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Community Happenings – October 2016

Mindfulness Workshops for Families, Teens, Tweens, & Parents Discover a common language that the whole family can practice together to introduce more peace, clarity, joy, and compassion into your daily lives. Participants will learn: Essential strategies to manage stress, cultivate awareness, and resilience Powerful tools for regulating emotions and improving ...

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Letter From The Publisher – October 2016

I love being in the flow of life, and observing how everything is unfolding and making perfect sense. Everything is coming at the right moment. When I put together each magazine, I feel that my writers and I are guided by spirit. Each month’s articles and columns have a theme, ...

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The Healing of Halloween

By Laura Slivinski The change of the seasons is underway. Summer is waning. Days grow shorter and cool night wind rattles the dry leaves of forests and cornfields. The annual cycle of life in the heartland is ending. Winter is coming. Historically, Halloween was a time to celebrate a good ...

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From Page to Stage

By Theresa Puskar September 10, 2016 – Chicago Dramatists Theater, Chicago, IL Long ago, and oh so far away, I was a professional actress. I remained in the industry for 15 years, until I reached a point at which I felt discouraged and disempowered. It was a precarious lifestyle – ...

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It’s not About the Website

By Alan Cohen A young entrepreneur came to me complaining that she was having trouble completing the text for her website. “Where is the roadblock you are hitting?” I asked Barbara. “It’s the About Me page,” she answered with a contorted face that told me how painful this process was ...

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The Courage to Ask for Help

By Joyce and Barry Vissell I have to admit; I have a hard time asking for help. I have that "false pride" thing about being able to do it myself, that if I have to ask for help, it means I'm helpless. I’m like the two-year-old who proclaims, "I can ...

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Johrei in America

By Joe Jarnol Johrei was developed in Japan during the 1930’s by the Japanese artist, philosopher, ikebana master and spiritual leader, Mokichi Okada (Meishu-sama). He devoted himself to healing the sick as well as searching for spiritual aware- ness. Meishu-sama began following the Divine Will of God and felt certain ...

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An Examined Life Together

By Cynthia Gran My husband and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this month! I’ve been thinking about how we’ve grown over the years. We’ve consistently returned to yoga’s guiding principles our whole marriage. Our common yoga training was marked with reminders to be aware of our thoughts, our ...

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Spirit Cloud Connections

By Mary Montgomery In my July column, I asked the question, “Why are we so relieved when tragic things can be tied to a physical abnormality, and not just a mental one?” I also promised to explore further the question, “What is a Spirit to do when the human is ...

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Repeat After Me . . . “Toner is my friend”

By Janet Thompson If I was stranded on a deserted island and had to choose only one skin care product, it would definitely be toner! I never realized the importance of toner until I became an Esthetician. My mother always shopped at the big department stores and spent a lot ...

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How to Connect with Angels While Living a Crazy Life

By Christine Alexandria Angels have been with us since the beginning of time and are always assisting humanity in global as well as personal situations. They are ever joyful, loving, wise and at times rather pushy in helping you to live your dreams for that is their purpose; helping you ...

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Pearls of Wisdom in a Pile of Manure

By Blair McKissock, MSEd, RYT The word vulnerable has a new meaning for me lately. As we grow up and watch our children and family grow up, it changes who we are; things can go wrong and not as planned. People make choices we don’t understand. As we come to ...

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The Bridge of Swords

LIVE KRYON CHANNELLING This live channelling was Given in Toronto, Canada September 29, 2012 To help the reader, this channelling has been revisited [by Lee and Kryon] to provide even clearer understanding. Often what happens live has implied energy within it, which carries a kind of communication that the printed ...

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Fall’s Last Call

By Sue Odland As leaves begin their crimson cascade, and the air turns crisp with the promise of a changing season, the garden begins its transition as well. Consider the following tips and activities to glean the most from the autumn garden. “Seeds” of the Future Even though gardeners may ...

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In Print – October 2016

By Kayla Hancock   What Now! : A Pivotal Story of Love, Family, and the Miracle of People by Chrissie Betlach Vinje (Balboa Press, $28.99, Paperback) Chrissie Vinje reveals what her family endures after her husband, Tom Vinje, develops brain cancer. Included are journal entries by the author, and guestbook ...

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Midwest Pulse Calendar Listings- October 2016

Sunday, October 2 GONG MEDITATION by Preston Klik, 4pm & 7pm, 1st Sunday every month at Temple Synphorium (Evanston, IL); www.Klik.Love  773-728-2787. MINDFULNESS FOR TEENS & TWEENS: Manage Stress, Regulate Emotions, and Improve Attention, Connection, and Communication TWO Individual 6-week workshop series Sundays, Oct. 2-Nov. 6 2:00-2:45 pm (Tween series) 3:00-3:45 ...

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Constellation Scorpio in the sky

Cosmic Daily Weather – October 2016

By Kaye Berjot October Overview: October starts out with the New Moon energy of Libra that occurred on the last day of September. This means that the energy will flow through the entire month like a breath of fresh air. It also means that there will be a lot of ...

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