Category Archive: Life Lessons

Nov 18

10 Reflections on Turning 30

Some thoughts on turning 30: Well today is the big day… yep I’m officially 30. It’s odd how officially entering into a new decade of age makes you feel suddenly older, even though in reality I am just a day older than I was yesterday, because we each are continually traveling upon the path towards, …

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Nov 08

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Everybody strives to be perfect in one way or another. We strive to have the “perfect” friendships, family, job, hobbies, etc. We also strive for perfection in our actions. As a society we encourage and even demand not only perfection, but also that individuals constantly “reach for the stars”, and have “go big or go home” …

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Sep 23

The Little Rituals of Life that Bond and Nourish

In the hustle and bustle of life, I have often found that the little rituals of life that I have setup not only help ground me, but also help to nourish various parts of my life, by maintaining important bonds with my friends and family. For example: 1) Every morning, when I get to the …

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Aug 28

Parenting with Mindfulness

A few weeks ago I was up all night with my newborn John. I had an extremely busy day planned, and no matter what i tried, he refused to go to sleep. As the hours ticked away, I could feel myself grow increasingly frustrated. I really wasn’t in the mood for this, I really didn’t …

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May 11

We Create Our Reality

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Today I ran across two particularly interesting quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh that really resonated with me. “People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.” and “Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears …

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Apr 17

Staying Positive When the Universe Tests You

Jason Bubbles

  “Always look at what you have left.  Never look at what you have lost.” – Robert H. Schuller Alright, I’ll just say it… today sucked. Bad. Last night I was up most of the night with a bad stomach bug, which involved nausea, stomach cramps, fever, and other “issues”. Even though I felt horrible, …

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