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Keys to Success And Feng Shui

Astrology, Psychology, Relationships and Feng Shui Knarik 09.09.2011

Signs From The Universe

Ask for and recognize them
by Cortney Litwin

Have you ever mulled over an important choice, such as ending a relationship, only to have a strange "coincidence" or two appear that seemed to point you in the right direction? Perhaps you got into your car, turned on the ignition, and the song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was playing on the radio. Or an ad for a matchmaking service unexpectedly arrived in your inbox. Maybe yoFFFFFFu ran into an old friend who informed you they were relieved to have ended a relationship that was going nowhere. Sound familiar? These are examples of sacred signs.

Divine messages Signs are messages from the universe that often come when we least expect them. However, they generally appear when we need them the most! You'll attract a sacred sign when you're focused on a choice, when you have a question that's been on your mind, or when you need clarity about something. The very act of focusing sets up an energetic "broadcast" that will evoke a response from the universe. Fortunately, consciously asking for a sign will get the attention of the divine as well. And it doesn't take a special talent to ask for and receive a sign. You just need a concise and sincere question, the openness to receiving an answer, the awareness to perceive the sign and the willingness to act upon the message. An immediate reply Here's a striking example of how a sign can provide guidance. Recently, after the stock market tumbled in September 2008, sending the Dow down 504 points, I was in a quandary over whether to liquidate my mother's stock portfolio. Feeling like I needed a sign, I asked, "Is it in my mother's best interests to leave her money in stocks?" Feeling restless, I decided to go for a stroll around the neighborhood. As I walked across the porch and down the stairs outside my condo, I saw, to my surprise, a note slipped under the outer door. This immediately got my attention. The president of the homeowner's association had written to ask me to remove the lavender bush I'd planted because it was blocking a sprinkler. I could plant it somewhere else, she said. This request would have annoyed me except that it was obviously the sign I had asked for. I was to "uproot" my mother's stock portfolio and put her money elsewhere. Guide to seeing signs To become adept at manifesting sacred signs of your own, follow these 6 simple steps.

postage stamp or lyrics. a dream. they can be a song on the radio or an email message. it's appropriate to set a timeframe for the sign to appear.1. at least until you become skilled at reading signs. To simplify things. you might say. . "Send me a sign that moving to Los Angeles fulfills the highest good for all concerned. the clearer the answer will be." Conversely. a show. Ask for it Forming a concise statement that includes one inquiry at a time is crucial. you might ask. you can ask for that symbol to be the sign. a question that requires a yes or no answer is best. which will be aligned with your true destiny. or just via something that suddenly catches your attention." Another example would be..no fair trying to influence the powers that be toward the answer you want! Plus. you can phrase the request as." You get it! It's essential to remain neutral about the question . but instead a representation of a rose in a photo. The clearer you are in what you ask. Look for synchronistic events as well. like . 3. For instance. For instance. You need to keep your eyes open.. . "Send me a sign within the next 24 hours . Watch for it Spotting a sign takes a high level of awareness. it may not be an actual rose that comes your way. 2. "Send me a sign that staying in my relationship fulfills the highest good for all concerned. especially if you intuitively link the incident or object with your question.." Just remember. Signs can take just about any form. You might say. They can come through a person. you'll need to accept the answer you get. "Send me a sign that leaving my relationship." And if you have a favorite symbol. "Send me rose as a sign that I should. So be on the alert for anything out of the ordinary. Timing Also.. Actually. As mentioned above. the latter is a common way that signs present themselves.

which tell you if the Sign is a green light to "go for it" or a stop sign to "halt and desist" what you're doing or planning. Rest assured that the universe will send you signs that are easily recognizable for you. It will also open the door to more sacred signs from the universe. and you're not sure what it means. can help you analyze and interpret what the sign is telling you. circumstances and people into your life. then the answer is no. note your feelings about it. however. ask for another sign to clarify the answer. But what if you don't receive a sign? Actually. Also. Gratitude opens your heart to attracting positive events. Be thankful for it One more thing: Be sure to thank the divine for the guidance. 4. just when you were thinking of taking art classes yourself. That takes practice and keen inner awareness. you'll get the message. . The future may present another opportunity to go for it. it's common to wonder if the sign that appears is truly a sign. What is the good of asking for a sign if you don't heed its message? Just don't do anything drastic unless you're very sure you're interpreting the message correctly. 6. 5. if you get a negative reply. Logic. Act on it Perhaps the biggest leap of faith is actually acting upon the message. If you ask if Ben is the right guy for you. If you mix your intuition with clear-headed analysis. when the Sign appears. and no sign appears. not receiving a sign is a sign. You may also wonder if you have the skill to interpret it. it may be that what you're wanting is appropriate for you. Believe it For those unused to being guided in this way. If you receive a sign. Just try not to rationalize away the sign and its message. Also. It's also perfectly fine to ask for clarity. but the timing is off.running into your kid's art teacher at the market.

With a little practice. The Power of Perspective The Hanged Man says it's time for a new viewpoint by S.K. belief dictates reality! It follows then.So be clear about what you need to know and ask for a sign. Perspective is everything. Then watch your world for any signs that come though . that a shift in perspective is sometimes exactly what . Smith So often. it's no wonder positive people tend to get what they want more often .after all.and be thankful for the guidance. and keeping this in mind. the outcome of the situations we face is dictated by the way we see things. signs will become a natural way for you to communicate with the universe.

Nor does adopting a change for the better. Pulling this card (or reaching a point of despair or block) implies that it's time to stop seeing things from a narrow.whether we're students of the Tarot or simply students of life -. and it behooves us .whether we've drawn this card recently or not! But there's more to the mystery of this infamous card. In both. we may find that we uncover a new way of being . And what a powerful. uplifting thought! You hold the power to change your own destiny.step back and open ourselves to a larger point of view. Spirit. But how do we know when to let go of an old view in favor of a new one? It's usually when you're down . it's important that each of us . more connected point of view. All things considered.particularly when we're struggling with a problem we can't seem to solve . to get a new. We are all components of a universe much bigger than any one of our individual desires.a greater good and a clear. Despite its implications of death. on the other hand seeks harmony. The Hanged Man does not spell doom for the seeker who finds it in his or her Tarot spread. and by releasing our own selfish motivations (which we may not see as selfish at all.that this need is most clearly expressed. completely personal perspective. The Hanged Man tells us this in no uncertain terms. though even resistance to change arises from fear). the death implied is one of the Ego -not a bad thing as Spirit and Ego rarely operate with the same intentions as motivators.to start with our common misperceptions.or stuck in a situation . Rather. optimal course of action. That's what it tells us -. And drawing the 13th card of the Major Arcana (The Hanged Man) clearly suggests you need to broaden your perspective regarding the matter in question. this is the core reason we consult psychics in the first place. . Ego takes its cues from the desire for immediate gratification.we need in order to solve our problems and change the probable outcome of the future (there will always be outside factors beyond our control).

but the card of the catalyst. You have to elect to make the shift . Imagine what other ways you can frame your situation and make the effort to re-frame it. a person. It offers your call to action. The next time you feel defeated by a situation. remember The Hanged Man. This requires strength as it's much easier to see what we want than it is to see what we need. Slowly but surely. there's a universal concept that says what's good for me is good for you… and when we operate from a pure place. It's important to keep in mind that The Hanged Man is not the card of change itself. you will find that it makes all the difference. or a turn of events. you may also find that it's what's good for all parties involved.and actively employ it in all you do .in order to reap the rewards.If you stop thinking about what you want and start thinking about what's actually good for you. However. time and time again. Wheel of Fortune . the saying holds true. but the work is not easily done.

Smith Life is ever-changing. But more importantly.K. there is no questioning that a good portion of life is left up to chance. The Wheel of Fortune. Sometimes. when things get particularly hectic (or conversely.in thought.What it means in a Tarot reading by S. it's a great time to turn to the Tarot or at least take a lesson from its teachings. The Wheel of Fortune represents this phenomena. Whether you believe in fate or destiny. in action or in our fundamental states of being. In this case in particular. Inevitably. overly slow) it feels as if we've lost control… if we ever had it in the first place! When you're faced with this kind of situation. we turn to card 10. . it reminds us that everything has a season. situations arise and things happen that change the way we experience life .

Spring brings with it new beginnings. Never do we want to hold too tightly to anything . it also repeats and repeats over and over again in smaller ways throughout our lives. open to the beginnings of new cycles and the developments (including the eventual ending) of those which are already set into motion. It may be sad sometimes. Things will ultimately change for the better.whatever you want to call it.some more rapidly than others. you may feel lousy others. or destiny . or fate. Clinging desperately (to a person.even our beliefs. there is nothing more important that you can remember. Being open leaves way for chance. And when things feel overwhelming or life gets you down. Open to changes. as sometimes we can halt our own progress along the way. it's time to have faith. Though this cycle does indeed correspond with the human life cycle. chance or luck. while Summer brings growth and Autumn inspires reflection and maturity with Winter bringing rest and release. it also signifies that as always. Every endeavor you begin (from relationships to jobs to hobbies and activities) will eventually go through this cycle . Now of course. And when this card comes inversely it indicates being stuck in the negative aspects of a situation. you can choose to stay in one cycle for too long. open to possibilities. Psychic Success . Does that mean we should give up our morals or give in to others desires when they're not suited to us? Of course not! It simply indicates that one of the most valuable things we can do in this turn on earth is to be open. While The Wheel of Fortune outwardly indicates fate. situation or emotion) closes the doors. but without the negative there can be no positive.

Although she was appreciative that she'd landed a scholarship. who had moved from Seattle to Canada on an art history scholarship. standstills. maintains Miss Krystal ext. 9192. I am ruining my future but I just haven't felt good in a long . who has been a clairvoyant. Daisy (not her real name). was feeling helpless. and obstacles. and as a result she was flunking out of school. Visualize your way beyond the detours. The student. she'd lost her motivation.Keep your eye on your dreams Don't allow discouragement and doubt to blur your vision and wash away your dreams. a 29-year-old studying in Vancouver needed to hear these important words for she was about to throw away her hopes . "I landed this amazing opportunity and now I am doing poorly in school.until she spoke to Miss Krystal. clairaudient and a paranormal medium since childhood. that is.

Today. Do it." recalls Miss Krystal. The psychic also saw the word "approval" written on an application. Finally she saw Daisy walking into a room with a portfolio and talking to a guy with a goatee and steel rimmed glasses. She was worried that she wouldn't be able to find an affordable living situation where she could keep her cats. She walked into a room with her portfolio tucked neatly under her arm just like Miss Krystal had predicted. "I saw her traveling across the line." says Miss Krystal. "The problem was she wasn't meant to prosper in Vancouver. The meeting went smoothly and shortly after she was accepted. . But with my grades. She had the power to turn her life around. I knew it. Daisy applied. "That's craziness. Sometimes a certain geographical location is not conducive to our well-being. Miss Krystal got a visual of a map with a red line running from Vancouver to New York City. "Again I told her not to worry that everything was now going to flow. there's really no point in even applying. I saw it. After being infused with confidence and excitement. Something's wrong and I have no idea what it is. Daisy is super happy. Daisy was blown away." The psychic reminded Daisy that she was a prolific artist and that she should believe in herself and her dreams." As soon as she said this. Do I even have the time?" Miss Krystal told Daisy to stop making excuses… she'd get a response sooner than she thought. "The deadline is March." explained Miss Krystal. When she called back to share the news. Daisy was both ecstatic and nervous. I've wanted to go to study art in New York. And sure enough. And the man resembled Miss Krystal's image.time." Miss Krystal urged. she was invited to New York City to meet with the director of a prestigious art institution. "You have nothing to lose.

for instance. you must continue on and believe in yourself. you can't make it in every city. Post-Breakup Independence . A formal metaphysics education led her to study across the globe." says Miss Krystal.Explains Miss Krystal. Once she moved. Take Daisy. alone or bewildered." Miss Krystal is an award-winning psychic who has been on television with celebrities and is currently on the radio in Los Angeles. "Daisy is proof that you must never give up on your dreams. "Even when you feel lost. where her spiritual gifts were honed and her multi-cultural awareness grew. where her psychic wisdom empowers many lives. everything opened up and flowed. she didn't vibe with the city she was in.

