Posts in Reflections and Insights
The Key to Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Many of us bring in the New Year with the hope of positive change in our lives. We set resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, cut down screen time, or many other intentions that are meant to bring us more health, happiness, balance, success, and love. But for most, these resolutions are abandoned a few weeks or months into the year, and we fall back into our old habits. Why do so many people fail at making lasting changes, even when the desire to change remains? What is the secret to creating lasting change in our lives?

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Cultivating Gratitude Year-Round

The only way to attract abundance is to practice feelings of abundance.

Even if you believe you have very little, or nothing, to be grateful for - you will not have abundance come into your life until you commit to practicing the attitude of abundance on a daily basis.  Similarly to when you practice happiness, when you practice gratitude, your feelings of abundance will become immune to external circumstances that may otherwise derail you. Here are a couple of strategies to help you strengthen your sense of gratitude, and thus bring more blessings, joy, and love into your life.

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Treating Depression with Meditation

Self-destructive thoughts create a negative feedback loop that physically carves that perspective into your gray matter, practically etched in stone. Think of the rain eroding a mountainside, carving a valley out of the dirt. The deeper that valley is eroded by the rain, the likelier the chance of any future rainfall to travel the same path and cut the valley even deeper, exponentially creating a feedback loop. Your thoughts are the rain, your brain is the mountain. It’s up to you where you want to the rain to go, but it might be a herculean task to reverse the erosion when you’ve indulged in self-destructive thinking for as long as I did. But it is possible. 

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