Self-Esteem or Value of Self? Embracing Truth, Trust, Clarity and Love

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October 30, 2015

Self-Esteem or Value of Self? Embracing Truth, Trust, Clarity and Love by Kathi Springman Holistic practitioners often ask clients what their goals are and what they want to work on. The most common answers are health, wealth and relationships—sometimes all three at the same time. The way that people value themselves has a direct impact on every relationship in their lives, whether that relationship is with money, work, food or other…


Heaven Within

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October 9, 2015

Heaven Within by Wayne Dyer Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone that you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all…


The Adventure of Couchsurfing

The Adventure of Couchsurfing Stay with Locals and Make New Friends by Lisa Rosinky Daniel Sperry, a “couchsurfer” in his late 50s, decided a few years ago to quit his day job and make a living by performing cello music and reciting poetry in living rooms across the country. “I didn’t know it would become a catalyst for bringing communities of local people together,” he says, but his first gig,…

September 1, 2015

Hidden Treasures Neighbors Discover Their Wealth of Resources

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May 29, 2015

by John McKnight and Peter Block   The essential promise of consumerism states is that everything fulfilling or needed in life can be purchased—from happiness to healing, from love to laughter and from raising a child to caring for someone at the end of life. What was once the task of relatives and neighbors has been outsourced, costing the family its capacity to manage traditionally provided necessities. The community, which…


New Year, New You

December 28, 2014

When ‘Good Enough’ Is Perfect by Elizabeth Lombardo Does it sometimes feel like if we can’t do something perfectly, why should we bother doing it at all? Perfectionism feeds on such an all-or-nothing approach in following rigid self-imposed rules that can sabotage relationships, health and happiness. Instead, try adopting a “better than perfect” mindset that embraces life’s imperfections without guilt or shame. A clean enough house or a good enough…


Planning a Fun and Affordable “Destination” Wedding

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September 1, 2014

by Beth Davis Many couples crave the beauty of a “destination” wedding, but not the price tag. It’s no surprise they want their special day to be happy, festive, romantic and personal, without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the cost of weddings is soaring. In its annual Real Weddings Study, the wedding planning website surveyed nearly 13,000 U.S. brides and grooms married in 2013 and found the average cost of…


Overeating, A Story About Recovery and Hope.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a 12-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. It is not a diet and calories club, nor a religious group. Rather, it’s a spiritual one. This is the story of one compulsive overeater. She was the eighth child in a family of 10, with an alcoholic father and a mother struggling to survive. She resolved early in life that she was not going to be like her…

August 1, 2014