"Why did I put myself through this?" (you may ask). The consensus is that the suffering is worth it for a shot at ever-lasting happiness.5 ways to reclaim who you are by Jamie Nishi Most people will have more than one romantic relationship. but when the blows of love befall you. The . when your heart is broken into bits. This is all well and good. put more time into loving you. More than ever. "Never again!" (you may vow).the thing that got you into this situation in the first place . But there is a way to start picking up the pieces. endure countless disappointments and suffer numerous heartbreaks before finding their one and only. go through multiple breakups.you believe in love. now is the time to begin loving yourself into wholeness again! Instead of putting time into loving another. the temptation is to give up on love. and it begins with that old cliché .

Plenty of people will be willing and able to offer you compassion and consolation. There is no reason why you need to bear the weight on your own. try to think about what you can do to improve your immediate situation. Get a move on Instead of dwelling perpetually on the past relationship. new acquaintances and anyone who will lend a sympathetic ear are for! When you talk about it. but neither do you want to waste them. Being amongst others will not only . For instance. Go for a walk. Make yourself a healthy meal. Socialize Socializing during this time is like medicine . you unburden yourself." It may also be helpful to channel the energy of any anger you may be feeling toward taking on the challenge. Call friends and try to make plans for the weekend.it tastes terrible at first. then I'll love me. book clubs. Here are five tips to get you through the night: Be righteous Depending on the kind of breakup.first step is psychologically preparing yourself to heal through love. then I'll find happiness somewhere else if it's the last thing I do!" Your righteousness will help you through this difficult time. It can be helpful to look at your present situation as a challenge. Neighborhood gatherings. Let it out That's what friends. It's all about exercising self-respect from moment to moment. You don't want to abuse your privileges. therapists. You can extend this exercise to what you can do in the next hour to improve your situation. hike or run. think about what you can do in the next ten minutes to make life a little better. an inspirational speaker. a farmer's market. This could be something as simple as washing the dishes or putting something pretty on a bare table. you may not be feeling very loveable. family. "If she doesn't love me. shopping or sports are excellent ways to get out of the house. but then you start to feel better. "If I can't be happy with him.

your dreams shattered." Clean Your House. Invest in you Whether you choose Spanish lessons. computer classes or yoga instruction. investing in your personal and professional development is a great way to boost your self-respect during this time. you are saying. .help take your mind off the breakup. By making the choice to better yourself. Clean Your Mind! A new space can help you heal by Theresa Danna There's no getting around it: Breaking up is hard to do. but will open the door to forming new relationships. and your hope swiftly slipping away. Your heart is broken. "I have value and great promise.

clothes.That's why starting over after a breakup can be daunting. go through these items and observe your feelings as you sort. that means getting rid of their email in your address book and deleting their number from your cell phone (trust us.or creating a new space where you already live . but once you get going you'll feel relieved! The first. yes. you'll actually be inspired to move on! Emotional cleanse Sure it sucks. block their email address and change your phone number. This will be a good gauge as to how fast you're healing. put them in a box that you don't see very often (in a garage or the back of your closet). DVDs. and probably toughest. Is it time to throw away this stuff? If the answer is no. you will regret any messages or emails you send at weak moments . even if you're feeling angry about the breakup. continue every three months until you can sort through your relationship stuff without crying. Are you still highly emotional? Go ahead and allow the tears to fall. If it was a particularly bad breakup. something you can do. cards. gifts. put it all out of sight again and repeat the ritual in another three months. decide which items. music. Wish your ex the best and truly shut the door. Instead. if any. As you get rid of them. At that point. and if you view moving . Crying cleanses the soul.as an opportunity to heal. if necessary. enhance your current life. But life does go on. Then. After three months. sell or donate the rest. bit of housecleaning is gathering up all of the items that remind you of your ex-lover. This means photos. take a moment to give thanks for the lessons learned from that relationship and the breakup.anything and everything! And. .and you will have them!). text messages and emails . Starting anew requires a willingness to let go of the past. Keep those and then either throw away. Hang on Don't toss all those relationship items into the trash.

it's an annual holiday item). That's not where the healing happens. Be realistic about clutter that you think you might need or read "some day.by burning sage smudge sticks and sweet grass. With each dustpan of dirt or bucket of dirty water that you dump. Once you're left with only the things that are presently important to you. Feng shui Finally." Does some day ever really come? Could someone else use that stuff now? Hanging on to things from the past keeps you in the past. That corner empowers benefactors (representing help from other people). stand in the main door and look in. Then the corner in your far . get rid of it (unless. The general rule of thumb is that if you haven't used or worn something in a year. That far right corner represents marriage. The middle of the wall along the doorway represents your career. Move the furniture and clean under it. apply principles of feng shui to encourage harmony in your home. To find the specific power places in each room. Then the space between that corner and the corner in the far right is related to children. shampoo it. Sage clears away old energy. Look to the immediate right. and sweet grass attracts new. you'll feel the particles of the past disappearing. the kind you need to start fresh. Wash or replace window coverings and shower curtains. now is a good time to clear out items you don't use. The wall directly opposite of where you're standing is for fame or other recognition. positive energy. Your sacred space When the physical cleaning is done. of course. it's time to clear the air literally . Burn incense to bring in sacred energy and buy new candles to create white light and calming energy. deep clean your home. So you think it's all useful? Think again. Be brave and burn some calories! Don't just vacuum the carpet. your life and yourself. Dust the high places.Physical cleanse Whether you're moving to a new home or rearranging your current one.

you're completely ready to attract new love into your life! Be sure to put the colors red. your heart will heal faster and feel light again. The last power place is the corner to your immediate left. Now. sound (such as chimes) and items that either produce light or reflect it (such as mirrors or crystals). That wasn't so bad. pink. call one of our psychics today for a reading. To find out who is on the horizon to share your new home with. two matching solid items. Enhancements Besides making sure each area is clean and free of clutter. Try to eliminate or at least soften any sharp points or jagged edges. Smell Skinny! . Also. Continuing around the left. such as a set of bookends. Curves are the key to gently flowing energy. you can enhance the energy flow by adding live plants. which is the knowledge spot. moving objects (such as mobiles). the wall between the wealth corner and the corner to your immediate left is the family area. or white in the marriage corner. in the marriage corner will reinforce the idea of partnership. was it? With a clean house and clear mind.left is the wealth spot.

stick to a standby that makes you feel comfortable and change something else . successful . men rated women (as shown to them in photos) as more attractive. the perils of being a woman… most of us have felt this way in varying degrees at one time or another. have you cancelled a date because you just didn't feel attractive in any way shape or form that day? Ah. the hardest part of dating is feeling that your imperfections will be your downfall .and it can be a selffulfilling prophecy. But have we got news for you! The next time the dreaded wheel of what-to-wear-when-you'refeeling-less-than-gorgeous brings you down.your scent! In one study.Your scent can influence perception Have you ever had a night where you've changed outfits ten times before heading out the door (and weren't even satisfied with the final choice)? Or worse. researchers at The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago found that. Sometimes. intelligent.

Women's perceptions of weight weren't fooled by fragrance. men perceived her to be as much as 12 pounds lighter than she actually was! The reasoning behind this . one researcher decided to look further into the effects of smell on perception.and trustworthy when looked at in the presence of both cinnamon and lavender aromas. but the self-esteem boost it provides. "If a woman feels she's being viewed as slim.how a scent can have a slenderizing effect . His team then sprayed an overweight woman with a different fragrance each day and asked men to guess her weight. But when she wore a spicy-floral fragrance. though the researcher in charge of the study has several theories including that the smell puts men in a good mood and that the fragrance may be sexually appealing.is a mystery. Probably because they're so good at estimating their own weights! Birth Twins . Most perfumes had no effect. guys hoping to disguise a beer belly are out of luck. But whatever the mechanism. according to the study." Unfortunately for me. he concedes that what's important isn't how slender someone appears. she may feel more confident and be more likely to socialize and attract men. Intrigued by this information.

the similarities didn't stop with their date of birth. All one would have to do to see it is trace the paths their lives took! Though on the same date. Neither was very impressive when it came to academics. though Darwin died an atheist and Lincoln was reportedly an outspoken non-believer. into completely different environments.An interesting fact: two historical greats were born on the same day. Yet. Upper-crust Darwin arrived into a stately manor while Lincoln was a man of humble beginnings whose childhood abode was a log cabin.. 1809 as their date of birth. Both men were raised as Christians.. shared February 12. but both taught . see how their fates were simliar! According to a recent article in the Australian. it's no surprise that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Darwin and Lincoln were born on different sides of the Atlantic. two of the great figures of the 19th century.

As reporter Mark Juddery writes: "According to astrologers and numerologists. as they are called.. have more than a few things in common." Astrological statistics suggest that "birth twins". changed the world and created enemies among the conservatives of the time. "I have actually helped people with career guidance based on their charts . Two events that challeged the status quo. it is more than just coincidence that these two giants were born on the same day. And Then Live Again . it does work. and yes." says Sydney astrologer Mary-Anne Reid when interviewed. Both were not only able to embrace change but create it. Darwin and Lincoln both detested slavery.. which inspired his theory of evolution. the two men each experienced vital." was published in 1859 .just one year before Lincoln was elected US president. And. history changing turning points in their 20s: Lincoln entered politics." To Die. "On the Origin of Species.themselves to reached the peak of their professions. Darwin's greatest work.. "There are certain similarities of temperament. Charles Darwin was denounced and Abraham Lincoln was assasinated. and Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands. Eventually.. understanding and approach to life.

