How to Find Your Inner Peace

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Psychology, Thought | Posted on 30-11-2016

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There is nothing better than the feeling of peace.

Inner PeaceWhich is why we spend every moment of every day attempting to find it. Peace is like a homing device that’s beckoning us to come closer. It’s a sense of calm neutrality. It’s true happiness. In his new book, Michael Neill calls it “The Space Within.” And in Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff’s book, they call it “Coming Home.” Anita Moorjani might call it “Heaven on Earth.”

Regardless of what you call it, peace is the feeling we all strive for–whether we know it or not.

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How to Live in Peace Regardless of Your Circumstances

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Relationships, Thought | Posted on 06-04-2016

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PeaceHow’s life treating you these days?

Is it fun? Is it peaceful?

Or is it tedious and hard?

If you answered the latter, what’s making life such a struggle for you? Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the Difference Between Dreaming and Reality?

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spiritual Teachings, Spirituality, Thought | Posted on 29-07-2014

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What's the difference between dreaming and reality?On a recent Sunday morning I woke up early, but eventually drifted back to sleep. I’ve found that with morning sleep I often have dreams that I’m able to remember.

This was one of those times. Read the rest of this entry »

What is The Energy Behind Life?

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spiritual Teachings, Spirituality, Thought | Posted on 13-06-2014

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The Energy Behind Life

The Energy Behind Life

I grew up without any religion.

While my parents are Jewish by birth, other than eating deli and knishes on occasion, I didn’t (and still don’t) know anything about Judaism. There was no talk about God (either for or against) in my house. And very early on I decided that God was simply something people believed in because it provided them with comfort. Religion, I felt (and still do), was necessary to provide some basic guidelines for those who need rules to live by. (They’re the same ones who need rules for SEO, by the way!) Read the rest of this entry »

Seeing Our True Self and That of Others Underneath Our Ego Slime

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spiritual Teachings, Spirituality, Thought | Posted on 01-06-2014

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When I graduated college way back in the olden days of 1983, I landed a job with Prime Computer in their Business Practices department. My main job was performing simple word processing (typing documents into the computer) of the internal company handbooks which were created by others in our department. Once a particular handbook’s information was in the computer, it was also my job to bring it to our Reprographics department who would reformat, print and bind it into the spiffy looking handbooks that they eventually became. The Reprographics department was located in the basement which seemed to be deep in the bowels of the building itself. I had to take a special elevator to get down there, and it was kind of dark and dirty and even a little bit scary to my 22 year old self. While the people who worked there were nice enough, our department was beholden to them to get our handbooks printed properly and in a timely manner. This always gave me the feeling that they had something over us. There was a sense that if we didn’t maintain a good relationship with them, they could easily screw us over.

During this time, the movie “Ghostbusters” came out and became an instant hit. And with that, my colleagues would tease me every time I had to “go down to Repro” that I had been “slimed” like the characters in the movie! At one point, they even bought me a mug that said “I’ve Been Slimed” which I still have:

I've Been Slimed!

I Should Use This For My Mug Muffins!

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Change Who You Think You Are By Changing Your Perceptions

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spirituality, Things I've Learned, Thought | Posted on 20-05-2014

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You Are Not Who You Think!

You Are Not Who You Think!

Most of us carry around a certain image of ourselves. I certainly did and still do, but I didn’t realize until recently how malleable that image can be. Read the rest of this entry »

Lentils, Lifting People Up, Codfish Cakes, Thanking The Universe

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Healthy Eating, Meditation, Recipes, Spiritual Teachings, Things I've Learned | Posted on 31-03-2014

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Last week I had some delicious healthy food (ate out at both a vegetarian Indian restaurant and a Moroccan one (not vegetarian),  as well as some interesting insights. Here’s some of what I learned:

Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

Mind, Thought, Consciousness, Bread, Bossy Girls and Wedding Showers

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Nutrition, Spirituality, Things I've Learned, Thought | Posted on 17-03-2014

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I learned a lot more this week about Mind, Thought and Consciousness and living “from the inside out” as described by Michael Neill and others. Understanding the principles behind how life actually works can and will transform anyone’s life. I’d love to discuss this understanding with anyone else who’s interested. Feel free to contact me!

