• Conscious Living

    Dena September 2, 2009

    “The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates Most people think that just because they are breathing and their hearts are beating, that they are alive. The truth is, there is a huge difference between being alive biologically and being alive spiritually. Most people are…

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  • From My Journal

    Dena August 30, 2009

    four o’clock on a sunday afternoon. it is the end of august and it feels as such. the air is warm, the sun strong. but. there is a hint of autumn in the wind, a promise that, yes, the season will turn again, the way…

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  • Overcome Fear, Lead by Example

    Dena August 26, 2009

    “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi This post is about why talk is cheap and how you can overcome fear to become a true leader. For most of my life, I have been known to give great advice.…

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Saved My Life

    Dena August 21, 2009

    How did I beat severe anxiety and depression? How did I lose seventy pounds? How did I take my destiny into my own hands and save my life? Of course the answer is complicated but the first step is not. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is…

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  • Practicing Visualization & Reaching Your Goals

    Dena August 19, 2009

    Visualization is the process of using your mind to imagine yourself achieving a goal. Research shows that when you believe you can do something, you are more likely to do it. Likewise, by imagining yourself achieving your goals, you are more likely to achieve them.…

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  • Do Not Seek Happiness, Live It

    Dena August 14, 2009

    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Ghandi You can spend your entire life searching for happiness, but you will never find it. You can search for the “right” house, car, clothing, jewelry, job, and mate…

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  • Faith

    Dena August 8, 2009

    “If it is not okay, it is not the end.” I am not sure where I first heard that quote, but it has stuck with me ever since. This post is about faith and it has nothing to do with religion. Recently, I came through…

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  • Emotional Pain is Conquerable

    Dena August 6, 2009

    Awhile back I wrote these words: There is only one brand of pain, self-inflicted. What did I mean? Well, I am not referring to physical pain. (I can not claim to walk across hot coals or lay on a bed of nails — yet!) I…

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  • Prayer

    Dena August 6, 2009

    –taken from The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho “…In your infinite pity, O Lord, help us never to turn our knowledge against ourselves. Have pity on those who pity themselves and who see themselves as good people treated unfairly by life – who feel that they…

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