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Simple Tools To Help You Live Your Dream Right Now…

Simple Tools To Help You Live Your Dream Right Now…

Today I am pleased to feature a guest post from a fellow Columbia graduate, talented doctor and friend, Dr. Cori Seyhoon. In this post, Dr. Seyhoon gives us some simple tools to help us live our dreams and our lives to the fullest: Now is the time […]

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Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama…

Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama…

I greatly admire the work and teachings of the Dalai Lama. He has explained that wisdom and compassion can be cultivated by deepening our understanding of what occurs around us – and we can become more compassionate by simply focusing our attention on compassion. Mindfulness helps us […]

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Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Simple Statements for Developing Your Self-Acceptance…

Self acceptance is all about being compassionate and happy with who you are in the present moment. This is an agreement that you decide to make with yourself to appreciate, accept and support who you are right now, even if there are parts of yourself that you might like to […]

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Positive Affirmations for Self-Esteem…

Positive Affirmations for Self-Esteem…

I work with many individuals who feel that self-esteem is a source of difficulty for them. So many of us in this world want to feel more comfortable with ourselves.  The key is to desire to be healthy and have a positive view of yourself. Affirmations are […]

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Thinking About Empathy…

Thinking About Empathy…

At a recent intensive weekend-long training for mediation here in New York City, my colleagues and I spent time discussing the subject of empathy. Marshall B. Rosenberg writes about this topic in his book entitled “Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life.” Empathy is a subject which I […]

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Thinking About Boundaries…

When working with my clients, I often bring up the topic of boundaries. This blog post focuses on how understanding more about boundaries can help change the quality of your relationships and your life. A boundary is a line which marks where your personal and emotional space […]

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Living In The Present Moment…

Living In The Present Moment…

Many of my clients tell me that they often feel overwhelmed in their present lives. They feel that they are constantly focused on the past or the future, and are unable to process what is happening in the present. Many clients seem to easily forget that they […]

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Is Facebook Harmful To Your (Mental) Health?

I read an interesting blog post yesterday from the Harvard Business Review (written by Daniel Guloti) which I thought I would share with my readers…it focuses on how Facebook is affecting our productivity at work, as well as our mental health/happiness. Read on! www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ You can also access […]

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Five Regrets…

Five Regrets…

I came across this list, which is excerpted from the website Inspiration and Chai, by Bronnie Ware. I thought I would share it below, as it has some very powerful points. For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home […]

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Forgiveness…How It Can Be Good For You

Forgiveness…How It Can Be Good For You

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” (-Mahatma Ghandi) The word “forgiveness” means different things to different people. Forgiving ourselves or others is often hard to do because emotions such as fear, anger, and resentment get in the way. Once we do […]

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