Start New Year “Standing out of the Crowd”

Saturday, January 3, 2015 ~ Creative Self Expression: "Do You hear What I Hear?" ~ Its pretty hard not to ........ The Capricorn Sun is in square aspect to Uranus-in-Aries. Do you feel the urge to push? That Internal force to break free -------. what 'New' experiences are shouting your name? Calling you to action? Out of the blue, via a challenge or controversy, you come to not only 'smell' the coffee, you are pushed to take charge and brew a whole pot of your signature brand. The … [Read more...]

Shadows of the Past, Larry James

Shadows of the past are our out-dated precepts and ideas that serve no one. They are our preconceived notions about how we think things should be, should turn out or how things are. They cast their dreary shadow between ourselves and all that is good. We must steadily move closer to the realization that our outer-circumstances are not something to be resolved but rather look upon them as inner-conditions to be acknowledged and understood. We can never see the fullness of the Light while … [Read more...]

Road to Dignity by 2030: Blueprint towards sustainable development

Calling for inclusive, agile and coordinated action to usher in an era of sustainable development for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 December presented the United Nations General Assembly with an advance unedited version of his synthesis report, which will guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. The report was formally issued in the six official UN languages on 31 December. “2015 will herald an unprecedented … [Read more...]

2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, OCT 15-19

2015 is the Year of the Parliament! The Parliament of the World's Religions invites proposals for programs for presentations at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015. Share Your Wisdom at the 2015 Parliament! ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE TODAY & SAVE HERE CALL FOR PROGRAMS Thousands of people submit program proposals for the Parliament and a team of interfaith and subject experts select about 10% of those proposals to be a part of … [Read more...]

Welcome to Australia, Tragedy and Hope of 2014

Our Resolution: Normalize compassion, Radicalize brutality. Like every year, it seems, 2014 was full of ... the 'darkest tragedy and the brightest hope'. We've seen firsthand the damage being visited upon families and individuals by indefinite, mandatory detention and by the hopelessness and poverty of bridging visas - and we've seen thousands of Australians respond to this darkness as volunteers, donors, friends… people becoming living examples of an alternative … [Read more...]

2014, Year in Review, Rebecca Solnit

'Feminist insurrection against male violence', Rebecca Solnit 2014 has been a year of feminist insurrection against male violence: a year of mounting refusal to be silent, refusal to let our lives and torments be erased or dismissed. It has not been a harmonious time, but harmony is often purchased by suppressing those with something to say. It was loud, discordant, and maybe transformative, because important things were said – not necessarily new, but said more emphatically, by more of us, … [Read more...]

Importance of Buying Life Insurance When Young and Healthy

The Importance of Buying Life Insurance When You Are Young and Healthy When you’re young, the last thing you probably think about is buying life insurance. However, obtaining some sort of coverage should be on your mind. Because you are young, healthy, and in the prime of your life, buying life insurance would not only be a wise decision as far as health is concerned, but also financially. Life insurance companies generally offer discounted rates to policyholders who are of a younger age … [Read more...]

DEC 26 celebrates Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day

Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of … [Read more...]

Keeping Jesus in Christmas!

Each year there's usually some discussion about Christmas and how the religious holiday has become too secular, too centered on shopping, and not about Jesus' birth. While most Christians might agree, it can be hard to figure out what to do about it. How, exactly, do you put Christ back in Christmas? Especially if you're already knee-deep in decorations, cookie-baking, and struggling to put up the Christmas tree. This is not a mandatory to-do list, but rather a few ideas to remind … [Read more...]

Your Calling, 10 Signs that You have Found it!

How can you tell if you have found your calling? As a doctor who was called to medicine at a young age but then wound up disillusioned by the system, questioning my calling, I’ve asked myself this question a lot. It’s been a long strange trip—first leaving medicine, then feeling called back, then leaving again only to find my role in healing our broken health care system as a writer, speaker, revolutionary, and teacher of physicians. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about how to … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice 2014, celebrated DEC 21

The pagan holiday known as Yule falls on the winter solstice, which is Dec. 21 this year. Flickr December may be marked by Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but for pagans it’s the time to celebrate Yule. The holiday marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (Sunday, Dec. 21, this year) and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and beginning of winter. It is one of the oldest winter celebrations known. The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year. The Earth’s … [Read more...]

Celebrating Hanukkah ( Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה)

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, … [Read more...]

The Best Gift for Your Holiday Honey

Are you wondering, what is the best gift for your honey this holiday season? Relationships and marriages become stressed around the holidays. Too much to do and not enough time. What tends to fall to the bottom of our lists is making time to connect with our partners. It doesn’t have to be this way. With just a little thoughtfulness, your relationship can flourish during the holidays. Several years ago Bob and I wrote about what we call “Holi-Dates.” Holi-Date – A short, sweet date with … [Read more...]

Is it Time to Push the “Reset” Button?‏, Larry James

Is it Time to Push the “Reset” Button? by Larry James If your relationship is not gaining ground... you could begin again (with the same partner)! Be warned: Once a choice is made to end the relationship no amount of coaching, no communication techniques will make the relationship work unless - you and your partner make the decision that you want to have a relationship with your partner and decide how you want to make it work. If you can make that decision then you have taken the first … [Read more...]

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