Category Archives: inner peace

Peaceful Sleep, Peaceful Dreams

According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 60% of Americans typically do not get a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to ill-health, poor decision-making, and depression. If you’re finding it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or you don’t feel refreshed when you wake up, then try some of these tips for healthy sleep: (1) Try to go

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The Ten Virtues of Incense

Lighting a stick or two of incense in the evenings is an easy way to relax and refresh yourself after a hard day’s work. Some of you incense afficianados may already be familiar with these “virtues of incense.” However for those of you who aren’t, I thought our version – updated for a contemporary audience – might be of interest.

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The Power of Prayer

We’ve all faced what seem to be insurmountable difficulties in our lives, whether it be illness, financial woes, or a devastating loss. If you’re a religious person or among the growing number of Americans who call themselves “spiritual but not religious,” you naturally turn to prayer to help you through those difficult times. But does praying help? Well, the research

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Just Relax!

Feeling stressed? Who isn’t these days? April is Stress Awareness Month. According to, a certain amount of stress in one’s life is normal. Too much stress, however, can lead to headaches, stomachaches, insomnia, depression, a weakened immune system, and other serious health problems.One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to learn how to relax. Simple

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Key to a Simple Life: Being Pleasant

One of my favorite quotes is from Elwood P. Dowd, of Harvey fame: “To get along in this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” Of course, Elwood was also an alcoholic and I certainly can’t recommend taking to drink to get along in this world. However,

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