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Smiling Brown EyesANNA-MARIE GIUFFRE HEITZNER: Poetic Inspiration Read more >>>

The Strong may Survive but the Loving Thrive
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon I've always considered myself a 'strong' person: intelligent, decisive, gutsy, take charge, assertive, powerful, determined, resolute, dedicated and independent. However looking back, I'm sure others would likely have used considerably less flattering adjectives to describe my strength. Read more >>>
Time to Embrace the Truth: You Are Worthy

Mom with Young Son hugging her around the neckRORY KELLY CONNOR: Sitting in the back, quietly observing, the words and Catholic rituals as familiar to me as my own name, a phrase I had said thousands of times was spoken once again by all. “Lord, I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and I shall be healed.” And for the first time I recognized, with my coach’s heart, the lie. Read more >>>

Taking the Middle Road

Black & White Paint Pouring Yin - Yang SymbolANDREA THIEL CONNELL: One of mankind’s greatest mind illusions is the need and questing for balance. True balance is not found in a moment of rest. Pain and illness are experienced when we sit too long with our attention on one thing. Pain indicates a resistance to change. Balance is only experienced in the flow. Read more >>>

People of Passion

Raise the Roof Kenya logoGRACE STE. CROIX: Among us are those who believe in making a difference. Amongst us are people who are truly passionate about a cause and will give their time and effort to see that cause through to a solution. We are naturally drawn to these people because, let’s face it, passion is a rare yet addictive substance... Read more >>>

Managing Time or Being Managed by its Tyranny?

Stressed out woman with clock faces superimposedADRIANA STORY HILL: We have so mechanized time that we have forgotten that we are biological creatures! We simply are not meant to live in such restricted ways as the five-minute increments. Read more >>>

The Thought that Changed My Life Forever

Stressed out my with hand covering is eyesDR. JOE RUBINO: As I sat there in my first personal development seminar, my coach, Mike Smith had the audacity to ask me the question, "Joe, did you ever consider what it is costing you to live with the belief that you have no other options for creating an empowered and fulfilling life?" Read more >>>

How Are We Raising Our Boys?

Rediscovering what it truly means to be MASCULINE is the only way to find peace in this world.

Father holding baby son in his arms staring at the cameraMARY GIUFFRE: In the wake of the horrendous worldwide tragedies receiving attention at the time of writing this, my heart goes out to the victims and those left in turmoil by such heartbreak, however I can't stop feeling terribly sad for the boys who could commit such heinous acts and how we as a society have fallen short when raising our boys. Read more >>>

A Note to Gibbie

Lovely grandmother portraitMARI SELBY: Gibbie seemed to understand and accept my wild self. She appreciated that I would never live in a made to order role for a woman and that was okay with her. Gibbie took my life plans seriously and I needed someone to believe in me. Read more >>>

The Newcomer: Letting Go

Old Style Suit Cases stacked outside aging brick wallGRACE STE. CROIX: As a community, when we have newcomers join us, we must realize how much they have had to let go to arrive here. Read more >>>

Company for My Thoughts

 …It was the most profound moment of understanding I had ever had of providence. I never felt as safe and loved as I was when I realized that I, also, was a part of this world and I, too, was provided for.

Purple Leaves and Yellow FlowersLIANNE SNOW: It is easy for human beings to fall from internal grace and into fear. We can be inundated with the negativity that media provides us. However, I am finding, like seeds on the snow, those who share my thoughts, and my hope for our future together. Read more >>>

Into the Stillness
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon A pebble is tossed in a pool, the ripples move out from the centre and back to the centre, collapsing in stillness and ripple out again only to come back again to the stillness, eventually the entire pool returns to the stillness as though nothing had happened. Read more >>>
Integrity as a Way of Being
BRENT MARCHANT: Article Icon Integrity is one of those revered traits to which many of us aspire. There's a mystique about it that suggests an implicit purity, a pristine authenticity untainted by the corrupting influences of an allegedly vile secular world. Some even look upon integrity as a sort of Holy Grail, a lofty, divinely inspired attribute to be nobly pursued but rarely if ever achieved... Read more >>>
Flying through Life with the Greatest of Ease

