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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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Recognizing the Difference between Therapy and Learning in Equine-Assisted Work

By Blair McKissock, MSEd, RYT Within the industry of equine-assisted learning (EAL) and therapy there is a great debate among professionals; what is the difference between learning and therapy? Having been a professional in experiential education for over 20 years, this was never an issue, because each experience was therapeutic regardless …

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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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Play as Spiritual Practice

By Mary Montgomery Recently I tuned in to a TED Talk Hour on NPR that was dedicated to play (npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/390249044). 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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Cosmic Daily Weather – June 2016

By Kaye Berjot Overview   This month is about movement and perseverance. Even when you think that you can’t, you’ll find out that you can. The new Moon will give you an extra boost of insight while the full Moon in Sagittarius will help to fill in some gaps. At …

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