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I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being

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I liked this idea that we have something like a secret piano key, under our skin, to press internally to calm us down. Or like a musical string to pluck. ~ Edith Zimmerman Me too, Edith. Me too. It’s hard to think clearly…to sort out the millions of bits of data that enter our world…

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Successful Woman

Success Magazine

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I think SUCCESS magazine has some amazing articles that really bring clarity around living a better life.  Awareness is always the key. “In every issue of SUCCESS magazine we will strive to bring you the thought leaders and success experts, both past and present, and reveal their key ideas and strategies to help you excel…

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Colorful Yarn

Crochet Artist Leaves Flowers Around Town to Make People Smile

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“A woman who crochets flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does it to make the world a more positive and happy place. Olivia Fletcher, 22, who has suffered from depression and has previously self-harmed, said her colourful creations are “soothing” and help to distract her from negative thoughts.”…

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Ocean Wave Great Heart and Strength

Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connections with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet

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This book is a great resource for creating compassionate awareness in all relationships – self, one another, the planet. I’ve thought for years that self-help, self-awareness, etc. lacked a key component for ultimate success…the lack of “we” language.  I’ve dedicated years to doing my best to unpack my personal baggage but have struggled with what…

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Strategies for Activists List

Survival Strategies for the Activist

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When I started being more vocal about how I felt on different issues, I quickly became aware of how tiring it could be.  Even just a conversation with someone regardless of the direction it was going, was exhausting.  Sometimes I found myself getting angrier and angrier.  Sometimes I found myself sad and wanting nothing more…

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Colorful flower

Luxury or Nourishment?

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The post Luxury or Nourishment? appeared first on and was written by Anahita Joon. As I write this, I am nine months pregnant and I just hired the last person on my birth-care team, my postpartum doula. . . Incase you don’t know what a postpartum doula does, she cares for the mamma to come…

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Ducks Sunning Themselves

Self-Care: A Radical Concept

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After the election in 2016, many of my friends and colleagues seem to be struggling with a bout of depression and a sense of hopelessness.  I am grateful for the mostly positive and conscious circle of people I have in my life but the turn of events seemed to have all but crushed their spirits. …

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Recommended Books

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy)

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“We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and uplift our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses.” ~ Adrienne Maree Brown This is definitely a book you will need time to digest.  It’s…

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Anahita Joon Tehrani

To Move Out of Oppression We Must Embrace our Erotic Nature | Anahita Joon Tehrani | TEDxBoulder

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My favorite line… “question everything”.  

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