RORY KELLY CONNOR: Now is the time to assess all that you are juggling. Ask yourself if each piece you are trying to balance with all the others is still crucial to your happiness. Also, ask yourself honestly what it might feel like if you could throw that piece away… Read more >>>

Committing to Living with Principles

Monk Drinking Tea - Watercolour

MARI SELBY: Thich Nhat Hahn teaches, that the principles and practice of being mindful is a commitment to walk in the world fully present. “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” Read more >>>

Promises, Promises

The Most Important Commitment You Will Ever Make

Several clippings with commitment words on themRORY KELLY CONNORCommitment is about honour, being able to make a commitment. Give and take. As long as you give what you promised, you can honourably take what was promised in return. Read more >>>

Much Ado About Passion

The Good, The Bad and The Balance

Passionate Soccer Player with Passions words super imposed over topRORY KELLY CONNOR: Passion. A powerful little word used to describe all sorts of emotions: love, hate, desire, lust, sexual urges, joy, ardent affection, wild enthusiasm, enthrallment. What differentiates passion into a category unto itself is the focused intensity associated with it.
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Supercharging the Power of Perception

Motor Cycle Racer CloseupBRENT MARCHANT: Those of us who have 20/20 vision, perfect pitch or a keen intellect probably think we have great powers of perception. But do we? Are our perceptive abilities all they can be, or can they be improved? Read more >>>


"We have to break eggs to make an omelet ~ or in this case a Frittata."  ~ Mari Selby

Colourful Easter EggsMARI SELBY: Each one of us is a rare egg, and each of our yolks, shells, and whites make a difference in this amazing universe. The painted eggs of our hopes and dreams have their own timing and season. Read more >>>

Becoming a Warrior of Love

3 Golden Armour Hearts with ArrowsANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Fear is coming at us from every direction so we must become Warriors of Love right now! Dust off your Shield of Light and pull out your Sword of Truth – we have work to do! We have to love our fears to death! Read more >>>

Joy Happens

In Joy - Sheet MusicRORY KELLY CONNOR: Through our individual and collective search for our highest selves, in the manifestation of our most loving selves, and in the embodiment of our most giving selves, joy happens. Read more >>>

Eleven : Eleven : Eleven

"Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge."
~ Deepak Chopra

Field of Poppies

MARY GIUFFRE: Leading up to Remembrance Day this year I dealt with a great personal struggle. You see every year, as long as I can remember, like most people, I made sure I posted a bright red poppy on my lapel beginning around November 1st. Read more >>>