Individuals who bite the dust and then come back to life to talk about are said to have had a Near Death Experience (NDE)." he thought. He was given a life review and when he awoke. During this time. When he looked down. the spirit momentarily leaves the body. and this usually . But a voice warned him that it wasn't time just yet for him to stay. he drifted toward a white light and as he got closer he felt a tremendous sense of peace. "It would be nice to stay here forever. he could see himself slumped over the wheel. he needed to go back. soon after. paramedics were pulling him out of his car. Almost suddenly he felt his spirit leave his body and climb up into the heavens. Slowly.The facts about Near Death Experiences (NDE's) by Maryam Henein Rowen was heading to his girlfriend's house when his car skidded along the icy road and smashed into a pole.

how is it that they are able to describe in full detail what was happening to them unless they were truly out of their body at the time? Visit The Near Death Experience Research Foundation and you can access hundreds of accounts of NDE's from people worldwide. cardiac arrest. For example. After all. And yet when they do return they all possess: 1) A reduced fear of death 2) A sense of relative imperviousness 3) A feeling of special importance or destiny . What's amazing is that many of the stories share common elements. but at a higher degree of intensity so to better cope with (perhaps even completely escape from) the physical distress. or an indescribable light. illness. or are made to understand that. dismiss these accounts. More often than not it is life-changing. Surprisingly.happens after a major trauma has occurred due to an accident. meanwhile. They argue that great physical strain provokes the brain to shut down to a very basic level of consciousness. approximately eight million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience. whole-heartedly believe in the authenticity of their experience. there is frequent talk of the infamous tunnel. etc. They believe that the experience associated with near death is simply a biological reaction. They are shown a review of their life and it is often at this point that people feel reluctant to return to their bodies. resembling a dream-like state. these folk feel that their lives are now infused with a wonderful sense of "aliveness." Skeptics. And often NDE'rs encounter deceased loved ones or entities likened to a Higher Power. Many hear. NDE'ers. problems in surgery. 'it is not their time yet' and that they still have things to do on the earthly plane. According to a Gallup Poll. of course.

day and year you were born. your power number is simply the sum of the month. like an ace in the hole or a secret weapon. You add 1 (January is month number one) + 31+ 1962. Morse & Perry. which you then add together to get 5 and presto… you have your power number. 1 = creation and individuality. and then again. 1991. and you have 23.literally. as described in the sketches below. The only exception would be if you end up with the numbers 11 or 22 those are master numbers with an added dimension. Each reveals skills and gifts that you can call on any time. 1's are the idea people. co-workers and friends. you're on your way to learning a lot more. add your birth date numbers together. but about loved ones. not only about yourself. What’s Your Power Number? Numerology's fascinating insights by Psychic Verbena Figuring out your power number in numerology is as easy as adding up 1 and 2 and 3 . Also known as your life path or destiny number. Then add 1+9+9+4. the ones out in front of the pack who may not even notice the pack following along behind. which equals 1994. until you have a single digit. Death-related visions can give faith and confidence to survivors to trust their own spiritual intuitions and reaffirm their religious faith (Morse. anywhere. 1992). so write them as 11/2 and 22/4. 1962. This can be extraordinarily comforting to many. You want to start a new branch or department? Get a 1.Many people who experience an NDE tend to see it as a verification of the existence of an afterlife. but be prepared to find another power . Let's say you were born on January 31. To unlock a whole universe of fascinating insights. the startup entrepreneurs. And once you've figured it out.

dusting yourself off. giving mates. They are sensitive. 9. 11/2 and 22/4. Although they're very sexy. With their profound insight into the nuances of people's behavior. and they can be counted on to keep things running like a well tuned machine. healers and counselors. 4. and they have a gift for enjoying life and helping others have just as much fun. and 22/4. performers and public speakers. 5. Most compatible with 2. is unshakeable. Most compatible with 1. 6. they make wonderful. Most compatible with 4. keep them from being enthusiastic and talented homebodies. human and otherwise. and charging at life with renewed zest. 8. 6 = service and social consciousness. 6 9. They don't have to seek the spotlight. At their very best as teachers. They are great writers. once given. 6's are devoted to both their personal families and the larger family of Earth dwellers. deeply emotional and sometimes quite shy. 4's enjoy putting their skills to work on the practicalities of life. 6. 3 = self-expression.11/2 and 22/4.number to keep it running later. 8. They are resourceful. Most compatible with 3. keep in mind that their eyes always return to the distant horizon. 8. creative. If you want to learn the art of picking yourself up. 7. and their loyalty. receptive. 9 11/2 and 22/4. adaptable and love change and surprises. 11/2 and 22/4. it automatically picks them out of a crowd. reliable and organized. 8. however. Relationships are supremely important to 2's. parents. 3. often beautiful and masters of the art of conversation. business partners and mediators. 3 and 9. 2 = cooperation and diplomacy. versatile. 5 = freedom and change. Their concern for truth and justice doesn't. Their home and roots are vital to them. Hard working. 4 = self discipline. 5. get to know a 5. Most compatible with 2. Most compatible with 1. . 3's are charming.

The artistic and inventive genius of 11/2 is married to the sensitivity and intuition of its base number. 5. 4. and a talent for turning a profit. They work best when grounded by a practical partner. 9 = universal awareness. The ultimate ivory tower dwellers. 22/4 = practical idealism. 2. These geniuses not only see the future. 8. . 11/2 and 22/4. 8 and 22/4. 7. 3. 9 and particularly 22/4. and their mastery of the material world enables them to put their charisma and personal power to work in service to all mankind. Their orientation is universal. and can be accomplished artists and thinkers. they're most excited when they explore the secrets of the universe. so do 9's represent the completion of a cycle of learning. Most compatible with 4. 9's have an active. exceptional executive ability. 8's at their best wield their natural authority for the benefit of their employees and the community. Blessed with good judgment. 3. 6. Whether their intense scrutiny is focused on science. having lived each of the other power numbers in previous lives. 6. 8 = material success. Most compatible with 1. 4. 8. 11/2 = visionary idealism. Most compatible with 1. often spiritual concern for glabl health and well being. philosophy. 6. These visionaries see outside the boundaries of society and culture and literally and figuratively paint alternative futures for us. 9 and especially 11/2. This power number opens the door to high achievement in business and finance. 6. They are compassionate. 2. they create it. or metaphysics. wise 7's are much more familiar with the inner space of the mind than the external world. 3. 2. Most compatible with 1. tolerant and generous.7 = intellectual and spiritual development. As the number 9 represents the mathematical completion of a cycle. 2. They are found in the highest echelons of government throughout the world. Most compatible with 1.

numerology is rich with insights and. There are even karmic numbers. even better. "Is this the one?" Given all that tingly joy. it's hard to think clearly and assess the worth.Like any divination system. numerology has many layers you can explore. one of the easiest divination systems to learn and use at many levels. pinnacles and personal years. . Blinded by Love 7 tips for a lasting connection by Martine Jeanne Craughley Your heart skips a beat every time they approach and you wonder. and worthiness. of your partner. As you'll learn when you tinker with this Power Number information. Here's an introductory guide to help you know if your connection is for real. And your life evolves through challenges. Your name can reveal three layers of your personality.

of your children and friends. check in with yourself to see whether you're protecting your heart or are you just not into the relationship. you'll need to learn how to fight constructively. or your boss goes off on you. lengthy relationship. Care You may take great care of your lover. if hanging out with "the girls" or your family is always a higher priority. Communication It's not important to see eye-to-eye. Yet.Forget crushes and boyfriend material. Comfort While many women turn to their best friend. you'll be able to work through the problems that strike even the most devoted lovebirds. Can you fight without contempt. When you're sick. your beloved needs to be your favorite person to spend time with. you won't get through the long haul. lifelong love connection. What is important is whether you resolve issues together fairly. Sometimes best friends become lovers and the security of the match outweighs the lack of a spark. If not. heart-stopping infatuation is what brought you together. or curl up in the warm softness of their beds for comfort. Companionship If you prefer the 11pm booty-call. this is for the real-deal. name-calling and hurling insults? If so. Chemistry Presumably head-turning. If not. advise next and critique later? If not. it should be an essential element of your love relationship. but if there's not a quivering of physical desire beware. without that little shiver of juicy anticipation. this is a skill that needs to be acquired to keep your relationship afloat through high and low tides. it's not even important how often you fight. We're talking about a long-term. does your lover comfort first. For a fulfilling. but do you take good care of yourself? If you take good care of . you don't value this person enough to make a go of it.

When something isn't working. Can you see your love still by your side? Does your heart warm or sink at the thought? As far as your partner is concerned. and this demands creativity and flexibility. if they don't speak of a future with you or you're not introduced as "my partner. they are less flexible than friendships and romances. Sometimes needs are in opposition. In many ways.. Sooner rather than later. well. Work it at Work Tips for workplace relationships Relationships in the workplace demand a particular kind of balance. In fact. you've got some serious work to attend to. but you can't really avoid them.you may not always get along. And just like in ." this person is not committed to you. it can be hard to know if any troublesome aspects will be resolved as your love grows. you need to accommodate what works for your partner. But in a good relationship. How do you know if you're really committed to your lover? One way is to imagine yourself at 70. and emotional outbursts are hardly advisable. co-workers and subordinates are probably most like those with your family members . Commitment This is a tough call in the early stages of a relationship. your relationships with your boss. walking away isn't always a valid option. Does your partner make taking care of you a priority? If your partner is there when things are tough. Creativity It's natural for each of you to do what has always worked. you can trust that actions speak louder than words. How true is this of you? How true is it of your love? If either of you are rigid. too.yourself you're much more likely to have a healthy relationship. Even after running your relationship through the seven points above.

You'd be surprised how much more respect "please" and "thank you" attracts than "Do I have to do everything?" Abusing authority sends the message that you don't actually have it or are uncomfortable managing it. Requests are almost always more effective than demands. and generally more cooperative. On the other hand. but that doesn't mean you have to do a 180 if the boss says no. Speak to your subordinates as you would any other co-worker. you manage to avoid playing the "yes-man or mam. When the boss issues a questionable directive. That's a much better plan that mine. even if it's wrong.the world outside the workplace. calmly assent to the changes without making an about-face on your own opinion. When they turn the schedule upside down. so you need to respect your boss. do so. Also. but this will never work" and "You're right." And if for some reason your boss's way wasn't the best way.while maintaining courtesy . or suggest a potentially disastrous rewrite to that memo. Communication choices are also essential." Treat coworkers with respect You can get along with others and still respect your own authority. avoid responses like "Okay. "Alright. don't let it slide. what they say is generally what goes. They are also more comfortable communicating their ideas. unnecessary displays of temper are counter-productive. when treated with respect. Make sure to have a discussion with your subordinate . That way." Instead. but expect cooperation. but remember to stick to your guns. but not necessarily in agreement like. you're not stuck backing a plan you weren't really behind. we can try that" or "That's another way to go. try responses that are agreeable. When your boss disagrees with you. If you're in a position to modestly point out the virtues of doing things your way. which may prove valuable to you in the long run.about their lack of . People are more productive. Respect authority Okay. it's usually your communication style that makes the difference between suffering people you work around and building relationships that work for you. if you're reasonable and courteously worded requests are disregarded.

your vent-session may be more appropriately (and confidentially) shared with your non-work friends. rather than your personal differences. it's a lot easier to censor information before you share it than after. Try asking what you can do to facilitate the task. but perhaps that is offset by their attention to detail. . Imagine your co-workers as utilities with strengths and weaknesses you must navigate. it is important that the roles you play after hours remain outside of work. but avoid bringing your personal life back into the office. don't forget to respect boundaries when you re-don your professional roles. it can enrich your work. Again. Having appropriate personal. It can be challenging. which is healthy.cooperation or insubordination the first time it occurs. As tempting as it can be to unload your grievances about the establishment with your co-workers. However. as well as your life. your co-workers probably comprise the majority of your human contact. as well as professional. you probably don't have the luxury of avoiding them. Or maybe they have difficulty expressing requests respectfully. but concentrating on strengths and weaknesses. This way you maintain authority without becoming unnecessarily argumentative. so that further problems can merit stronger action. Friendships will naturally develop and bleed into your social life. As long as your social circle can survive the fluctuations between casual and work environments. most of us will struggle with coworkers with whom we are less than friendly. Also remember. You've also managed to put the ball in their court. Be friendly and get back to work In the workplace. at some point or another. And as comfortable as you are letting loose at the game. You may be able to gush for hours over drinks. A person may be a dreadful multi-tasker. but can always be counted on to manage a difficult customer. or why they are having a difficult time. relationships at work can make work both more productive and more enjoyable. Of course. so try to view them as a challenge to your professionalism. can help you maintain the distance you need for your professional relationships to thrive.

it would be ideal for you to have this outlined already seeing as we're in mid-december. a marriage and family therapist in New York City. Your honey has traditions he or she feels close to. Remember.Where to Spend the Holidays A couple's struggle made a little bit easier Speaking to msn. Greer suggests figuring this out before the holidays even come. If you're married. Start planning early. . But luckily. it's not too late to tone down the disagreement if there is one.so don't just think about your own feelings. PhD. she says. Jane Greer. suggests the following four steps for figuring out where to spend your holidays when you're part of a couple. this is a touchy subject . And sure. too.

