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The Canoe

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By MARYMICHELLE LOTANO We are all judgmental, no exceptions. While we like to espouse our neutrality when it comes to the actions, beliefs and choices of those around us, we are not as impartial as we…

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The Melody of Fear

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Anxiety and depression talks, Part 1 By KELLIE KAMRYN As a child, I woke up at night with inexplicable fear. Oftentimes, I’d be sweating and have painful bowel movements. By morning, I’d be so tired, I’d…

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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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