In Sync
STEVE SISGOLD: Article Icon The universe sometimes lines up situations for us to capture our attention and lead us to discover relevant information to achieve our goals, even if we don't recognize it at times. Read more >>>
An Ode Of Receptivity
To A Beautiful Garden Centre Lady
The cancer industry has stolen another friend.
LISA ROBBINS: Article Icon At my favourite garden centre, there is a beautiful woman who is always there, sometimes wandering around, but usually sitting on a chair at the cash register. She runs a thriving business, with many loyal and returning customers every year. Read more >>>
A Grateful Heart
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." ~Johannes A. Gaertner
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon As Autumn comes into full bloom I seem to automatically slip into 'thanksgiving mode' and tend to become mindful of all the things I am grateful for. It's one of the things I teach my students and clients to respect as a one of the Reiki Precepts, but also it is one of the corner stones of building healthy relationships, family and community. Read more >>>
Integrity Healing
LISA ROBBINS: Article Icon Integrity is intertwined throughout our lives. It is as essential to our health as it is to the relationship of this pollen packed bee with the sunflower he has just visited. Read more >>>
Green Chile Roast
MARI SELBY: Article Icon For 25 years I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New Mexico is the only state I know of that has an official question. You are promptly asked 'red or green'? in a restaurant whenever you order any New Mexican dish, i.e. enchiladas or burritos. Read more >>>
The Persistence Paradox
BRENT MARCHANT: Article Icon In today's culture, persistence is often viewed as a revered virtue, one to which many of us are encouraged to aspire. And, to be sure, persistence has its place, both in everyday matters and in elements of metaphysical practice. However, it's a dual-edged sword that can easily cut both ways. Read more >>>
Now We are ONE
Happy 1st Birthday!
MARY GIUFFRE & PAUL CLARK: Article Icon We'd both been dragging ourselves around tired careers in the film and TV industry for way too long. The hours, the egos and the unfulfilling projects were becoming relentlessly unrewarding. With all our years of experience there had to be something we could create that would ADD to the betterment of humanity... Read more >>>
Shutting Out the Noise
So You Can Hear Your Own Inner Rhythm
RORY KELLY CONNOR: Article Icon "What? I can't hear you! There's too much noise around here! I can't focus! How am I supposed to hear myself think?" Read more >>>
Operating From a Position of Personal Strength
BRENT MARCHANT: Article Icon One of my favourite expressions is "Fortune favours the bold." To me, it's such an uplifting saying that, whenever I hear it, I can FEEL the energy of empowerment surging through my body. And that kind of empowerment is crucial if one wants to approach life by operating from a position of personal strength. Read more >>>
let go
ANNA-MARIE GIUFFRE-HEITZNER: Article Icon Poetic Inspiration Read more >>>
Thinking With Your Heart
Moving Energy From Thought to Feeling
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon The thing I remember most about my grandmother was her incredible ability to accept what is. Whenever the rest of our family was running around like their hair was on fire my Gram pulled out one of her favourite sayings, "These are the things that happen to the living." Applies to virtually everything doesn't it? Read more >>>
A Mother's Love
JAMES POLK: Article Icon Mother to genius was Anna Lloyd-Jones Wright's greatest claim to fame. Read more >>>
Mother and Child
S.Lynne Horton Article Icon Inspired Art & Poetry Read more >>>
The Gulf Oil Spill
One Year Later
MARI SELBY: Article Icon A short year ago, on April 20, 2010, a massive explosion rocked the Transocean oil rig DEEPWATER HORIZON, a state-of-the art mobile offshore drilling platform at work on a well in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were killed by the blast and survivors had just minutes to flee an inferno that would soon burn and sink the rig. Read more >>>
Earth Day 2011
The largest and most celebrated environmental event worldwide!
H.THOMAS~P.CLARK~M.GIUFFRE: Article Icon Unfortunately many of our daily actions pollute and degrade our fragile environment. The celebration of Earth Day provides a powerful catalyst for change. In recognition of environmental challenges all over the world, more than one billion people in over 170 countries, stage events and projects to address local environmental issues. Read more >>>
Growing Disability Awareness
PEGGY O'NEILL: Article Icon The bottom-line aim of Disability Awareness, or ABILITY AWARENESS Ability (as it is more commonly referred to nowadays) is to understand, first and foremost, that people with disabilities are first and foremost PEOPLE. Read more >>>
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon I want to talk about LOVE. When I sat down to write this article I Googled, "What is love?" and the question brought up some 3,290,000,000 results in 0.10 seconds. I only made it through the first three pages before the words 'STOP ALREADY!' went screaming through my head! Read more >>>
