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What, Me Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response
What, Me Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response
Meditation is like doing mental push-ups that strengthen the muscles of awareness and choice. While it's not a practice…
Changing Yourself & Your Past
Changing Yourself & Your Past
If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be? If you could go back and change one thing…
How to Change with Joy and with Ease
How to Change with Joy and with Ease
All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make a change. Sometimes when we try to…
Acceptance and Then What?
Acceptance and Then What?
One of the teachings that is emphasized by many teachers is that of acceptance. Accepting what is. What exactly does…
Do Something Different: How to Break Habits and Routines
Do Something Different: How to Break Habits and Routines
Do you have a favourite coffee mug and get a bit miffed if a guest inadvertently uses it? Do you have 'your' side of…
2015-astro-three
Horoscope Current Week: January 19 to 25, 2015
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Inability to Ask for Help: Rooted in Imagined Unworthiness & Fear of Losing Independence
Suffering from Inability to Ask for Help?
Inability to ask is usually rooted in your own imagined unworthiness, fear of losing independence, and specter of being…
Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved Ones
Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved Ones
John Bradshaw underscores the importance of family connection. He emphasizes acceptance and "loving your own crooked…
Food Cravings Based on Emotional & Physical Needs?
Food Cravings Based on Emotional & Physical Needs?
Food cravings often stem from basic unmet needs for fun, excitement, or love -- issues most would consider "normal" and…
Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term Benefits
Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term Benefits
A strong, centered aura can bring many magical experiences into your life. By following these simple ten steps to good…
Accidents and Synchronicities: The Big Stuff and the Little Stuff
Accidents and Synchronicities: The Big Stuff and the Little Stuff
The soul often whispers to us through synchronistic events. A synchronistic event occurs when we recognize that two or…
Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type
Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type
You are what you eat, but you should "EAT WHAT YOU ARE.'' This means each of us should eat the optimal diet compatible…
The Isness Business: Less Fixing, More Savoring.
The Isness Business: Less Fixing, More Savoring
"My son is three years old. The doctor says he's too short for his age." I wondered how that statement affected the…
Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats
Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats
Most people generally think that cats do nothing, are lazy and all they do is eat and sleep. Not so! Did you know that…
Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs
Bridging East & West Religions and Beliefs
All religion, whether Western or Eastern, forms a bridge between the absolute and the relative, between the apparently…
Dealing with Anger, Hatred, Guilt, Regret etc.
Dealing with Anger, Hatred, Guilt, Regret, etc.
Let's face it, we all get angry from time to time. Anger is a common human emotion. Yet, eventually you have to let go…
Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?
Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?
Too much of either positive or negative stress can result in stress overload, commonly known as "burnout." Burnout…
This Moment Does Not Define You: You Are More Than That
This Moment Does Not Define You: You Are More Than That
When I was anorexic, surface feelings took on a villainous and critical role. I know this sounds melodramatic and…
Compassion for a Suffering Person
Compassion for a Suffering Person
The meditation for the cultivation of compassion: begin by bringing to mind a person you know who is suffering…
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
How many times have you found yourself in a repetitive cycle you just can’t seem to break? Are you back to that same…
The Path to Living Authentically: Releasing Yourself from the Lies of Everyday Life
Living Authentically: Releasing Yourself from the Lies of Everyday Life
Growing up in Appalachia, many women abided by two rules: it’s impolite to say no, and be as nice as you possibly can…
astro one
Horoscope Previous Week: January 12 to 18, 2015
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Perfectly Imperfect Connections: The Joy of NonAttachment
Perfectly Imperfect Connections: The Joy of NonAttachment
The first step to connection is to open ourselves to the possibility that we can survive the hurts and failures that…
Cleansing with Incense
Cleansing Your Home and Environment with Incense
While incense can be used to cleanse a place or fumigate a person, the range in effect varies from very mild to…
Being Your Own Therapist
Being Your Own Therapist: From Self-Talk to Spirit
The results can often be dramatic when people start to love themselves, give up pretending, and really learn how to…
There Are No Such Things As Problems or Failures -- Only Opportunities
There Are No Such Things As Problems or Failures -- Only Opportunities
Most of us dream of the day when we won't have any more problems, when everything will be resolved, and our lives will…
Breaking the Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System
Breaking the Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System
Within each one of us there lies a "healing system" capable of fighting off disease, combating infection and bringing…
The Joy of Service Is the Inherent Nature of Your Being
The Joy of Service Is the Inherent Nature of Your Being
To be 'in service' in today's world is regarded as demeaning no matter whether the service is given freely, or for hire…
Growing Beyond Victim & Fulfilling Your Destiny
Growing Beyond Victim & Fulfilling Your Destiny
Andrea has been married four times, and divorced three. "I don't see myself as a four-time loser; I consider myself a…
Holding a Grudge: Would You Rather Be Right or Be Happy?
Holding a Grudge: Would You Rather Be Right or Be Happy?
Usually the events for which we hold grudges are long-time past, yet, deep in our heart is this little hard cold spot…
Criticism Leads to Anxiety and Fear
Criticism Leads to Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness
Living with anxiety and fear creates unhappiness and despair in all our relationships. However, most of us suffer from…
The New Spirituality: Ecstasy, Responsibility & Love
The New Spirituality: Ecstasy, Responsibility & Love
The primary spiritual challenge is not just to love but to allow love to be the foundation of our lives: the ground of…
Creating Your Own Nest of Peace
Creating Your Own Nest of Peace
Finding peace in your lives and relationships, especially if you feel stressed with financial, health, or relationship…
Can One Have A Perfect New Year?
How To Have A Perfect New Year
I wish you, and all of us, a perfect new year. Yes, perfect! Perhaps this definition of perfection will help clarify my…
Dirt As A Spiritual Path: Finding Your Inner Compass
Dirt As A Spiritual Path: Finding Your Inner Compass
Once upon a time there was a Lodgekeeper who managed a mountain resort. Many people visited the area to hike and enjoy…
Is Your Sense of Personal Power Limited?
Is Your Sense of Personal Power Limited?
Personal Power comes from within, from a strong and healthy sense of self. Your personal power includes several…

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in Social & Political by Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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why companies and foreign governments give to foundations like Clinton's
in Social & Political by Archie B Carroll, Professor of Management Emeritus at University of Georgia
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in Health & Wellness by Laura Stark, Assistant professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University
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