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Go ‘Pro’ – How Probiotics Can Help You Be Happier

by Alicia Wilson Rivero The risk of not acting far outweighs the risk of acting. – Greg Craven WARNING: The consumption of probiotics might produce a balanced bio-culture in the bowels, a better functioning digestive system and a sense of Read more…

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Preventing Winter Colds and Flus with Natural Medicine, by Dana Kraft, Naturopath

(Originally published on the November 29th, 2011 issue of El Consejo.) It’s usually around Christmas that my phone starts ringing off the hook, with congested, sneezing, coughing clients on the other end of the line asking for herbal help! Winter Read more…

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How To Remember Your Dreams

Note: our friend Charles McPhee, the Dream Doctor, died recently at the early age of 49. These are his suggestions for better dream recall. The key to having a rich dream life — is to learn how to wake up Read more…

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Sunset Magazine: “Falling for San Miguel”

Falling for San Miguel In this charming Mexican city, one visit can change your life People love San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They love San Miguel so much that when you tell them you’re making your first visit, their love Read more…

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Wake up heart!

Wake up! You’ve slept too long in the iron bed of yearning. You’ve slept too long. The bedclothes are slovenly. Get up & make that bed of a heart! The alarm has gone off. What time is it? It is Read more…

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This Will Find You Ready

When you lose everything, then you track. This world is always spinning, on chicken legs, at the edge of the forest. You will need each chip of obsidian, every flake of flint, all caught parts of conversations. Glimpses of clematis Read more…

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There’s No Place the White Clouds Can’t Go

Nowhere the plumage of doves and angels isn’t moving over the dusty stairways of the Ancient City. The Moorish tiles spell as always, the name of God in letters of fire, in the shade of blue that is exactly your Read more…

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Common Thread Coaching

COMMON THREAD COACHING An Introduction to Life Coaching by Nancy G. Shapiro Part I: Seeking Your Personal Best Though life coaching has been around for over a decade, people still identify it with sports. “Would you make me to do Read more…

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Writing Myself Back To Life

  WRITING MYSELF BACK TO LIFE By Nancy G. Shapiro Summer 2002, Spirituality & Health magazine All my life I circled around the written word, mostly as a reader. I remember summer vacations filled with visits to the public library. Read more…

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The Art of Your Soul

by Nancy G. Shapiro from the June 2005 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine In times of transition, let your intuition chart your future. All you need is a glue stick. “I can’t stand it! I hate this place!” My Read more…

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Yearning for Security: The Three Little Pigs

Joseph Dispenza Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? We all are, apparently. We come into this world from a comfortable place, the womb, and forever afterwards, it seems, we yearn for and seek out the security of that cozy, Read more…

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Trusting the Process: Penelope

Joseph Dispenza The Universe has some great things in store for you if you will do all you can, then just sit still and trust ‘the process’ to work its way to a successful — and often dazzling — conclusion. Read more…

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Where Did the Gods Go?

What does leaving the gods out of ‘Troy’ mean for humankind? By Joseph Dispenza A subtitle for the new blockbuster, “Troy,” could be: “Where Have All the Gods Gone?” Except for a few jabs at the apparent powerlessness of the Read more…

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Toward Global Consciousness: King Arthur

Joseph Dispenza Every generation, it seems, re-creates King Arthur for its own purposes — and in its own image. This month a new movie is out on the King Arthur legend, a good time to look deeper into the mysterious Read more…

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The Ultimate Makeover: Cinderella

Joseph Dispenza Last month, the New York Times reported a story with this remarkable headline: ‘If Shoe Won’t Fit, Fix the Foot? Popular Surgery Raises Concern.’* ‘With vanity always in fashion and shoes reaching iconic cultural status,’ reporter Gardiner Harris Read more…

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The Seeker: Looking for the Holy Grail

Joseph Dispenza Seeking happiness and fulfillment is a good thing. But what we may be seeking, ultimately, is the Truth at the center of ourselves. Remember the story of the Holy Grail: The Grail was said to be the cup Read more…

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The Penantes: Blessings of the Household Gods

Joseph Dispenza There is a tremendously emotional scene in Virgil’s Aeneid when Aeneas, prince of Troy, is fleeing the burning ruins of his city. Making his way as quickly as possible to the harbor with his frail father on his Read more…

