Personal Growth

While the holidays can be joyful and exciting, they can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially for those in recovery.

Whether you feel the pressure to party or are confronting feelings of loneliness, cultivating more compassion...

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions," says the Dalai Lama. 

Many experts and spiritual teachers tell us that happiness, or joy, is a choice that we make. In fact,...

Open Secret

Learn the alchemy
true human beings know.
The moment you accept
what troubles you've been given,
the door will open.
—Rumi

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Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "...

Abraham Lincoln said, “Everybody likes a compliment.” But when is the last time you offered a compliment to someone?

We often express gratitude or thanks for a job well done, but when do we compliment people for who they really are?

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The news. Family. Work. Stress. Life. Many things can trigger a response that knocks you out of being centered and calm and sends you tumbling into an unpleasant emotion like anger, jealousy, or even sadness.

It doesn't matter how...

The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people...

The “Jewel in the Lotus” is the translation of the universal compassion mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum.” While it has many meanings, one explanation of its symbolism is that compassion arises when the jewel of the mind rests in the lotus of the heart...

You know your yoga practice is working when your life gets better, not when your yoga gets better.

You know who I’m talking about.

Maybe this was you; maybe this is you—the mala bead wearing, namaste talkin', slightly arrogant,...

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