August 2011 Articles (49)



In life and woods

The paths we choose

Can lead us anywhere

To wildflowers on rocky bluffs

And uphill climbs that make us tough

Walk your paths with care…


Added by Judi Lynch on August 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Trusting Souls

“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy” Walter Anderson


Trust is a curious thing.  We have to have it, we want to have it and yet it can be very difficult to learn to trust again after you’ve been hurt and/or disappointed.  Some people believe that trust is earned, and some believe you have to trust everyone until they give you a reason not to. We learn forgiveness through having trust in…


Added by Judi Lynch on August 17, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Essay : On Desire

In Buddhist culture, there exists the core notion of the three poisons, which are considered to be the cause of all sufferings.

In English, the poisons are generally translated as confusion, desire, and hatred, or variations of these terms.

In my experience, while confusion and hatred are generally grasped correctly, the poison of desire is often misunderstood.

In short, confusion refers to the mistaken notion that individuals exist in separation…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Consciously Choose to Begin Paying It Forward

"Action expresses priorities."  M. Gandhi


In our world today, the things that make the big news are the "big…


Added by Maria Khalife on August 16, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Pistachio Nuts, Anyone?

A couple of months ago I walked into my local discount store to pick up a few items. I had planned on getting a small bag of pistachio nuts because the ones they sell there are so good! I walked up to the snack section and to my complete surprise every single bag in the small size was gone! I looked at the place where the larger size was usually hanging and every bag there was gone as well! I couldn't believe it! Had they stopped ordering them? Was there some kind of shortage of pistachio…


Added by Judi Lynch on August 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

The following article was written by my husband who is a well respected individual within the HSP Community on and off the internet.  I work almost exclusively with HSP's because I understand them, and I speak their "language" -- I am HSP.


“I am a Highly Sensitive Person.”

Today, I can publicly make such a statement and not feel embarrassed or brace for an onslaught of eye rolling or snide comments from the people around me. However, it wasn’t always…


Added by Sarah Nash on August 16, 2011 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Rip it, Rip it: Life Lessons from Frogging

There is a term in the knitting and crochet world called "Frogging". Having absolutely nothing to do with actual frogs, it is a term that describes the frequently frustrating process of ripping out rows of stitches in order to fix a mistake in your work. It is a necessary evil for even the most experienced of crafters. And, although maddening, it is…


Added by Leila Howell Cook on August 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.

In order to preserve the surprise, I won't disclose the details of the other compositions, nor the title of the overall resulting piece. Those of you familiar with the repertoire of Poligraf will possibly recognize some of the themes that are revisited in…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

33rd Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival - Fall Creek Falls State Park

Offering a free weekend of traditional music, country cooking, pioneer skills demonstrations and more than 120 craft booths. This three-day festival kicks off Friday night, at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned square dance and jam session. Beginning at 10 a.m. on food booths. Storytelling, music and demonstrations will continue on Sunday, Sept. 11, with crafts and foods booths officially opening at 9 a.m. 


Pioneer demonstrations will include sorghum making, sheep herding,…


Added by deZengo on August 11, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Funny Joke!!

At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto , they have weekly husband's marriage seminars.

At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same…


Added by Ms.Gypsy on August 10, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Acting Out Dreams

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe.

We are so civilized, in our polite society. But look at what lurks in our subconscious, underneath.

Sleep keeps our bodies from acting out the impulses, so we never fully express what is there, physically. While acting out in dreams is very useful, acting out our night-time dreams in waking life, with full range of motion, helps our conscious mind…


Added by Tantra Bensko on August 9, 2011 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

Art Healing in the h(OM)e ~ working with children

   As a mother of five children and an artist, I have had a somewhat unique opportunity to observe childhood behavior from a range of ages.  I have always believed in the healing power of art, but it wasn't until recently that I decided to explore the subject of art therapy in the home with my children. 

     Now, just as a disclaimer, I am not a licensed art therapist.  Therefore, everything I write about is purely from my own experience.  But there are basic behaviors and traits…


Added by Leila Howell Cook on August 9, 2011 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Ridding Yourself of Unwanted, Compulsive Thoughts Forever!

Many of us are plagued by certain thoughts that we just don’t seem to be able to shake free from. These repetitive thoughts can be annoying, and is some cases they can also be immobilizing if they are truly keeping us from realizing what we want in life. They rob of us peace of mind and impede our spiritual path. How do we rid ourselves of them forever?

First it is important to realize it is the thoughts which make the person. You are what your thoughts are. What ever you have… Continue

Added by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on August 8, 2011 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

Setting Priorities

Action expresses priorities. ~ Gandhi


In order to move ahead, it's sometimes necessary to move backwards from the end. …


Added by Maria Khalife on August 8, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Craftivism: Making a Difference in the World~ One Stitch at a Time

Craftivism: Making a Difference in the World~ One Stitch at a Time

KnitLit group, spring 2011 Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY



People are doing it. They are doing it on subways, in restaurants and on…


Added by deZengo on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Craftivism: Making a Difference in the World~ One Stitch at a Time

Craftivism: Making a Difference in the World~ One Stitch at a Time

KnitLit group, spring 2011 Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY




Added by Leila Howell Cook on August 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How Yoga Has Helped Me

This is in response to the August Newsletter request for submissions, and particularly the one from the Yoga section, please let me know if this is the right place for submissions to be considered.


I was born in postwar England and it was a very difficult way to grow up after I hit the teen years. In the middle of great turmoil I found a Yoga book written by an East Indian yoga practitioner. It had photographs of him doing Yoga poses and explained how to do them, along with…


Added by Mandy Leng on August 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Signs and Messages

Do you notice the signs that are being placed before you?

Are you aware of the messages that are being given?

In the past week I have received wonderful gifts from many sources.

Taking the time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, can be joyous, revealing and enlightening.

A message in the clouds:

I have enjoyed cloud watching all of my life. I remember as a child,…


Added by Deb-Aurah Araznu on August 8, 2011 at 9:38am — 3 Comments

Victim or Survivor?

Are you a victim of circumstances beyond your control or a survivor by choice? Do you feel as though there are powers around you that have taken over your very existence leaving you with little or no control of your own life’s direction or have you gone deep within and touched your soul and brought to surface the strength to overcome all obstacles? Every one of us, at some time or another has felt the archetype of the victim. Perhaps there was someone who treated you badly, maybe even…


Added by Janice Chrysler on August 8, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

Purification of Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy was a distorted individual. I underwent the task of purifying him, fully knowing this would be one of my most difficult purifications.

I intended to purify both him and all of his victims, all of those listed in wikipedia and all those that were not found, were unknown, but still were his victims. This is an effort to relieve the Earth from all negative vibration and…


Added by Chris Comish on August 8, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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