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3 Benefits to Group Meditation & Ceremony

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While we maintain integral solitary meditation practices, I find it additionally valuable to engage in group meditative activity, whether that’s actual meditation practice or ceremony. The development levels vary within groups; backgrounds, experiences and skill sets also differ among participants. When ceremonial facilitation is performed with excellence, these distinctions dissolve, …

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How to Use Your Environment to Evolve Your Epigenetics

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Our immediate environment influences us daily, touching our senses and mingling with our mental states. Environment is the facilitator for epigenetic changes we experience. What we think, feel, see, hear, touch, taste and smell alter us each moment. By overtly focusing on magnanimous steps, we can overlook the more immediate …

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3 Reasons to Take Meeting Minutes

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Unless you’re working in a well-developed organization, you may not come across meeting minutes. “Meeting minutes” are literally the minutes (or moments) recorded from a meeting. When there are many members in the meeting, it’s likely there will be plenty of information, recommendations, cross-talk, possible disputes, ideas, all sorts of …

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3 Questions to Ask Employers on Interviews

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An interview is an opportunity for the candidate and employer to evaluate each other and confirm if value matches the role offered. Mentioned in one of my previous writings, this engagement is a reciprocal relationship and should be treated as such. When the candidate forgets this, she becomes susceptible to …

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Acquiring Vs. Manifesting Happiness

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The more happiness remains an abstract ideal the more challenging it becomes to manifest. The language used around this word automatically plagues a person’s success. Happiness is not something we find, grab, capture, receive or are given. Marketing programs teach us that some external thing will be the provider of …

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The Power of Steps

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Steps are symbolic of journey points. They ascend or descend, or can zigzag depending on the design. Steps represent motion, movement in some direction. Steps are ever-present; they represent the “what’s been here all along” we may not recognize if dominated by emotional excesses. Steps request action from us. We …