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What Does Growth Really Mean?

What does growth really mean? — The Art of Living Consciously

  We hear a lot about growth state in mental health and wellness spaces, but how do we define growth? Some people think of growth as moving toward perfection, but I see it differently. Growth, especially spiritual growth and consciousness, is about becoming more authentic and accepting life as it is. This is a process…

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Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, Try This

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, Try This - The Art of Living Consciously

  2019 is drawing to a close. The new year is on the horizon, and many of us are thinking about what we want to do in 2020. We might think about losing weight, earning more money, saving more money, keeping our homes cleaner, climbing the ladder at work, or any other number of things.…

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How Retreats Abroad Help Us Grow Exponentially

  I love attending and leading retreats. By leaving our day-to-day routines and stepping into the unknown, we invite the opportunity for growth and transformation. I lead many shorter retreats and workshops every year and my students report that they find them tremendously valuable. However, I find that longer retreats in an exotic location provide…

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How to Look Forward to a Mindful Holiday Season

How to Look Forward to a Mindful Holiday Season - The Art of Living Consciously

  The holiday season is upon us! For many of us, we approach the holidays with dread and consider it a time full of expectations, extra work, triggers, and conflict. How can we actually ENJOY the holidays instead of wishing they’d be over? The answer is consciousness. Most of us don’t put much thought into…

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Focus on What You Want in Order to Create it for Yourself

Focus on What You Want in Order to Create it for Yourself - The Art of Living Consciously

  Many of us wait for life to happen to us and hope we get what we want. We don’t take responsibility for our lives and our experience. Now, of course, things happen to us and around us that are out of our control. We can’t control the weather. We can’t control other people. And…

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How to Create a Conscious 2020

Annual Reflection Workshop

  2019 is drawing to a close and the beginning of 2020 is just around the corner. Around this time of year, many of us start thinking about the new year and what we’d like to do differently. For a lot of us, this looks like losing weight, making (or saving) more money, keeping our…

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Everything You Need to Know About Boundaries

Everything You Need to Know About Boundaries - The Art of Living Consciously

  There’s a lot of talk about boundaries in the self-help and mindfulness spheres lately. Some of us don’t set boundaries at all, so a lot of the literature out there can be helpful. But I also see a lot of confusing advice about what boundaries actually are, how to set them, and how to…

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The One Skill That Can Improve All Relationships

The Art Of Conscious Communication

  Communication is one of the most important skills we can learn. It affects our relationships, our careers, and just about every area of our lives where we want to understand and be understood by another person. However, most of us never learned how to communicate effectively. It’s not a core subject at school. Our…

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How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

How Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow

  One of the first concepts I teach students in my retreats and workshops is the importance of minding your own business. At first, “mind your own business” might sound harsh, but in this case, it is actually a gentle reminder to stay in your own lane, so to speak. What Minding Your Own Business…

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The Basics: What is Consciousness?

  If we want to live a more mindful, peaceful, and joyful life, it’s important to first learn what we’re aiming for. I call this way of thinking and living “consciousness.” When we first embark on this path, it’s useful to learn what consciousness actually IS and what it looks like in our lives when…

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