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Loving Kindness: Lessons from a Local Hero

By Mary Montgomery Last month’s column paid tribute to the gifts given to the world by the late Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences(IONS). Not all heroes have such a national and international scope. We can often be inspired by people much closer …

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Doorways Out of Guilt

By Alan Cohen Do you suffer from guilt?  Do you impose guilt on others? Nearly every religion, family, and belief system plays on guilt to keep its adherents in line. Yet there are ways to escape from the prison of guilt. Here are the top seven, along with practical applications …

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Where to Find True Love

By Alan Cohen My coaching client Jodi has been in a Mormon marriage for nearly 30 years. For all those years she, her husband, and five children have participated avidly in the Mormon Church, rituals, and community. A few years ago Jodi felt guided to explore other philosophies such as …

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My Puerto Rican Introduction to Hermeticism

By Mary Montgomery An interesting thing happened to me on the way to ringing in the New Year. I was invited to join three other friends on a Puerto Rican adventure. As they say in Spanish; “¡El viaje fue  fabuloso!” “The trip was fabulous!” By now, most of my readers know …

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The Altar

By Alan Cohen The beginning of a new year offers a poignant opportunity to set the priorities that will carry us through the year. We succeed or fail based on what we hold dear. Choose meaningless priorities, and you become the heir to pain. Live from what you value, and …

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Gratitude: Is This the “Secret Sauce” to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions?

By Mary Montgomery It’s that time of year again. It’s a brand new year, and many of us are feeling the urge to wipe the old slate of our lives clean, and make a list of resolutions designed to make our New Year’s living better and better.   Hey! Making those …

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3 Ways To Use Your Cellphone to Call Higher Self

by Fran Shaw and Murphy (Murphy is the acerbic, witty, spiritual seeker and narrator of Fran’s book Lord Have Murphy. His wry commentary reminds us that we don’t need a lot of trappings to get conscious. We just need to marshal our attention!)   Navigating a busy New York sidewalk …

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Why the Holidays Don’t Matter

Column: From the Heart by Alan Cohen For the many years I’ve been writing this column, I conclude each year with an inspirational message about the importance of the holidays. This year I would like to take a different approach. I would like to suggest that the holidays don’t really matter …

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