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10 Best Customer Service Moments Ever

At the end of the day, life is a collection of experiences, most of them to do with people. Through my years of traveling, I’ve been privileged to encounter kindnesses in many forms from many people. Here, I’m sharing my 10 Best Customer Service Moments
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10 Best Pieces of Advice For Success

I’ve been fortunate to have met truly inspiring and thoughtful people along my journey, all of whom I’ve learned from immeasurably. Here are the 10 best pieces of advice for success I’ve picked up along the years. 1. If everyone is taking Highway 101, you better
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5 Simple Ways To Relax in 5 Minutes

1. Focus on your breathing. It’s an indisputable fact that in today’s world, few of us get enough fresh air to breathe but it’s not all about environmental pollution. Most of the time, we’re so focused on a task at hand (especially while working) or
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8 Tips To A Less Stressed Life

8 Tips to a Less Stressed Life

8 Tips To A Less Stressed Life Who in the modern world does not know the feeling of being stressed? Whatever your job may be, whatever level of income, wherever you live, you know exactly how it feels to have those moments in life when
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Are You Brainwashed?

Humans fundamentally need to be accepted and recognized by others.  They want to feel they are a part of society.  They want to feel that they are good people.  And they want to do the right thing.  As a result, they often become brainwashed by
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Buddhism in 10 Minutes

Buddhism is the teachings of One who Knows: this is the aspect of his Great Wisdom (Pannaguna). Such is the One who has been awakened, who has been delivered from defilements. This is his Great Purity (Parisuddhiguna). Thereafter he also took pains to teach others,
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Basic Buddhist Terminology

Buddhist Terminology

Basic Buddhist Terminology A-khati: Wrong cause of behavior; prejudice. A-kusala-kamma: Unwholesome action; evil deed; bad deed. A-lopha: Non-greed; generosity. A-moha: Non-delusion; wisdom. Aphyapata-witaka: Thought free from hatred. A-riyasajja: The four noble truths. A-tosa: Non-hatred; love. Awihingsa-witaka: Thought of non-violence; thought free from cruelty. Buddha: The
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Dalai Lama Teachings

Dalai Lama Teachings Watch a video of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Emory University giving a speech on the fundamentals of Buddhist teachings. He broaches a broad range of Buddhist subjects, including the difference between Pali versus Sanskrit Buddhist teachings (Theravada versus Mahayana),
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Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation can help in a simple and quick manner.

Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation

Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation At any point during the year, but especially so during holidays for many people, anxiety is a serious situation that can be paralyzing or cause headaches, body aches and breathing problems. The quickest and simplest way to deal with anxiety,
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Free the Mind in Meditation

Upcoming Thoughts Thoughts are never your enemy. So please don’t fight with them or try to push them away. When a series of thoughts come and take you away, notice that you are not experiencing the feeling of Loving Kindness and making a wish for
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Happy Routines

Happy routines are small, easy-to-execute activities that you can do every day to add some sunshine to your regular mundane days.  Several years ago, I discovered my happy routines and have been practicing them regularly since then. My first happy routine is to make my
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How To Sit In Meditation

When you sit in meditation please do not move your body at all. Sit with your back nicely straight but not rigid. Try to have every vertebrae stacked comfortably one on top of the other. This position has the tendency to bring your chest up
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Urapa Nontasut shares tips on how to stop pain and negative emotions through her life experiences; she shares these mental health tips.

How to Stop Pain & Negative Emotions

How to Stop Pain & Negative Emotions Article By: Urapa Nontasut Some people have asked me how they can stop feeling pain and negative emotions. Here are 3 things I do. 1. Acknowledge your negative emotions It is healthy to acknowledge your negative emotions. Don’t
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Hurry! I Got My Car Towed!

A few days ago, my car was towed.  I ended up paying almost $500 to retrieve my car and to pay for the parking ticket that notified me that I had parked in a towed-away zone, before they actually towed my car away.  How courteous
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Importance of Inner Values

His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about the importance of inner values such as compassion, in this short clip from his talk “Educating the Heart” given at the University of Hawaii, on Oahu, Hawaii, to an audience of mostly high school and college students on
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Letter To My Younger Self

I think of you now and recognize how precious you are, how young your heart is and I long to wrap you in my safe embrace. The world seems exciting and terrifying to you, a life ahead filled with great ambitions and even greater uncertainties.
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The Baggage

A lesson learned from vacation: You can try to go through life with smaller baggage. But if you can’t, it’s ok. You are who you are. Just be patient, put more effort and keep going forward. Whoever travels with you will just have to walk
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Basic Buddhist Terminology

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 1.ALL LIFE IS SUFFERING. This is the most fundamental of all Buddhist teachings. In his journey to enlightenment, Buddha discovered that all life is indeed suffering. Suffering can be defined as physical, mental and/or emotional. All sentient beings born
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Noble Eightfold Path- Buddhist Basics

The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path 1.Right View (Wisdom) – This is to understand existence as it truly is, to realize the Four Noble Truths. Understand the impermanent nature of all things in life and the laws of karma. Understand that all sentient beings experience suffering the
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The Spirit of Giving- ideas for meaningful gifts and being of service to others.

The Spirit of Giving in 2017 and Beyond

Meaningful Gifts – The Spirit of Giving in 2017 and Beyond For the first 20 years of my life, my family and I were very much into the major holiday celebrations around Christmastime, including the tradition of gift giving. It was a lot of fun
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Training the Mind- 8 Verses

With a determination to achieve the highest aim For the benefit of all sentient beings Which surpasses even the wish-fulfilling gem, May I hold them dear at all times. Whenever I interact with someone, May I view myself as the lowest amongst all, And, from
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What The Holiday Spirit Really Means

For years now, I’ve instituted a no gift giving or receiving policy with family and friends. I’ve made it clear to everyone in my life that I just don’t do Christmas gifts and I don’t want anyone to buy anything for me either. Why? Because
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Words of Wisdom from Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received nor envy others. He who envies others cannot achieve peace of mind. ~Buddha~ Clinging to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else- you are the one who gets burned.
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Words of Wisdom from Confucious

To know what you know and to know what you don’t know is the mark of one who truly knows. ~Confucious~ Choose a job you love and you will never have to work. ~Confucious~ Old age is a good and pleasant thing. It is true
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Words of Wisdom from Deepak Chopra

Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore based on fear. ~Deepak Chopra~ In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside you. ~Deepak Chopra~ If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond
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Words of Wisdom from H. H. Dalai Lama

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~HH Dalai Lama~ I find hope in the darkest of rays and focus on the brightest. ~HH Dalai Lama~ In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. ~HH Dalai Lama~
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Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to
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Words of Wisdom from Mencius

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ~Mencius~ Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous. ~Mencius~ The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall
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Words of Wisdom from Mohandas Gandhi

A “no” uttered with the deepest conviction is far better than a “yes” uttered merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~Mohandas Gandhi~ An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~Mohandas Gandhi~ Happiness is when what you think,
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Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love, for caring, for being wanted and for having someone to call their own. ~Mother Teresa~ If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa~ Love begins by taking care of the closest ones, the
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Words of Wisdom from Sun Tzu

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious. ~Sun Tzu~ The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands but the opportunity to defeat the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. ~Sun Tzu~

Words of Wisdom from Swami Sivananda

A desire arises in the mind. When satisfied, another immediately comes. In the minute interval that separates two desires, a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment that we are free from all thought, love or hate. ~Swami Sivananda~ Moral values,
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Words of Wisdom from Yo Yo Ma

Things can fall apart or threaten to, for many reasons and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward. If you go forward, you have to jump higher. ~Yo Yo Ma~