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Why Do We Hate and Cast Judgement?

by Matthew Christodoulou | Through my own personal journey in this lifetime I’ve been subject to hatred, ridicule, judgement and also had the privilege of experiencing it myself through casting these emotions and thoughts on things and people. I want to bring my observations of myself and others to light in order to give a better understanding of why this is ...

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Your Primary Spiritual Relationship – Loving Yourself

Popular culture is focused on attracting love, yet you’ll only be able to receive as much love as you give to yourself. You’ll deflect or guard love that doesn’t resonate with you – like a compliment you don’t believe. The opposite is also true. You’ll allow others to abuse you a bit less than you abuse yourself. So if you ...

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New Research Finds No Link Between Psychedelics and Mental Health Problems, But May Actually Help Prevent Them

Anna Lemind | According to a common belief many people stick to, psychedelic drugs damage the health of the user’s body and mind. The ‘acid casualty’ myth, which dates back to the 60s, still persists in society and claims that psychedelic drug use can trigger psychosis and other mental disorders. However, it seems that more and more scientific studies are ...

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10 Top Stress Relief Techniques..

By Jordan | 1) Be Physically Active In order to maintain optimal health and eliminate stress, your body needs oxygen and food to feed its cells. This can be achieved through physical activities such as jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobics, etc. Develop a plan to exercise your heart and lungs regularly at a minimum of three days per week for 15 to ...

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The Amazing Benefits Earthing!

by John Holloway | Have you ever been barefoot at a park or on the beach, and just felt right? Just felt at home, connected in some form or fashion with the natural world? It’s a feeling that is so innately human, yet is forgotten so quickly upon returning the doldrums and monotony of the shoe-wearing concrete ridden western world. Have ...

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Try This DIY Foot Reflexology Before Bed For The Best Sleep Ever

by Laura Norman | A good night’s sleep? Do you even remember what that feels like? When my partner and I agreed to move into a newly remodelled loft condo in the historic Hudson’s Bay building in downtown Victoria, we were thrilled by a few interior features: double bathroom sinks, heated tile floors, west-facing (hello sunsets!) and massive floor-to-ceiling windows that were original ...

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Can You Bear To Deal With Your Shame?

by CarolineDiana | Shame strikes you more deeply than any other emotion – straight at your CORE – at the very junction where your physical and non-physical worlds collide. Shame not only affects your ability to truly know and find affinity with your REAL Self, but as an adult, your ability to show up and function effectively and authentically in the ...

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10 Reasons Why You’re Feeling Stuck In Life

by Derek Lovell | There’s no doubt about it, at times, we sure can be our own worst enemies in life . There are many cycles we engage in, most often without even being conscious of the cycles. Below are 10 of the most common reasons you may be feeling stuck in life. With some understanding, motivation and self work, you ...

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When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr. Kelly Neff | Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some thoughts to remember when you’re going through tough times, from my perspective as a psychologist and also as someone who has had my fair share of ups and downs. I hope it helps! 1. You Are Loved If ...

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Releasing Unexpressed Emotion

Randi G. Fine, Waking Times | “Unexpressed emotion will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ~Sigmund Freud Most of the feelings that interfere with our lives today, our negative emotional responses, have little to do with what is occurring in the present. They stem from painful childhood memories that lie buried deep inside of us, ...

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