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Healing Tonics: Laughing and Crying

Laugh and cry. There’s an old Joni Mitchell song, “People’s Parties,” that says, “ … laughing and crying, you know it’s the same release.” This lyric was a favorite of mine long before I learned that laughing and crying really do produce the same effect in the body. They both release tension from the nervous system. A good laugh or cry also pumps the energy that resides underneath our navel area, the “source of life,” according to Ayurveda, the ancient Hindu healing… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on October 6, 2008 at 3:28am — No Comments

Animal Spirit Guidance / Butterfly

Animal Spirit Guidance

By

June K. Brown



Butterfly



Stages of Life

Transformation







Where do you want to be 10 years from now? 20 years? What about today, are you where you want to be?



These are the questions often asked by self-help gurus, teachers and mentors. I find these questions to be a little frustrating because I have so many ideas and thoughts about who I want to be when I grow up. Yes, even at the age of 42, I feel… Continue

Added by June Brown on October 5, 2008 at 12:13pm — No Comments

7 anti-aging super foods

Chocolate

The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.



Get sweet… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on October 5, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

Why do we need to transform Monopoly? Is it time to play a new game?

Through the ages, games have always been played as societal learning tools, offering an experiential way to demonstrate and practice underlying principles and philosophies. Games are a fun way for people to “pass time”, for groups to connect together and for "the masses" to understand specific aspects of life and our human nature.



MONOPOLY was popularized in the US during the great depression of the 1930's. It became an engaging training platform to better understand how to work with… Continue

Added by Jai and Shanti Hudes on October 4, 2008 at 12:15am — No Comments

You Won't Like This.

Who Manifests What?



Everybody is ‘manifesting’ their lives these days. It is the new way to get what you want. But this thing leaves me confused. I just can’t wrap myself around it. Perhaps you can help me.



To manifest something I first ask myself, “What do I really want?” I mean - really! Yes, I want a million dollars, a perfect partner and great health - but more than that I want to be free.



I’m told I can manifest my ‘extraordinary self.’ Sounds like a… Continue

Added by Ram Giri Braun, Ph.D. on October 3, 2008 at 11:02pm — 10 Comments

The Secrets of Happiness

Forget about money. Don't fret about youth. Acting happy is likely to make you happy.



There are happy people. Researchers at the National Institute on Aging found that well-being is strongly influenced by enduring characteristics of the individual. In a 10-year study, they found that, regardless of whether their marital status, job, or residence had changed, people with a happy disposition in 1973 were still happy in 1983. There's good news in these findings: Given the right… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on October 3, 2008 at 3:31am — No Comments

Juice vs. Fruit: Why to Choose the Latter

Okay, it is early in the morning and you b-line for the refrigerator to get that wake-me-up glass of orange juice. It sounds like a healthy idea, fruit, vitamin C—what could be wrong with that? Well, in all honesty, it isn’t so great. Sure, it is better than a glass of coke or any other sugary, high-fructose-corn-syrupy beverage, but it isn’t as healthy as you might think.



Here Are the Facts

It takes three to four standard oranges to make one 8-ounce glass of orange… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on October 2, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Being Vulnerable

Notes to Myself



I was walking with my second graders down the hallway when one of my special students accidentally bumped into the fire alarm. There is a plastic, protective casing over it and when he knocked into it, it fell off and started to make a whirring noise. He was so mortified he put his hands over his ears and started crying. I consoled him and was explaining to him everyone makes mistakes and accidents happen. I told him its no big deal, we can resolve this. We knocked on… Continue

Added by Stefanie Miller on October 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Keeping things in Perspective . . .and Other Pitfalls

Next week is the UM-Day — October 11, Saturday is my Ultra Marathon. Many people have wished me well and suggested I “keep it in perspective, keep it in balance.” I gave that phrase a great deal of thought and concluded that is the last thing I will do.



The fact is, I do not want this in balance nor perspective. It will be one of the Memorable Days of my life. You know the kind — the special events, the first home run, marathon, meeting your wife, birthdays, exceptional vacations… Continue

Added by Dr. David Orman on September 30, 2008 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to Gizmo's World

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Added by Alice A. Amos, LMHC, CH on September 30, 2008 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Hair-Mineral-Toxin Connection

Today's area of focus is one of the most useful but under- valued diagnostic- type tools -- Trace Mineral Analysis or Hair Analysis. If the eyes are considered the "Gateway to the Soul", then the hair is the "Gateway to the Minerals." Hair Analysis is a precise way of determining the following:



- Mineral and electrolyte levels such as calcium, magnesium, iron etc. - Trace Mineral levels such as manganese, molybdenum, boron, keys to healthy liver detoxification, skeletal health, sugar… Continue

Added by Dr. David Orman on September 29, 2008 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Universal Peace Prayer Non Denominational 30 Day Commitment to Internal and External PEACE Baby!

