Practical magic for your Love life.

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This is the third year in a row that some of the ladies on Team D and myself will be diving into Terri Cole’s REAL LOVE REVOLUTION. I’ve cried and smoked break-up stress cigarettes in her backyard, and walked away brighter… every time. Her program doors open today.

Terri knows how the inner saboteurs work. Like, she knows the script. She’s been practicing psychology for twenty plus years, and she lays mindfulness practices on top of that foundation. And she’s real and hilarious and has been there.

You’ve got a few opportunities this week to experience Terri Cole’s practical magic LIVE. What kind of Love do you want to clear the path for this year? Don’t miss this. Her ski… Read More

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3 Tips to Training Your Dog to Behave

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Guide dogs are some of the best-behaved dogs you will ever see. To achieve their skills, they eliminate all distractions and concentrate fully on getting their handlers to their destination safely. On the contrary, unruly dogs will often run off when walked without a leash in public. They will also often bark at strangers. This is a general problem, one encountered by a large number of dog owners.

To combat this issue, many dog owners carry out extensive internet research on how to improve their dog’s behavior. Studies have shown that dogs do not misbehave on purpose. Any behavior exhibited is a complex interaction of the training available to them coupled with their basic instincts. Hence, it … Read More

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How to Rewire Your Broken Behavioral Patterns: Shakespeare’s Advice on Acquiring Better Habits

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“Assume a virtue, if you have it not.”

“The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us,” Mary Oliver wrote in contemplating how habit gives shape to our inner lives. “Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,” William James asserted a century earlier in his foundational treatise on the psychology of habit. “Good habits, imperceptibly fixed, are far preferable to the precepts of reason,” the pioneering political philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft insisted yet another century earlier in her Blake-illustrated children’s book of moral education. But if our imperceptibly fixed habits incline more toward v… Read More

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Stunning 19th-Century French Natural History Illustrations of Beetles

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The exoskeletal strangeness and splendor of creatures almost entirely unlike us yet thoroughly of this shared world.

“I prefer the time of insects to the time of stars,” the Nobel-winning Polish poet Wisława Szymborska wrote in her stunning poem “Possibilities.” And why shouldn’t we? We are, after all, creatures pinned to scales of space and time far closer to those of the insects than to those of the stars.

I was reminded of Szymborska’s strange and beautiful line upon discovering a French natural history encyclopedia of beetles from 1884 — an era when astronomical art was of supreme enchantment. In its nearly 500 pages, the book synthesizes “the observations of the ancients and including all the mo… Read More

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Practical magic for your Love life.

sourced from: http://www.daniellelaporte.com/practical-magic-for-your-love-life/

This is the third year in a row that some of the ladies on Team D and myself will be diving into Terri Cole’s REAL LOVE REVOLUTION. I’ve cried and smoked break-up stress cigarettes in her backyard, and walked away brighter… every time. Her program doors open today.

Terri knows how the inner saboteurs work. Like, she knows the script. She’s been practicing psychology for twenty plus years, and she lays mindfulness practices on top of that foundation. And she’s real and hilarious and has been there.

You’ve got a few opportunities this week to experience Terri Cole’s practical magic LIVE. What kind of Love do you want to clear the path for this year? Don’t miss this. Her ski… Read More

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Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Love and Resisting the Tyranny of Relationship Labels

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“We name mostly in order to control but what is worth loving does not want to be held within the bounds of too narrow a calling. In many ways love has already named us before we can even begin to speak back to it.”

In the prelude to Figuring — a book at the heart of which are the complex, unclassifiable personal relationships animating and haunting historical figures whose public work has shaped our world — I lamented that we mistake our labels and models of things for the things themselves.

Poet and philosopher David Whyte examines these distorting yet necessary containers of concepts in one of the lovely short essays in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (public library) — a book I have long cherished.

Under the word “NAMING,&#8… Read More

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Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults (or anyone)

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence

Many young adults get into debt due to the lack of education on personal finance.

The problem is no required subject in high school or college deals with financial literacy.

Our young adults are practically clueless when it comes to handling money the right way.

They encounter problems when they step out into the real world for the first time, and money management becomes an issue.

We share some tips for all young adults out there so that they can avoid the nightmare of having fi… Read More

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The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

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The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

Do you ever look at successful people within your profession and wonder how they got there? Do you wish to be like them? Well, most junior employees and college graduates do. Everyone has that one person who they look up to and wish that they could emulate their success. What such people really need is to be mentored professionally by the very people they idolize. That’s where career mentorship comes in. In this article, we will be looking at three main ways through which a junior professional could benefi… Read More

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The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

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The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

Do you ever look at successful people within your profession and wonder how they got there? Do you wish to be like them? Well, most junior employees and college graduates do. Everyone has that one person who they look up to and wish that they could emulate their success. What such people really need is to be mentored professionally by the very people they idolize. That’s where career mentorship comes in. In this article, we will be looking at three main ways through which a junior professional could benefi… Read More

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Trying to Lose Weight

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha

I struggled to maintain a healthy weight for a large part of my life.

Had I known these five things before my weight-loss journey, I would have had a much easier time shedding the pounds and would have realized that weight loss isn’t a magic fix-all solution to my issues.

If you’re trying to lose weight, perhaps some of my lessons will be helpful to you.

Here we go…

1. This has to be for you, not someone else.

Growing up as a closeted gay child, I was taught that homosexuality is a sin and anyone who likes members of the same sex is unworthy of love and affection.

This caused me to develop an internalized belief that I was not good enough, which led me to seek ex… Read More

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