Tips on how to be kind, be self-aware, create peace, and choose Luv so we may leave our Luv Mrk in the world.

How to Overcome Depression

Sadness or a depressed mood is a normal temporary reaction when experiencing certain life events. Depression is more than going through a rough state in your life, it's a serious mental health condition..."The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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13 Steps to Peace and Luv in a Diverse World

Our actions are governed by our thoughts and the only way to effectively change the world to cultivate peace and love is to change the way we see each other. We treat people congruent to how we see them...For those of us who can genuinely see each other as human beings can do our part to stop breeding more hate and start creating more understanding, positive, and loving environments...10 Steps to Peace and Luv

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Saving Ourselves

How do we get through the day when we have reached emptiness? Where we have to get out of bed, face society, force a smile or polite conversation, or use all the energy we can gather from every part of our being to put one foot in front of the other; or to just breathe.

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How to Be There for Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It is not always simple knowing how to provide comfort to someone who has lost a loved one.  Sometimes you don’t know what to say or what to do to offer support, but reach out anyway.  The person who is dealing with someone they cared about passing on may be feeling empty, lost, and alone, for that reason they will appreciate you caring about them and being there for them.  Here are some suggestions to offer comfort and assistance...

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Getting Past the Surface

Have you ever had that moment when you’re out with friends and then they share some information about their past and you say, “Wow, I didn’t know that about you!”?  Sometimes you can be friends with someone for years or even in a relationship and still have things to learn about each other.  If this is true for those in our social circle what about people we don't know, yet we believe we know who they are based from what we see on the surface? Here are some tips for getting past invalid judgments or superficial rapport to a more real bond.

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Stop Burning Wishes

You do not need to burn down other homes in order to keep your own home standing on a strong foundation. You do not have to crumble peace in the lives of others in order to use their rubble to build peace in yours.

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Sake of friendship

When people are arguing neither one is listening to the core of the problem between the spaces of their hurt and insecurities masked in anger. As the dispute escalates words may be said that cannot be unheard, actions may take place that cannot be undone.

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Are You Happy?

If there are areas you would like to improve on ask yourself what is holding you back. Are you having dreams or setting goals? Are you making excuses or making plans? Are you competing to be better than others or doing what you can to be better than the person you were yesterday?

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How do your perceptions affect your life?  Don't worry this isn’t about looking at your perceptions as being right or wrong.  I get it, once we grasp our own understanding of how life works, we customarily hold onto our viewpoints and defend them when we feel someone is trying to have us see through a lens we aren’t accustomed to or have no desire to look through. 

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