This is our Buddhist Fellowship Prayer that we say no matter what event we have.

We ask that you consider saying this prayer and emailing this prayer, copying and letting others know about it!

It is truly non denominational (ok maybe not spelling that right!) and a beautiful way to start your day, or start your day over..

See the Change you Wish to Be.

Do it for thirty days.. And feel your heart open and your compassion grow and hurts and pains from the past… Continue

Added by Shanti on September 29, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Drumming for Peace on the Beach this Sunday SEE the Change you Wish to BE!

Ok we are doing this informal very informal Drumming Circle at Canova Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, 7 PM this Sunday nite...



Ok I know you are busy and Sunday you just want to veg! :) I get it! Really.....

I know that we all lead such busy lives.. And sometimes it hard and even almost impossible to slow slow slow down!

Till the Universe slows us down... Thru a stubbed toe, flu, broken arm, etc... I know it happens to all of us, I can't tell you how many times I stub my toe… Continue

Added by Shanti on September 29, 2008 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Off Green

I watched a commercial the other day with Robert Redford who started off with “As it relates to Global Warming and the environment, there is no debate. . . .” Why is there no debate Bob?? There are many of us who think that global warming and the “green movement” are politically motivated fairy tales. Why not debate it?! If I am wrong, I really want to know. I owe it to my fellow citizens and the planet to alter my behavior. Recycling plastics and newspapers and buying recycled products is… Continue

Added by Dr. David Orman on September 29, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Cold and Flu: Immune Boosting Strategies

One in three Americans suffers from the common cold each year, but this year it doesn't have to be you! Fight the flu and combat your cold with these immune-boosting strategies and remedies.



Prepare for Cold Season!

The best natural protection from cold and flu is to keep your immune system going strong and to practice preventative measures. Wash your hands frequently with soap, and wash your face at least twice a day. Also, protect your upper back and neck area, because this is… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on September 29, 2008 at 3:29am — No Comments

Why Heaven Isn't Where You Want to Go.

We want to be happy, want to eliminate what is bothering us, want to be free from stress and from pain and live a life filled with light.



We want to live in a state that is commonly known as heaven.



Well, my friends, that's just not good enough!



Heaven, you see, is one of the states of mind or existence we pass through on our journey. There is heaven (we've all had glimpses of that), there is hell (yep, been there), there is the human state and the animal state.… Continue

Added by Ram Giri Braun, Ph.D. on September 28, 2008 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Apples: The Live Longer Fruit

The beginning of autumn means that we're entering apple season, which will be a time of cider, desserts, and the crisp, wholesome goodness of the fruit freshly picked from your local orchard. Apples have been a staple of healthy eating for many years, and the often-repeated line of an apple a day keeping the doctor away is far from a myth. Apples really do have a wonderful variety of nutritional benefits, and are a tasty addition to any diet of good health and longevity.



Of all of… Continue

Added by Pete Taylor 3 on September 27, 2008 at 10:42am — No Comments

How To Get A Divorce The Peaceful Way - Even If Your Ex Is Not On Board!

In my 26 years as a divorce attorney, and especially the last dozen years that I have been a divorce mediator, a phrase I have heard very often when I get up on my soapbox about Peaceful Divorce is, “but you don’t know my ex!” or “it’s not possible to have a peaceful divorce in my situation”. Not so. You CAN learn how to get a divorce the peaceful way, whether your spouse or ex is on board right now or not.



Now that may not be what you want to hear because what it does is place the… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on September 26, 2008 at 11:41am — No Comments

Health, Autumn & The "Flu Season"

It was our usual hot, humid summer. We consumed more water than a fish and now, finally, FINALLY, the weather has broken and Fall is upon us. Just as the trees, plants and other aspects of Nature change, so too must our bodies adjust to this new season. How we treat ourselves now will dictate how we feel in the Winter in particular. The colds or flus people get and attribute it to “it was going around” or “it is the ‘flu season’” is almost always a result of improper preparation in… Continue

Added by Dr. David Orman on September 26, 2008 at 10:41am — No Comments

Om Mani Padme Hum Chant O Matic Free Download

Ok did this love this!



It is a free (donations are appreciated) Download (and don't worry about the windows 2000 note coming up when you download it works fine on xp) that is awesome!





You download it and then can play it in the background continuously!!!!! It is monks saying om mani padme hum. The idea is to make your puter a prayer wheel! :)





Listening to it and then turning others on to it is a way of promoting world peace!

So turn on, tune in,… Continue

Added by Shanti on September 26, 2008 at 10:38am — 2 Comments

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