Thomas Ramey Watson

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The pros and cons of marijuana

Erez Batat writes: Whenever I read a blog about cannabis, I feel like I am watching a presidential debate with only one candidate. The blog will either demand to legalize the plant due to its magical properties, or will list the horrific impact it will have on society. As always, the truth is neither here …

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A starter guide for Shadow Work that actually works

Via Ivy Rose Latchford writes: From what I was reading at the time, most people felt that the shadow included the worst parts of ourselves, and in order to be successful, the seekers would need to integrate these characteristics into their personality. This didn’t really make sense to me. Why would I want to integrate …

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What almost dying taught Tracy White about living

I thought I was leading the “right life”—prestigious college, fancy job in New York City, kind husband, happy child, good friends, nice house…then I got incurable cancer. The doctor thought I had 15 months to get my affairs in order. When bad stuff happens to us, even the most enlightened can’t help but ask, “Why …

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Lucid dreaming and dream yoga for healing

We’re accustomed to deepening our personal growth journeys during our “waking hours”… Yet, what if your dreamtime could become a type of night school — a spiritual laboratory where you could raise your consciousness, heal from your past, and even practice learning new skills? Lucid dreaming is being “awake” and aware that you’re dreaming when …

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The opportunity to fail–the best gift we can give our children

Mo Issa writes: My parents gave me love, and lots of it, but often faltered in giving me direction. However, the best gift they gave me was the opportunity to fail, and then learn from those failures. That opportunity not only made me stronger, but also instilled in me a sense of responsibility and independence …

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Surviving the holidays after we’ve broken up with our mothers.

This article is by Justin Haley Phillips and centers on a woman’s view, but I know from personal experience that men sometimes have to break up with their mothers too. If a parent is so toxic that you can no longer have contact, then you must distance yourself, female or male. –Thomas Ramey Watson Phillips …

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