So long 2017!

As the year comes to an end, many people feel compelled to do something. What that something is varies from reflecting on the year's successes and failures, in some form bringing closure to the year, or creating vision boards and planning for the future. I would suggest finding some combination that leaves you embracing presence.

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Why We Need to Keep Talking About Sex

It turns out that having honest and vulnerable conversations about sex is the ultimate taboo. These conversations cross-pollinate with other vulnerabilities: we may have to share that our body is behaving differently to what we deem 'normal', that our gender or race issues have come up in our relationships, that we no longer love or feel attracted to our partner. All this related stuff can be painful; it's virtually impossible to not get flooded with it when we get vulnerable around sex.

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Make it RAIN

RAIN works in any situation and helps us reflect on an experience or situation in the present, while it is happening. But as with most mindfulness practices, we must have the awareness in the moment in order to utilize its benefits.

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Fearlessly Forward

Fear is bred best when ignored. That is neither healthy nor realistic. Instead, people must acknowledge their fears without delivering them to the imagination.

That seems easy enough with more tangible fears, such as a fear of spiders or a fear of balloons. But what about less tangible fears, such as fear of failure or fear of success? What can one do to limit the hold they have?

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Buying Time

Time is fleeting. Time is costly. Time is abstract. There are many descriptors for time. Many of which could probably be used for money as well. And as with money, time as a concept works best when we believe in its scarcity.

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