The Art of Self-Love

Updated Feb 25, 2016 (Originally published Nov 28, 2012) When you love yourself, you love the world. When you love the world, you change the world. A riddle for you. What’s one thing that allows happiness to blossom, makes health flourish, and can make you cry like a puppy lost in the snow? You guessed it. Love! Okay, but enough about non-specifics.

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Mindful Eating: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit

Do you ever find yourself repeating the mantra “I will not eat junk food. I will not eat junk food.” Then, at your next social event, you’re diving in at the dessert table. Or, you go home for the holidays to your loving – and maybe a tad crazy – family. You’ve worked on reforming your eating habits, because you want a trimmer waist and more energy. But they don’t understand food reform. They encourage – or maybe pressure – you to eat like them, the way you always have.

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Certified Humane

Have you noticed the “Certified Humane” label on egg cartons and meat products lately? While sorting through a large assortment of eggs the other day, I became curious as to what exactly this label means. As one might expect, the “Certified Humane” product is just what one might hope it would be – emphasizing compassionate and respectful animal treatment.

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A Cloud is Just a Cloud

Even if you are feeling lousy, don’t identify with it. This is a serious mistake for any soul-searcher. So, you feel depressed today. Fine. Be aware of it.  Depression is the visitor today. You don’t have control over who knocks on your door and requests a visit. But you do control how you respond, and this is most critical. When a negative emotion knocks, and you ignore the call, does it go away? Does it really?

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