7 Steps: Move Through Pain & Discomfort

As children we are taught to avoid pain. If you put your hand on a hot pan and it hurts, you quickly take it off. Which makes sense, it’s important not to burn yourself! But this habit translates into other types of pain as we grow up and this avoidance strategy doesn’t always help, if our goal is to move forward and not re-create the experience somewhere else in our lives. Like everything in life there is a balancing act between...

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Just say NO!

I wrote an article recently on falling in love with as many people as possible. That love is an option in every interaction. It occurred to me after it got published, that maybe there was a missing piece. I 100% stand by my statement of how the fertile breeding ground for loving interactions is when 2 people allow themselves to be vulnerable and seen in friendships or romantic encounters. But to be able to hold that space, I think the...

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A Field View of Reality to Explain Human Interconnectedness

By HeartMath Institute President, Sara Childre This article is reposted with permission from the HeartMath Institute (heartmath.org) Is it true the physical world we see with our eyes is the essence or nature of reality? For much of human history, this is what scientists and most people around the world have believed. More recently, however, another view of reality has emerged, one the authors of HeartMath’s new e-book, the Science of...

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The Energetic Heart Is Unfolding

By HeartMath Institute President, Sara Childre This article is reposted with permission from the HeartMath Institute (heartmath.org) Consider the amazing human heart, the organ that pumps life-giving oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout our bodies on a precise schedule. Now researchers are learning that this marvelous machine, the size of a fist and weighing on average less than 10 ounces, also possess a level of intelligence...

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Put Down Your Device and Deepen Your Friendship

Honestly I miss the days of passing notes to my friends in between classes, spending hours on the phone talking about everything and nothing, and sharing copies of the photos you had developed the night before.  These days it’s all about text messages, Facebook updates, Instagram feeds and Snapchat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an avid user of social media and love the ability connect with old and new friends, but there’s something special...

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Loving Your Enemies

Friendtier is about connecting with people and creating bonds.  However, it is a fact that sometimes, friendships deteriorate, and a one-time friend is now considered an enemy.  Misunderstandings sometimes make people feel they have been betrayed, or in some other way, the friendship is destroyed.  Therefore, it is good to know that you are the type of person who will forgive and not hold a grudge.  But — can you really learn to love...

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Friendship, Technology, and Humanity

I’ve been talking recently with more and more people who keep telling me they feel technology is replacing the human to human connections we once had. They mention that our communication feels colder, we seem to be more removed from human emotion, and that letters have given way to emails and 140 character tweets. They feel as if the emotion has been stripped away from engagement leaving only cold text on a minimalistic screen. While...

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