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How To Be Aware: Know that All Moments Matter

All moments matter. Perhaps you believe that there are two types of moments:  Ordinary moments and extraordinary moments; moments that are to be treasured and moments that might as well be pitched in the trash. But all of our “ordinary moments” are moments that we must learn to treasure. Why? Because these “ordinary moments” are […]

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How To Be Happy: Want happiness? What are you waiting for?

At our home we have at least two bookshelves full of children’s picture books.  Our children have outgrown them, but I have a hard time letting them go.  I’m not a pack rat.  I just love children’s books.  They’ve got amazing illustrations and besides that, children’s book authors have a remarkable way of distilling deep […]

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How to Be Compassionate: Forgive yourself as you would a friend

It’s really so easy to get down on ourselves.  One slip-up and we’re quick to start calling ourselves the kinds of names that we would usually reserve for the worst kinds of villains.  When it comes to judging our mistakes in life, we act like the bully on the playground who picks out a single […]

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How To Be Loving: Listen to Love’s call wherever you are . . .

Love is not just an emotion.  Not just a feeling.  Love is an energy.  It is an energy that calls forth our best selves, our highest sense of being.  When we are moved by Love, we step forward with our authentic being.  Think of a time that you were first moved by Love’s power.  Your […]

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How to Be Amazed: Seeing the wonder in small things

Wonder is all around us.  When we were children, we saw it everywhere we looked.  Everything was new, fresh, amazing. We grabbed the closest adult to show them these small miracles we saw in the world, from the brilliant yellow dandelions spouting through the grass, to the shape-shifting of a summer cloud.  As adults, we […]

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How to Be Content: Get to know the joy of “Enough”

Contentment is the soil in which the seeds of peace and happiness take root and blossom. You can practice contentment while brushing your teeth, working on the computer, or just sitting right where you are. Think other people might enjoy a little contentment in their lives. Share this video with them.  And thanks!

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How To Be Loving and Kind: Free your mind!

If we want our houses To Be Hospitable, we need to clear the clutter that is hiding the natural beauty of our homes.  If we want our hearts To Be Hospitable, to be a refuge of lovingkindness, we need to clear out the clutter in our minds .  . . Think other people might like […]

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How to be Happy and Free: Put your house on a diet!

Are your possessions helping you To Be Happy and Free? Or stifled and burdened? Are you beginning to feel like your stuff owns you and not the other way around?  Then put your house on a 30-Day Diet! In this video, Lauren will show you how! If you think your friends would benefit from this, […]

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How To Be Resolved: What to keep and what to let go of in the New Year

The New Year is a time To Be Discerning.  What do you want in your life? What do you want to release. This simple exercise will help you practice at Being Discerning in 2010. We appreciate your passing this along!

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How to Be Grateful: For the laundry? Really?

Yes. Really.  You can choose To Be Grateful while you fold the laundry.  And relaxed and loving and openhearted and inviting. With Your To Be List every task, no matter how dull or downright unpleasant can shine with the light of meaning. Can you imagine? Just watch. Everyone who has ever folded a towel or […]

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