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Informed Without Being Overwhelmed

If we are overwhelmed, we are flooded with emotion. Emotions that can cause us overwhelm can impair our prefrontal cortex which is the part of the brain that helps us make skillful decisions. So many of us are making large and small decisions right now- this part of the brain can really help us!

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The Ordinary Miraculous (again)

The summer I was 18 I was driving down a country road with my mother. This was in the rural county where I grew up and all of the roads were country, the houses spread out over miles, hardly any of them in sight of a neighbor. Driving meant going past an endless stream of trees and fields and wildflowers. On this particular afternoon, my mother and I came upon a yard sale at a big house where a very old woman lived alone, her husband dead, her kids grown and gone.

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Our Stories Survive Us

Way back when my mom told me that she’d always be with me, it didn’t occur to me that the story I’d most long to tell would be about my love for her, my grief over her too-young death, my gratitude for her light in my life. I didn’t know that part of the way I’d make her present in her absence would be that I’d share her with others through my writing. That I’d make her alive in the hearts and minds of people she never met.

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7 Eye-Opening Ways Meditation Can Help Your Personal Development

The term personality comes from the Latin word “persona”, and originally referred to a theatrical mask. Our personality, therefore, is a mask we wear over our true, inner selves. When we meditate, we drop this mask and we become our true selves. Meditation is a state of deep rest and alertness at the same time. It is …

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YAYBOO Your Life

Everyone has a story and every story matters. Ann traveled around the country inviting people to share their yayboos during her solo show, Inappropriate in All the Right Ways. Here, she shares some of those stories.