Month: March 2017

Demystifying Wellness: Obligation Versus Intention

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Expanding on my first post Demystifying Wellness: 3 Ideas on Where to Start I wanted to talk a bit more about the concept of I should versus I want to. When you were younger did your parent/grandparent/teacher ever correct you when you asked to do something by saying: Can I …leave the table?   They would then

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V&E Words: New

In the post on V&E Words: Renewal  I discovered that the prefix RE- means “again”. Inspired by fellow blogger Que Fenomeno post called Coin-a-Concept (excerpt to follow) I want to look at the word NEW and the influence the concept of “newness” has over our worldview. Definitions of New Adjective: descriptive a) What has not previously existed, differs from what existed in

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V&E Poetic Therapy: The Lady of Shalott & Rites of Passage

Lady of Shalott and Rites of Passage The Lady of Shalott is a poem about the tension between the internal and external world; a rite of passage for a girl becoming a woman;  the movement from innocence to experience; discontentment leading to action, and the consequences of passion. The Curse: Death will come upon her if

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Spring, Growth, Expansion, and LuneInnate

Spring I welcome spring wholeheartedly, the thaw followed by nature’s regrowth, and renewal is always a beautiful comfort. There is a hopefulness in Spring. The longer days give me the feeling of possibility, that there is enough time to do everything I want to do. The life-closing-in-on me shortness of the Winter days is replaced with increased productivity and

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V&E Tribe: 5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Brain

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Repost from Matter Writing Writer’s Brain We all know about the dreaded writer’s block. There have been countless articles and books written about how to overcome the dreaded inspiration rut, so I won’t bore you with another. What I want to talk about is the much less discussed writer’s brain. You’ve likely experienced it – a surge

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What Mad Wizardry is this? ASMR & Non-Verbal Communication

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ASMRtists, Mad Wizardry, and Non-Verbal Communication I watched this video and I felt like I had stumbled upon the YouTube channel of a 2000-year-old wizard. Obviously, the first choice in a career for an ancient wizard in the body of a young British man would be in ASMR YouTube videos. What else would he do? But Seriously… What

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4 Types of Break-up Songs and What You Can Learn From Them

I’ll take you through 4 Kinds of break-up songs (with one sub-type) and share the 6 things I Learned about Empowering Myself from the lyrics to Sia’s song Elastic Heart.