Here’s what else I learned last week:

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

  • There’s no psychological trauma that can’t be “cured” by changing your relationship to the memories that originally caused the trauma. – George Pransky (paraphrased).

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Yoga Peace, Meditation Conversation, Citrus Reamer and Anna Nalick

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Things I've Learned, Yoga | Posted on 10-03-2014

Here’s what I learned last week:

Monday, Mar. 3, 2014

Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Curtis (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Curtis (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

  • I re-watched “A Fish Called Wanda” the other night which I remembered as an extremely funny movie. While I didn’t seem to find it quite as amusing this time around, I realized how beautiful Jamie Lee Curtis was. Then last night I watched “The Rat Race.” Coincidentally, it was starring Jamie Lee’s dad, the infamous Tony Curtis. He too was a very good looking person. Interestingly enough, they don’t look anything alike! Both good actors, however.

Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014

Default Healing, Grandmother Love, Mandalas and More

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spirituality, Things I've Learned | Posted on 24-02-2014

What I Learned Last Week:

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

  • It’s amazing to see how our body’s default is to heal. I’ve been watching the daily healing of my cut thumb with awe. (Wish I had been taking daily pics.)

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Thoughts Create Feelings, Coconut Oil Uses, Movie Actress Comparisons and More

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Healthy Eating, Meditation, Spirituality, Things I've Learned | Posted on 17-02-2014

What I Learned the Week of Feb. 10 – 16, 2014

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Do You Need Help Living Your Own Healthy Lifestyle?

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Healthy Eating, Meditation, Nutrition, Yoga | Posted on 11-02-2014

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Through my nearly 18+ years in the SEO industry, I loved helping people make their websites be the best they can be through my newsletter/blog and my seminars/presentations, as well as through my paid consulting.

While I’m very happily outside of the SEO space now, I do miss the helping people part. That’s a big reason why I’ve been sharing many of the lessons I’ve been learning in my personal life through this blog. But I keep thinking that I’d love to be able to reach and help even more people. Unfortunately, most of my audience right now is still comprised of online marketers.  That’s okay because they are also human beings who have lives outside of marketing, but I’m itching to branch out. I know I’m not yet an expert in living a healthy life, and I don’t have a degree in nutrition science, but  I have spent the past few months immersed in learning everything I can about health and wellness. And even more than that, I’ve been immersed in actually living it. Read the rest of this entry »

Habanero, Choffee, Manifesting Gifts From the Universe and Open Hearts

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Healthy Eating, Meditation, Spirituality, Things I've Learned | Posted on 10-02-2014

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Last week was definitely an interesting one for me. Lots of learning through books and videos!

Also, I wanted to mention that my husband and I are gearing up to do a stair climbing fundraiser for the American Lung Association on February 22.  They ask us to each raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate. While I’ve reached my goal through promoting it on Facebook, my husband (who’s not into self promotion like I am) could still use some donations. If you’ve got a few bucks you don’t mind parting with for a good cause, please consider donating to this worthy cause through my husband’s link here.

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The Law of Attraction, Prominent Cheeks, Melting Ninjas and Peyote Stitch

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spirituality, Things I've Learned | Posted on 03-02-2014

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What I Learned  the Week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2014

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

  • It’s hard to be a person sometimes.

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How to Recognize and Listen to Your Inner Voice

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Meditation, Spirituality, Yoga | Posted on 22-11-2013

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Whether you call it your inner voice, inner guide, spiritual guide, conscious mind or something altogether different, how do you know what it is and if you are actually hearing it correctly (or at all)?

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Photo Credit: RelaxingMusic

Not too long ago, I was wondering exactly that. Even though I had made a huge life-changing decision that I attributed to listening to my inner guide, I couldn’t tell you how I knew it was that for sure.  My guidance was more of a gut feeling than a voice or words. You could also characterize it as an epiphany or an “aha moment.” Even though it was a feeling, I recognized it as my inner guide speaking to me because of the rightness of it. That is, when I thought of doing what it was telling me I needed to do, I knew it was the correct thing even though it seemed pretty crazy. Read the rest of this entry »