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Peace Mail

Spreading Good Will on Earth Through Art by April Thompson Painter Franck de Las Mercedes, of New York City, has combined a pair of hopeful concepts—world peace and free art for all—in a quickly broadening art initiative inspired by an “Aha!” moment at the local post office. “I had always …

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10 Steps to Abundance

by Carolyn Blakeslee Make a list of what you desire. List your desires—not wants or needs, which imply lack of, rather than abundance of, something. By saying/thinking/writing, “I desire [this] or something even better now manifesting for the good of all concerned,” you create room for even greater possibilities. Remember …

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Changing for Good!

A Health Coach Fosters Results by Lauressa Nelson A health or wellness coach integrated into a personal healthcare team can be critical to catalyzing sustainable change. Many people understand they need to modify their self-care, yet fail to take the optimal steps to make such a transformation happen. “What we’ve …

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’Tis the Season to Be Wise

A Prime Time to Rejuvenate and Birth Creativity by Lane Vail For California acupuncturist Daniela Freda, counseling patients that grapple with low energy during winter is routine. “They’re often concerned something is wrong, since our society expects us to feel the same way year-round,” says Freda, who maintains a private …

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Living Gratitude

A Taproot of Happiness by Leo Babauta “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice,” a maxim first voiced by mystic Meister Eckhart, has held true through the centuries. Why should this simple act mean so much? Expressing gratitude works wonders. Gratitude …

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The Path to Inner Peace

12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening by Michael A. Singer Spirituality is meant to bring about peace. Yet our concepts of spirituality often lead to confusion or even conflict. What we need are clear steps that can be taken by people of any religion or intellectual standing. The following universal road …

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Trekking as Pilgrimage

A Literal Path to Personal Growth by Sarah Todd For more than a millennium, seekers have made spiritual pilgrimages on the Way of St. James, beginning at their chosen point in Europe, wending westward and ending in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Today, as portrayed in the 2010 …

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All the Time in the World

Transforming Anxiety into Artistry by Marney K. Makridakis Ask American adults if they’re anxious about time and they’ll likely say yes. Our society even deems it expected, acceptable and normal to experience such stress, but is it necessary? It’s helpful to explore what is at the root of our problems …

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