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Finding Balance and Joy in the Garden

August 12, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds blow their own freshness into you…while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”- John Muir

First thing in the morning when the atmosphere is soft and hazy with dew and the birds are still waking up their voices I step outside and deeply inhale the honey-chamomile-jasmine scent of my summer garden and delightedly greet a new day. Read more »


Synchronicity, Intuition and Intention part 1 of 5

August 11, 2010 By: Laura Bruno Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit, Raw Food

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Is the universe talking to me? Part 1 of Laura Bruno’s talk, “Synchronicity, Intuition and Intention” introduces the talk and covers common questions asked in coaching sessions and classes with Laura. She shares insights about some of the ways the universe nudges people onto their path via health crises that provide quiet downtime and how transitioning to raw foods often leads to synchronicities becoming a common, everyday part of living a natural, spiritually awakened life.

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Winds of Mind

August 10, 2010 By: Nora Nickerson Category: Poetry

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Winds of Mind

Sunday morning
knee to knee on zafus
bowing to mind
clouds, cactus wren
a gentle wind
Molecules of air
electrons spinning
omnipresent, invisible
fill space inside and out
I am unaware of the breathing
or surrounding pulsations
unaware of me on the cushion
or my own beating heart
The bell rings, penetrates
passes through me
as if I am not here
Empty space between atoms
more than mass on the cushion.
The wind blows me away


Procrastination & Avoidance – Part 4 of Celebrate Your Dreams

August 09, 2010 By: celedra Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit, Video

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Welcome to Celebrate Your Dreams – #4. Procrastination & Avoidance. Download your free worksheets and start pulling those weeds out of your wondrous garden of pure potential!

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Heal Your Hunger, Nourish Your Soul

August 06, 2010 By: Rachelle Goering Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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For more than 30 years I have specialized in women’s health. Throughout the years the #1 issue my clients present is dissatisfaction (to put it mildly) with their weight. It’s a complex issue that affects us on all levels of our being: physical, emotional and spiritual, and to truly heal we must address all three levels. Read more »


From Seeking to Being

August 05, 2010 By: Miranda Macpherson Category: Mind Body Spirit, Teachings

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All the great philosophers and spiritual visionaries throughout the ages have pointed us back towards the eternal font of love within our own heart. This is the universal message. The good news is that to live this is a lot simpler than you think. It is not necessary to try to become a saint. You do not need to perfect yourself or do penance for your shortcomings. You do not necessarily need to renounce sex, become a vegetarian or dress like a hippie, unless these things come naturally. You do not need to do anything to know God, because God is right here within you. Read more »


Nourish Yourself: This Weekend and Beyond

August 04, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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Women today are juggling more and more as we raise families, pursue careers and maintain relationships with friends, family and our communities. A life filled with so many important priorities can be exhilarating and infinitely rewarding but it can also be demanding and stressful when we are not in touch our own inner source of nourishment. This deep well of vitality provides all that is necessary for growth, health and good condition, yet many of us are disconnected from this sacred reservoir of spirit. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling against the flow of our lives – for some of us this is a daily habit – and it results in feelings of irritability, impatience, frustration, fatigue, overwhelm etc. etc. etc… Read more »


Anointing Provisions for the Journey

August 03, 2010 By: Allison Stillman Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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Imagine gathering your closest loved ones, your nearest and dearest, and creating a ceremony, whereupon you came together to honor a sacred event that was occurring in your life, and invoke the blessings of your tribe to celebrate, witness and support your journey and the passage through this sacred event. Read more »


Releasing Negative Thoughts – Part 3 of Celebrating Your Dreams

August 02, 2010 By: celedra Category: Mantra, Malas, Meditation, Mind Body Spirit, Video

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Welcome to part 3 of Celebrate Your Dreams: Releasing Negative Thoughts. How do we get rid of all those awful thoughts? Here are some techniques that work. Do them and be free! Your beautiful self is waiting for you.

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The Hidden Secrets of Growing Old part 2

August 01, 2010 By: Sherry Ruth Anderson Category: Aging With Grace and Glory, Sherry Anderson

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The Hidden Secrets of Growing Old part 2: An Adventure so Exquisite

It’s a cool July morning with the Pacific fog sitting plump as a grey hen on the far hills. I love the way the mist hides us here in the flatlands for awhile, as if we were in a time out of time. When the sun breaks through around noon, I have a phone date with my niece Catherine. It will be 3 p.m. in Rhode Island. Ava’s still at day camp and the baby might be asleep. I tap the number into my cell phone and wait. No answer. Ten minutes later I try again. Someone picks up and I can hear Cat yelling in the background, calling goodbye. Now she’s shouting into the phone, “Hi Auntie Sherry! I’m just finishing my Filipino stick fighting lesson!”

Cat’s my god-daughter, my brother Howard’s second born. At 34, with two kids and her work as an acupuncturist and a terrific husband, she has a life that seems expressible mainly in exclamation marks. Cat is the child of my heart, the girlfriend-daughter I never had. To the amazement of our extended family, she and I tend to see the world pretty much through the same lenses. Our conversations reflect this, generally sluicing through the rush of our lives, washing out the gold along with the assorted detritus along the way. But once in a while, the pace slows down. Like now. Read more »




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