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Lessons from Houdini

Houdini the Great is the inspiration for the name of a Western Gull who has an uncanny knack of knowing when to show up for snacks on our deck. Watching the antics of this bird and his partner, Francine, really teaches us life-lessons.


The gull as a totem animal is known for communication, especially non-verbal communication. It also stands for keeping a clean environment and stewardship. Houdini really demonstrates these…


Added by Kim Marks on June 23, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Bullying in Our Schools

Abstract: Bullying in our schools is a real issue. In this article Julie reviews a live presentation by Jodee Blanco, author of "Please Stop Laughing at Me." Jodee offered some practical tips not only for parents but for children and teenagers as well in dealing with bullies in the 21st century. 

I had the pleasure of attending a presentation on bullying that was held at our local high school in Eau Claire, WI.  Jodee Blanco gave an AMAZING performance (she had a few skits) on…


Added by Julie Geigle on June 22, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

"3 Keys to Mend a Broken Heart"

We've all been there. The relationship ends and you can't help wondering, "Was it my fault?" "Did I do something wrong?" "What if this was my one chance and I just blew it?"

I am here to tell you today that it was no one's fault. No one did anything wrong, as a matter of fact, everyone did everything right. And most importantly, all of us will have many opportunities to love again. Yes we will!

The first key to mending a broken heart is…


Added by Julie Geigle on June 22, 2017 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

How to Travel Around the World on a Discount: Plane, Train and Metro

Yes, you want to see the world. After all, as St. Augustus said, “The world is a book and those that don’t travel only read one page.” At the same time, you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to see it. Fortunately, you don’t need to. There are a lot of things that you can do to make things cheaper. Here are a few of the best ways that I’ve found to make it all a bit cheaper and make it less of a burden on your wallet.

I’ve used all of these strategies myself, so I know that they…


Added by Ashley Kornee on June 22, 2017 at 10:22am — No Comments

Peace Right in the Messiness of Being Human

"The invitation is to stop and rest in the garden. Even if the garden is a mess. Stop and rest in the garden."


There is peace right in the core of any storm that may arise on the surface. Whether this be a mental storm or an emotional one, or a storm within our circumstances, environment, or physical body. When we are seeking for something, whether that be fulfillment, peace, enlightenment, love, or rest,…


Added by Tathina Feran on June 21, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

12 Ways to Cultivate Loyalty

Linda: defines loyalty as “faithfulness to commitments or obligations”. I much prefer to think of loyalty in terms of commitments that are freely chosen, rather than obligations that have associations that are heavy, and bring up fears about being trapped. Because loyalty has…


Added by Linda and Charlie Bloom on June 21, 2017 at 4:11pm — No Comments

How Can Energy Work Sessions Benefit Your Health and Wellness?

When you are feeling drained and generally unwell, energy work sessions may be able to help. Energy work encompasses a variety of techniques and belief systems. It involves connecting you with an energy healer who is able to help you restore the balance of energy in order…


Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spread Fragrance at Home with 5 Freshly Cut Flowers

You must be using artificial air fresheners and sprays in your house. These artificial air fresheners and sprays make the house smell aromatic and clean. Try something natural. The sweet aroma coming from the fresh flowers cannot be beaten by the artificial air fresheners and…


Added by Celine Wilson on June 19, 2017 at 5:33am — No Comments

3 Steps to Change Reactive Angry Habits


Some folk consider anger to be a problem and a very unspiritual thing to do. Many suffer from the habit of reacting with anger, which differs from being consciously angry. It is possible, with the observance of just a few simple steps, to create new habits that enhance…


Added by Tony Samara on June 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What are spiritual laws and how do they apply to us.

I have been studying Metaphysics among other things for over 25yrs and I still get lost sometimes. We as humans have a hard time with things or concepts we can not actually see or put our hands on. If you were like me, you grew up with a religion that told you what to believe, so as time went on and religion no longer felt right, then what?.

We were not trained to envision other possibilities. I know for me there was a lot of peer pressure against change. I have come to realize that…


Added by WILLIAM MEINSEN on June 15, 2017 at 10:57am — No Comments

How to Prove Your Feelings of Intuitive Energy

Every place holds different kinds of energy from the environment and mostly from the people who frequent there. Just as you feel "at home" in certain places and other places feel unwelcoming to you, there is often an energetic reason for that.

People's thoughts, emotions and just their personal energy field will affect the environment that they are in, which can be where they live, where they work, or where people gather to do the same kinds of activities. That's one of the reasons…


Added by Lisa K. on June 15, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments

The Art of Smudging

What Is Smudging?


Ancient cultures of the past used a variety of rituals that are often seen as…


Added by Zena on June 14, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

5 Ways Yoga Can Help with Eating Disorders

It may feel like your eating disorder controls your life, but there is hope for change, and yoga can play a part in it. On the yoga mat, you can find both emotional and physical wellness through the following ways:


Reduce Anxiety

Research has shown that yoga…


Added by Dixie Somers on June 12, 2017 at 3:32pm — No Comments

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Summer Allergies

Spring is finally here and in full swing. This means lots of outdoor activities, camping trips, and for those of us unfortunate enough, allergies. Spring means the beginning of allergy season and for some people, this can really put a mood dampener to an otherwise gorgeous time of year. In this article, we will be discussing 5 natural allergy relief remedies.

Reduce Pollen Exposure



Added by Rachael Murphey on June 12, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Yajna, Feeding the Eternal Fire Within

Overview We have entered a new phase of evolution where a massive churning is occurring globally where we will turn away from the negative toward positive forces of change. For this golden era to come, we all have to participate, work and offer our oblations into the eternal fire within by doing an inner fire ritual called yajna. When we consciously withdraw our participation from any negative conversation within our own mind or in the outer world, we are allowing the…


Added by Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on June 12, 2017 at 12:52am — No Comments

Flow, Delta or 'TURIYA' (788 words)

Flow, Delta or ‘TURIYA’

The most in vogue verbiage today is ‘Flow’. Also called delta or TURIYA state. What does the term flow imply?

The man who coined the term ‘Flow’ - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines flow as “The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and…


Added by Sunanda Sharma on June 11, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

What's so special about new beginnings?

Abstract: This article speaks to the necessity of uncertainty, change, and new beginnings. The article describes a metaphorical comparison of seed germination to uncertainty to clarify the necessity of uncertainty, change and new beginnings. Further, the article provides insight to lean into the discomfort of uncertainty, in order to appreciate the hidden gifts of this time. 

There are so many aphorisms about endings and beginnings: “One door closes,…


Added by Jessica Sharpenstein on June 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Using Students’ Uniqueness as a Learning Strength

To Sir, with Love” was released in 1967. In it, Sydney Portier played an unemployed engineer who takes a teaching job in a rough school. He has a classroom full of working-class “punks,” most of whom came from chaotic and/or dysfunctional home environments. The year…


Added by Sasha Edevane on June 9, 2017 at 11:57am — No Comments

Humanity 2.0: The Unstoppability of Singularity

Would it shock you to know that by reading this…


Added by Christine Horner on June 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Do You "Love?" 821 words - spirituality, conscious living

If you love someone…..set them free.  Free…free…set them free.”  

Challenging words to live by.  And what does it really mean?  If  we love, don’t we want to hold on for dear life?  How can we let someone or something go?

From the moment we are born, we seek love, approval and acceptance.  We search to replace Divine Love we erroneously believe we have been separated from.  Even though the loving arms of our parents…


Added by Debbie Peluso on June 8, 2017 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

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