Writing to Heal Your Shadow

Writing to Heal Your Shadow with Mark Matousek

Are there darker parts of yourself that you feel deeply ashamed of? Do you have secrets that you’ve never shared with anyone? Sometimes it can be incredibly painful to accept our shadows. But, it’s equally true that your shadows holds profound gifts for you (and the world), once you can surrender into what they have […]

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Advanced Teachings for Truly Loving Yourself with Margaret Paul

We all know that unconditional love is one of the great goals of life. And yet, too often, our attempts to find a source of love that is not dependent on outer circumstances prove fruitless. Spiritual teachers may call this kind of love your “divine birthright,” and even say platitudes such as “love is all […]

How To Make A Walking Stick

How To Make a Walking Stick

Have you ever been out hiking and wished you had a walking stick to help keep you from falling? Most people have at one time or another, especially if you spend a lot of time exploring mountainous terrain as we do. Walking sticks have been around as long as mankind. Some families actually pass their […]

Lavender Lemonade, Free Smoothie Kits and Healing Teas

Lavender Lemonade, Healing Teas, & Free Smoothie Kits from ALOHA

Stay replenished and refreshed with ALOHA’s new Coco-Nut Kit! Their Coco-Nut Kit contains two 3 oz bags of superfood-packed ALOHA Trail Mix made with dried sweet cherries, toasted almonds, and good-for-you goji berries. It also includes two 6 oz bags of hydrating, organic ALOHA Coconut. And you can get it all for only $39.00! If […]

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Tips to Get Your Child Excited About the Outdoors

The world today is so full of electronic gadgets that keep our kids busy. This can make it even harder for parents to get their children outside to experience the wonders of nature. The trick is to get your children involved in outdoor activities from a very young age, so that it just becomes a […]

K5 Learning Review

K5 Learning Review

My daughter has recently completed two weeks of a free trial with K5 Learning.  This is a wonderful online learning program for children to sharpen their skills at reading and math, and I have to say that I was very impressed.  Every day, my daughter was excited to log on and dive in to the […]

Fitness & Health

Lavender Lemonade, Free Smoothie Kits and Healing Teas

Lavender Lemonade, Healing Teas, & Free Smoothie Kits from ALOHA

Stay replenished and refreshed with ALOHA’s new Coco-Nut Kit! Their Coco-Nut Kit contains two 3 oz bags of superfood-packed ALOHA Trail Mix made with dried sweet cherries, toasted almonds, and good-for-you goji berries. It also includes two 6 oz bags of hydrating, organic ALOHA Coconut. And you can get it all for only $39.00! If […]

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Why Do Yoga at Home? (+ Free Yoga Videos!)

Many people have already tapped into the wonderful world of yoga. These people understand the health benefits of practicing yoga on a daily basis. Yoga reduces stress, helps to relieve a lot of back pains, increases one’s lifespan, and is the perfect low-stress “exercise” to do at home. If you have never practiced the art […]

Yoga Day Summit

Take Part in the Yoga Day Summit!

The United Nations has declared June 21 the first-ever International Day of Yoga, and I’m inviting you to participate by joining an unprecedented online Yoga Day Summit! Join the event and hear from 40+ saints and sages of India, leading teachers, musicians and modern yogis – including Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Deepak Chopra, Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand […]

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15 Inspirational Gifts for You & the Women in Your Life

This is an incredible collection of books, audios, and videos for women seeking some added insight and inspiration.  At this point I can honestly say that my own collection is quite large and continues to grow.  I have personally collected all of the audios created by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, the author of the wildly popular […]

Your Online Yoga Studio

GREEN LIVING

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The Growing Global Water Footprint (Infographic)

Have you ever wondered about the impact of our water usage upon the planet, and all of us that live upon it?  CustomMade has created a wonderful infographic to show the growing global water footprint.  Take a peek below: Click to Enlarge Image The Growing Global Water Footprint Infographic by CustomMade

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How to Use Vinegar as a Household Cleaner

If you are looking for a safe, non-toxic cleaner and overall household helper, look no further than white vinegar. Two of my very favorite things to use for cleaning absolutely everything in the house are vinegar, and baking soda.  This post is going to focus mainly on the simplicity of vinegar – and I am […]

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Are Home Wind Turbine Kits Efficient?

Home wind turbine kits are cropping up all over the place. They can be bought off the shelf at large retail stores and installed by the homeowner or professionally. But how much power do they produce? Are they worth it? Here are some things to consider about home wind turbine kits and their efficiency. A […]

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Earth Day Summit 2015 – Awakening Sacred Relationship with the Earth

In the words of Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being green.” For many of us who deeply care about the environment, the challenges we face can feel daunting. It can be difficult to foster sustainability in a culture where the dominant paradigm and systems treat the environment like anything BUT sacred. And it can […]

Recipes

Lavender Lemonade, Free Smoothie Kits and Healing Teas

Lavender Lemonade, Healing Teas, & Free Smoothie Kits from ALOHA

Stay replenished and refreshed with ALOHA’s new Coco-Nut Kit! Their Coco-Nut Kit contains two 3 oz bags of superfood-packed ALOHA Trail Mix made with dried sweet cherries, toasted almonds, and good-for-you goji berries. It also includes two 6 oz bags of hydrating, organic ALOHA Coconut. And you can get it all for only $39.00! If […]

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Divine Chocolate Flourless Cake Recipe (with free Superfood Chocolate trial)

