Category Archives: Uncovering Joy

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier) “To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values, man (sic) must consider himself worthy … Continue reading

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It’s not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hard enough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic. The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. And if we think that contentment happens … Continue reading

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How Centering Changes Your Life

To be life-affirming and experience-altering, centering needs to be based on a belief that we are wonderful! When they first truly center, people are often amazed to notice that they feel grateful for what they have and who they are. … Continue reading

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When We’re Centered, We Remember Who We Really Are

“When we remember who we really are, we bring together the universal with the personal. Instead of becoming more disembodied or rigidly spiritual, we have a sense of humor about the whole dance of life, and everything becomes easier and … Continue reading

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Using Intention to Uncover Joy (or, How do you make these techniques work anyway?)

When I was learning to see energy and use psychic skills, I met with a group once a month for a day or a weekend. This was before there were any acupuncture schools in the United States, let alone any … Continue reading

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Pre-Spring: The Useful Purpose of Anxiety

Anxiety, the Useful Red Flag As winter continues (which is ok for us ski buffs but not for anyone else) the world, weather, and economy are all in upheaval. So I thought that understanding anxiety would be a helpful pre-Spring … Continue reading

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Even Judy Dench doubts herself

From Chapter 16: Value Yourself Highly: Dame Judy Dench, arguably one of the best actors in the world, has primarily played sure-footed women. She was being interviewed on National Public Radio to introduce her latest series, “Cranford,” as I wrote … Continue reading

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