A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling

BY LEO BABAUTA I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Continue Reading →

Is Burning Incense Bad for Your Health?

(originally posted on SafeBee, but it seems to be missing, so keeping it here cuz it’s good information) If you use incense a lot, you may want to cut back Denise Foley (@dmfoley)HealthSeptember 18, 2015 If you sniff at the idea that aromatherapy can be therapeutic, guess what? Science doesn’t agree. One study found taking a deep whiff of lavender Continue Reading →

How To Stop People From Emotionally Manipulating You

If you are reading this right now, then chances are you have been manipulated by someone at some point in your life.  There is also a good chance you are being manipulated right now.  Teachers, co-workers, relationship partners, friends, and family are usually the ones who end up manipulating us because we feel as though we can trust them.  Because Continue Reading →

A Mindful Shift of Focus

BY LEO BABAUTA Throughout the day, we get frustrated, irritated, angry. We are frustrated in traffic, when a loved one doesn’t behave the way we like, when someone tells us we’re wrong, when technology doesn’t work the way we want, when dinner is ruined, among many other daily stresses. These frustrations can build up into unhappiness, relationship problems, work problems, Continue Reading →

True North (Aurora Sky, Vampire Hunter #6) by Nikki Jefford July 7th

    Purchase on Amazon Purchase on iBooks Purchase on B&N Purchase on Smashwords Available at Kobo and Google Play soon, and paperback later this month. True North will be available in audiobook this September. Add it on Goodreads Aurora has spent the past year fighting for survival, freedom, and justice. Now she’s about to face the biggest battle of Continue Reading →

How To Know If You’re An Indigo, Crystal Or Rainbow Child

There’s a lot of discussion surrounding the ideas of what a ‘Star Child’ is. Are you one of them? If you’re reading this or have an interest in the world’s collective evolution, then you probably are! These titles or categories of ‘Star People’ hold a different meaning to each person. To me, this essentially means your purpose in life is Continue Reading →

Let Go of Stress: Nothing to Cling To

BY LEO BABAUTA Stress is a killer. It contributes to health problems, unhappiness, depression, relationship problems, and more. We’re always going to have some stress in our lives, but how can we manage it? By finding the cause, and working with that cause. In my mindfulness experiments, I’ve found that the root cause of stress is clinging to things. We Continue Reading →

Why we didn’t make it out to HPF 2016

2016 has been a year of hell. This blog is going to be rambling. It’s going to go back and forth in the time line and might be confusing. But this is why I didn’t go to Heartland Pagan Festival. First one I’ve missed since we didn’t have the money a few years back. Around 1600 on 7 April 2016, Continue Reading →

Parenting as an empath

Originally found here (http://www.theempathway.net/the-empath-and-parenting.html) but the site has been taken down. Saving because it has great information that I cannot find anywhere else. Above all of the experiences in life, being a parent is the most demanding yet the most rewarding experience when embraced fully. The balancing required to maintain a healthy equilibrium is quite a task and particularly more Continue Reading →