If you're in a long term relationship and especially if you're married. Either way. the two of you are now a team of your own (even though your part of each other's "original teams"). he always gets Hanukkah). leave out any negative comments and use the pronoun "we" while addressing what "we can do so that both of us are happy. and suggest an itinerary that respects both of your needs. if you have the same holiday priorities. However. then you'll have to divide evenly. If talking is out of the question because things are particularly heated. drive a lot (she gets the eve. Start out by figuring out which holidays are priorities for each of you and your respective families. Making your holiday schedule should not be a power struggle. You want your Aunt's special recipe lasagne that she only serves on Christmas and the idea that you may not have it is upsetting. he gets it next). read each other's notes and choose at least one thing you'll agree to. Greer says that both of you should list the pros and cons of spending each holiday at each place.Work out a long-term schedule. stay quiet and write things down." Greer also says to make sure you remind your families when you'll . swap them (she gets New Year's this year. you should celebrate with her. Dr. This is not the last year you'll be celebrating. While it's the moment that counts. If none of these work for you. his for 2006). planning ahead saves issues in the long run. switch papers. try hosting yourself! You can invite everyone from both sides and let them decide where to go. Greer suggested the following options to her interviewer at msn: Switch years (her family's house for 2005. he gets the day). For instance. So. It's understandable. if you've got a sibling who travels from far away to be with your family on Thanksgiving. so get going! Stay calm and compromise. stick to a day (she always gets T-Day. Remember you're a family. When breaking the bad news to your parents. Dr. it's key to remember that there will be many more holidays to come. Don't talk until you've found a compromise. if things get tense while you're figuring out your plans.

and .be celebrating with them. You focus your time and energy on the relationship and turn to each other for advice. No matter how much you love your parents. She says that this is a major step in learning to balance both your worlds to find a happy medium. your priorities change. Dealing with Your Partner's Family How to handle your loved one's loved ones When you forge a partnership. they naturally begin to take second place to your partner. support and decisionmaking. While most parents understand this in theory. The key to dealing with your partner's family actually lies within your relationship: you and your partner must set the ground rules for dealing with family. some have a hard time when it comes time to actually let go.

support each other in making them work. you have to set boundaries for how involved they will be in your relationship. your parents may never forget. This interference is dictated by how much you share with your parents and in-laws. Wellmeaning mothers (and fathers) often try to insert themselves into your relationship . you are joining two different families who often have two very different ways of living. If you're frustrated with your partner. it may seem natural to vent to family. Most problems with in-laws arise when couples assume they feel the same way about the role of their families and don't communicate their expectations. As a couple.usually to offer "help" and advice when you're having problems. Stick together . Take the time to ask specific questions: How much time will you spend with them? Where will you spend holidays? Will they be involved in your decision-making? Will they contribute to your finances? Once you've established those ground rules. Set boundaries Another common problem with in-laws is interference. But remember that once you've shared your problems. Will you turn to them for advice as a couple? Will you share your problems with them individually? Or will you stay silent when there is conflict? Your families will only know the details of your relationship if you share them. Even if you can move on and forgive your partner. Establish expectations When you and your partner commit to a relationship. It's important that you and your partner negotiate the rules for family. make a commitment to sticking to them. you can't take them back.

never gang up against him. Avoid arguing in front of parents -. Change of Itinerary On the long road to love Most people call for a reading when they are stressed out or going through a crisis . you are ambassadors for your relationship. don't allow the family to weigh in on the matter.not knowing where to begin looking for answers. And if there is conflict between your partner and your family. Other callers are intuitive themselves and what they're really looking .but if it happens. While the goal may be to diffuse the situation without taking sides. at the end of the day. you and your partner should stay united.In many ways. If you are happy with your partner. your loyalties should always remain with your partner. be sure to communicate that with your families through actions and words. No matter what.

She just knew it." Raven explains. So. Holly confirmed were definite possibilities. but Raven promised she would look again . Instead.soon .. she began relying on Raven's great insight to help her simplify the process of decision making." the psychic did not see a specific love interest for Holly.. and now in love. all of which.and they laughed together about the possibilities. She consulted Raven on everything from color schemes to personnel and travel plans. he's getting closer! . "She also understood that the universe has its own sense of timing and in work. The choices and decisions that needed to be made (before the doors of her new "green" boutique could open) became more than she could focus on. "Sometimes I wonder if I will ever find a permanent partner? I almost hate to jinx anything by asking because life is so good. "Ooh. which Raven says is within her "reading span. Just before her thirty-fifth birthday. somewhere down the road?" she asked hesitantly. she planned to let things happen in their own time. Holly asked Raven impishly. "Holly had a confident sense that love was coming her way. 8652 Holly (not her real name) had been calling the Clairvoyant and Tarot reader with questions about her new business for months." Several months later. but do you see a long-term love relationship. a long weekend with old friends and travel to business conferences to promote her new store.for in a reading is a confirmation of what they already sense. the cards and her guides revealed a trip overseas. Within the next six to eight months. tells Raven ext. Holly admitted to the Clairvoyant and Clairsentient. She was disappointed that "her guy" had not shown up in the reading. "Is it time yet?" She wondered if the intuitive could possibly see a wonderful man on her horizon? This time Raven answered.

a calm temperament. but… What if he's in Wales. "You'll notice each other immediately. what if he's not in either place… and I'm just nutty?" she laughed. She wanted to be 100 percent right." Raven described. blue eyes. You'll meet him a long distance from home. "You'll know someone in common… This could be a wonderful relationship. Raven did a card spread for both destinations. She was about to take a connecting flight to Wales when she spotted a later flight to Dublin. "You can change your travel plans if you want to…" Raven assured her. but he won't come on strong. "My whole trip is planned and paid for. but what if he's in Ireland? And. Ireland in particular. "It feels like home to me. Holly told her that she began to believe that she really needed be there instead. because a mistake could cost her client a good deal of money. . She sometimes wondered if she hadn't lived there in another lifetime." Weeks later. Her guides told her that Holly would be able to make the flight changes without much trouble. "He's not an American. panicky call from her client who was in a London airport debating whether or not to change her vacation itinerary. was perhaps a bit stubborn and a hard worker. and for some irrational reason.But. The next time Holly asked Raven about love." Raven revealed." she told Raven repeatedly. for pleasure." Raven's prediction made sense to Holly as she often traveled to Great Britain. the psychic received a frantic. he's not quite here. the psychic saw that "it" appeared to be right around the corner. He would have chestnut colored hair.

"This is him. as she says.. Raven heard back from Holly. But without change life . when two intuitives are better than one!" Nothing Stays The Same How to embrace change Change is the one true constant in life. "I would go to Ireland. but remember you have free-will. It has no boundaries. "This is clearly a case." "Are you sure?" "They're all telling me yes. Raven said." Raven reminded her longtime client."But I have this feeling about being in the right place at the right time.. nothing is set in stone. If this was your choice and you got those cards what would you do?" she asked her trusted consultant. it's going well!" But Holly still calls about business questions. Dublin. it challenges us all and it frightens many of us. Holly is crazy about Michael and vice versa. she reminds me when she calls." Three days later. it's doing well. "I met someone very special. of course! Her client no longer asks about love. but Holly (being the intuitive that she is) knows that what's meant to be will be. Holly gave Raven his name and birth date. and she is now looking into opening a second one in. You were right about the circumstances… we have a mutual friend and he's just as you described. confides Raven. "because. She opened her store. with confidence.

" she aptly describes. 9887 suggests. whether we want to change or not." tells Paisley ext. There is no progress and we will not evolve. But change is often challenging. The force of change shakes up our comfort zone and puts pressure on us to reexamine long held beliefs that force us to let go of the things in life that no longer work for us. I now look at change as transformative and as constant as the seasons. 9778 lists. "When you listen. "The more optimistic we are. as well as readings. the more the universe allows us to experience new opportunities in life.we cannot grow and we cannot learn. financial difficulties… are formidable changes to wrap our heads and hearts around. believing that the outcome will be for the highest good. déjà vu. synchronistic events. you are rewarded with possibilities. so embracing change takes courage. 9661. the more difficult the changes become. Resisting change will only make you miserable over the inevitable." states Yvonne ext. divorce. "finally realizing that there isn't a thing I can do to stop it. Change keeps us evolving toward our highest goals and enlightens us as to why we are here on this earth. "Though being on the front end of change isn't for the faint of heart." If you are able to see or intuit changes coming your way you can grasp and work with them more effectively.is static . "More often than not the winds of change are breathed to us through gut feelings. but embrace it. job loss." One of the most productive ways to embrace change is to approach it positively. "The future belongs to those who not only accept change. Death." Cheryl ext. according to our psychics. My perspective has evolved from pure fear to a sense of adventure. "Open your mind to contemplate what benefits could come of the new reality. our psychics concur. 9883." Skylar ext. "I have worked hard with the phenomenon of change myself. yet the more we resist. When we .

into making choices rather than being paralyzed in the presence of change. 9040 promotes meditating on potential positive outcomes instead of worrying about worst case scenarios." Verbena ext. 9615 reports. (like the moon in Cancer. 9882 tells clients to look for support." When unexpected change seems too merciless to even contemplate. She has guided clients. "Callers who are encountering extreme difficulty may be experiencing astrological activity that is moving their energies. Astrologer Alison ext. Make a collage of this person and yourself surrounded by images that represent the changes and positive words or phrases. Two years later she was married again and had a great job in the medical field. Scorpio or Pisces) the more resistant one may be to moving forward. She put her house on the market and used the money to start over. who is going though or has done what you need to do. "When I communicate this in readings. Look at your collage daily. when change forces its way into your life.ignore these signs we run the risk of suffering circumstances that are dumped into our lap. like her caller MaryEllen (with her moon in Cancer) told by her husband that he was in love with another woman. She made the choice as to what to do next. Sophia ext. "I helped by showing her two possible outcomes. can help guide the changes in the direction of their choice. 9885 knows that the more water signs that are present in a chart. instead of taking the bull by the horns." Shelby ext. to regain trust that your future will include more positive experiences. . Psychic Yvonne suggests. clients feel better… especially when they understand that cooperating with the energies rather than fighting them. He offered MaryEllen their house and enough money to get by for a year." Some find embracing change tougher than others. "Find a role model or a personal change hero. reflect on the good things that have happened in the past. the psychic knew that by nature her client might let the challenges of change fall where they may. Because of the forces in her chart.

"Change always takes us where we need to be!" Life's Cycles Insight into their ups and downs by Psychic Verbena Our culture is so powerfully focused on growth. 9027 concludes. use your sense of adventure. cycles affect us every .wallowing in the information for a while. no matter how we struggle and kick. expansion and achievement that it's hard to remember that Earth is a place of cycles and that. because in the end. get excited about the possibilities. When fate steps in and rocks your life. look for the joy of growth. our psychics advise in conclusion. Jesse ext. to insure that decisions made in the face of change lead to a preferred future reality.

