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Wiping Away the Condensation

Wiping Away the Condensation

BY Laura Mikolaitis

As some of you may know, last week I unearthed a post from my drafts folder and brought it back to life. It was a 2-year-old post and it just felt right to give it some love and attention – finally. And today, I find myself there again. Revisiting the maybe someday post moratorium. Now, I admit, I’ve been a …

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What Would You Tell Your Childhood Self if You Could Do it All Over Again?

What Would You Tell Your Childhood Self if You Could Do it All Over Again?
BY Dee Delaney

If like me you had a challenging childhood and often dreamed of an easier way, then I’m sure there are many things you could say to that little child within. Perhaps you would offer words of comfort and encouragement that were absent at the time. Maybe you would tell her, that her strength and grace will shine through one day. …

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Politics are Killing Us – But Kittens May Be the Solution

Politics are Killing Us – But Kittens May Be the Solution
BY Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.

When you think of the potentially dangerous things you’re exposed to, what comes to mind? Pollution? Gun violence? Artificial sweeteners? How about Thanksgiving? You know, that day set aside to feast on enough turkey to induce a food coma while trying to decide whether to engage in meaningful dialogue with your crazy Uncle Louie about his ridiculous political position (because …

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Running Away

Running Away
BY Johnny Johnston

Were you dodging, weaving, hiding from pain Running down lost roads seeking fortune and fame And when in the night the darkness took hold Were you then free from the pitch-black sadness and bone-chilling cold ◆ Did you drum your way through that fear and hate Were you riding the rails on a nonstop train Had your demons encircled and …

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‘Words, words, words.’

‘Words, words, words.’
BY Noemi Zarb

John Dunia’s latest article ‘Grammatically Thinking’ rightly points out that it is far more important to communicate without bothering to take note of any grammatical mistakes and correct them. After all, transcending our prejudices regarding the w#ay people speak and write plays a big part in living (and not merely showing)  empathy. So it is good to remember that not …

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Pet Power: How Pets Can Smell Your Awesome, Guilt-Free Bacon

Pet Power: How Pets Can Smell Your Awesome, Guilt-Free Bacon
BY Anna Hubbel

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am both a cat AND a dog person. I cannot choose one over the other. (Phew, glad I got that off my chest…) Okay, NOW storytime… I was exiting a store the other day when I passed a large, caramel-colored dog (I don’t know breeds, sorry). He was gorgeous and majestic-looking. He was sitting quietly by his …

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The Evening Has Set In!

The Evening Has Set In!
BY L. Aruna Dhir

Just outside the bedroom window The evening has set in The breeze is still awake It has, yet, not turned in ◆  A thin twig greets the wind A tiny branch, too, shakes its hand The sound of chirping has receded The stillness looms large over the land  ◆ The birds have all gone to bed But for that solitary …

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As Within, So Without

As Within, So Without
BY Rev. Stephanie Red Feather, Ph.D.

After completing and submitting my book manuscript, I reorganized my entire office, which bled out into the hallway, stairwell and temple space. Art on the walls had to be rearranged. Colors had to be altered. Coziness had to be amped up. Ceremony had to be performed. The flow of energy had to be rerouted. Ever wonder why, when you go …

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Empaths Among Us

Empaths Among Us
BY Paula Goodman

 I was not present I was not there I did not guess And I’m pretty fair ◆ I’m not like the others Who understand you Your sisters and brothers Who claim that they do ◆ I live far away But I am too close I can’t  really say I’m still comatose ◆ Your feelings and actions Are yours all alone …

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8-Year-old Promises

8-Year-old Promises
BY Kathleen Hendrickson

"When I'm a grown-up and make enough money, I will........." —Spoken in a discussion with my dear grandson while driving him to his Karate class. Can you remember... what did you see as an eight-year-old that you wanted to change to improve the world in some way, to bring heart coherence to those you care about? These placed intentions remain …

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Facing The Music: How A Teenager Reminded Me To Keep The Faith

