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You’ve reached the point where you can admit you have a problem — and that you want to get better. There have been too many blackouts, fights, lost money, and really bad decisions. You are finally ready to come clean. But there’s a reason they call this an addiction, not a hobby. Getting past substance abuse can be very difficult. There are physical addictions, psychological addictions, friends as enablers, and …

Pop artist Meghan Trainor gives me hope. As a songwriter and singer, she has chosen to immerse herself with songs and lyrics that reflect a positive attitude, acceptance of oneself, and a spirit of hopefulness. Never do I associate her with a sense of hopelessness, or a willingness to accept the status quo, especially when she knows, almost instinctively, that we can expect more of ourselves and one another. We …

Megan Trainor hit the music scene singing about bass, knowing when someone’s lying because lips are moving, and messages for future husbands. All are fun little songs that get your feet tapping, and you find yourself singing or humming along. But her song entitled Like Im Going to Lose You sends a message that couples, parents, children, friends, and, really, anyone who holds love or care for someone else, needs …

We live in a dangerous world today. We need only watch the news to hear of another incident regarding a branch of the military, the police, or firemen; they are always involved in something that makes the news. Sometimes members of these organizations are in the right, and sometimes they are not, but, when push comes to shove, I will always be mindful of the sacrifices others are making on …

Some people think of a gift as something one receives for a birthday, or anniversary. While I can agree that this is the case, I find I have begun to place additional value on the more standard occurrences that are included within my daily experiences, and I consider myself quite fortunate that they are there. I love looking at my back yard, and can barely contain my thanks for the …

We all do it, even though the it is different for each of us. Some people love to exercise, yet I will drive in circles, literally, trying to think of a reason not to show up for a yoga class until it’s so late I just couldn’t possibly go anyway. After all, I wouldn’t want to interrupt the serious exercise people! I know that overeating desserts and other sweets isn’t …

  Do these lines from songs stir up any memories for you? If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. Or how about Pharrell’s Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth. Until the late 1990s, very little had actually been researched about happiness. The focus was only on the negative; what was wrong with people and how to treat their problems. Addictions, Anger, Anxiety and …

The plans are made; everybody’s going to be there. And then, right before the big event, the phone call comes. “There is a glitch; the guy has a conflict.” What?! My first reaction to this call was to send an upset, possibly angry, email. An email…not a phone call. Not a Facetime session. Why? Because we somehow feel able to say things in an email that we would never say …

The new year has arrived! It’s a perfect time to make a habit of the practices that will bring you the greatest amounts of happiness and contentment. Not sure what to try first? See if something from this list helps you get started: START MOVING–Develop a fitness routine that is reasonable and sustainable. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing; this is your time! Make sure to include components …

Today we’re going to work on opening our hearts. While these could be the first words spoken in a mindfulness class, they were first spoken in my yoga class this morning. Beautiful. They set my intention right where it needed to be. Don’t worry that you’re still not flexible; doing your best is enough. It’s fine that you have lousy balance; you’re lucky that you have great people in your …