Spring Equinox: Renewal, Rebirth and Growth
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon Once again we are joyfully blessed by the predictable flow of the universe as we enjoy the energy Spring Equinox carries in. It is comforting to know that in these days of tumultuous change for so many on the planet some things stay the same. Read more >>>
Following the Wisdom of your Heart
PEGGY O'NEILL: Article Icon Where should I be living? What's the best job for me? Should I marry this person or not? Like Dorothy seeking the Wizard of Oz to get her back home, many of us search outside ourselves for the answers to these all-important questions. Forgetting, just like Dorothy, that we, too, have everything we need within us right now to return 'home'. Read more >>>
Heart of a Black Rose
S.LYNNE HORTON: Article Icon Inspired Art & Poetry Read more >>>
Radiant Mind ~ Awakened Heart ~ Sacred Life
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon By the time we are young teenagers we have already learned to navigate our daily life as though we were walking back and forth over a bridge; the bridge between our mind and heart. Read more >>>
Loving Yourself from the Inside Out
A Tribute to Your Unsung Hero
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon How do I love Thee (and by Thee I mean Me); let me count the ways...Surely this is the hardest thing for people to do; loving themselves...they think. It's not that people don't love themselves, it's that they are stuck in shallow thinking. I want you to jump into the deep end. Read more >>>
And A Meadowlark Sang
MARI SELBY: Article Icon When you give yourself over to the moment, only then do you allow yourself to feel. In his poem "And A Meadowlark Sang" originally written in Hindi, Indian Poet, Ravindra Kumar Karnani eloquently illustrates this point. Read more >>>
Terminal Terminology
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon A young girl perhaps ten years old was a featured guest on a high profile daily network TV talk show I was working on a few years back. She told a story of driving with her mom in the downtown area of a major Canadian city one bitterly cold winter day and watching in dismay as an underdressed elderly man, dug through a garbage bin and ate the dregs he found there. Read more >>>
Women's Intuition
STEVE SISGOLD: Article Icon An amazing and unpredictable adventure began when you were conceived. From that very moment, your innate intelligence has steered you through a non-stop stream of sensations, feelings, thoughts and impressions that make up the 5-star thrill ride called life. Read more >>>
2011 and the Age of Aquarius
In every man there is a king. Speak to the king and the king will come forth. ~ Scandinavian Proverb
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon The excitement of a New Year is upon us; fresh starts and clean slates. For most of us the new year brings us to an awareness of rising unlimited potential, with a deeply felt sense of bubbling anticipation we step forward boldly, making plans and setting goals for the year ahead. Read more >>>
Energize Your New Year!
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon Our world is made up of endless fields of energy and the dawn of a New Year is the perfect time to change up those energies so we plant seeds for a brilliant future. Read more >>>
Words to Live By
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon A Christmas Day baby, I am accustomed to giving as well as receiving on my birthday:) The Feng SHe concept was a gift from the endless ALL-knowing Universal Energy. Read more >>>
Happy Solstice!
Celebrating My Inner Pagan!
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon Every year I hear people complain about the coming of Christmas; the hectic schedules, the cost, the commercialism, the stress, the loneliness and the gaudiness of it all. Bah Humbug I say! Lighten up...It's Winter Solstice! Read more >>>
12 Selfish Holiday Survival Steps!
ANDREA THIEL CONNELL: Article Icon The upcoming holidays present many of us with the most stressful time of the year. Our schedules are already jammed packed with daily responsibilities and our budgets are maxed out. Read more >>>
Reflection ~ 2010
JANICE CHRYSLER: Article Icon It is hard to believe that another year is almost coming to a close! Normally we wait until the New Year to take a few moments to look back and see where we have come from and decide the direction we will take for the upcoming year. Why wait? Read more >>>
The Pinocchio Effect
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon I've come to realize that however well intentioned, for the most part human beings are not particularly honest. Read more >>>
Learning To Trust
BRENT MARCHANT: Article Icon Reaching our goals can be challenging at times, but I've found they're generally easiest to accomplish by making use of conscious creation/law of attraction principles, the practice whereby we combine the power of our beliefs with the energy of All That Is to manifest what we desire. Read more >>>
Thank You Mother Earth
"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'thank you', it will be enough."
Meister Eckhart