You get so excited about grabbing all the goodies that you forget to ask questions. Flowers are blooming. Economic cycles. have you ever observed your personal cycles and used the unique energies of each phase to create a better life experience? It's really quite easy. wanes to darkness and waxes to full light again. Ancient peoples had to learn to work with seasonal cycles to survive.weeding. everything's taken on a life of its own . responsibilities? Summer lessons Everything's going gangbusters.. With that in mind. opportunities and possibilities are everywhere. What's to learn? The lesson of pausing to check everything. life cycles. Perhaps you're planning to be married. The challenge of spring is discernment. Here's how: Start by looking out your window. gifts are arriving. days are longer. Even cycles affecting weather.. Spring teaches you that care in the beginning is important. relationship cycles. your star is on the rise at work.. health. the sun is inviting you out to play. the lesson of tending to each part of a project . job description. attention to detail.. Seasons cycle from spring to summer to fall to winter and back to spring every year. Look at what's new and ask yourself: "Will this be something I want to harvest in the fall?" Could a new lover's possessive behavior lead to a crop of unpleasantness? Could this new employer's eagerness to keep me busy be a way to prevent my asking some important questions about compensation. but how can those lessons apply today? Spring lessons Spring looks easy. Crops are shooting up. watering. whether it's a job or relationship or new exercise program. to look closely at what you're planting. work and play. fertilizing. trimming and thinning all can make for more abundant crops. The wedding's set.day. The moon waxes.you're having cold .

what's no longer useful? Clashing cycles Things can get tricky when you have more than one cycle in your life at a critical point at the same time and they aren't in the same . while looking back at fond summer memories . realignment and letting go. a quiet time which supports reflection and honest assessment of what's working in your relationship and what's not. etc). but you're starting to falter. You could do a retreat or weekend trip together.a project completed successfully. an anniversary. and deepened their family and community relationships. What do you want to keep and re-plant in spring. spring always follows behind winter so remember. Or. where there is life there will be renewal. with loved ones. your child is going off to college. Think of it as if you're going back to school (and maybe you are!) and planning for the year ahead. Winter lessons There are two important winter lessons. and what you'll want to replant in spring. Time to do some weeding. There's also something poignant about fall which is important to remember. Or.reflecting on what you're taking away from them (time spend in nature. First.time to share the glory. sorted seeds. your opportunity for reflection. and begin to plan what you'll do in the next cycle. In fact. Winter is a rest stop of sorts. You made it! It's "count your blessings" time . Applying winter's lessons to your marriage or other relationships could mean a renewal that might have seemed impossible.feet. green shoots that will show in spring actually begin to sprout underground when the winter season begins. Ancients repaired tools. and your next cycle will be more successful if you take the time to evaluate what's gone before. you may be doing so well at work that people are piling on new projects at a mad rate. re-evaluation. Then it's time to do some thinning! Fall lessons There's plenty to celebrate in the fall . time to store what you'll need for winter. It signals the beginning of the end of this particular cycle.

re-evaluate. Where there is life. no matter how rough your winter cycles have been. and if necessary build relationships at work to allow you to delegate some of the day to day tasks at work so you are free to deal with your health issue. sort your priorities. Your health challenge gives you the opportunity to apply winter lessons to the whole situation. there is always renewal. Is Yoga Right For You? 4 styles of yoga demystified by Ramona Ticco . spring will come. Say your star's rising at work and you suddenly have a health problem that seriously affects your energy levels. Always remember.phase. and because your job is in a summer cycle. it has the energy to take care of itself for awhile. Your health forces you to reflect.

many people prefer yoga to conventional exercise because of its holistic approach to well being. this is a popular yoga in California and amongst celebrities. The heat of the room allows one to work deeper in the body's muscles while improving circulation. If you're one of those people. It focuses primarily on asanas or yoga postures. It is also known for its positive effects on those with chronic illness. The word Hatha means sun and moon and is essentially referring to channelling one's energy properly. Definitely make sure the room is not too crowded and you have a qualified instructor. Bikram yoga Some like it hot. Meditating for long periods of time certainly requires physical and mental discipline. This ancient practice is known to have numerous benefits for body and mind. this practice involves 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises.Yoga has been all the rage for years now. stamina and breathing. The idea is to get the body in peak condition and purification that enables one to achieve higher meditation. try them all and see which one works best for your physical and spiritual needs. If you're looking for a simple holistic approach to exercise. Learn about the forms of yoga practiced today and their specific focus and benefits. If you are drawn to this ancient form of exercise for mind. Amongst its many attributes. body and spirit. yoga practice can improve flexibility.000 years or more. But yoga's beginnings can be traced back 5. Hatha yoga This is probably the most practiced form of yoga in the Western world. In a room with the temperature at 105 F. meditation. as well as. you might opt for Bikram yoga. only continuing to increase in popularity. In fact. Created by Bikram Choudhury. strength. And . this is a wonderful option. breathing and gestures. the benefits of yoga are increased due to the extreme heat. Some may find the heat uncomfortable but once you are accustomed to it.

then try this unique and intense path. that it is imperative they are not misused. It is this concentration on the core of the life energy that makes Kundalini one of the most challenging forms of yoga but it also can make it the most beneficial yoga overall. In seeking consciousness and spirituality. You begin by renewing your whole being by transferring energies to a higher spiritual plane. So if you're looking for enlightenment and increasing sexual . It is even believed that continued practice which includes mantras and meditation will help in developing psychic powers. These methods are also applied to something that has gained some recognition in the Western world and that is Tantric Sex. chakras and kundalini energy which is thought to be one's power laying dormant within . There is an emphasis on ridding yourself of bad habits that are toxic for your health like smoking and excessive drinking. In the yoga landscape one would say that about Kundalini yoga. these things are considered obstacles to your goal. it is an emotional work out you must be prepared for as well. Tantric yoga If you're looking for a form of exercise that will also bring about spiritual awakening and cosmic consciousness then Tantric yoga is for you. it is not just another exercise class.in the form of a coiled serpent. The practice of Kundalini is meant to awaken this coiled serpent so that it may pass upward through all the body's chakras. you don't have to live in Beverly Hills to appreciate this yoga's benefits. If you are ready to tap into your full potential in a responsible. Well it's all about heart. Love (of self!) and devotion are a primary element of this form of yoga as well. Kundalini yoga You've heard the expression "They're all heart…". loving way. It is considered essential to be pure and sincere in this practice seeking "divine love.remember. This focuses on delving deeper than the flesh for intimacy in body and spirit. But remember." The powers developed from this form of yoga are said to be so strong.

But because daily life is so demanding. this is not an uncommon phenomenon. then trying Tantric may be just what the yogi ordered.function and stamina. no matter how much is drawn from it. Many people go through their daily lives .one that always stays full. In today's world. very thirsty. Spirituality Check-Up 7 ways to nourish your spiritual self by Jamie Nishi Imagine that the spirit is a deep water well . many of us have not made time to visit the well and have become very.

what you feel. But most importantly. you will notice that your thirst has been quenched. sweet waters of the spirit. This could be the beach.suffering.the flowers blooming in someone's garden or light shining on the water. it's quite easy and pleasurable. very little emphasis is placed on spiritual health and well-being. what you smell. The slow rhythm of walking relaxes the body and mind. and allows you time to take notice of your surroundings . If anything 2. Spend the day in nature writing in your journal.the way you want to experience all the other activities in your life. Be sure to take deep breaths and sigh aloud if you need to. Do you want to be more patient with others. simply because they have not gone to drink deeply of the clear. and this will allow you to feel more connected and to experience greater joy in everything you do! Here are just a few ideas to get you started on a path to greater spiritual health: 1. .what you see. children and friends will notice it. What's difficult is making it a priority. even the fastpaced ones. 3. It's time to turn that around and join the many who have found out that making time for one's spiritual self will actually help you become a better. what you hear.Try to think in terms of sensory detail . In today's increasingly secular society. Nourishing the spirit isn't difficult . If you don't know where to begin. a park or your own neighborhood. less stressed in your daily activities. feel closer to your god or self? Having a list will help you identify what activities will be the most beneficial for you.in fact. Your boss will notice it. Make a list of spiritual goals. start with plain observation and see what evolves. happier person all around. Your partner. you will experience walking more fully . As you do this. Go for a walk in a walking-friendly place.

Set yourself up with a candlelit bath. and see if anything calls to you. Spending any time alone can be one of the greatest spiritual activities of all! Mind and Body Awareness for Kids Changing lives with meditation and yoga . then lie down in a relaxing position for ten minutes and enjoy the flow of energy through your body. even if it seems unrelated. Connect with elders. 7. Even listening to meditation or relaxation music can be called silence. Take a class to focus your spiritual commitment. 6. Make silence a part of your everyday life. Ask them what their life was like when they were your age. Do some gentle stretching. begin writing about it. Spend just ten minutes a day with their words of wisdom. such as meditation. Check out your local studios and schools. Many yoga studios and even community colleges now offer classes with a focus on spiritual health. Sit quietly for fifteen minutes in the morning or just before bedtime. as long as you are really listening. 4. Allow yourself free flow. You might learn some surprising things about them and about yourself! Read a book or watch a DVD by your favorite spiritual author. 5. It could be something new or something you want to revisit.else pops into your head. It's been an important facet of human development since ancient times. selfenrichment and even classes on topics such as the use of plant and flower essences. Talk with older members of your family or older friends.

being pulled in many directions is stressful.even more out of the moment than usual. The ideal time to get into the now is when you're not terribly stressed. but since those tranquil moments can be few and far between. note what you're thinking about let it pass . Let your focus return to your breath 5. mentally and emotionally. It may feel productive. There is almost nothing in this world that can't be experienced more easily. When you're feeling like you're going to snap. If you can find a way to center yourself however. your need for the now may not hit you until you're nearing the edge. we're usually rushing from one thing to the next and madly multi-tasking as we go.one has experienced what it is to be pulled in a zillion directions. breathe. Over time. and fully absorb it without attachment. No matter what the day is made of. mystics from every spiritual and religious tradition have advocated a practice of turning inward as a way of managing the stresses and struggles of life. it's time to literally take a step back. For untold centuries. Concentrate on breathing deeply (in through the nose. 6. overall? After all. and less painfully by taking a moment to pause. out through the nose or mouth . the advice is always the same: 1. it's pretty much a state of being for most of us.whatever's most comfortable for you. Notice your emotional and physical sensations 4. yet what's the emotional and mental toll. when you're living in ten places at once (most often past problems and what needs to be accomplished in the future). In fact. Take a moment to focus on your breath 3. even the most surprising changes will be less unsettling. Notice when your mind begins racing. Essentially. Close your eyes 2. When living under constant stress any setback can totally overwhelm you and set you spinning . you're missing the only thing you've really got: the present moment. more fully.

the most impressive thing about them is their intense focus on everyone they meet. and then being aware everything around you. You can live that way. but you wonder… when do I have the time? The answer is. Getting into the now will deepen your appreciation of every moment of life. too. note them. As thoughts arise. You will begin to actually experience your experiences rather than going through the motions while thinking about what you've got to do next. it's meditation. Take a few minutes at lunch (before you eat . and you will have grounded yourself enough to focus on your breath. one way to focus is to turn attention to your body. Repeat. When your mind is racing. recentering activity you'll ever experience. Those ten minutes will wind up giving you infinite peace of mind by intimating you with your present.7.7495 now! . Need help finding your focus? Let one of our Psychic Advisors help. and make a decision to let them go 9. Call 1. again and again.800. the feel of your feet on the floor. Basically. Return your attention to your breath 10.even if it's just ten minutes before you begin your day. you've got to make it . And it may be the most de-stressing. they embrace life with all their energy and abilities are available to them. on their surroundings and their clear energy. By remaining focused in the moment.572. or if you're standing. Ah.even when it brings unfair or painful things your way. Return your focus to your breath 8. In the thick of your day. this can be shortened to simple deep breathing. a holy man or the Dalai Lama. If you've ever seen footage of a guru. Observe the weight in your chair.waiting until after your meal may actually make you sleepy) and experience a reduction in your stress levels and an increase in your ability to cope with the day .

and the practice of meditation is just about as old! Even Lao Tzu's 2500 year old book Tao Te Ching. . the principal text of Taoism (the philosophy/religion from which the phrase "go with the flow" stems) dictates that we must empty to be full.Empty and Be Full Mind-clearing meditation The need to clear out our thoughts has been an issue since the beginning of time .

we are the state of being. is a really hard state to achieve particularly for the fast paced. Western mind.meditation. while based on a simplistic ideal. goal or skill. Mystical Uses of Tea . the purity of the mind achieved during meditation is essential to gain access to Higher Self. By contrast. In exercises such as yoga. According to Buddhist traditions. tai-chi and visualization. A meditative state may be maintained for a few seconds or a few hours. as humans. are more than our thoughts and our bodies . by deeply relaxing the physical body and then trying to keep the mind completely "blank" with no thoughts whatsoever. we focus our full undivided attention on a specific thought. meditation is an exercise aiming to prevent thoughts in a natural way. It takes time The idea is that we. Don't stress if it takes you time to calm your mind .What is meditation? Meditation is frequently confused with various forms of concentration. post-millennium. depending on your skill.