Facing The Music: How A Teenager Reminded Me To Keep The Faith
BY Andy Books

If you can survive disappointment, nothing can beat you. -Louis C.K. Although the room was only occupied by some students, a few parents and the judge, it surely felt a whole lot larger to her than the traditional white concrete block classroom that is so prevalent in the Wisconsin school system. All that was missing was a stage and spotlight. …

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Alan Watts – On Late Bloomers

Alan Watts – On Late Bloomers
BY Valerie Andrews

Ultimately, of course, it is absolutely impossible to understand and appreciate our natural universe unless you know when to stop investigating. ~Alan Watts, What is Tao? Stopping is the natural antidote to our ingrained belief that everything must be bold and fresh and ready in an instant. To stop investigating, we assume, is to stop living, to retire from the …

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Let Me Think About That

Let Me Think About That
BY John Dunia

Change happens when we change the way we think about ourselves. In the world of personal development and self-growth, the basic principle is to discern what it is about ourselves that needs changing - hence the words "personal" and "self". This is a continual theme in my articles. The opening quote is one of my favorites as well as one …

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Decluttering The Unloved Ones

Decluttering The Unloved Ones
BY Laura Staley

Do you have belongings that you are not using or loving in your home or office? The Unloved Ones need to find their way to places where they will be loved. Make pathways in your life to the right fit people, places, and spaces for that experience of love and belonging. CherishYourWorld: The Unloved Ones from Josh Lloyd on Vimeo.

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Have An Opinion – And Do Something With It

Have An Opinion – And Do Something With It
BY Nik Davis

This one line from James Victore’s book ‘feck perfuction’, gave rise to this whole article — that says something pretty powerful about his book: “Have a f•cking opinion and go make something with it.” I think that’s fair enough. I have opinions, lots of them. Mostly good but some not so good, it has to be said. I’m happy to …

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Taking Ownership for Our Actions and Dealing with Them

Taking Ownership for Our Actions and Dealing with Them
BY Colin D. Smith

This is a great learning post for me to write. It is sometimes not what we do; it is how we respond to what we do. This, for me, is one of those moments. I had arranged to meet a good friend in a local coffee shop, Workhouse Coffee in King Street, Reading, one that is dog-friendly. I arrived earlier …

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What Are the Magic Words that Will Change My Life?

What Are the Magic Words that Will Change My Life?
BY Marcia Martin

Dearest hearts, all of you, without exception, begin your spiritual journey from a place of darkness. The dark place you’re desiring to exit may be a longing for greater joy, expanded freedom, increased happiness more abundance in your health and well-being or it may come from a feeling of lack. Perhaps you feel that something vital is missing that must …

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No Need To Fix It

No Need To Fix It
BY Wendy Watson-Hallowell | The Belief Coach

What is it that has us feel that we need to be the ‘fixer’ for others? What makes it so hard for us to just let others have their own experience, even if it looks like they may fall apart? For many of us as children, we were the fixer in our family. When things were chaotic, dysfunctional, uncertain or …

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Don’t Be Positive Be Real

Don’t Be Positive Be Real
BY Miguel Dean

We live in a society that insists that we should strive for happiness and this is a valid aspiration but what we are not told is that in order to experience happiness we must also experience sadness.  To deny half of the rich landscape of human emotions is to deny life. Until we fully surrender to the duality and polarity …

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Taking Writing to New Heights

Taking Writing to New Heights
BY Valerie Collins

I love to write. I like writing about things I have actual knowledge about, things I’ve done or gone through. My last few blog posts have been really heavy. And although writing is a release for me, it can get demanding of my time, just like any other thing I undertake. Sometimes my mind goes into overload. I think about …

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The View from the Top

The View from the Top
BY Maria Lehtman

I had chosen the long road before I ever knew it. At the age of 42, life, the universe and everything unraveled in such a speed that I felt I was living the life Douglas Adams imagined. Reaching the top had a whole new meaning to me. ~Maria Lehtman I never measured life in career steps, rather the altitude I …

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