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The health benefits of meditation, spirituality & prayer

“Historically one is inclined to look upon science and religion as irreconcilable antagonists…I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research…The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion…

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Day 9: Offerings and Dedication

Today is the last day of our retreat together! It has been such a pleasure to feel your presence with us as we work toward cultivating greater compassion. What caught your attention? What did you connect to? What practices will…

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Winter Retreat Day 2: Compassion is Contagious

Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly felt inexplicably happy? And then walked into a different room and felt agitated, or angry, or even depressed? I used to think it was all me, and then I learned about…

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10 ways to teach Compassion to Kids

Way #1: Recognize (and appreciate!) that our kids are actually here to teach compassion to US boring, jaded, and temperamental adults. (I’m talking about myself here…mostly…)

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Creating a sacred space

One of the first challenges to a DIY at-home spiritual retreat is that it’s AT HOME. How can I meditate when the dogs are climbing over me, the baby is crying, the sink is full of dishes and the phone…

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Spiritual Healing

Whether you are a skeptic or a true believer, spirituality is an indispensable facet of the human experience. ¬†From the most ancient rituals for healing to the modern day clinical trials on the power of prayer, spiritual healing does have…

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