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Ancient, Long Forgotten Self-Help Tool for Aligning Confidently with Your Life Purpose
by Christina Connors

womens face with numbers surrounding her

Right now our world is experiencing so much change and transformation due to a virus that stopped us all in our tracks. What if what’s disrupting our daily routines and life as we know it isn’t disrupting anything at all but rather clearing the way for a new way of living our lives and interacting […]


An Open Letter to Our Neighbors Who Fear Our Unvaccinated Children
by a Long Island Parent

writing a letter

Editor’s note: The names have been changed to respect everyone’s privacy. Dear Stanley, Since you have ignored my texts, I have decided to take the time to write to you. Now that your daughter, Jenna has explained to my daughter, Suzie what you have been telling her and Michael about us, I think there are […]


It Is Present Everywhere
by Sarah Mane Australia


When I was a teacher of young children the Headmaster of the school used to remind us frequently that the key to education was love. He would often say that the only important factor is the meeting of the teacher and the children, and in that meeting, love had to flow. Then all the practical […]


Raising the Bar: Exposing Deceptive Marketing in the Snack Bar Industry

Raising the Bar Choosing Healthy Snack Bars versus Gimmicky Junk Food

New Report Echoes Concerns of Deceptive Marketing in Snack Bar Industry: Separating Misleading Nutrition Claims from Nutrient Dense Brands Last December, The Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit food and farm policy group, released a comprehensive report and accompanying scorecard that exposed the misleading marketing practices by food industry giants that market candy-like energy bars as healthy […]


The Great Return
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

Here we are, at the end of summer, preparing to return to home to routines, to friends, to the next phase of the year. Everything returns. It has to. Autumn, waits in the wings, on the cusp of returning. Autumn leaves slowly change and return to the earth. The baby returns again and again to […]


The Bitter and the Sweet by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

honey dripping from a spoon

We all want life to be sweet, are looking for that taste of honey. Some dip apples into honey during this season and enjoy them thoroughly. Others look for relationships and friends that will not disturb them. These individuals want to be with people who have the same views, are low maintenance. They avoid being […]


Your Pet Can Heal with Shamanic / Empathic Healing
Gary Spolansky – Westbury, NY

Dog on mountain top

Your pets are part of your family and they deserve the very best of care. Sometimes, however, as much as we want to help them, we often feel helpless. As they age, medicines don’t work as well, or they create unwanted complications. Other age-related issues become more pronounced.  Additionally, they sometimes become depressed when they […]


Ten Signs You Need to Breakup with Busy
by Yvonne Tally – California

Breaking Up with Busy Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women by Tally

You are living a life, not running a race. Slowing the pace so you’re not racing and constantly playing catch-up begins one step at a time. And the first step is to understand what motivates your behavior and the comfort the behavior provides you. Once you do, you can devise some solid solutions and make […]


Money, Your Life and Happiness
by Mark Anielski – Alberta, Canada

An Economy of Well-Being by Mark Anielski

There is a long-standing debate about whether money buys happiness. Some argue that money cannot buy happiness. Some researchers have found that there may be a threshold of income and self-rated happiness, somewhere around $70,000 per household. Others would disagree, arguing that incremental increases in income secure marginally more happiness. I’m not sure there will […]


Poetry Can Be Dangerous
by Roger Housden

Ten Poems for Difficult Times by Roger Housden

Poetry is a concise and elemental means of expressing the deepest of human emotions: joy, sorrow, grief, hope, love, and longing. It connects us as a people and a community; it speaks for us in a way few other forms of writing can do. When I was in the process of moving to Manhattan in […]