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Your December Horoscope—End the Year on a High Note

Opportunities are coming your way this month, and with the right mindset and some newfound confidence, you can wrap up 2020 with great success.

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How to Deal with Negative People

Sometimes the people we love can bring us down with their pessimism. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers a practice to help you avoid catching their outlook.

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Learning to Let Go of the Past

Accepting that you cannot change history is not always easy, but the reward is more energy, freedom, and awareness of the present moment. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers a meditative practice to help you free yourself of unhelpful thoughts.

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How Writing a Children’s Book Deepened My Yoga Practice

Translating Patanjali’s philosophy into language even kids can understand helped this author take the wisdom to heart and find the confidence to venture beyond the mat and face her fears, insecurities, and frustrations.

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How to Work with Your Inner Critic

Yelling at our inner demons or trying to reason with them never works. Instead, try this approach from Buddhism to give yourself what you truly need.

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Do You Really Trust Yourself?

Overthinking and indecision are often signs that your inner guide is muffled. Sonima's psychologist offers a meditation to help you be confident in your intuition so that you can lead the life you truly desire.

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Yoga Yamas: 6 Additional Yamas to Deepen Your Yoga Practice

These guidelines help take your yoga beyond the physical aspects, building an even stronger foundation for all the benefits yoga offers.

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Break the Cycle of Perfectionism

For some people, nothing ever seems to be “good enough.” Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to free yourself from the negativity of rumination and self-criticism.

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Pratipaksha-bhāvana: Overcoming Negative Thinking

Doubt, uncertainty, and negativity can hinder our efforts to follow the path of yoga. Patanjali guides us to cultivate an opposite mental attitude to overcome these obstacles.

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Finding the Courage to Ask Others for Help

If you feel like a nuisance asking friends for help, it's important to speak up. Sonima's psychologist shares how to express your needs confidently and accept the response, whatever it is.

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3 Meditations to Help Moms Embrace the Transition to Motherhood

Nobody says being a parent is easy. But these mindfulness practices and tips can help you feel less disoriented and find more joy during this journey.

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3 Easy Ways to Spark Joy Without Cleaning a Thing

You don't need to reduce clutter in order to feel good. These random acts of kindness not only give you a mental boost, they may also improve your physical health.

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Live With No Fear of Missing Out

Feelings of FOMO, or that your life isn't as you'd imagined it would be, are normal . . . and a sign to pause and get back in touch with what truly matters to you, says Sonima's psychologist.

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Find the Confidence to Celebrate Your Successes

If you ever worry that you're bragging about your accomplishments, you probably aren't. Instead, consider working on your self-esteem with this practice from Sonima's psychologist.

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The Power of Seva

This practice of selfless service can be done anywhere, anytime, and its effect can transform not only others' lives but yours as well.

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