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A Time for Change and Balance

by Tara Herrick Brown Autumn is a time when we bring our energy inward. This inflow invites us to take stock in all the actions we implemented in our summer months and begin shedding the parts that no longer serve us. September 22, 2017, marks the autumnal equinox—when the sun …

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Create a Love Nest

Set Out a Welcome Mat for a Soulmate by Arielle Ford Just as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that …

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The Power of Place

The Healing Power of Place

by Linda Sechrist The qualities that make a place special to us are highly personal, and they often help us to define who we are. Whether the setting is a lake house, a mountain lodge, a seashore cottage or a backyard at twilight, our sensory connections to these special places …

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Preparation for Conscious Dying

by Pierre Zimmerman Most people don’t think about death and dying in our culture until someone close to them is facing a catastrophic illness or imminent death. Yet we know all of us will die sooner or later. It is everyone’s passport to the next world. Loved ones cannot keep …

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Kissed By Kindness

by Emily Esfahani Smith Psychologist Ty Tashiro reports in The Science of Happily Ever After that only three in 10 couples remain in healthy, happy marriages. Psychologist John Gottman, in New York City, has studied couples for four decades seeking to understand successful relationships. He and his psychologist wife, Julie, …

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Creating a Concert of Care

by Brandon Russ It seems we are bombarded by disruptions to conventional practices when it comes to our health and well-being, including a daily dose of what the latest study or newest trend says is worth knowing. It’s time to take our power back and create beautiful sounds with a …

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Walking Meditation

The Calming and Centering Effects of Labyrinths by Gina McGalliard While many of us like to meditate, some can’t sit still. Walking a labyrinth provides an enticing alternative. An archetypal labyrinth gently leads one in a circular path inward toward a center and then back out again. Found in ancient …

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Make Time for Downtime

Chilling Out Revives Body and Soul by April Thompson Here’s something to add to our to-do list: nothing. Americans today work more hours than ever before, foregoing hard-earned vacation days and spending more time with electronic devices than with friends and family. The temptation and pressure to do more at …

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