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Karen Armstrong: from abuse in the convent to liberation

Karen-Armstrong

Karen Armstrong was born in 1944 and at the age of 18 she entered the Roman Catholic convent of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus where she became a teacher for 7 years. She says she was abused in the convent and suffered mortification with whips and was required to wear a chain with spikes around her wrist, as well as suffering strange punishments. She left the convent and continued as a teacher. She began her literary career by writing about her convent experience. 

 

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30% of the world now overweight

30% of the world now overweight

Nearly 2,200,000,000 or almost 30% of the people on earth are now overweight and many are obese, creating a global health crises according to the New England Journal of Medicine and the World Health Organization. Each year over 4,000,000 people die of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers that are associated to being overweight. In the past 15 years deaths linked to being overweight have risen 28%.

 

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Weight loss twice as effective on vegetarian diet

Weight loss twice as effective on vegetarian diet

With a 95% rate of confidence a new study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition concluded that when you compare a vegetarian diet to one that restricts calorie intake, the vegetarian diet is twice as likely to reduce body weight.

 

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Mindfulness, Freedom and Limitations

Mindfulness, Freedom and Limitations

The main limitations for any human being are that you experience the following limited beliefs:

I am my body

I am my thoughts

I am my feelings

I am my concepts and beliefs

I am this separate consciousness

 

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How to discover Who You Are

How to discover Who You Are

Who we are is always being reflected back to us in our interactions with others. We are only capable of seeing love in another if we experience that love in ourselves first. And the same goes for fear, anger, hatred, and judgement. Every person we meet is always evoking something within us. What we are seeing in the other is what is in us. Life is about projection and reflection. Our judgments of others are what is inside us.

 

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Manifesting and Mindfulness

Manifesting and Mindfulness

We don’t usually connect Mindfulness with manifesting the life we want. Mindfulness usually is about having a more peaceful mind. New thought teachers tell us that it’s our thoughts that determine our ability to manifest. But here’s a deeper understanding and the missing piece.

 

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual teacher who works to eliminate stress and violence in the world and in our personal lives. He teaches describe the oneness of all people that transcends race, nationality and religion. He was born in 1956 in southern India and was known as a brilliant and deeply spiritual child.

 

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Mindfulness and a busy mind

Mindfulness and a busy mind

What have you put into your mind? What have you fed your mind for years? What vibrations have you filled your mind with? You can feel them now reflected in the state of your mind; at peace or at war, calm or agitated, a clear, calm lake or a monkey mind. It is what it is and so you must look at how to shift it into a mind that functions naturally, in a way that is always supporting your fullest expression and expanded state.

 

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True Wellness and 4 'musts' to consider

True Wellness and 4 'musts' to consider

Most often we think about having the great relationship, the best job, the most money and the hottest looking body as things that will make us happy. But then we read a news article about the billionaire who killed himself or the most famous pop singer who became a drug addict. Having things doesn’t seem to add up to true wellness and they certainly don’t add up to bliss. They do add up to some comfort and less stress on some level so there is value for some of us in these things.

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Weighing the risks and benefits of pet ownership for the elderly

pet ownership for the elderly

The U.S. Center for Disease Control says that there are over 86,000 people who end up in the hospital emergency room because of falls directly related to dogs and cats. They go on to say the falls involving pets result in fractured bones that are devastating to the elderly.

 

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Hiking and how it supports you and the environment

Hiking and how it supports you and the environment

In many city landscapes today there remain few extensive, connected or biodiverse natural areas. Mostly what remain are islands of nature set among housing developments and manufacturing zones. When hiking trails are created and natural strips re-connect these natural but separated islands, then nature has a greater opportunity to maintain its biodiversity and health.

 

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How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

When we are excluded, criticized, demeaned, abused, fired from a job or rejected, we feel fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame & self-judgment. We don’t want to feel it. We generally have 2 responses 1) We push those feelings away and stuff them, or 2) we distract ourselves from them, grasping for relief by over-eating, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, social media, and wide variety of unhealthy options. Our options habitually have been to push away or grasp, both of which create resistance. Resistance creates suffering. This resistance, our stuffing and avoiding, creates stress, a dissonant vibrational impression, vibrational density. Then we feel I am less than and separate. We create non-alignment with who we really are, and this creates dissonance. Our non-alignment and dissonance create a bad feeling place.

 

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Mindfulness and Health

Mindfulness and Health

In essence, supporting your health is an act of gratitude and worship. You have been given this vehicle to express in the world and you must address the body’s requirements in a balanced fashion. Since you must eat, eat with mindfulness, eat with balance and eat what supports health. Since you must move, move and exercise with balance and grace. Since you may get sick and someday will die, do not become too attached to the body. The body allows you to be here, to evolve and know the essential self. You must kill to survive so always express gratitude and connect to what you eat mindfully. Allow the body to serve its purpose and support it in that.

 

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Robin Sharma’s top teachings

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Robin Sharma is the best-selling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, the semi-autobiographical story of a man who experiences a near death experience that moved him from being a lawyer to becoming a personal development and leadership master, melding spiritual and worldly teachings.

 

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Mindfulness and Relationships

Mindfulness and Relationships

Relationships can be approached from 2 directions; need or as two fulfilled people sharing life. In relationship there should be both support and space. Looking to another to fulfill you will never work because fulfillment is a personal, internal experience. Share life, but have a life, each your own. Relationship that smothers or binds another or covers another with expectations will suffocate the other in need. It becomes energetically stifling.

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10 Natural Beauty Tips

Natural Beauty Tips

When un-natural ingredients are ingested, inhaled or put on the skin (your largest organ) these ingredients move into your system. They destabilize the natural functioning of the body. When you look at the myriad of ways you treat your body, look to ways that are compassionate with your system. Feeling beautiful is positive because it allows you to appreciate and love yourself more. Apply gentleness and caring to all aspects of your life. 

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5 ways to save the environment

5 ways to save the environment

You can reduce your carbon footprint by using mass transit, walking or biking. That saves the air but also all that goes into making a car if you choose to be without a car. If you have a car it will last longer. Choosing a hybrid or electric car is a huge way to care for this planet. Busses, subways, car-pooling, and trains all help. Walking or biking also add to your health quotient. Electric bikes are becoming more popular.

 

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Why am I here?

Why Am I Here?

Our entire journey in this life is about preparing ourselves so the divine, source, pure consciousness, can express fully through us into the world. We are on a journey of remembering who we are; remembering our wholeness and completeness. Inside every person there is a powerful evolutionary impulse to re-connect to the light, the power, the peace, and the abundance that we are within.

 

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Matthew Fox on Oneness

Matthew Fox on Oneness

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored more than 30 books on spirituality and modern culture. He was expelled from the Dominican order over 20 years ago. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching ancient mysticism and unity and has created new forms of education and worship.  His work admires science and world spiritual traditions and has brought to the forefront earth-based mystical tradition of the West.

 

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The MindfulnessGreen 10% weight management plan

The MindfulnessGreen 10% weight management plan

Unless you can maintain an easy, comfortable, long-term diet plan you will be condemned to perpetually gaining and losing and re-gaining weight and never achieve balance. Here are some suggestions for a simple approach that can bring life-style results that you can live with for managing weight.

 

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