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Official Armenia Project Announcement (and Name Reveal)

Dear friends, We have finally announced our project, as well as, our GoFundMe campaign.  Thank you to everyone who has been extremely supportive thus far and all those who will back our endeavor with positive words, donations and love. FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO For More Information about this project Subscribe to PackYourMat.Com Also: https://gofundme.com/stegamind Facebook: Armen… Continue reading Official Armenia Project Announcement (and Name Reveal)

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What I hope will become of Armenian Genocide commemoration day? 

Every year, since I was a child, I remember patriotic outcalls and calls for recognition. 32 years I occupy this earth and 101 since the genocide, those calls go unanswered. This is the first year I’m not inside the classroom or any other venue where I can teach this history, so I take this opportunity,… Continue reading What I hope will become of Armenian Genocide commemoration day? 

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10 Days of Coconut Oil Pulling: Fad or Not?

My mornings, for the past 10 days have begun with a half a teaspoon of delicious cold pressed virgin coconut oil, which I purchased on my trip to Thailand. I know a lot of people who have tried oil pulling and are disgusted of putting about 20g of fat into their mouth and whooshing it around… Continue reading 10 Days of Coconut Oil Pulling: Fad or Not?

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It Is The Little Things . . .

It really is the little things . . . Waking up another Sunday morning, earlier than most people I know, tapping through exciting Snapchat stories, I caught myself with little bit of envy.  An envy that was unfounded and illogical as I had a beautiful evening with friends, which was preceded by a wholesome afternoon… Continue reading It Is The Little Things . . .

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No Talking, Phones or Sex for 30 Days: My Experience At A Nepalese Monastery

Many of you have been asking me about my experience at the monastery, but I was totally keeping it internal for a while. Obsev.com offered to share my story on their platform, so I have been working on putting a fraction of the experience on paper. Check out the full story and let’s start a little Q&A.… Continue reading No Talking, Phones or Sex for 30 Days: My Experience At A Nepalese Monastery

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How To Practice Self-Love Without Being Selfish?

This weekend is a time for most singles around the world, including myself, to question the following: Why don’t I have a valentine? Having been single for almost three consecutive years now, after a 7 year relationship, 5 spent married, the reality shift and adjustment to “single ready to mingle” life was difficult. Throughout the past few years… Continue reading How To Practice Self-Love Without Being Selfish?

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5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

In response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge titles Optimistic, I have chosen to display the practice of meditation and how it helps cultivate an optimistic state of mind. Optimism can be easily lost with all the hustle and bustle of our lives. Especially those of us who live in big cities and have to deal with… Continue reading 5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

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Look Out For The Presence Of Wonder

How often do you walk without looking at what’s directly in front of you? In fact, how often do you look down?     Have you admired the trees? How their leaves fall? Fell?     What about the water that is around you with the same qualities within you?     What about the air you breathe?… Continue reading Look Out For The Presence Of Wonder