The harmful effects of drug abuse go beyond just the individual, they effect one’s friends and family too… and that is further reason to stop — Drugs cause so much harm, not only to the person that is doing them but to those around them. A lot of times, the person … [Read more...] about Beyond Addiction: How Drug Abuse Affects Those Around You
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Most people know that pets bring companionship, joy and laughter to our lives, but pets also offer great benefits to our physical and emotional wellbeing — Pets are more than just friendly creatures; they transform our lives for the better. Looking at or playing … [Read more...] about Do Pets Really Make Us Healthier? 10 Health Benefits of Having Pets
A beautiful story of how lives have been changed by the loving rescue of a badly injured, but emotionally resilient dog named Sadie — My job as a Transitional Organization Specialist has taught me more about acceptance of people than I could ever imagined. Little … [Read more...] about Saving Sadie: Loving A Dog With Special Needs…and Paying It Forward
Tired and burned out from work, a trip to Yosemite allowed one intrepid traveler time to relax, to reconnect to his self, and to heal his body and soul. — Spending time in nature can have a profound effect on you. The fact that being outdoors is beneficial to your health … [Read more...] about Nature’s Healing: A Trip to Yosemite Restores a Stressed-Out Soul
While feelings of competition with other women have roots which begin early in life, overcoming this mindset can free us to fully flourish. — Do you recall how old you were when you were in your first competition? I have a hard time recalling it for myself. … [Read more...] about Beyond Competition: What is Actually Possible for Women
Handwriting may appear to be an archaic form of communication in our digital world, but it holds many benefits for the mind and the heart. — Is handwriting a lost art? There have been claims that handwriting is losing its relevance. Of course, this has been immensely … [Read more...] about Is Handwriting Still Important?
Impossible as it can seem amidst the turbulence of life, creating quality family time can be hugely rewarding if done with proper intention and consideration. — It has become a staple of western life that we find ourselves overcome with too many things to do and too little … [Read more...] about Family Time: 6 Tips for Creating & Maintaining Strong Family Bonds
Supporting someone going through a painful experience is always difficult, but there are things you can say (and not say) that might actually help. — I've recently returned home from spending time with my very dear friend who lost her husband of many years when he died … [Read more...] about Emotional Pain and Grieving: How to Mindfully Support Others
For refugees and others living in war-torn countries, education is both the hope and the potential for a brighter, safer tomorrow. — Over our morning coffee and newspaper, we read about how millions of children around the world — and even in our own backyards — suffer … [Read more...] about The Lost Generation: How Education Became My Safe Haven
A conversation with Christina Rasmussen about accessing non-local consciousness where we can reconnect with out “lost” loved ones and gain higher insight. — Several years ago, my paternal grandmother passed. It was a difficult time for me and my aunt, with whom I was very … [Read more...] about Where Did You Go? A Conversation on Connecting with the Dead
When you are willing to let go of the constructs you hold about what is ideal, you open yourself to the possibility of being present and engaged in life. — An ideal is something that you have judged to be greater than what is. I never have an ideal scene that I’m … [Read more...] about Are You Willing to Give up Your Utopian Constructs?
Over-stress at work can make its way back to your home, acting through you and at your loved ones. Learn how to separate the two and return home with love. — It’s 3 o’clock in the morning as I slide out of bed after only four hours of sleep. I quietly get ready for work … [Read more...] about I Can’t Believe You Didn’t Leave Me: How a Working Mom Learned to Show Up