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Forgiveness is Freedom

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By TARA MANIAR With so many forms of violence so prevalent in the world, I am reminded of my spiritual master Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s teaching:  “Forgive, forget and move forward. This is the only way….

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The Accidental Advocate

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Advocating for the people we love is a skill worth cultivating By SANDRA SUKHAN Advocacy is a skill worth developing. Lawyers, social workers and other helping professions have formal courses of study. But for a…

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Effort is its Own Reward

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By SUSAN HURRELL We are here to do, and through doing to learn; and through learning to know, and through knowing to experience wonder; and through wonder to attain wisdom, and through wisdom to find simplicity,…

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A Mindful 30-day Adventure

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By KRISTI DORIAN Auto pilot and obsessive-compulsive thinking: Two very unhealthy, debilitating activities in my life. Usually, when a conflict occurs or I need to make a significant decision, be assertive or confront someone, my…

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Ahimsa in Action

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By TARA MANIAR The Canadian Museum of Human Rights credits ahimsa as the oldest concept in human rights.  Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term that translates to “Do Not Kill.” The core of ahimsa is “cause no…

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Searching for Normal

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By ERIN JAMIESON The year I turned eighteen, I became obsessed with the word normal. It’s a word all of us use daily, discarding it the way we do our trash, without realizing its impact. Normal…

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