My attitude determines my altitude


10 types of pain that are directly linked to your emotions

10 types of pain that are directly linked to your emotions

“Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety.” – patient.info (A quick note before we begin: it is extremely important that any severe physical symptoms must be attended to by a licensed medical...

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Conscious Relationships – accepting others as they are

Conscious Relationships – accepting others as they are

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if everyone just behaved exactly like we wanted them to? Our friends, co-workers, partners and family just did exactly what we told them to and behaved exactly how we expected them to? Ok, so that probably has about as much of a chance of happening as pigs flying does. Even though most of us know that we cannot expect people in...

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to build or to plant

to build or to plant

“In life, a person can take one of two attitudes: to build or to plant. The builders might take years over their tasks, but one day, they finish what they’re doing. Then they find that they’re hemmed in by their own walls. Life loses its meaning when the building stops. Then there are those who plant. They endure storms and all the vicissitudes of the...

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Awakened Warriors, Arise!

Awakened Warriors, Arise!

Life is a struggle. How much more so is the spiritual life – the fight to remain conscious in an illusory world where deviant forces vie for control more than caring, battering your very body and soul day in and day out on top of your struggle to survive. Oh, we’re going peacefully downstream in the conscious dimensions. There we learn to let go and...

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30 Things that Happen when we Practice Self-Love and Self-Care

30 Things that Happen when we Practice Self-Love and Self-Care

Self-love and self-care aren’t about being self-centered and selfish. They’re not about a “me, me, me” mentality. They’re not about fighting against the world to express ourselves or to get what we want. Self-love and self-care are about loving ourselves for who we are and taking the time to care for ourselves. What would you love about yourself if there was no little voice of...

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12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

The twelve most common toxic behaviors   Being envious of everyone else. – Don’t let envy (or jealously) get the best of you.  Envy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  There is nothing attractive or admirable about this behavior.  So stop comparing your journey with everyone else’s.  Your journey is YOUR journey, NOT a competition.  You are in competition with...

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12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it.  The actual process of achieving enormous success, on the other hand, is far more discreet.  But it’s this process that happens quietly, behind-the-scenes, that makes all the difference in the world. Marc and I are fortunate enough to know a number of enormously successful human...

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7 PTSD Feedback Loops

7 PTSD Feedback Loops

In the book I have been working on, Trauma Healing Resource Book (tentative title), which chronicles my healing journey through PTSD, I identify 7 Feedback Loops that act like quicksand, pulling one further into PTSD even as one desires to find one’s way out. This needs further research, but feedback loops could be one reason some cases of PTSD become chronic. Note: This article and all articles...

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Relationship between ‘Pain and Joy’ – Lifes duality

Relationship between ‘Pain and Joy’ – Lifes duality

Sometimes, it feels to me like there are two channels running in parallel in my reality. In one channel, world, I feel so on track, so present, so on purpose, trusting, being, conscious. In the other channel, different world same time, I'm experiencing so such sadness, sensations of loss, aloneness, a lostness and separateness from the outside world. The funny thing is that I chose...

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Without Your Story, What Are You?

“The mind” (the reason for the quotation marks is because the mind, if investigated, is ultimately unfindable and thus a concept) has a story about who it thinks “you” are based on everything that has apparently ever happened in your past. I.e., the family your body was born into, where that body grew up, where it went to school, jobs/titles it has held, friends it...

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