MARI SELBY: Article Icon In the U.S.A. Thanksgiving ushers in the Winter Solstice, which marks the point where the lingering dark-nights slowly give way to light-filled days. Meanwhile we have a month of the longest night to go through. What can help sustain us during these dark days is to fill our hearts with gratitude? Read more >>>
Do You Believe in Magic?
MARI SELBY: Article Icon Contemporary myth suggests that magic can only be Harry Potter waving his wand at his enemies, or the mouse in 'Fantasia' making magic do his work, but in the '60's the Lovin' Spoonful revealed what magic is really all about. "Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart? How the music can free her, whenever it starts...I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul..." Read more >>>
You Put What? Where?
The Energetic Affects of Body Art
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon I wear two tattoos. The top of my left arm hosts an OM symbol, which, to my mind, reinforces my commitment to a spiritual path. In the same spot on my right arm is an icon of an energetic spiral, a reflection of our very galaxy. (That's the artist in action to the left.) Read more >>>
Changing the World One Soul at a Time
DEVORAH GARLAND: Article Icon The most valuable way I know to effect change in this world is to begin with me - by living in balance in every aspect of my life. Read more >>>
Incline Your Mind Toward Joy
MARCI SHIMOFF: Article Icon Does the idea of standing in front of a mirror and appreciating your positive qualities feel uncomfortable and stupid? It did to me - which was a sign that I really needed to try it. Read more >>>
Balance in Motion
MARY GIUFFRE & PAUL CLARK: Article Icon Aztec dance celebrates the traditions of the ancients. Performed as ceremonial prayer every dance honours the balance of dualities. Each step is first to the left and then to the right to BALANCE FEMININE and MASCULINE energies and is prayer sent back to the Creator. Read more >>>
Finding Stillness
in a Not So Still World
JANICE CHRYSLER: Article Icon It seems we move from fast to faster as we travel through our lives. The world around us is quickly advancing and changing in ways many of us could never have imagined. Read more >>>
The Proverbial Chicken
HEATHER PARDON: Article Icon You have no doubt heard the question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" Have you ever really wondered why the chicken crossed the road? Or what made the chicken want to cross the road in the first place? Read more >>>
The Power of Gratitude
Mike Robbins: Article Icon I've been speaking and writing about gratitude for almost ten years now - and I'm still amazed at how challenging it can be for me to focus on what I'm grateful for at times (especially when I'm feeling sorry for myself or complaining). Read more >>>
Free to Love: The Heart of Emotions
DAVID SIMON MD: Article Icon Most of us did not receive formal instructions on how to love. As we were growing up, we learned by observing our parents, siblings, and caregivers, who may or may not have been competent at managing and expressing their emotions. Read more >>>
The Art of Listening
BRENT MARCHANT: Article Icon While growing up, most of us probably played the much-loved childhood game 'Telephone'. For those unfamiliar with it, the game basically involves someone whispering a story into another player's ear, who then whispers it into another player's ear, and so on and so on until the tale reaches the last player, who then recites it for the entire group. Read more >>>
What Would Love Do?
MIKE ROBBINS: Article Icon I had the honour of interviewing my friends Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the founders of Cafe Gratitude, on my radio show. In the course of our wonderfully inspiring conversation they brought up the idea of asking the question, "What would love do?" when making decisions or facing challenges in life. Read more >>>
The Power of Daily Practices
FEATURE ~ ROBIN SHARMA: Article Icon Success, world-class health, internal fulfillment and sustained happiness don't just happen. These elements of your best life are created. All too often we look at a human being playing their best game on the playing field of life and assume they got lucky or were born into their lofty condition. Read more >>>
My Last Day
Feature ~ David Daniels MD: Article Icon If this were my last day, my only day - there is only love. All there ever was and will be is love. Brilliance comes from the inner knowing of this. And by love, I mean the connection of us humans in body, mind, and heart - souls together in harmony with gratitude for what is. Read more >>>
Greatness by Evolution Versus Revolution
This inspiring article by International Best Selling Author, Leadership and Personal Development expert ROBIN SHARMA: Article Icon exemplifies our intention for creating It's our greatest wish for ALL that we evolve into the heartfelt beings we were created to be. We are grateful for this and all the material so generously provided to our sincere endeavour. Read more >>>
Breaking N.E.W.S.
MARY GIUFFRE: Article Icon The formal exchange of information has been part of human culture since messengers ran from city to city in ancient times and the town criers of early North American settlements clanged their bells on street corners.
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