But tea is more than just a wonder tonic . there is a tea for everyone. numerous studies have been conducted showing that the antioxidants found in teas can aid in reducing cardiovascular disease. Cultivating your tea Whether you're a novice or a connoisseur. The best way to start your own tea collection is to be adventurous and try out different types that maybe you've never heard of. And rightfully so! In recent years.right behind water.and psychic readings! Therefore we'd like to help you appreciate the fine art of tea from the information below. soothing aura of tea has propelled this centuries old drink to be the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world . Do a .it can also aid in stress relieving meditation .Reading tea leaves and more! by Jen Tartaglione The mystical. preventing cancer and improving overall immune system health.

Reading tea leaves A tea leaf reading. the addition of tea to your routine is a great alternative method of relaxation . The bottom of the cup is the distant future. If that's not an option. A heart represents pleasures and love. Birds mean good news or a journey. swirl the cup three times from left to right. known as Tasseography. Where they are in the cup determines when they will happen with the rim being the present. you'll notice that the leaves clinging to the sides form different shapes.they tend to have the most varied collection of premium teas.start your search there! Like yoga or meditation. A fish signals good fortune. the first step is to put a pinch of tea leaves into a cup and pour boiling water over them.and pampering yourself. A crescent moon means prosperity or good fortune. An eye means caution. Then turn the cup upside down over the saucer allowing the water to drain. Some of the most common symbols are listed below: An acorn means prosperity or good health. tea's rise in popularity has commanded an expansive position in the super market . While the processes vary from culture to culture and person to person. A chain symbolizes an engagement or wedding. A forked line means there is a decision to be made. is an age old practice of divination in which a person's future is foretold based on gazing at and interpreting the shapes formed by used tea leaves. When you then gaze into the cup. the side being the near future. A cat signals deception or a false friend.search of your neighborhood and find out if there is a tea house or vendor near you . After steeping and drinking the tea (leave just a little bit of liquid). The shapes that you see and their placement make up your reading. .

ask one of our gifted psychics. find your own spot of serenity. whether it be at the kitchen table five minutes before work.something that has a design or striking color that appeals to you. A snake can mean either an enemy or wisdom. 9208 began her psychic career through the use of tea readings. Next. A spider is a reward for work. participating in a tea ritual is a great stress reliever.maybe over time your feelings will change.A knife symbolizes a broken friendship. Create your own tea ceremony! Whether you enjoy British high tea or a Japanese tea ceremony. or a lazy Sunday afternoon on your patio. there are many other uses of tea as a tool for relaxation. The best part is it works like aroma therapy and is a great stress reliever for your eyes! If you're partial to . be mindful of your current feelings and surroundings and then follow the steps above to do your own tea reading. Choose a tea set that speaks to you . Wings represent messages. or listen to alluring music and go into a meditative state. A tower symbolizes disappointment. Jayzie ext. Take your used tea leaves (or bag) and wrap them in either a cloth or paper towel. and make the space as inviting as possible. If you need more information. make up your own ceremony. Bring a book or magazine. Pour hot water over them. A straight line means progress whereas a wavy line signals an uncertain path. or you'll learn that you are your own best psychic! Relax with tea If reading your future or a personalized ceremony doesn't quite cut it for you. then place them over your eyes for a tea spa treatment. When you've finished your tea. In fact. But don't feel bound to carry on the traditions of yesteryear. What does your interpretation say about you and your current state of mind? Record your feelings and observations in a journal .

but he didn't give up his religion. the Dalai Lama's scientific awakening came when he "looked through a telescope and on seeing the shadows in the craters of the moon." While Buddhism taught him to respect the moon as a generator of light. Science and Spirituality The Dalai Lama's philosophy When the Dalai Lama speaks on the relationship of science and religion. you may be surprised by what he says. science showed him that the moon reflected the sun's rays. he favors scientific evidence over classical Buddhist concepts. Make a green tea margarita or take your favorite herbal blend and make a martini out of it. realized he had to make a choice. According to the publication. . We think they were on to something. the Dalai Lama says that in his current dealings politically and otherwise. you can do that with tea also . the Dalai Lama expressed what some may find a surprising stance on the debate over science and religion. Likewise. While American judiciaries battle over religion-free science education. You can find recipes on the Internet or at your local tea shop or bookstore. you're looking for a way to chill out or you want to be healthy.and no we're not talking about a Long Island Iced Tea. But he says the two needn't cancel each other out. while supporting faith. Tea is an ancient drink known for simplicity. In the end. take a tip from the ancients drink tea. the Lama urges people to take a path of peace between the perspectives. more detailed research into the benefits of meditation on the brain. When he visited the Society for Neuroscience to discuss pursuing further. he chose to believe science.spiking your coffee. Whether you want to know your future. purity and versatility. He suggested a healthy dose of skepticism toward religious pronouncements according to the publication.

"Although science can overturn spiritual teachings, people can benefit from scientific understanding without losing faith," he reasoned. The Tibetan leader also emphasized that religion can help science, not just hinder it, using meditation as his example. Specifically, he urged neuroscientists not to discount the role of the Buddhist tradition on the brain. "Try to find reality with an open mind," he said, referring both to investigations in science as well as to studies in Buddhist thought. "Without investigation, we can't see reality."

Healing Hands

Reiki can restore your flow of energy

Multiple news outlets ranging from Malaysia to Canada have recently run reports on Reiki, an alternative healing method wherein the practitioner lays hands on the client sending healing energy to affected areas. Skeptics say it's just "esoteric mumbo-jumbo," but advocates argue that there is a universal energy which can be accessed by all people we just don't all know how to do it! Reiki relates to the chakras (or energy centers) of the human body, and the practice of laying hands itself is said to cleanse the chakras, leaving them open and in balance. For Michael Weiss, a Reiki teacher in the German city of Bielefeld, Reiki has become essential. "Normally the person lies on a couch and I place my hands on different parts of the body like the head, chest, stomach, legs and back," Weiss tells a Malaysian newspaper. "It is like being a radio receiver for energy and passing it on." Experts say that Reiki can be learned by anyone. However, Weiss warns that Reiki is not an alternative to seeing a doctor. "It is important to see a doctor first. The course is not enough to reach a diagnosis," he says. A typical session lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, and according to Weiss "is based on the free will of the individual. He who wants to receive Reiki, receives it. He who does not want it will not get it." Enhance your spiritual self In any case, Reiki is a holistic approach to wellness that requires using the mind, body and spirit connection.

Welcoming Wealth to Your Home

Feng Shui for prosperity
by Maryam Henein

Feng Shui, which means wind and water, is all about the mellifluous flow of energy. This ancient art of placement brings balance and harmony to a physical space. Feng represents the wind that carries the universal life force -- also known as Chi -- through space. Shui is the water that meanders underneath the earth, transporting Chi. Unbalanced and stuck energy affects your life. Not to mention your pockets. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to regain stability, bring money into the house and increase your having-ness potential. Home Sweet Home

says Feng Shui Specialist Valentina Wittrock. A puddle is as close as we get. "It might sound ironic.eight gold and one black. That's when artificial sources such as fountains. Location. Go With the Flow Gently flowing water has always been related to money in Feng Shui. Additionally. Stand at your front door facing into the house. like that busted smoke detector in the hallway or the leaky faucet in the bathroom. If moving is not an option. Location. This is because it makes the land abundant and fertile. (Drips denote a loss of wealth). happiness and wealth. Alas. we'd all live in a home with a view of the water -.it's considered a magnet for good luck. These are known as "silent affirmations" as the Chinese automatically think of money when they see the fish. you are restricting your potential. "If you choose a fish tank. it should be large enough to contain nine fish -. consider finally fixing those broken things around the house. The idea is to have things running smoothly.Location. author of several books including Feng Shui for Beginners. many of us don't have that luxury. and the black provides protection. living on a dead-end street speaks for itself. Ideally. Wealth Area Do you know where your financial "power spot" is? Prosperity is associated with the back left corner of any space. fish ponds and fish tanks come into play. Even if you live in a nice neighborhood but in a small crammed apartment. Obviously living in a ramshackle neighborhood is not conducive to success. your wealth area is at the back of the . Energy has to be able to dance." says Richard Webster. The first suggestion is to live in the right place. The gold attracts wealth. Meanwhile size apparently does matter." adds Wittrock. but living in a large space actually promotes more wealth.

consider writing your thoughts about money and wealth in a journal. "Clutter is a sign of stagnant energy. Handle the Green How do you handle your money? Is your cashola neatly sorted in your wallet or clip or are there crumpled bills all over the place? Clean out your purse and start handling your money as though you truly value it. Money is coming my way! Repeat these phrases or similar ones while you are waiting at the bank or while driving to have dinner. It takes about six weeks to remove negative thought patterns. There should be no big/heavy furniture.house on the left-hand side. give of your time. You can do all the Feng Shui things in the world but without the proper perspective beliefs. live generously. and it needs to flow through your life. energy and appreciation. Also. and clutter in your money power spots can clog up your cash flow. do you believe that money is evil? Or that having money means that someone will do without? These beliefs have got to go! Repeat: I am worthy to have money. Increasing the lighting in this part of the room. it's useless. This can be accomplished with mirrors." affirms Wittrock. or house can also encourage wealth. First off. Review the journal after the week and reflect on the underlying theme about money and wealth. Meanwhile. . trash bins. not just into it.you're telling the universe that you trust that you are taken care of. or too much clutter. Giving within your means makes space for even greater abundance -. Check and Change That 'Tude Your attitude about wealth and prosperity is vital. each room also has a wealth area. crystals and chandeliers. Meanwhile. It's time to reprogram your mind and bolster your worthiness. Money is a form of energy. If you don't yet have ample money to share. Every thought you have about wealth from the past influences the present.

express gratitude. the more good things will come your way. including money. It's about taking control of your environment and adapting it to reflect who you'd like to be and what you'd like to achieve. It can be intricate and involved or serve as a simple guiding principle. It's about making conscious. . deliberate choices for change.K. The more you notice and express appreciation for blessings received (no matter how small). Boyle Feng Shui is more than an ancient Chinese art of harnessing energies. If you're looking for career success and wondering what to do to precipitate that long-awaited promotion.Last but certainly not least. Actualize Your Goals Feng Shui your next promotion by A. and make sure it is helping you to realize your goals. take a look at the space in which you're working.

and leads to a permissive attitude about disorganization in other parts of our lives.Eliminate clutter Clutter is a negative influence on the way we see ourselves and our work. you are also clearing your mind for new direction. You may be surprised to find the corresponding area of your life is exactly what needed clarification.the wall closest to you. Perhaps a manager recommends you for a promotion or a co-worker mentions an impressive accomplishment in front of your . then papers begin to accumulate on your desk. Career is the middle of the front wall . Wealth and Prosperity are represented in the far left corner. Adorn this corner with symbols of money. First your books have arranged themselves haphazardly on the shelf. possibly unexpected areas of your life that contribute to the advancement of your career. This corner of your desk is also ideal for thoughtfully chosen power symbols. even the floor. Clutter breeds more clutter. the essential grid of Feng Shui. Pay special attention to which areas in your office tend to gather clutter and compare it to a Feng Shui bagua map. hopelessness and impotence. and soon the many half-finished projects in your mind look much like the disheveled office around you. If you're facing into your office from the door. You know it's something you need to address. but there are other. your bookshelves. so as not to create any symbolic tension or conflict. but you move on to other more pressing tasks. According to the bagua map. If you share an office with a co-worker. When you eliminate clutter in your space. It's easier to arrange your priorities and you feel more at ease and in control. Think direction Whenever possible. and the way others see us. arrange your desk so it is facing the door at a diagonal. It makes us less effective and breeds feelings of confusion. try to make sure you are facing the same direction. Wealth and career are clear target areas. there are two primary areas of your office where you would focus to actualize a promotion.

