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After the Diagnosis: Life with Breast Cancer

Anytime someone uses the world “cancer,” stomachs drop and brows furrow. When the word breast cancer is uttered, minds start racing with worries about the worst-case scenario. Leaving the doctor’s office after being diagnosed with breast cancer is one of the hardest parts, as you are literally taking your first steps toward treatment. Breathe — […]

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Are You Playing the Blame game?

If you’re listening to the news these days, you’re likely hearing a lot of jabbering on Capitol Hill about the dysfunction of healthcare.gov. Though not surprising, I still find it disheartening to hear grown adults, leaders in their field and leaders in government, pointing fingers and playing the blame game. In politics, whatever is wrong […]

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How Gossip is Wasting Your Time

Gossip robs you of energy and is a cheap way to feel good about yourself. It is pointless entertainment. Whenever you gossip about someone else you lower your own vibration. Whenever you gossip you waste your time, and your own life. Whenever you gossip you give the person you gossip about your energy and power […]

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Are You Willing To Change Your Perspective?

You have been arguing with your mother for years about how she treated you when you were younger. It has allowed for a marginal relationship at best. Are you willing to see you and your mother differently? You think your boss is a real jerk. He doesn’t communicate clearly or effectively and that bugs you. […]

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Lift Yourself Up with a Gesture of Kindness

The next time you find yourself in a bad mood, take a moment to pause and ask yourself, “What is my attitude toward myself right now? Am I relating to myself with judgment … or with mindfulness, warmth, and respect?” Typically, you’ll find that when you’re anxious, lonely, or depressed, you’re also down on yourself […]

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Deepak Chopra: Music & Art on a Path to World Peace

What role do art, music, and creativity play in creating a peaceful, sustainable globe? To consider that question, we might first examine the crucial role artists and creators have in our communities and in our own lives. In this address to the members of the World Peace Orchestra, Deepak Chopra discusses the role of music […]

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Peace Matters: A Mother Responds to the Call for Action Against Syria

As I pull my truck up to the local harbor beach, loaded with sunscreened kids, oversized striped towels and inner tubes, John Kerry’s voice breaks in over my radio, tuned into NHPR. “This crime against conscience, this crime against humanity, this crime against the most fundamental principles of international community, against the norm of the […]

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Does It Ever Pay To Be Angry?

We rarely enjoy getting angry, it’s like drinking poison or being stuck in glue, it can arise out of nowhere and often out-stays its welcome. Anger can make enemies out of friends or family, and depression is often its bedfellow. Our physical body gets tight, breath shortens, while mind and emotions get twisted. Anger is […]

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5 Ways to Find Peace in a Big City Like Los Angeles

By Bivás Biswas The general idea about people living in big cities is that they’re mean, they don’t care, they aren’t as compassionate. They don’t have time for other people. They’re full of themselves and are superficial. Many adjectives! I spent my early childhood in Calcutta, one of the largest cities in India, and I […]

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Are You In Relationship With Your Partner’s Potential?

Did you get into your relationship thinking you could “fix” those few things that you didn’t like about your partner? Do you find yourself seeing your partner as they could be and miss who they actually are? Do you feel they aren’t living into their potential or do you compare them to your idealized version of […]

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