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Cultivating Moments of Joy While Practicing the Art of Acceptance

How to Meditate When You Hate Meditating

Most of us have heard about the health benefits of practicing meditation – it helps reduce anxiety, increase self-awareness, practice kindness, and even improve tolerance around physical pain. But how do you meditate when you hate meditating? Well, you’re in luck! Because what many people don’t realize is that there are plenty of ways to

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How to Stop Worrying About What People Think

Worrying about what people think comes in many shapes and forms. And it is one of the most common questions that comes up in my practice. It can look like “But I don’t want to disappoint my parents.” Or “They’re judging me, I know it.” Or, “What if I do this thing, and then they’re

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How to Be Social After the Pandemic

We are coming up on a year of social isolation. The general assumption is that as more of us get vaccinated, life will become one big celebration. Everyone will be partying and happy and all will be swell again! For some of us, that may be the case, and if so, hooray! However, I’m dedicating

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6 Ideas to Relieve Holiday Stress

There are endless reasons as to why many people hate the holidays. It can be the most wonderful, yet the most stressful, time of the year! Holiday stress can feel very overwhelming at times. Maybe you are stuck being around relatives who have very different beliefs than you do, and having conversations with them brings

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Learning About Higher Consciousness with Eckhart Tolle

Last week I had the privilege of attending a talk with Eckhart Tolle at the NYU Skirball Center. His ability to command a room with stillness is a unique kind of magic, and I’m grateful to have spent 90 minutes in his presence. I was deeply impacted by what was discussed and feel compelled to

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Benefits and Consequences of Quitting Social Media

Back in mid-October, I quit social media, cold turkey. I had been thinking about it for a while, was waiting for the right time, then finally, on a random Thursday, mustered the strength to quit social media. I deactivated Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat. I deactivated EVERYTHING. Why would I do such a thing? Well, even

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