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suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.12.2014
You'd laugh if you saw the miniscule amount of caffeine I've been consuming. After black tea proved too acidic, I was drinking weak coffee, which was really a cup of hot water with a coffee taste.   In the early 90's, when coffee houses were springing up everywhere, I very much enjoyed cups of...
rina-macasaet's picture
Feb.01.2014
I like candles. I always have one or two lit in my bedroom at the end of day. The flickering light helps to calm the day’s nerves. Practical wisdom has taught me how to empty one’s active mind. I sit quietly and stare, letting go of thoughts that overcrowd my mind.   Zen of a candle lit....
susan-keefe's picture
Oct.11.2013
    Stress is a big worry these days but not if you are an Alpaca!   A delightful book, the Alpaca Relaxation Guide is a playful look into how Alpaca’s relax and how, by studying them you can gain inner peace.   This is a light-hearted guide and a wonderful introduction into...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.05.2013
Begin with an exercise.  Imagination, hope or memory can be used. Think of something you consider close to perfect.  It could be a memory of a day with your child, parents or friends, a romantic evening or fantastic vacation.  Your perfection could be related to a delicious piece of...
rina-macasaet's picture
May.20.2013
  I spent the day at the Spa. Waiting for exam results can be draining! I presented my case about two weeks ago. Passing would certify me as a Solution Focused Coach.   I packed my bag, my book and my ipod and off I went to the spa. I put all my thoughts into clouds and imagined them...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Mar.31.2013
When we were little kids, my Mother developed a little practice that she still uses to this day. Whenever she felt the need to have some space (in hindsight, I kinda think she'd do this whenever she just wanted a nap), she would go to her bedroom and close the door. Just before she closed the door...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Feb.27.2013
Some of you may not know it, but I'm a licensed massage therapist. (Pauses to listen to the sound of my personal stock going up; pats self on back). I'm a licensed massage therapist and I have the great fortune to teach continuing education classes at the University of Louisiana. My class is...
ashen-venema's picture
Oct.16.2012
Change is the only reliable constant. I sometimes wished I could pledge my life to a convincing reality. For me, what is derived from facts or beliefs in our culture often lacks a vital ingredient – the acceptance of the continuous process of harmony unfolding from cycles of necessary chaos...
eve-kushner's picture
Aug.31.2012
  You know how some weeks have certain themes, where a particular type of thing keeps happening for no apparent reason? You sometimes hear, "Oh, Mercury is in retrograde," and although that might sound like an explanation of sorts, it doesn't really cut to the heart of the bewilderment. In my...
suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.17.2012
When people go camping, picnicking or to the beach, their plan for relaxing usually includes going through a ritual of removing rocks and debris and smoothing it out so that they will be comfortable when they lay down. Animals do the same thing. When I walk through nature I see the patted or...