On Being Kind – An Excerpt from Big Love by Scott Stabile

On Being Kind – An Excerpt from Big Love by Scott Stabile

Author and Facebook sensation Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years. Through it all, he became evermore committed to living his life from love. In each chapter of his new book Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open, Scott shares a personal experience that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back to peace, and to…

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Contacting Your Higher Self by Shakti Gawain

Shakti Gawain

An excerpt from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain If anyone can be called a self-help, self-actualization pioneer, it is Shakti Gawain. Years before “manifestation,” “the law attraction,” and “the secret” entered the lexicon, Shakti was sharing daily affirmations, meditations, and mental imagery practices that millions found could help them achieve goals, change habits, relax deeply, and significantly improve overall health and well-being.  We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the new 40th anniversary edition of her international bestseller Creative Visualization.  # # # Your spiritual…

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In the Moment: Coping with Strong, Sudden Emotions by Walter Ling, MD

An excerpt from Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean by Walter Ling, MD Meditation and journaling are ideal for calm moments of reflection. However, what do you do in heated moments? Sometimes, strong emotions arise suddenly and we don’t know how to handle them. We can get swept up in our emotions and react and behave inappropriately. Or we may deny our emotions entirely; try to suppress an emotion we fear, such as anger; or mislabel our feelings. For example, we may say…

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Getting Off Drugs: Detoxification and the Dangers of Relapse by Walter Ling, MD

An excerpt from Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean by Walter Ling, MD Getting off drugs — detoxification, or detox for short — is the first step in overcoming addiction. It is often said to be the first step in the journey of a thousand miles — the long journey of recovery, or living a sane and meaningful life without drugs. Detox is where everyone who tries to overcome addiction begins, and it is the most common addiction “treatment” offered in this country.…

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Why Do People Take Drugs? by Walter Ling, MD

An excerpt from Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean by Walter Ling, MD We have discussed how the brain works, how drugs affect the brain, how the brain becomes addicted, and how it stays addicted — as it learns and incorporates drug experiences into memory and as its reward circuitry overwhelms rational inhibitions. Now let’s ask perhaps the most important question of all: Why do people take drugs in the first place? Alan Leshner, former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

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A Spiritual “Paradox”: An excerpt from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

If anyone can be called a self-help, self-actualization pioneer, it is Shakti Gawain. Years before “manifestation,” “the law attraction,” and “the secret” entered the lexicon, Shakti was sharing daily affirmations, meditations, and mental imagery practices that millions found could help them achieve goals, change habits, relax deeply, and significantly improve overall health and well-being. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the new 40th anniversary edition of her international bestseller Creative Visualization. # # # Sometimes people who have studied Eastern philosophy or are on a certain spiritual path feel…

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Visualize Prosperity: An excerpt from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

If anyone can be called a self-help, self-actualization pioneer, it is Shakti Gawain. Years before “manifestation,” “the law attraction,” and “the secret” entered the lexicon, Shakti was sharing daily affirmations, meditations, and mental imagery practices that millions found could help them achieve goals, change habits, relax deeply, and significantly improve overall health and well-being. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the new 40th anniversary edition of her international bestseller Creative Visualization. # # # A very important part of the whole creative visualization process is developing a sense of…

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Contacting Your Higher Self: An excerpt from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

If anyone can be called a self-help, self-actualization pioneer, it is Shakti Gawain. Years before “manifestation,” “the law attraction,” and “the secret” entered the lexicon, Shakti was sharing daily affirmations, meditations, and mental imagery practices that millions found could help them achieve goals, change habits, relax deeply, and significantly improve overall health and well-being. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the new 40th anniversary edition of her international bestseller Creative Visualization. # # # Your spiritual source is the supply of infinite love, wisdom, and energy in the universe.…

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