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present moment, mindful living, only now, intuitive mind
For many of us, most of our waking thoughts are taken up with regrets, memories and nostalgia about the past, or fears, hopes and plans for the future. We rarely put our full attention on the present moment. We’re too busy to sit around meditating. We don’t have time, or at least that is how it seems in our frenzied, stressful lives, but let’s stop for a second and ask ourselves: What is time, in reality?Read More
indigenous values, Sami people, indigenous history, indigenous education, indigenous self-determination
Book Review by Amy Kellestine Why are Indigenous people around the globe, as young as nine years old, killing themselves up to ten times more often than non-Indigenous people? The award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga explores the root causes of this alarming trend and looks for answers in “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.” The issues can be traced back to what is now recognized as the cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples around the world, from Canada to Finland to Brazil and elsewhere: separating them from their land, theirRead More
The Grace Mindset, power of the mind, Parvati Devi, natural healing
Welcome to the first in a mini-series on “The Grace Mindset”, Parvati’s transformative upcoming book on the healing process. To step into “The Grace Mindset” is to connect with the true source of healing—for you and the world. It brings life-changing clarity to common blocks and obstacles to healing, such as the idea that healing happens “to” you or that adversity is a punishment. With practical guidance you can apply right away, Parvati empowers you to live your greatest health on all levels. You can be inspired by true storiesRead More
non-judgement, no judgement, awakening, diversity talks
Book Review by Amy Kellestine “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” is a detailed account of Derek Black’s journey from white nationalist to anti-racism activist. Researched and written by Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, the book provides a detailed look at the history of Derek’s original beliefs and the intimate details of their dismantling. It’s a masterful example of the patience, care, and empathy required to support a fundamental shift in beliefs, and shows what conversations can happen during divisiveRead More
circumstance, higher purpose, trust the universe, life and fate
Every human being longs for freedom. We are all familiar with the deep desire for self-determination, but how many of us realize that we are already free? We are born free. We came to this life by the exercise of free choice. It is only our deeply ingrained, culturally imposed assumptions to the contrary that makes us imagine otherwise.Read More
Freedom, free will, conscious choice
Every human being longs for freedom. We are all familiar with the deep desire for self-determination, but how many of us realize that we are already free? We are born free. We came to this life by the exercise of free choice. It is only our deeply ingrained, culturally imposed assumptions to the contrary that makes us imagine otherwise.Read More
aviation history, female pilots, women in aviation
Keith O’Brien’s “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” chronicles the details of the aviation industry in the US and the fight for women to fly. In it, O’Brien offers a compelling illustration of the almost unimaginable obstacles that women faced on their quest for equality on the ground and in the air.Read More
Trust Frequency, free-will, awareness, assumptions, attitude, attention, align, action, allow
The First Assumption creates a major paradox by saying “There is only Love.” What about all those things we consider not to be love? The Second Assumption resolves the paradox by clarifying the unconditional nature of the Love that creates and drives all things. Read More
Cottage by the Sea, Debbie Macomber book
Book Review by Amy Kellestine “Cottage by the Sea” is the newest offering from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Known for writing novels with “compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope,” the author delivers yet again this time around. “Cottage by the Sea” features Annie, a new graduate looking forward to all that life has to offer in Los Angeles. That is, until her family (mother, father, brother, sister-in-law and niece) are suddenly and tragically killed during aRead More
Formerly Known as Food
In “Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies and Culture”, Kristin Lawless provides an eye-opening look at just how much trouble our health and our environment is in as a result of our current approach to food. This book is designed to educate readers based on current science and facts and inspire you to take action—and it meets both of those goals exceptionally well. Lawless starts by detailing just how processed our food really is. Just about everything we buy in a packageRead More