After a stressful day, our tendency is to reward ourselves with a treat, most often, a gooey chocolate dessert. The problem is, once you’ve stopped thinking “I deserve this, I must have it,” the guilt sets in and start counting calories and sugar, thinking “Why did I do that?” Then, not only are you stressed […]

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Super Bowl of Chili – Three Ways! Beef, Turkey and Veggie

Nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the Big Game. Make the following recipes ahead and keep them warm until kickoff. The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Super Bowl […]

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Rustic French Apple Galette Recipe

A Rustic, French Apple Galette Recipe It’s apple-picking season, so after you’ve picked to your heart’s content, this tart is an oh-so delicious way to use some of your bounty. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez This delicious recipe comes compliments of the fine folks at One Kings Lane.  It caught my attention immediately, as I adore […]

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Healthy Apple Dessert Ideas

So many apple desserts involve large amounts of sugar, butter, shortening, or white flour – or all four of these! It’s really too bad, since naturally-sweet apples make excellent, healthy desserts without all of the added ingredients.  Here are some recipes for healthy apple desserts that everyone in the family can enjoy.   1. Jellied […]

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Simplicity Parenting

How To Make A Walking Stick

How To Make a Walking Stick

Have you ever been out hiking and wished you had a walking stick to help keep you from falling? Most people have at one time or another, especially if you spend a lot of time exploring mountainous terrain as we do. Walking sticks have been around as long as mankind. Some families actually pass their […]

get children outdoors

Tips to Get Your Child Excited About the Outdoors

The world today is so full of electronic gadgets that keep our kids busy. This can make it even harder for parents to get their children outside to experience the wonders of nature. The trick is to get your children involved in outdoor activities from a very young age, so that it just becomes a […]

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The Importance of Teaching Children Patience

I am sure I am not alone when I say that this is a far cry from being an easy era in which to raise children.  Some days I take pause in order to step back and view the world with a bird’s eye, and wonder how on earth are we all going to make […]

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Drum Making Meets Education

My daughter attends a Waldorf-inspired school, and this past year, her fourth grade class embarked upon a drum making project.  I was overjoyed at the brilliance of this concept for the students, and for the further introduction for my daughter into the Native American side of her family roots!  This article about the process involved […]

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3 Keys to Raising Happy, Conscious Children with Shelly Lefkoe

Our children are literally the future of humanity.  And in the face of so many global-level crises, it’s vital that we raise our children well so that they can meet these challenges and forge a future that reflects our highest and best vision for the world. That means going beyond merely “good” parenting and instead […]

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Home & Style

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How to Make a Fashion Book with Blurb

How to make a fashion book with Blurb: Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you […]

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Holiday Hair Tutorial – Antique Head Crown

Holiday Hair Tutorial – Antique Head Crown Looking for a holiday hair style that is elegant but different? Try this Antique Head Crown style complements of our friends at Madison Reed. How to Create a Stunning Antique Head Crown Hair Style 1. With your hair in a center part, take a one-by-two inch section at […]

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Decor We Adore at One Kings Lane

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s that time again, another weekly sale at One Kings Lane!  This is one that I jumped on straight away to let you know about, because of all the crystal and gemstone items available in […]

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Hair How To – How and When To Use Hair Gloss

Hair How To – How and When To Use Hair Gloss At some point, every great beauty secret becomes common knowledge. It begins with a few people who suddenly gain a radiant glow overnight. Friends compliment… and then ask how they did it. More people try the beauty secret and get the same reaction. Rinse […]

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Share Your #ModSummer Adventures with ModCloth!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.  No biggie, but I appreciate the love! The season of BBQs, vacations, and outdoor festivities is upon us, and ModCloth wants you to share your summer memories with them! Include the hashtag […]

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Natural Body Care

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Benefits and Uses of Ayurvedic Medicine (with Dosha Quiz)

Known as an ancient healing system originating in India, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that focuses on a spiritual way of life. Highly individualized, the Ayurveda treatment can incorporate a wide variety of methods such as changes in diet, exercise, herbal therapy, massage and meditation.   History: Written between the second and fourth centuries […]

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Your Weekend Skin Detox

Step #1 Sweat – This is a very effective way to eliminate toxins and poisons through the skin. Walk, run, do Pilates or hot yoga – work up a sweat on both Saturday and Sunday to purge those toxins. Step #2 Exfoliation and Dry Skin Brushing – This removes the dead skin cells allowing the […]

hair gloss use

Hair How To – How and When To Use Hair Gloss

Hair How To – How and When To Use Hair Gloss At some point, every great beauty secret becomes common knowledge. It begins with a few people who suddenly gain a radiant glow overnight. Friends compliment… and then ask how they did it. More people try the beauty secret and get the same reaction. Rinse […]

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5 DIY Spa Treatments for Your Hair from Madison Reed

5 DIY Spa Treatments for Your Hair from Madison Reed Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links. Need a new idea for what to do with those turkey-day leftovers? Sneaking in a spa getaway before the holidays is easier than you think. Madison Reed wants you to know about these 5 swanky spa treatments for […]

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Your Optimal Diet (Free Seminar)

In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded with mixed messages about what constitutes good nutrition, as well as conflicting information about one-size-fits-all diet plans. The result? You end up frustrated and confused when you try different approaches and don’t see sustainable results. You feel hungry, tired and depleted. Your weight yo-yos. You develop aches, pains […]

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