In the workplace, and in every part of life, creating and sustaining spaces and places where people, with their differences and similarities, come together peacefully and work together harmoniously, is a real challenge. In your search for solutions, consider meditation. In fact, a specific Buddhist meditation called loving-kindness has had some amazing effects when it […]

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“Sleep is important for learning new information.” So says a study published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Researchers tested subjects’ ability to recall information under two sets of conditions – limited sleep and a full eight hours. Results indicate we remember more when we’re well rested. The findings, they say, apply to […]

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    If you’re feeling unfocused, future direction is unclear, goals and priorities are misaligned, teammates and colleagues are competing in unconstructive ways, everyone is NOT on the same page, the time may be right for a retreat. A retreat process a rare and valuable opportunity to step out of the pace of daily pressure, […]

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Abraham Maslow’s approach to psychology was unique.  He was the man responsible for identifying our “Hierarchy of Needs,” which describes how human beings prioritize getting their needs met.  His diagram placed the most pressing “psychological” or basic needs at the bottom of the pyramid. Breathing, food, water, sex and sleep are among the basic needs […]

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Busy professionals often attribute stubborn extra pounds to an ultra busy professional life or an incredibly hectic travel schedule that leaves no time to focus on fitness.  But, what if you could use your mind to change your body, without a trip to the gym? It is possible says researcher at the University of California, […]

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In the UK, they dubbed it “Fail Friday.”  Friday, January 24th was the day they predicted the Brit’s collective willpower would wain and resolutions would be broken.  Only 3 percent, the “Independent” article says, are likely to keep their resolutions for the entire year. In Canada, CTV’s story “Making, Breaking New Year’s Resolutions an Annual […]

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The relaxed pace of summer is, essentially, behind us. Fall is nearly here. Hard to believe, but true. It’s time to refocus on “work” – whatever your age and stage in life. For the kids, its back to school. If you’re in the responsible adult category, you may feel called to re-engage with the particular […]

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Like every year in your life, 2013 is YOUR YEAR.  It’s sure to bring you multiple opportunities to live with a clear mind, a grateful heart, and look forward to the next steps on your journey with joy-filled anticipation. The start of the new year is the perfect time for Intentional Reflection.  Purposefully look back […]

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I’ve shared over the last few weeks that through the magic of mirror neurons, you can dance like Beyoncé, read minds and change the people around you.  After this final installment, you’ll know how to put mirror neurons to use to achieve your goals! Scientific data suggests you already have within your mind the tools […]

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By Linda Tabach Linda Tabach writes and blogs about health, fitness and wellness at www.lemonslifelove.com.  She is training to become a health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is looking forward to helping others reach their wellness goals through balanced living. I began journaling with a computer document at the end of 2008 and I […]

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Guest Blog by Kyle Ruffin One day, I found myself, as I often do, staring with anger at a woman in the supermarket who was wearing an outfit that was absolutely inappropriate for her.  Not only was it too tight, it was clearly designed for a girl half her age.   I stared and stared, while […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce, we’ve launched the new Spirit of Purpose™ website. This new dynamic website is where our community can come together and learn more about how they can Live Better Now!   It is a place where you’ll find encouragement to make conscious choices that will lead to authentic, lasting growth. The Spirit […]

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There were no mantra’s or memorization. There was no ancient language. I learned that at its most basic, meditation is about doing nothing. It’s about stopping our racing mind long enough for it to clear and function more efficiently. I can do that. I can do “nothing.” Or can I?

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It felt like you were flying. There was something about the simple movement of swinging back and forth, somewhat out of control, that brought about amazing joy when you were a kid.

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When I connect with my inner guide, I shift from unrest to feeling at ease. I morph from confusion about what I feel, think or need to do or say into clear confident being. All the tension in my shoulders disappears. The dull ache in my head evaporates. The tightness and churn in my gut settles down.

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