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Aromatherapy and Yoga

By Cynthia Gran “The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem  For that sweet odour which doth in it live.” Sonnet 54, Shakespeare Discovering essentials oils and their therapeutic uses, or aromatherapy, can be as transformative as the first time you realized the profound depth of yoga. Yoga and ...

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Community Happenings – June 2016

Quentin H. Young Presents The Fate of Humanity: Black Elk Speaks Saturday, June 4  2:00-5:00 pm Illinois ~ Sunday, June 5 2:00-5:00 pm Indiana Sacred Nations Cultural Center Inc.   Presents a Fundraising Seminar with: Quentin H. Young The Fate of Humanity: Black Elk Speaks 501 (c)(3) charity   In 1872 on the ...

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Passion and Prayer

By Alan Cohen The powerful movie Dangerous Beauty recounts the story of Veronica Frankl, a 16th century Venetian courtesan (prostitute for noblemen) who wins the hearts of her clients.  Veronica is beautiful, witty, and full of passion for life and her profession. Her clients feel her terrific life force, and ...

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The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival

By Theresa Puskar April 16th & 17th, 2016 – Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium at Plumber’s Hall, Chicago “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson What better way to venture out into the world than to attend The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival, ...

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Letter From The Publisher – June 2016

By Kasia Szumal   Everything is changing; our planet is changing, the climate is changing, we, ourselves are changing. When I was a teenager, I never thought that I would become a vegan, or develop the compassion that I currently have for animals. I never anticipated that I would be ...

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Worlds Apart

By Jim Kaminecki Standing, gazing straight ahead but looking at nothing in particular, something appeared.  It was an insight, much larger in scope than the sum of the parts being seen. The image directly ahead could not have been a more perfect example of comparison and contrast. It was as ...

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“Love, Serve, and Remember”

By Joyce and Barry Vissell Last month, my husband Barry and I both turned 70. For half of our lives, we have been writing these columns once a month; 35 years of writing for magazines, and our own list. We used to mail out the columns to those on our mailing ...

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June… the Love vibration

By Elizabeth Summers Hello Venus!  This wonderful month of June and the Number Six brings beauty and love for others into our energy fields.  The nesting influence of a comfy home and relationships including marriage leads statistics to indicate that more marriages occur in June than any other month of ...

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Natural Pest Defense

By Sue Odland As the heat of the summer intensifies, garden pests do too. Instead of choosing chemical pesticides to eliminate unwanted visitors in your newly planted garden, employ the wisdom of Mother Nature to provide effective natural pest control. These proven methods are simple, inexpensive and safe for your ...

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Notes on Prince, Pain, and Sleep Deprivation

By Steven Halpern Writing this column on May 8, the news of Prince’s death is still stunning and painful. During a moment of silence at the ZMR Music Awards on Saturday night, you could feel the wave of emotion in the room. It still feels like it happened yesterday.   ...

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Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils

By Anna J. Anthony Interview with Sarah Ingram from eSCENTialsAroma Anna J Anthony: Sarah, when did you first become interested in essential oils?   Sarah Ingram: After the birth of my children, I started realizing all of the everyday bad things that were going into their bodies. I started paying ...

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Play as Spiritual Practice

By Mary Montgomery Recently I tuned in to a TED Talk Hour on NPR that was dedicated to play ( What an eye opener! Research is not only showing that play can make us more empathetic and loving, it is also demonstrating the serious effects that play deprivation has on ...

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In Print – June 2016

By Kayla Hancock   Beyond the Comfort Zone: The War That Never Ends, by Frank Wilkins (Xlibris, $19.99, Paperback) Do you ever wonder why our world is currently experiencing so much turmoil? In a place where politics has toyed with our morality, war cries run rampant, and bureaucracies have taken ...

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