A Reminder: We’re still on the “Pale Blue Dot”

“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

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Burning In Hell For All Eternity? Nope.

Recent headlines about the U.S. President making horrifying remarks about a dead senator burning in hell really upset me. Not only is speaking of a colleague in such a negative manner, extending the pain of grief for the deceased’s loved ones, absolutely abominable, it’s also propagating the religious narrative that…

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From the Inside Out

Diet and Psychic Work I had an accidental experiment recently. I’ve been eating significantly less (as in almost no) sugar for the past month. Last week, I went off the rails for about 3 – 4 days, and the week really sucked. I had insomnia, insane mood swings, and an…

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Anger Isn’t All Bad

Recently, one of my deeper-thinking friends questioned an angry comment I made on a social media post. The post was about pollution in our oceans, and my comment was about human littering. It’s a pet peeve of mine. Maybe it was because I grew up in the age of Public…

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Thoughts Are Electromagnetic Realities

The science is there. Everything in the universe is energy vibrating at similar (or very different) speeds. This includes everything around us, both man and nature-made. It includes our bodies and even our thoughts. Your thoughts are electromagnetic realities. MAGNETIC. That means, the more you think a certain thing, the…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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The Spirit of Dying

Death is neither a political nor a religious act. It is, in fact, something all living things must face one day. In our society, birth and new life is celebrated and fêted, death is feared and avoided at all costs. In death, the physical disappears from this world, and when…

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Beauty in Discomfort

A pearl, something considered beautiful, strong and worthy of jewelry, is created when a natural irritant slips between the mantle and shell of an oyster (the mantle is the organ that makes the oyster’s shell). The oyster’s natural reaction is to protect itself, so the mantle gets to work, covering…

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Nature is Natural

This is a simple message to get back to nature. Life, especially in western society, can get hectic and stressful with appointments, schedules, expectations of, and responsibilities for, others, etc, etc. Whether the beach, the forest, a farm, valley or local park, we must all get back to nature. Nature…

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Nurture Growth

Nurture the sprout, and it will blossom as it should.  This idea has so many connotations in our sphere of influence: nurture a dream, and it will become a reality. Nurture a child, and she will become a good person. Nurture your health, and you can fully live this life.…

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Turning Stress and Anxiety Into Positive Action

Anxiety, stress and depression are the body’s way of telling us something needs to change, or we are otherwise not on the right track. The hard part is trying to figure exactly where the “right track” is once we’ve lost course.  This can bring on a whole new bout of…

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How to Now

Yesterday already happened. For that matter, the last hour, minute, even the last second already occurred. There’s nothing you can do about what has already come to pass. It’s out there in the universe. Tomorrow hasn’t been experienced yet. The next minute is still to come. Anticipating tomorrow can still…

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Love Your Food: A New Way to Approach an Old Relationship

I cringe every time our dog, Max, pees on a fire hydrant on our nightly run at the park.  I can’t stand cliché (probably because I see, or embody, it in some way every single day).  I guess, in that respect, we are what we dislike? We’re also what we eat.…

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Stress Health: Kava, Ashwagandha, Sound and Scent

Note:  I am not a doctor, and this article is only for information.  You should consult a physician before ingesting any medicines (herbal or otherwise).  In cases of severe headache, you should seek the advice of a doctor immediately. When I’m living on the mainland, I seem to get tension headaches…

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