Challenges

What Helps Me Put Things in Perspective – Happiness Article

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ~Douglas Adams The Buddha famously said that life is full of suffering. While I acknowledge there is much suffering in the world, for my privileged life in the West, I like to think…

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No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

I recently received a book of poems from a friend, and one of the poems immediately caught my attention.  It is called “No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken” and it is about having your heart broken in order to ultimately taste freedom.  But freedom from what?  You’ll understand what I’m talking about once you read the poem. The most challenging life experiences have to teach us the greatest lessons and bring to the surface wisdom that we never thought we…

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Reflection Prayer: The Traditional Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

One prayer exercise to get in touch with our inner senses is called The Examen. The motto in Ignatian spirituality is to “find God in all things.” We do that by examining our life. As our lives unfold with each choice, our reactions to unexpected challenges, and our search for stability in the midst of change, we get glimpses of God’s loving guidance, companionship, and support. It’s as if Jesus says, “We have eyes to see.” We develop these special…

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How Could This Happen To Me?

How could this happen to me? How could I develop an autoimmune disease at the age of 36? This was not supposed to happen. Not to someone in their 30s, not to someone who had dedicated their life to health, wellness and fitness. Not to a microbiologist turned personal trainer and yoga teacher. Nope. That’s not how things worked. I had practically guaranteed good health and quality of life well into my 90s. Although the first 3 decades of my…

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