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HEALTH AND AGING: OUR THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS ARE KEY

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Much has been explored in previous blogs about spiritual and psychological perspectives. In this blog we return to our bodies and to Christiane Northrup, who is a medical doctor and has written extensively about the physical body (Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being).She highlights some exciting findings: 

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Being aware of negative thoughts can save us from unnecessary distress as we smile and move on to the creative and positive pursui... Read More
Saturday, 17 February 2018 16:50
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A FIRST GLANCE AT SACRED SEX

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How we view sex depends a great deal on our upbringing: some parents view the act as harmful, unsavory, or unsafe. Other parents rejoice in its existence and pleasure. While the idea of sacred sex is currently gaining attention, few of our parents’ generation gave any thought to the role of one’s spirituality in the expression of sexuality. 

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Joyce--thank you for your comment. Hopefully offices of pediatricians and family practice physicians will provide educational sexu... Read More
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:59
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HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR

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Think of the last time you had an argument with someone you cared about. Did you raise your voice? What was your body language? Did you interrupt? Was there resolution to the disagreement? Too often people don’t understand how to communicate, which unfortunately results in relationships becoming strained or even falling apart.

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Thanks for sharing Mary. Your method is very good and will improve your communications with others in a number of ways! Jeannette... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 13:54
Jeannette M. Gagan
Joyce, thank you for sharing. Since we learn by doing as you use "I messages" you will be pleased with the results.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:52
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ARE YOU A MENTOR?

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A mentor is an experienced and trusted teacher, advisor, or counselor; they often lead us to the deeper truths of who we are. Ideally a mentor demonstrates the ability to hold both masculine and feminine energies. They are able to balance:

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Leonor--In the many years I have known you, I have observed how you thoroughly enjoy being a teacher. That in and of itself surely... Read More
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:24
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IS YOUR EGO TOO BIG?

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These days it is not unusual for people to talk about the ego—a term somewhat related to narcissism. When a person seems too self-centered he/she may be cited as having too big an ego. The fact of the matter is that ego has two important jobs: it is the internal organizer of our personality and helps us survive through its ability to think, evaluate, and prioritize. Furthermore the ego has as much growing up to do as our physical selves and research indicates this involves traversing ten stages. (Loevinger, J. & Wessler, R., 1970.)

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