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Why I Write…

How I learn self-care by observing

My Great-grandfather, William T. Ellis, was an author in the early 1900s. Technically, he was a blogger before that was a thing. He had a syndicated column that ran every Sunday wh
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The Body Heals the Mind - Using your Summer Sense to feel alive

The Body Heals the Mind

Using your ‘Summer Sense’ to feel alive

Think of your brain as a reflecting pond of things as you perceive them. It is not the source. By activating your Summer Sense of awareness, appreciation and acceptance, you g ...
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Enrichment as a Guiding Internal Principle

Why the 56th Gene Key Became My Word-of-the-Year

What I've seen is that in order to feel centered & not swept up in a whirlwind of input, we do our best to stay awake to the call of our inner resources, and to stay in touch w
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Tools for Working with Rigid People

How I Approach Challenges with My Right Mind...

I’ve been helping out some family members recently, and I’ve called upon this one skill more times than I can count; using my Flexible Mind. I turn things upside down and look
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soup on the stove prepared ahead of time

The Joyful Practice of Being a Prepper

3 truths to prepare yourself for comfort without dread and panic.

Any act, habit, or practice that has become instilled in our lives can be driven by fear or pulled by desire. The mindset makes the difference. In other words, we can prepare for c
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Is Your Antacid Making You Sick?

The truth about heartburn, the purple pill, and how to stop it.

If you have heartburn and mention it to your doctor, what will you get? Likely you will be put on an antacid, or acid-suppressive therapy (AST). Let me ask you a rhetorical questi
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