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7 Ways to Stop Complaining

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7 Ways to Stop Complaining

by Courtney Somer

I’ve recently become much more aware of what I say, and I admit that sometimes, I would not want to be the one listening! The fact is we all complain sometimes, but lately, I’ve noticed people that complain constantly. Starting with a focus on one thing, and when that is resolved, the complaint is just moved onto the next item, topic or person. Most people can complain up to 30 times a day.

So why do we complain?

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Ask Abdi: How Do I Move Out Of A State Of Panic And Into A Place Of Ease?

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Ask Abdi: How Do I Move Out Of A State Of Panic And Into A Place Of Ease?

by Abdi Assadi

Question: I just read your last post “why would we rather stay stuck” and I have some further questions on this. The terror you spoke of is something that I am slowly unravelling in my life. I have always been challenged by anxiety, particularly social anxiety but it hasn’t been until this summer that I have realized the true extent of it.

I am literally living in fight or flight mode 90% of my life and am uncertain how to get out of it. I avoid social situations like the plague at times and at other times have very well choreographed superficial costumes that I put on in order to survive socially, and I do, some people would even question whether I truly have social anxiety or not.

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Living in Wonder

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Living in Wonder

by Abdi Assadi

There is a lot of talk about wonder, joy, beauty and magic. These words and more importantly their experience are connected and intersect one another. The one thing they all have in common is that they can only be experienced when we are in the moment. Which any of us rarely are. Being present to the moment is in fact one of the most difficult things we can do.

 

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The Truth About Gossip

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The Truth About Gossip

by Courtney Somer

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

Lately, there has been a lot of gossip swirling around, and it seems to be affecting a lot of people I know. It got me to thinking, why do people gossip? What do they get from it? Why do we pass on the negative news, more so then the positive? And, how does this affect us energetically?

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Bring Prosperity Into Your Life Through Feng Shui

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Bring Prosperity Into Your Life Through Feng Shui

by Alessandra Bogner

 When you’ve made the decision that you deserve to have more prosperity in your life and you are ready to accept it, your first job is to scrutinize your environment.  Your living and work environments need to support your desire for prosperity.  Just as you wouldn’t go to a gala dressed in jeans and sneakers, you must behave as you are entering a new life filled with abundance…and your environment must mirror this life.

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more. But we’re busy — how do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, taking care of ourselves and our families?

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The Four Habits That Form Habits

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The Four Habits That Form Habits

My daughter wants to work out more, but she has a hard time forming the habit, many of you might be familiar with this problem. From having to get dressed to go to the gym, to actually going to the gym, to the thought of a hard workout … our minds tend to put off the habit. The solution is exceedingly simple.

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Feng Shui for Passion, Motivation, Love & Your Heart Chakra

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Feng Shui for Passion, Motivation, Love & Your Heart Chakra

by Dana Claudat

Passion, motivation, love and intimacy: this is the energy that motivates monumental growth and change.  The more balanced you are in your ability to love and to attach yourself to life through love, the easier you will find you are flowing with life in an organic way. Balancing this heart-happy energy in your environment as well as in your life overall will create an air about your that is approachable, warm, synergistic and creative and flexible.

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Ways to Gain Perspective

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Ways to Gain Perspective

by Courtney Somer

Should I stay or should I go? Is she/he right for me? Why am I putting up with this type of behavior? Relationships are a great example of being stuck or indecisive about what is best for you. There are a few techniques you can use to help gain perspective when caught up in a difficult situation and having trouble sorting your way out of it.

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Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress

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Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress

So you work long hours and are stressed out. It’s work you love, perhaps, but still hard work, and still lots of stressors. Maybe you get to take some good breaks during the day, maybe you take weekends off, maybe you get some great vacations.

But the fact remains: no matter what kind of breaks and vacations you take, much of your life is spent doing the hard work, and stressed out. You need to be able to simultaneously work and be on vacation. This is the practice of Zen Mind that we’re talking about — letting go and being able to breathe and smile in the middle of a stressful workday.

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Getting Past What Other People Think

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Getting Past What Other People Think

by Courtney Somer

We’ve all been there, wondering what our friends, family or peers will think of us based on our actions. In a recent study conducted on the top three greatest fears…

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The Moment Is Our Only Guide

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The Moment Is Our Only Guide

by Abdi Assadi

I had a woman ask me recently how she can make a decision when she doesn’t know what the immediate future will bring. As for many of us presently, there was an inner as well as outer sense of unrest in her life.

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A Little Feng Shui

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A Little Feng Shui

by Alessandra Bogner

When people find out that I’m a Feng Shui consultant, they immediately want to know what they can do to improve the energy of their home.

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