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This week we look at holiday stress in particular. You may be going to visit family and feel like the single green leaf amidst all the red leaves as seen in the picture above. You may feel overwhelmed by the energies around you and have difficulty coping.
The tension may be especially high this year with the political mud-raking that's taken place and many people are stirred up and ready to fight. Our authors this week bring you various methods to keep your cool and protect yourself from emotional and mental stress, and also to keep you grounded in love so you won't jump in the ring with your fists out. The information in the articles also applies to all form of relationships, not just family -- work, home, neighbors, etc. can all be benefited by the tools offered in by our authors this week.
Scroll down for the titles and links of the Editor's Choice articles as well as the numerous additional articles that have been added to the website this week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Barbara E. Savin.
It’s time to clear the aura. Sweeping and clearing remove congested and diseased energy and cleanse, strengthen, and greatly facilitate the healing process. Many simple illnesses can be healed just by sweeping and clearing the aura.
Read article here: Sweep and Clear the Aura for Better Health and Well-Being
Written by Matthew McKay, PhD.
Death isn’t bad luck, because there is no difference between the living and the dead. The one in the coffin is doing the same thing as the one grieving in the pew: loving and learning.
Read article here: We Are All Together: The Living and the Dead
Written by SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy).
You have a constant stream of thoughts running through your mind, and we use the term “inner critics” to describe the thoughts that criticize you or tell you that you should be ashamed or feel guilty if you do what you want to do.
Read article here: The Critics in Your Head Are Not You -- or Your Partner
Written by Diana Lang.
Meditation: Find a comfortable position. A nice comfortable chair will work, or you can lean against the wall or sit cross-legged on the floor. Whatever will be most comfortable for you.
Read article here: Opening Meditation: Being In The Space Between The Breaths
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Around this time of year, we all hear friends and acquaintances voicing dread about their upcoming family visits. From the sister-in-law who can't stop offering advice about how to raise your children to a father who has something negative to say about almost anything.
Written by Carla van Raay.
Most people don’t know that they need to protect themselves from negative energies around them. Most people on this planet do not even think in terms of ‘energy’ at all, which is strange, because everything on this planet is a form of energy, and we use these different forms of energy all the time!
Read article here: Protecting Yourself From Negative Energies
Written by Barbara Berger.
Minding other people’s business is a surefire way to make yourself unhappy. That’s why if you want to enjoy the coming holiday season and live a happy life, I highly recommend you take a close look at this mechanism and ask yourself whose business you are in?
Read article here: Mind Your Own Business and Enjoy The Holiday Season!
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