I’ve noticed a lot of people seem to be feeling despair these days, and I’m wondering if you have noticed this too. Strong political divisions. Climate crisis. War. The fear of extinction. I read recently that despair-correlated deaths such as suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol-related deaths have risen to unprecedented levels, especially in young…

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A Conscious Way to Ease Your Winter Blues - The Art of Living Consciously

  Around this time of year in the northern hemisphere, we often hear about the winter blues or the winter “blahs”. Right now, a lot of us are commiserating about snow and cold like there’s something new about wintertime! I used to dislike winter, but I’ve changed the way I approach this season to make…

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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 - 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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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 Minding Your Own Business Helps You Grow - The Art of Living Consciously

  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? - The Art of Living Consciously

  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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Conscious Living is Not the Same as Being Passive - The Art of Living Consciously

  One common misconception I frequently hear about conscious living is that it is passive, selfish, or that it makes us complacent. Often, when we hear about consciousness or conscious living, we think of a bearded, half-starved monk sitting in lotus pose on a mountain top, far away from the rest of the world and…

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Living Fearlessly Podcast with Lisa McDonald - The Art of Living Consciously

  Last week, I had the honor of being interviewed by Lisa McDonald of the Living Fearlessly podcast. Please, take some time to listen and enjoy our discussion. I hope you’ll find it enlightening and encouraging! You’ll Discover How and why my journey toward living consciously began The key aspect I believe is missing from…

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How To End The Comparison Game - The Art of Living Consciously

  When was the last time you compared yourself to someone else?   If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably “a few minutes ago.”   Social media is a huge part of our lives right now, and because of this we’re more likely than ever to compare ourselves to others. Our Instagram and Facebook…

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