Welcome Your Success Use Feng Shui to open the door . Crystals are said to be great organizers. such as a picture of a new home you'd like to buy. Helpful People & Travel are represented in the front right corner. and can also improve mood and reduce stress. There are many other items that traditionally represent wealth or power: dragons. horses. and concentrate on making those areas bright. you are adorning your workplace with positive Feng Shui. children whose college education you are planning or a painting of a beach where you plan to vacation. your intentions and the promise you've made to welcome certain energies into your life. you are ready to empower those spaces with strategic symbols. Maybe the promotion (or new career) that would bring most prosperity is high-profile. that symbols are just that. however. will become your most notable influence. It is important to understand. Power symbols Once you've determined which areas are essential to your career goals. It's not crucial that you adorn your door with a bell fashioned from seven metals. uncluttered and symbolic of success. and inviting prosperity into that space. If you strategically place an item in your office that makes you feel organized. and Fame and Reputation. in the center of the back wall. bells and water are much loved harbingers of prosperity. just that you are surrounded by reminders of your personal power. Oftentimes the symbols that will work best for you are those that are personally appealing.boss. efficient. powerful or simply relaxed. and metal coins bring additional income. which may very well leave you more productive and put clients or executives who frequent your office at ease. birds. These symbols may take the form of token reminders of your specific goals. ships. Plants are known to represent wealth. Think about the kind of change you would like to bring into your life.

armed as we are with the power to create our own realities. So. getting a promotion.by S. consider making the following changes around your home and office. we've got a few pointers from the ancients. But if you literally make room for whatever it is you want it follows that the chances you'll get it certainly aren't going to be hurt. But if you're tapped out of resources and feel like you just can't possibly be any more proactive than you already are. So what do you do if you don't have a front yard. While the idea of moving your household around in order to achieve a certain end may sound a little far out to some. consider this: Feng Shui is simply a way of telling the universe you're ready to accept your desires as a part of your life. one has to conclude that it will help. or don't particularly like the sound of wind chimes? Think of other ways to reflect the same sentiment. For instance. Smith Feeling stuck in a work related situation? You're not alone. shifting gears altogether or finding a way to be happy where you are. whether it's by getting a new job. In fact. if you're looking to move forward in your career.K. You may be surprised at the result! Welcome energy Feng Shui experts suggest that you hang wind chimes outside near the front door and place a birdbath or bird feeder in your front yard if you're looking to advance in your career. If you don't welcome abundance. even if only by shifting your perspective. consider playing more music around . it's a long shot to pour in.and your energy change! The Chinese have been using Feng Shui to enhance all areas of their lives for literally thousands of years. Why? Both are examples of ways to enhance the amount of energy surrounding your home. Take just a few of these Feng Shui tips and you may see your luck . Job issues continue to be high on the list of problems we all face as citizens of the planet.

Thought-action is one of the most important elements for those who practice Feng Shui.with every fiber of your being . In other words. an inviting atmosphere (from the point of entrance) is the key to bringing new elements (like money and success) to your door. Make room for the new There's no better way to clear the clutter of your mind than to clear the clutter of your home! Clean lines and minimal furnishings are the hallmarks of a Feng Shui state of being . it's a soothing sound. installing walkway lights or burning incense near your front door. Then. Belief creates reality. remember what it stands for. imagine the peace you'll feel with the gentle sound of water flowing laying the backdrop to your days.in your life. is that you go through your home and find at least 30 .that's right 30 . water One of the first elements of a Feng Shui home is running water. By accepting and believing . The Courage To Be Rich. Ah. When we let things we don't need pile up it's as if we're telling the universe we've got to hold on to the unnecessary for fear we'll never be able to replace it. Whatever you do. Placed near your front door it symbolizes the flowing of money abundance . The basic . worn or simply no longer of use or necessary. Don't take those you don't truly want . On top of that. you will make that happen. A welcome mat or colorful flag are other common signs of a Feng Shui home.things you no longer need that you can donate to charity or throw away. And there's a method to her madness.and with good reason! Think about it. First. these symbols serve to remind you of what you're seeking (and welcoming).and if finances dictate you've got no choice. One of the first things financial expert Suze Orman recommends in her book. The same goes for opportunities.that you can and will earn the money to replace things that are broken. don't stay in them any longer than you have to. There's a reason (probably several!) that spas and relaxation centers often have flowing fountains.the house.

Consider what you'd do if you never had to work again. love it. how would you spend your time? Where would you find satisfaction? Write these things down too. gladly. And unfortunately. This last recommendation takes that quite literally! Feng Shui experts suggest making lists of your career goals. Chinese Secrets 5 ways to boost your life force by S.until we lose it! Whether it's to a common cold or something far more serious. Wish list If you haven't caught on yet. consider the advice of the ancients. But don't stop there. more successful. learn it. you will be more fulfilled and thereby. The Chinese art of Feng Shui has been practiced for centuries and it offers some tips for . Live it. Simply put. there's nothing like reminding yourself of what you want and what your intentions are.K. The idea is that you'll be more likely to start incorporating these aspects of yourself into your day to day if you remember that they exist. it usually takes illness to acknowledge how important physical wellbeing is in our day to day lives. being sick on any level sucks.root of this tip: empty and be full. In turn.and happiness. It's a basic key to success . Smith Select an RSS reader Health is something we all take for granted . to increase your energy and improve your general state of well-being. Ask anyone who's been sick for any length of time and they'll probably tell you if there was something they could have done differently to prevent prolonged illness. they would have done it. and place your lists in key spots of your home (the office. near a mirror. But if you're looking for a way to boost your life force. it's not always preventable. over the sink come to mind). If money were no object.

Silk flowers. A dog. Same goes for dying or wilting plants. most of us are familiar with the soothing quality of scents.your health! Plants and flowers According to the experts.improving .or maintaining . Dried flowers are considered bad for your energy (after all. Animal magnetism If you really want to take this up another notch. they're dead) and may allow you to stay trapped in old energy or hold onto old patterns that are making you sick in some way (or at least not letting you blossom). will do the trick. on the other hand. physical healing effect on us. especially if you have an allergy or can't spend weekly on the fresh stuff. so obviously. but the idea is to surround yourself with life force. There are "scentual" cures for every ailment. And Feng Shui practitioners recommend that you put plenty around the house and yard (or whatever space you've got). By taking the time to surround yourself in health-promoting properties . body and spirit in this tradition. Related Articles Scent-sational By now. but the calming energy of a welcoming home is only enhanced by pleasing aromas. cat. one of the best ways you can encourage your own state of well being is to surround yourself with life energy. or whatever other houseappropriate animal will help to stimulate your energy and re-root you. Fresh flowers and plants will work wonders for your mind. live plants are optimal. Feng Shui experts recommend getting a pet. Not only can smells have an actual. Just be sure to keep them healthy. which naturally generates even more positive energy in your home and in your life. They are champions of people who love unconditionally. and the Chinese recommend that those seeking to improve their overall health use incense and aromatherapy candles regularly.

donning yellow stimulates the mind and putting on a little something blue promotes tranquility. Likewise. that would be green with healthy. Health finds its home in the left-center section of each room and (if you have a yard) in the leftcenter section of your property (considered when standing at your front door). Note which areas you feel you could use a little help with and dress accordingly. and they suggest that those who are ailing or simply concerned about health wear it often and place it in key areas of their homes. they believe that wearing pink melts anger. Go green You've heard the saying green with envy. Make sure this area is tended to. since green is the color of health. your health center . bathrooms can drain your health and your finances. You may find yourself on the sunnier side of things when the day is done! Down the drain In Feng Shui tradition. Like many other groups. In Feng Shui tradition.(energetically scents do qualify) you welcome well-being and optimal health. the Chinese believe that certain colors can promote health and spirituality. right? Well in Feng Shui tradition. put the toilet seat down when you leave the room. but make sure you fix any leaky faucets (inside and out) and always turn the water all the way off! Likewise. you need to pay attention to your body if you want to be healthy… and you need to send that message to the universe as well. not only is it advisable to decorate your bathrooms in earth tones ("to figuratively dam the leak" as one expert puts it). You don't want to flush your money . most attributes to a life well-lived have an area of the house dedicated to them. To prevent this from happening. nor should it be the place you store garbage of any sort. On the other hand.or your well being . The health area of your home should not be cluttered in anyway.down the toilet! All about the message Like all things. Green. in particular is said to soothe and replenish the soul.

Whatever you decide. put energy into maintaining this area of your home.a key component to lasting health and a life well-lived! Clean Green . and watch your energy levels increase .shouldn't be completely empty either! Plants and other green items are highly recommended inhabitants of your health space.

the wafts of ammonia and chlorine were not particularly pleasing. but for many." And even though she was joking.Is disinfectant disrupting your inner peace? An article in the Tufts Daily begins: "As we stretched out and prepared for another early yoga class. a student in front of me said." This particular writer was then inspired to do some research. the school of thought has been "what's the alternative?" But there is another option for getting your house spic and span without using any products that may impede your well-being. "the Lysol is disrupting my inner peace. It's pretty common knowledge that the ingredients in common daily household supplies contain skin and eye irritants and may even cause allergic reactions. and what she found out might be a little surprising… or not. .

These chakra-specific signs of imbalance will help you determine the sources of issues as they arise for you. The Sacral Chakra (or Svadhisthana) is right below your belly button. Institutions including Harvard University are implementing environmentally sound cleaning programs for their custodial services (improving the health of custodians and building occupants alike). your sacral chakra's flow may be off. If you're experiencing low sex drive. so do the others and your flow is interrupted. . They work individually and together to form the chakra system. tropospheric ozone and poor indoor air quality. The Root Chakra (or Muladhara) is at the base of your tail bone. And with more and more stores carrying products that don't contain substances that contribute significantly to the production of photochemical smog. Your root chakra may be clogged if you're feeling disconnected from others (or yourself). and get the most out of your day to day. Recharge Your Chakras Enhance your spiritual self Chakras are energy centers in your body and according to Ayurveda. there are seven of them governing physical. When one gets clogged.Green cleaning is sweeping the country. Exercises that help you feel firmly rooted to the ground are beneficial. Connecting to your core and strengthening your spine would be helpful. blocked creativity or feelings of powerlessness. It is said to connect us to the earth and create our personal boundaries. green cleaning is an option in the home as well. easily distracted or confused. It's mean to be our sexual center and the root of all creativity. emotional and spiritual health. Taking care of your chakras will help optimize your energy flow.

