August 2016 Articles (60)

Our Conscious Awakening to Illusion - 859 words, spirituality, metaphysics

Impermanence….emptiness….illusions…samsara, maya, words we often encounter on our journey to awakening our consciousness. We study and meditate on just what it means when our masters tell us there is no form and that all things are empty of their own side. Buddhism tells us it’s all illusion and that is the cause of our human suffering. But where do we find our illusions? Why do people’s sufferings differ? Are they predetermined? Are our illusions karmic? Are our illusions…

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Added by Debbie Peluso on August 8, 2016 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

Scheduling Free Time to Free The Mind

Have you ever been working so hard and fast then to only realize you were getting very little done? Of course you have - we all have! We all have moments when we feel so crazed and scattered that our…

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Added by David Bennett on August 8, 2016 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Present Pain Does Not Limit Future Joy

Sometimes we have days, weeks, or even years where it feels like life just isn’t working out. We’ve all been there, struggling and trying to piece together what seems like broken and mismatched pieces and feeling hopeless every second of the way. How do we expect to feel calm when life has fallen apart around us? Is it even possible?

There are ways we can journey into this peace. The first, and most powerful way, is to let go of the belief that what is happening right now will dictate…

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Added by Arien Smith on August 8, 2016 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

12 Things You Should Avoid While Travelling in China

The Western world has been fascinated by China for centuries. After centuries of isolation, China has represented a mystery for many travelers, and in many aspects, Chinese civilization is still an enigma for foreigners.

The uniqueness of Chinese culture is one of the most attractive things about China, but this also means that foreign travelers who are not acquainted with Chinese culture, have a lot to learn about Chinese customs before traveling to China.

In this article, we will…

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Added by Rick Riddle on August 8, 2016 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

7 Ways Creative Writing Helps with Depression

People experiencing depression could use creative writing as a way to help. They can find that act of expressing themselves in a written format aids their mental health. Focusing on the process of creation can allow them to discover ways to deal with the challenges facing them.

Writing

Writing…

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Added by Janet Anthony on August 8, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Words Matter More Now

Words Matter More Now

-What Makes These Moments Unique-

by Selacia



There is an increased sense of urgency being felt across the world now. Most likely you feel it deep in your bones. Humanity’s ways of co-existing are up for perhaps the biggest review yet. And thanks to technology and the 24/7 flow of information, each of us has a front-row seat of this review.



71 Years: Hiroshima and Nagasaki



We are…

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Added by Selacia on August 7, 2016 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Five Tips for Senior Health and Happiness

As people get older, they naturally face the health and emotional concerns typically associated with aging. From bone degeneration to the loss of friends or a spouse, there are many issues to face in our senior years. Five simple tips can make seniors feel healthier and happier, no matter what life might…

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Added by Stacey D on August 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THE INNER MORALITY

It is interesting to observe the disparity that exists between how we treat ourselves compared to how we treat others, and the contrasting attitudes society holds towards interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships.



We have laws, regulations and customs governing our conduct in society which advise, prescribe and instruct how…

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Added by Boris G on August 6, 2016 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

The mePhone (Animal Version)

One day Wombat, who was known in the bush as a kindly but eccentric character, called for a meeting of all the animals. He had a wondrous new invention to share with them. Slowly and somewhat reluctantly, the forest creatures gathered to take a look at the gadget. Wombat pulled it out of his briefcase with a flourish and announced in his high-pitched voice that was overflowing with excitement, “Behold the mePhone! The…

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Added by Boris G on August 6, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Maximize Your Time

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

According to Tony Robbins, we have “Time Targets.” These are pockets of time in which we must organize our priorities in order to find fulfillment. However, the way our lives are structured, and the things to which we actually give our attention, can result in less than ideal scenarios in which we feel compelled to respond to the demands of technology, our enormous agendas,…

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Added by Maria Khalife on August 4, 2016 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Truth About Essay Contests

Essay contests provide an excellent chance for unpublished writers to make a name for themselves. Prestigious writing contests are also an opportunity to win a substantial cash prize.

However, a question arises: are all essay contests genuine? Without a doubt, most writing contests are, but there are…

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Added by Diana Beyer on August 4, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Guarantee Your Marriage--the Easy Way

Amazing and true, yes, you can virtually guarantee a lasting happy marriage, if you've chosen a compatible partner in the first place.

Before marrying--or after if you’re already married--why not try out what could be the best way to keep your relationship on track as you journey through life together?

Regardless of life’s ups and downs, the two of you can continue to enjoy romance, romance, intimacy, and teamwork. You’ll deal with issues constructively and usually arrive at…

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Added by Marcia Naomi Berger on August 3, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Improving Relationships in the Family: Respect, Communication, and Harmony

Looking at the rate of divorce in the United States and the world in general reveals that the institution of marriage is crumbling at an astonishing rate. This has negative implications on the bigger institution of family. Face it, running a family is a complex because unlike a government, there are no absolutes, no…

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Added by Nicole Boyer on August 3, 2016 at 4:28am — 1 Comment

10 Tools for Students to Survive the First Year in College

College can be scary when you’re a freshman in a totally new environment. Adjusting with the system in your first year in college may not be an easy task for many. With all the freedom and being surrounded by members of the opposite sex, it can be thrilling and creepy at the same time. But with a few tools that will guide you on what to expect, these tools will make an excellent way to start up and avoid the confusion. This will help with fitting in and avoid awkward moments where you aren’t…

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Added by Luisa Brenton on August 3, 2016 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

A Yogic Approach to Overcoming Fear

If you think back to a time that you regret. When you maybe should have done something, but you didn’t. Or perhaps you let an incredible opportunity slip through your fingers. Chances are it was fear that served as the roadblock from you doing something super awesome in your life.

Fear is a crippling emotion. It starts as a thought. An imaginary scenario that when reinforced over and over again in our mind, we believe it to be…

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Added by Bess O'Connor on August 3, 2016 at 1:49am — 4 Comments

THE FROZEN LAKE

THE FROZEN LAKE…

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Added by Manmeet Kaur on August 2, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Gospel of Thomas: The Way to Eternal Life

The Gospel of Thomas, used by followers of Jesus in the early centuries but rejected by the Church, was lost to the ages until a 1945 discovery of its full text, buried in a jar under the Egyptian sand for 1600 years. Told by Jesus to his disciple Didymos Judas Thomas, scholars consider this gospel one of Christianity’s great discoveries, some believing it may be older than any of the four New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Composed of a list of 114 sayings of Jesus,…

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Added by Arthur Telling on August 2, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Running on Point: Tricks to Get Better Form on the Ground

Proper running form involves studying everything from arm swing phase, flexibility, stance, and foot strikes. Maintaining a proper form during your runs reduces the risk of injury caused by overuse, and also allows runners to increase speed. If you are looking to make your jogs a little more effective and prevent injury, check out a few ways you can look at and correct your form.…



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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Healing Properties of Crystals and Gemstones

“Let the beauty you love be what you do.” - Rumi

Can wearing a garnet necklace really give us more energy? Will carrying certain gemstones bring us abundance? Like Feng Shui, crystal healing is based on the energy of objects and their placement in our environment. If we are open to…

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Added by Catherine M Epstein on August 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Navigate August Opportunities - Stepping Into a New Crossroads

Navigate August Opportunities

-Stepping Into a New Crossroads-

by Selacia



As the energies in August heat up and intensify, it will be more important than ever to find your center and apply intuitively guided reason. You cannot afford to take things at face value or make quick judgments without researching all the facts. The world is not as it appears and things are changing at lightning speed.



In fact, with so much happening all at…

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Added by Selacia on August 1, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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