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April 2017

This is What Happens When We Stop Creating Stories About Life & Start Living

By | 2017-04-21T08:29:40+00:00 April 21st, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

The Buddhadharma tells us that when we do the about face, we see that the storyteller is also another story. No matter where we look, we never find the, "I," just stories about the I. We find beliefs, opinions, symbols, the senses, habits, cognition and memories. Those are the building blocks we use to [...]

God Speed

By | 2017-04-13T07:59:09+00:00 April 13th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Interfaith|

On the edge of our tragedy, many well-intentioned souls leaned into (then pulled out) the “God-card” for me, and while I truly appreciate the sentiment, I am not one to place too much hope in a mythical man in a robe.   By Debbie Lynn Last week, my husband was seriously wounded in [...]

Boot Camp Happiness Training for the Mind (Because You Can Train for Happy)

By | 2017-04-12T08:03:02+00:00 April 12th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Empower Me, Featured|

You must come to the conclusion that your identity doesn’t rest in the bad things you’ve endured. They’re in the past. If you live in the past, you have depression, and if you live in the future, you have anxiety. Mindful living is free of useless distractions. Mindful living comes from a strong mind. [...]

March 2017

Notes from a Jaded Traveler

By | 2017-03-31T07:52:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Environment, Featured|

Oh, how jaded in an entitled life we sometimes live.   By Debbie Lynn It is 6.30 AM, Sunday. Anse Mitan, Martinique The sun begins to illuminate the sky and the reflecting light makes everything look pastel, like an old painting. The horizon is delineated by a slightly darker shade of blue, separating the [...]

Allowing the Tears to Flow

By | 2017-03-13T08:06:22+00:00 March 13th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Wellness|

We shed tears when we hear some news that brings relief. We cry when we relate to someone on a very deep level. These tears are equally as important. Our human-ness is not meant to be stifled or buried, but honored, supported and celebrated. By Lisa Meade   Have you ever heard someone [...]