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The “Gimme” Spirituality of The Secret

Joseph Dispenza Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear. Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) Leave it to our consumer capitalist culture to turn even high spiritual principles into cash. The creed of spiritual materialism has been inching up Read more…

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Riches from the Depths: Poseidon

Joseph Dispenza Poseidon is a god of many names, including, for the Romans, Neptune. He is most famous as the god of the sea. The son of Cronus and Rhea, Poseidon is one of six siblings who eventually “divided the Read more…

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Pygmalion and the Passionate Life

Joseph Dispenza At this time of year, our attention usually turns to one of the more romantic characters of mythology: Cupid, the personification of love — and not just love, but being-in-love. But there is another great love story in Read more…

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Love Transforms: Beauty and the Beast

Joseph Dispenza The ageless children’s story Beauty and the Beast is one of the finest parables we have about the transforming qualities of love — and about one of life’s most important lessons: things are not always what they seem. Read more…

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Looking Back: Orpheus

As the end of the calendar year quickly approaches, television, newspapers, and magazines are reviewing what has happened in the past twelve months. Watching and reading about the events in the past seem to be the order of the day. Read more…

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Hercules Cleans Up

Joseph Dispenza Like most authentic heroes, Hercules had a god as one of his parents. He was the son of the supreme deity, Zeus, and a mortal woman. Zeus’s queen, Hera, was jealous of Hercules, and when he was still Read more…

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Heaven on Earth

Joseph Dispenza Mankind will need to venture far beyond planet Earth to ensure the long-term survival of our species, according to the world’s best known scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking. The Daily Telegraph If you have a sense that the quality Read more…

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Eros: The Ecstasy of Relationship

Joseph Dispenza Eros was the god of love in Greek mythology. And with a power as potent as that of love and desire, it should come as no surprise that Eros played a significant role in myth and legend. Indeed, Read more…

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Demeter: Nurtured by the Mother Within

Joseph Dispenza The ancients believed that there was a time when the earth enjoyed an unending season of temperate weather. Because trees were always green and flowers always bloomed, the world was filled with life and beauty. Crops also grew Read more…

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Death and Rebirth: The Phoenix

Joseph Dispenza Here in Mexico, we are preparing for the year’s most remarkable celebration: the annual feast at the beginning of November of Day of the Dead. This may sound at first like a rather somber affair, but it is Read more…

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Chiron: The Wounded Healer as Mentor

Joseph Dispenza Chiron (pronounced KAI­ron) was the son of the Olympian god Kronos, who took on the form of a horse when he made love to Philyra, a sea nymph. Their union brought forth a centaur, a being with the Read more…

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Aphrodite and the Recovery of Innocence

Joseph Dispenza She was the most beautiful of all Olympians — the goddess of love, grace, and beauty. You may remember that when young Paris, Prince of Troy, was asked to award the Golden Apple “To the Fairest,” he handed Read more…

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Aesculapius

Joseph Dispenza In Greek mythology, Aesculapius (ess-que-LA-pe-us), son of Apollo, often referred to as the god of medicine or healing, was a Greek healer who became a Greek demigod, and was a famous physician. His mother, the nymph Coronis, a Read more…

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10 Tips for Making Travel a Spiritual Practice

1. Create a travel shrine. A simple home altar dedicated to a trip will establish its spiritual character. Include photos of your destination, reminders of home and anything that contributes to emphasizing the trip’s underlying spiritual nature. 2. Pack virtues. Read more…

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Understanding Boundaries and Standards

Beverly Nelson, Ph.D. In the LifePath retreats we lead, we help people understand that healthy boundaries and high standards are essential in creating a LifePath that is in alignment with who they are. In the many articles and books written Read more…

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Thanksgiving Prayers and Blessings from Different Cultures and Faiths

Great Spirit of Universal Love and Compassion, Thank you for having chosen us out of limitless creative possibilities to share the spark of your Divine Life. Thank you for helping us to understand that we are all part of One Read more…

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Recovering a Sense of Balance in Retreat

Beverly Nelson, Ph.D. In Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now, Maya Angelou says, “If we step away for a time, we are not, as many may think and some will accuse, being irresponsible, but rather we are preparing ourselves Read more…

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