by brunch the next day, and then home. But in …

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Makes me feel like me

And also just knowing that these kinds of people are in the world. That evil exists. It's not necessarily preventable. So I started to ask, why put myself around it more? You've lost a friend or spouse, or you feel alienated from family. Perhaps you want a romantic partner. Or …

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The crowd will catch you

A Simple Technique for Waking Up The Toltec Mastery of Awareness demands that we wake up, but how do we do that? The most powerful tool that you have for connecting with yourself is your breath. Early in my studies with don Miguel, one of the other students told me …

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I'll stand beside you

It is an opportunity for you to listen to your inner voice. Note down your ideas and act on them; Listen to interviews. Research online others who have reached similar goals to those you want to achieve. Most likely there will be podcasts available that describe these people's experiences -- how …

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And all the dogs are barking

Not that high. I had a good level of understanding (26/35) and purpose (28/35), but I didn't seem to think that any of it really mattered (10/35). After I put down my pen and reviewed my scores again, I wondered what this test might have to say …

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Could you find me?

It is our growing insight into these incorruptible laws that shows us the wisdom in the timeless idea of letting go and letting God. The love of God transforms all things bitter into something better. Self-correction is instant self-elevation. All of these truths--along with their exciting implications--prove the existence of …

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Would you kiss my eyes?

When it finally materialized, I started checking The Telegraph. Soon it popped up there too, and I tweeted about both stories. I sat in a cafe the entire morning drinking coffee and emailing every editor and journalist I could think of. Carl was in Stockholm doing the same thing. We …

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Ain't never goin' back there

At those moments I wonder, Maybe he's changed. My dream warned against such unrealistic thinking. In it, Berenice, at seventy-seven a truth-teller with razor wit, didn't indulge me. Reconciliation wasn't going to happen. She couldn't have said not in your dreams any plainer! Deputy Warden Adams of Rhode Island's ACI …

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Have you felt abnormal stomach activity?

She says they have an hour of recreational time each day, during which they're also isolated from other inmates. One of the fellows in my group asks, Do they have television in their cells in segregation? Do they have radios? Do they have articles? She says there are no electronics …

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Pit Your Body Against Your Mind

With a sense of curiosity, notice the colour, the edges, the shape, the contours . Slowly, slowly, track the internal sensation of lifting your arm to pick up the object and your hand to place it on your tongue. Notice the taste, shape, weight. After a minute or so, chew slowly …

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Living life with meaning and purpose

The amount of air one can inhale, depends not only on how one breathes, but also on the size and health of the lungs. The lungs are made up of tiny air sacs called alvioli. It is here that the actual exchange of gases takes place-the more the number, the …

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Are you increasing the frequency of the behavior?

When his kids got home from school, he could really listen to how their day was, paying attention to their body language when he communicated with them. I asked him to do this in his career as well, to pay attention to the details, to do everything thoroughly and with …

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Dreams can have an impact on a neurological level

The next time you interact with someone whose opinion is different than your own, make a conscious effort not to argue, and instead seek a more complete understanding of that person's point of view. When we feel the pain of discrimination, disrespect, and regret, we can either give in, or …

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How do humans make decisions?

He also reviews classic themes of self-improvement, such as happiness (three stars), having the perfect body (half a star), leading a cult (two stars), and getting rich quick (four stars). Although a fictive character, MacNeil's professional determination and blind commitment seemed like a good example to follow. But unlike Review …

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You knew it was coming

Some events of the 1960s are called by many in western nations a cultural revolution, but no such revolution happened in the USSR, India or other non-western nations. We also see that each nation has different definitions for what it considers to be ancient, medieval, or modern. As we're aiming …

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I wander round, feet off the ground

When Rick came around to play he saw Andy's trike and immediately jumped on it and rode off. Andy yelled indignantly, `Mummy, that's mine. Rick can't have it! Janet: You mustn't be selfish, darling. So, it's the conflict that matters, not the divorce. Of course, this evidence also means that …

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You took my heart then you took my pride away

This is why rote memorization and regurgitation are ineffective teaching tools; A popular buzzword in education today is mastery, and mastery demands retrieval. Students need to be able to recall information and apply it, connect it to other disciplines, demonstrate it for someone else, or otherwise render that information useful …

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I'm gonna get up and get out

In the middle of an argument with my teenager, or when I'd grabbed the reins on some household task that had spiraled out of control, I could feel my heels digging in, even when I knew I'd screwed up. I had to push my pride aside and admit to my …

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Why do I look to all these things to keep happy?

In Babyhood Penelope Leach points out that many mothers, and the people who advise them, believe that it is acceptable for babies to cry only if there is something physically wrong with them. If a baby's nappy is chafing or she is hungry, for instance, then she is justified in …

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Who could understand?

On the contrary, you understand that she did not intend to break the glass - you allay her feelings of guilt and help her clean up the mess. If she broke the glass because she had never seen one before and presumed that it would behave in the same way as …

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Can't decide which way you want to go

Next, find out where they are going and scatter lavender blossoms in their way. They act as a natural stop sign. I always mix in a few cloves or star-anise to make it more aromatic and--from the perspective of the ant--more sinister. Even the last stragglers are usually gone after …

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Sometimes everything is wrong

Or you can say, Thank you, but I'm full and couldn't eat another bite. If they continue to push something on you, take it, tell them you'll save it for later, and then pitch it in a garbage can when they aren't looking. I cannot stress it enough: Your body …

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Don't let yourself go

Anyone who knows me knows that I never make anyone feel uncomfortable, whether I'm a guest in their home or we are out for dinner at a restaurant. It's their life. The life I have chosen is one free of doctor's appointments and prescription medicine. Identity in oneself gives rise …

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There are so many things that might have been done

His birth was aided by Hermes, and he learned the art of healing from Chiron and is known as an infallible healer, master surgeon, and wise herbalist. In his ancient healing temples, temple sleep was practiced. This is an almost shamanic technique in which people came to sleep in Asclepius's …

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Everything we do is an expression of love

For special cleansing energies, you can add a very grounding stone like hematite. Use it like a second filter after the quartz crystal and imagine the energy moving through it as though it is a carbon filter straining out anything unwanted or draining. For all of this you don't need …

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Move from Mind to Heart

Here are some ideas that can get you started. WALKING --No movement is as simple and innate as walking, and the possibilities are endless. You can walk anywhere and from a few minutes to a few hours a day, depending on your fitness and strength level. We believe this is …

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