The Three Foundational Pieces to a Happy and Successful Life
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The Three Foundational Pieces to a Happy and Successful Life

We can’t control everything that goes on in our environment. We can’t control when things are going to go completely south just as much as we can’t control when we might suddenly hit huge success. We work really hard in our lives for various things and then one day our mother gets cancer or, conversely, we win the lottery and BAM! If we don’t have a solid, deeply rooted foundation we can get knocked so far off course it’s not even funny.

Can Your Childhood Predict Your Luck In Marriage?
What are you bringing to the altar? Photo: jacquesfortinphoto.com, Flickr.
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Can Your Childhood Predict Your Luck In Marriage?

Sounds wild, but whether you come from a rational or emotional home can determine how likely you are to find yourself celebrating marriage. How does your background affect your relationship now? This expert tells his personal story about his path to accepting the gift of love.

Relationships: Fast Track To Enlighenment
Use your experiences to grow rather than remain stuck within patterns.
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Relationships: Fast Track To Enlighenment

The road to Enlightenment with or without love in our lives is something we must face at every interval in life, but this personal development coach will show you how love opens more doors to being your true self and gaining ultimate happiness.

September Equinox: A Time To Create Harmony
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September Equinox: A Time To Create Harmony

On September 22, the Sun, in its journey southward, crosses the equator. It is a midpoint in the sun’s north-south cycle. (Actually, we are the ones moving, not the sun.) Equinox represents a pivot point; a place of balance, which is magnified by this day also being the beginning of the Libra sign.

Surprising Evangelical Views on Homosexuality May Teach Us All
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Surprising Evangelical Views on Homosexuality May Teach Us All

Everyone has their own prejudices and preconceived ideas of what certain groups of people are about. At times we are more aware of these ideas; at times we try to hide them; however, when we are completely honest, we have to acknowledge how these affect our perceptions. Only in doing so, do we have the possibility of truly understanding ourselves and then be able to affect how we interact with others.

Marriage: Work, Labor or Vocation?
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Marriage: Work, Labor or Vocation?

There are times when relationships are full of fun - when planned activities in the summer go well, when there is more daylight time to do fun things with those we love, when agreement comes easily. Then there are times when lots of effort is needed in order to allow things to work the way they should and to sustain the relationship. At some point marriage therapists often remind their clients that marriage can also be tough work.

7 Step Guide to Never Having an Experience of God
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7 Step Guide to Never Having an Experience of God

Are you one of those people who secretly wish you believed in God? Or are you one of those people who believe in God in an abstract way rather than a personal way? Are you actually doing everything you can to never have an experience of God, while denying that this is what you are doing? Now you can continue your spiritual disconnection on purpose, rather than doing it unconsciously! 1. Keep your mind closed to learning about yourself

Loving Action Can Create Loving Feelings
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Loving Action Can Create Loving Feelings

Sometimes we just don't feel loving toward someone. Yet we know that there is a loving action called for in the situation. For example: •    You know that your partner wants to be celebrated on her birthday, but you don’t like buying gifts or putting on parties. •    You see that your partner is hurting and needing some comfort and compassion, but what you really want to do is relax in front of the TV.

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Are You A Squid Or With a Squid?

“Squid is my word for people who seem to be missing their backbones but possess myriad sucking tentacles of emotional need.” —Martha Beck Another phrase for ‘squid’ is ‘energy vampire.’ When your intent is to get love, rather than to be loving to yourself and share your love with others, you are a ‘squid.’ When you are not in the moment-by-moment process of learning what is loving to yourself, and taking loving action for yourself, then you are in the pro

Light In Our Lives: 5 Lessons from Diwali
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Light In Our Lives: 5 Lessons from Diwali

Diwali is an unusual religious celebration in that it is a festival for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists.  Each of these religions has their own particular take on the festival.  This holiday is characterized as the festival of lights.  The light is to welcome and guide the richness and wealth into their lives for the new time that will come.  The light is also part of closing out old books, including t