Happiness Category

How Any Body Can Practice Hatha Yoga

Begin your yoga practice with Yogasteya Have you longed to enjoy the healthful benefits of yoga you’ve heard so much about but feel you’re too large, too overweight, too old? Well, you’re not. Yoga is for any type of body. Dianne Bondy, founder of Yogasteya, gently guides you into a hatha yoga practice that fits […]

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Joy and Expectation

Please join me HERE What’s your morning ritual to prepare for the day before you jump out of bed? Years ago, I began doing two stretches for my back and legs to relieve soreness before I got up. Later, I learned a simple Buddhist prayer to say as a blessing and protection for the day. […]

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What are we REALLY Living For?

Before we open our eyes and jump out of bed, do we pause to think of what we have ahead for the day? Do we smile? Or just pull up the covers and snuggle back into bed getting up at the last minute possible? Do we remember those games we used to play of what […]

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Enjoy My VF Novella – for Free

Click HERE for your free novella. VF is visionary fiction, a genre defined by novelist Jodine Turner in a Writer’s Journal article in 2009.  “The emphasis is on our limitless human potential, where transformation and evolution are entirely possible.” A VF work features: Growth of consciousness as the central theme Reincarnation, dreams, visions, paranormal events, and metaphysical […]

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A Little Black History – Part 2

This is the second part of the collaboration Brian and I created several years ago.

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A Story to Touch Your Heart

I found this video searching for information about Buddhism in Africa. It tells the story, not only of a Buddhist retreat center, but also of a little African girl and her life. It’s 30 minutes long but well worth the watch when you have time.

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I Need You

O.K. No beating around the bush and trying to be subtle. I need your help. I need at least 100 of you, who follow and read this blog, to join me in the practice of Gratitude 100 – A Simple Practice for Fulfillment, Balance, and Happiness. As I began working on writing this book, I realized I need […]

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Gratitude Practice Cures Winter Blues

Living in Alaska, winter darkness descends with overwhelming longevity. And when days are marked by more grey clouds and rain than snow, the bleakness is devastating. Yet, I wake up, snuggling under my covers and think, “I’m grateful for this warm bed.” When I get up, I’m grateful to be able to turn on heat […]

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Five Reasons Grateful for M. L. King, Jr. Day

Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., saw that still in the second half of the 20th century the descendants of slaves, on whose backs this country’s wealth was built, were still unable to enjoy the promised freedoms, equality, and pursuit of happiness written into the American constitution and law. He accepted the charge to work for the achievement of those […]

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Practice Gratitude with the Avaaz Community

Avaaz Photo I have participated in Avaaz internet actions for years. For those who do not know, in the words of the Avaaz team, Avaaz is an extraordinary community of hopeful, practically idealistic people who choose to sign a petition or donate money when no one is looking. This organization has successfully delivered petitions, with millions […]

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