An interview with local author Meaghan Axel
An interview with local author Meaghan Axel Tell us about your writing journey; How did you come to write children’s books? I started toying with the idea of writing a children’s book while nursing my daughter. Nursing her required me to be present, and that stillness sparked my creativity. I would look at this tiny little being in...
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Sometimes
Sometimes Sometimes it surprises me to notice how– “out of nowhere”– despair sets into me, into my whole being.  I begin to notice lack, judgment, fear, loneliness, and sadness.  I find myself feeling so alone, feeling scared. I feel fear stealing away my God-given gifts of joy and inner peace. Fear keeps pouring in until...
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Mindful Eating in The Time of COVID-19
This article was written by Nutritional Coach and Nutrition Specialist Candidate Kelly Williams, MS.  The following information is not intended to substitute medical advice. In times of great stress, some of us may find ourselves gravitating towards ‘comfort foods’ while others of us may not even have access to so-called ‘healthy’ options. Stress can disconnect...
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The Power of Surrender
The Power of Surrender The human journey on this earth is filled with trials and tribulations, joys and miracles, pain and sorrow. Looking back, most of my suffering has come from wanting the circumstances of my life to be different than they are and trying to control the outcomes of life’s events and people’s behavior....
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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Yes, We Can
Can’t We All Just Get Along? Yes, We Can I grew up in a family where we yelled when we were angry. That was what our parents did to each other and to us, so that was what we learned.  To me, this was normal.  When I got married, I noticed that my husband’s family...
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Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga
Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga Pratyahara, the Fifth of the Eight Limbs of Yoga is typically translated as “withdrawal of the senses.”  David Frawley describes it as “fasting from the sensory impressions, but it includes all methods of control of the senses and motor organs and the internalization of attention” (Yoga & Ayurveda).  ...
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