What You Need to Know About Marriage, Money and Divorce

What You Need to Know About Marriage, Money and Divorce

I had a huge realization about marriage when my wife said that she wanted to get divorced. What I learned is that marriage is not about romance. It is actually a contract between two people and the state that determines the rules regarding money, property, child support and more when the marriage comes to an end. It other words, your marriage license is essentially a business contract.

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What is Unconditional Love in a Relationship?

What is Unconditional Love in a Relationship?

Romantic love is such a powerful feeling that consumes our minds and our hearts when we first fall in love with another person. It sweeps us off of our feet and makes our minds feel floaty and joyful. All that we want to do is be with this person through this period of high vibration and obsession.

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How to Overcome Your Fears

How to Overcome Your Fears

In my opinion there are two types of fear:

REAL FEAR - This is when we are actually in danger and our body’s fight or flight system kicks in to give us extra strength to survive a potentially life threatening situation.

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How to Overcome Loneliness - A Guest Blog by Ashley Dunlop

How to Overcome Loneliness - A Guest Blog by Ashley Dunlop

I'm no stranger to open space. I mean this in the energetic sense - the feeling that comes with being alone. In a foreign place, devoid of familiarity. I've moved cities and countries enough times to have become well acquainted with being by myself.

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Top Foods for Your Brain

Top Foods for Your Brain

I write often about the power of our thoughts on Instagram when it comes to manifesting the life of our dreams, so it goes without saying that brain health is super important for our quality of life. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola of mercola.com, “Your brain is made up of about 75 percent water.” It is also “the fattest organ in your body and may consist of at least 60 percent fat.” Did you know that? This is another reason why it is so important to drink plenty of water. It is also vital that we consume high quality healthy fats to support optimal brain functions.

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How to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

How to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Since you are reading this blog it’s pretty safe to assume that you are interested in living an extraordinary life. Most people want to make a contribution to this world, to live a life of significance and to feel that they matter, and yet we wonder how how we can rise above ordinary, live our purpose and maybe even change the world for the better…

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Why It Is So Important to Forgive?

Why It Is So Important to Forgive?

When we’ve been wronged by another person and we’re struggling with the resulting pain, forgiveness may be the last thing on our minds. What we want is justice and it is often demanded in the form of retaliation because we want the person who hurt us to suffer, as well. Getting even, however, does not balance the scales. Instead it may lead to an escalating cycle of more fighting and frustration, which increases exactly what we are trying to push away… unrelenting PAIN.

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Last week I was going to write a touching tribute to my mom in honor of her 85th birthday and then I was hit with a serious case of writer’s block. I value your time and the last thing that I ever want to do is to force a blog that lacks heart and soul just to make a self imposed deadline. I have to admit that I was so content after returning from a wonderful time at my first yoga retreat in Sayulita, Mexico that I wan’t able to focus my mind on writing.

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Are You Feeling Symptoms From the Geomatic Energy That is Hitting Earth?

Are You Feeling Symptoms From the Geomatic Energy That is Hitting Earth?

The earth has been experiencing an ongoing series of unusually strong electromagnetic storms this year and they are not coming from our sun. Where they are coming from is not really known, however, this energy is having an impact upon some people in the forms of headaches, irritability, restless sleep, dizziness, flu like symptoms, ringing in the ears and being unusually tired. If you have been reading my blog this year you may recall that I had flu like symptoms for three days around January 17. On that date the earth was hit all day long by strong electromagnetic storm, which may have been the source of my symptoms.

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How To Succeed at Your Passion

How To Succeed at Your Passion

Last week I wrote about competition and how it can be a good thing by motivating us to work harder to become the best that we can be. Since writing that post I have really been stepping up my photography and editing game in an effort to push my boundaries and get really good at this craft. This may look like a blog about photography, but stay with me. It actually applies to all of us as I show you the steps the you can apply to become the best that you can become in your areas of interest. These steps are common sense, but sometime we get stuck or discouraged and we need a reminder of how simple it is to get started taking steps toward the fulfillment of our dreams.

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WHY I CHOOSE TO EMBRACE COMPETITION

WHY I CHOOSE TO EMBRACE COMPETITION

Just between us, let me share a current irritation of mine with you. Make yourself comfortable, enjoy your coffee and hopefully you will appreciate this rare rant from me, lol. For the past two and a half years I have been doing yoga, fitness and lifestyle photography for this blog and for my social media. During this time I have created a very nice client list and group of amazing yoga friends. This past week while I was doing more photo shoots in Seattle, I found out that another photographer has basically gone down my client list and privately contacted all of my friends so that he can shoot with them, as well.

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7 Signs That You Are Addicted to Your Smart Phone

7 Signs That You Are Addicted to Your Smart Phone

I will be the first to admit that I spend too much time on Instagram. In fact, sometimes I spend way to much time and I’m not alone. According to an article published on socialmediatoday.com, teens spend up to 9 hours a day on social platforms and “the average person will spend nearly two hours (approximately 116 minutes) on social media everyday.” That is a significant amount of time and our addiction to our screens is growing.

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Why Do We Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again?

Why Do We Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again?

Do you ever wonder why people make the same mistakes over and over again? The answer to this question is both biological and psychological in my opinion. Patterns in our behavior come from deeply seated habits and beliefs that we have hardwired within our brains. In addition, our love of the chemical neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine can also play a role in promoting our non-productive behaviors, like screen addiction. Once a habit has been developed, it is really easy to repeat it because our brains have developed strong neuro pathways that make it effortless for us to perform these behaviors.

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