I recall working my first job out of college. My mom noted it would be a good idea to get busy with something. I had to pay my bills, she said. So I got a job to pay bills and to get busy. Deeper down, I got a job to distract myself from the fears

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You better be ready to sacrifice your lower nature to make room for a life of a higher nature. My wife and I took a road trip to the Berkshires of Western Connecticut today. Serene, pristine and quite gorgeous, the mountains, deep forests and farm country in this region makes for postcard-worthy snaps. I also

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I developed one skill over the past 12 years of being a blogger that stands out from all else. I accept myself – largely – to be avoid needlessly judging my work. I write a post. I publish a post. I am OK with that. I do not feel stricken by the perfection curse because

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You have no doubt heard this phrase many times throughout your life: “Pick your battles.” It’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard, as it can be applied to almost any aspect of life. On an almost daily basis, I find myself mumbling under my breath, “Pick your battles, Chris. Pick your

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Nothing is forever. I do not call myself a vegetarian or caffeine-free. Heck; I still drink decaf coffee. But for the first time, I felt an inner, true, clear shift to stop eating meat and to cease drinking caffeinated coffee, over a month ago. I have not once thought about consuming any form of meat,

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I recall days long ago when I shrunk from discomfort at the first opportunity. Life became an unpleasant experience for me because all fun, freedom, happiness, peace and success sits outside of your comfort zone. Training myself for years helps me edge into discomfort more seamlessly. My neck feels painfully stiff now. But I do

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However maddening, I decided to look within by meditating more often the prior 2 days. I spend some serious time going within as is but a little passage from yogic teachings gave me a nudge to delve deeper. Meditating last evening and this morning for extended sessions revealed my mind as it really is. I

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I spend at least 8-10 hours in bed daily. Why? Rest is as important as work. I publish 10 or more blog posts most days between articles, videos and podcasts. Being refreshed, energized and ready to serve daily allows me to publish a decent amount of content. Reflection is important for me too. I spend

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Exercise is a great way to lift your mood and is especially important for kids to help them maintain good mental health. It is vital to encourage your kids to participate in physical activity for mentality maintenance and improvement. We give you some reasons why exercise is so crucial for kids. Rates of depression, anxiety,

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Do not show what you do not know. Show what you know. Friends sometimes ask me questions about SEO, long tail keywords and other search engine topics. I do not know much about SEO. I simply tell them so. I cannot offer helpful advice outside of my blogging expertise. I may point bloggers in the

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Observe most human beings. Do you live life as most humans live life? If so, immediately change your thoughts, feelings and actions by diving into your fears. Most people live from fear. You and I easily see this because observing the general public makes for a study in fear, manipulation and control, leading to misery,

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I recall watching a TV series years ago. Season 1 seemed awesome. I deeply vibed with the delivery. But each progressive season lost resonance with me. Everything reached a level of over the top way beyond the realm of reality. One main character seemingly died 5 times in the most certain, devastating means, only to

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Resisting what is leads to enslavement, captivity and the shackles of fear, pain, grief and suffering. Accepting what is leads to freedom, love, peace of mind, service and success. I circled the globe for the past 10 with my wife. We stayed with family whenever we returned home to the United States. I always felt

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One of the most difficult concepts to master is this: life flows inside out. Literally, everything is in your mind. I find this maddening sometimes because not being enlightened, and completely pure of mind, virtually fear-free, the fears in my mind distort reality and create illusions. These illusions seem disturbing, persistent and quite alarming but

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Go to work. Leave work. Go to the gym. Come home. Eat dinner. Watch TV. Go to bed. Repeat the following day. Spend the weekends going to the gym, sleeping in and perhaps hanging out with my friends. My life mirrored this experience for roughly 8 years. I tried to survive mostly because I gave

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Procrastination is the act or habit of delaying or postponing tasks, especially something that requires immediate action. In other words, it is the complete failure of self-regulation. Although it is an active process as we choose to do something else instead of the task at hand, it is often confused with laziness. However, these two

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