Salt water gargles and shoulder stands will help set you on the path to a healthier energy flow. If you're having trouble speaking up for yourself.The Solar Plexus Chakra (or Manipura) is at the "v" where your lower ribs meet (between your chest and your navel). Often symbolized by an open lotus flower. this is the chakra that you should focus on. the Crown Chakra isn't working properly if you're feeling disconnected or pessimistic and avoiding any new experiences or . or bridge pose) will help get things going again. like you don't matter. grief and fear. are experiencing a lot of miscommunication or are even lying a lot. Opening your heart and chest (as in sun salutations) may make the difference you need to re-charge this chakra. just above the eyebrows. The Crown Chakra (or Sahasrara) is located on the top of the head. Meditation and balanced alignment are two ways to properly energize this chakra. It's the source of intuition (or gut feelings) and the seat of our egos. when it's working properly. The Brow Chakra (or Ajna) is the so called third eye. Wringing out your middle (for example with twist poses in yoga. daydreaming and mild forgetfulness signal that something's up with your Brow Chakra. you can tell if it's out of whack if you're having trouble letting go of the past (relationships or events) and experiencing an inability to trust or get close to others. The focus point of love. Loss of focus. located between your eyes. Spiritual energy enters our minds and bodies through this chakra. your throat chakra may be in need of some attention.in the center of the neck. Nightmares are a symptom of imbalance as well. heartbreak. If you're feeling overwhelmed or insignificant. The Throat Chakra (or Visuddha) is right where it sounds like it should be . and you can't make a decision. This chakra is the control center for communication and controls our ability to speak and listen open and honestly. The Heart Chakra (or Anahata) is right in the center of your chest. This is the governing chakra of thoughts which also allows us to distinguish between fantasy and reality.

It's important to remember that energy flow is constant. the scientific community has come to accept that the human body is more than just flesh and bone. In recent years. the colors you give off (and take in) say something about you too! Here comes the sun Have you ever noticed the way a day in the sun drains you . And it's not just in nature that color creates mood. Take slow deep breaths and tense. Deeper relaxation may be key to correcting the problem. color is universal. surrounding us every day. People have energetic components as well. And indeed. Red or Yellow? How colors and your aura work Color is nature's language . most people can say that we get immediate feelings when being introduced to others for the first time. All of these processes take work and regular maintenance. color healing was taught in the great temples of Egypt. We feel immediate connections and . Care for your chakras and you'll see how they care for you. Now the aura The saying goes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. We're comfortable or uncomfortable.ways of seeing things. Greece. you may find that you feel more focused instantly.no matter where you're from or what you do each day. filling our bodies and interacting with our own energies. the grass is green or brown (depending on how much water it gets)… Color is part of the underlying essence of the universe. It has been used since early times to facilitate health and well-being. then relax all the muscles in your body beginning at your feet. In fact. Feeling Blue. The sky is blue (in various shades).and yet makes you feel so good? Color is part of what emanates from the sun. When you come back into your body. China and Tibet.

Red energy quickens the spirit and is exhilarating but practical. giving us the courage to face the consequence of our actions and see things through to completion. The red personality is that of the pioneer and the go-getter. your chakra: RED: BASE CHAKRA The color of courage Red is a fiery force. Well it all relates to colors. A warm and caring color it represents awakening. and more specifically the color of someone's aura. etc).repulsions. giving and vulnerable with a strong feminine side. it indicates that your attention is currently focused on a particular area of your body. If your vibration is of a certain color. Occasionally. The colors of a person's aura are also associated with the activity of the chakras. lust) at first site. we even experience love (or for skeptics. Your color. The orange personality is a lover of freedom.the only difference between different people is in the speed of vibration. Your automatic internal response upon meeting someone is a consequence of feeling the other person's energy field or color vibration. ORANGE: SACRAL CHAKRA The color of opportunity Orange is the color of material opportunity. It puts your life back into action with the burning desire to get somewhere. We are all made up of energy and light . Orange energy expands and break down barriers. . PINK: BASE/HEART CHAKRA The color of love Pink is a gentler version of red. The pink personality is tender. This is the same scientific data that accounts for the order the colors appear in a prism or a rainbow (red is fastest and first.

The great writers and creators relate to this color. Dominant yellow energy produces a great communicator.YELLOW: SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA The color of intellect Yellow is the brightest color in the spectrum. Purple indicates acute psychic perception on a day to day basis. INDIGO: THIRD EYE CHAKRA The color of perception Indigo inspires to be the spiritual master. The yellow personality has the latest information and is very precise. Feng Shui For Simplicity Make room for a clutter-free mind . GREEN: HEART CHAKRA The color of balance Green is the color of progress with willingness to share its prosperity. VIOLET: CROWN CHAKRA The colour of peace Purple or violet is the color of aristocracy of the spirit. BLUE: THROAT CHAKRA The spirit of truth Blue is the color of expression and requires caution to think before it leaps. The indigo personality can reconcile science and religion. The purple personality is a visionary working with the highest levels of thought and prefers to be self-employed. The blue personality values honor and sincerity above anything else and is the calming opposite of red. a sociable nature. selflessness and a love of the good life. unravels and reveals. Yellow energy assimilates. A person relating to the green aspect will strive to bring harmony to any situation. it is flexible and adaptable. Green energy indicates dependability.

every six months. Besides. Alas. That way "things don't even stand a chance of getting together. here are some suggestions that should help: Weekly clean up "In America. dust. Lin suggests only having two books or magazines going at the same time. Ban stacks and nick naks Clear the clutter! Clear the madness! If you're a victim of stacks likemost people. Get rid of the stacks by your bed or in your living room. "Have nothing in your home unless it's beautiful. author of the Feng Shui Anthology. Also. It seems that muddle is the price of living in a fastpaced society such as ours. no mercy." To oblige to this phrase. this likely isn't the case." adds Lin. energy needs space to move and flow. paperwork . One way to achieve this in your life is to remember that less is definitely more. Same goes for newspapers . we tend to collect stuff and it just ends up getting stored somewhere. if you look around at your surroundings.and why not just read your . The result? Piles and piles.not to mention all the work that we constantly need to churn out. Lin suggests making the effort to clear things out on a weekly basis. Simplicity comes with the territory. Because. "My favorite two words are. in this land of immediate gratification. consider tackling scarier spaces such as garages and closets. your desk. as you can already attest. as does neatness and clarity. But. Many of us barely have time to keep up with all the things that accumulate: bills.by Maryam Henein Feng Shui is a holistic and metaphysical study of self and environment. It will take time and effort but you will feel lighter and clearer afterward. your car and anything else that calls your name. a clutterfree environment is synonymous with a clutter-free mind. Make it a habit so when the week rolls to a close you are ready and willing to organize your purse." insists Jami Lin. functional or beneficially symbolic.

"Objects don't have to be plain. You want simplicity not chaos. And. adds Feng Shui Expert Valentina Wittrock. If you tend to hoard. strike a balance between stuff and space. If you don't use it. show "no mercy. Lin suggests only placing three accessories on any surface. recyle your magazines away." As far as nick naks go. Feng Shui for Partnership . Remember. rather whatever you place in your home should symbolize prosperity for yourself. and so it's a good idea to feature some empty space in every room. This also prevents the energy to flow through." says Wittrock. they have to be in proportion with the area you've chosen to display. And of course. It's time to make room. you know the drill. confirms Val Biktashev. give it away to the Salvation Army or other charities you are connected with. remember that letting go tells the universe that you trust . co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui. Finally. don't put large furniture in the middle of the room.and that you are ready to fill that space with something more enriching. Nothing should be blocking or cutting Chi. You need space to navigate. Navigate Your home should not resemble a furniture store. simplicity doesn't mean minimalism.news online? As much as it hurts. With that said.

In order to get that Chi (Qi) to flow freely in your life and bring health and strength. the ancient art and science of Feng Shui can certainly help.Here are some tips to consider: The yin and the yang of things Life is all about balance. and you need to allow yourself to receive. You need to give your heart knowing you are taken care of. signaling to the universe that you know your self-worth. or you want to enhance an existing partnership that seems to be lacking the zipididoodah that it once had. Are you being loving with your . Are you an opportunist who takes and takes but never gives? Or do you give selflessly without speaking your needs? The energy in a relationship (and life in general) needs to move in both directions. If you see yourself as a ten. then you attract a ten into your life. giving and receiving need to be on par.Use this Ancient Art to Spruce Things Up by Maryam Henein If you want to attract a partner into your life.

lover? Give him a gift simply because he has graced your life. The location of the lovenasium Anytime relationship issues are at hand, especially personal ones, we have to consider the Lovenasium (a.k.a the bedroom). Ideally when you move into your home you should make sure that your bedroom faces a direction/aspect that is synonymous with auspicious flying star energies, says Feng Shui expert Jami Lin, author of the Feng Shui Anthology. ! Flying Star Feng Shui studies how time and space affect your health, wealth and relationships with others. So the magnetic orientation of a dwelling, along with the year the home was built are important factors that determine the innate character of the house, according to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui. For instance, you wouldn't want your bedroom to be situated in Severed Fate or Burglary with Fire. The partnership will bloom if you are lying down in a positive aspect such as Youthful and Bright Future. You can also figure out which direction to place your bed based on his and hers birthdays. An expert can help you figure out what Flying Star energies correlate with your home. Make space and live life clutter-free Obviously, your bedroom is associated with the intimacy of a romantic relationship. As we've mentioned before, clutter is a big nono in Feng Shui. Clutter anywhere inside the bedroom (and this means under the bed as well as hidden in drawers) will create a traffic jam of chi that won't allow the love to flow, says Feng Shui expert Ellen Whitehurst. It can contribute to fatigue, lack of focus, and difficulty sleeping. When you and your partner are tired, cranky, and distracted much of the time, your relationship is probably not getting the quality attention it needs and deserves. If you are single, a cluttered bedroom will make it more difficult for a new relationship to get started.

If you don't have a partner yet, it may be a good idea to clear a space for them. "That special someone who may be just around the corner might need a little extra shove from the Shui and the quickest yet most effective way to do that is to empty a drawer, make some room in the closet and push aside a little space in the medicine cabinet," adds Whitehurst. Acting "as if" your partner is getting ready to make their move, will actually create energies that will help call in your partner-to-be. It's also important, if you're looking for a new love, to get rid of anything that exists from any old ones. Love letters, pictures of the two of you together, old stuffed animals won at the county fair, they all have to go, says Whitehurst. Tea for two and two for tea Be sure to place everything in pairs around this room as well as this notifies the universe that you are willing to work in a partnership. Two nightstands, two candlesticks, and two sets of pillows say that 'there's no room for loneliness inside this space.' If you have three of something, (three pillows on the bed?) remember that three is a crowd!

Yin, Yang and You

Be true to you in relationships
Whether you know it or not, you or someone you know has probably been victim of the "maybe if I like what they like, they'll like me syndrome." It starts off with a newfound interest in your date's favorite sport (you mean they actually put poker on TV?) or giving into their Friday night movie selection (yet another romantic comedy!) and before you know it, you've forgotten who you were as an individual before your new love came your way. Worse still is the situation where a person is not even yours yet and you find yourself bending. Unfortunately, when love finally comes your way, the tendency can be to lose part - if not all - of yourself. The problem with that is becoming someone you aren't doesn't work in love any better than demanding your way all the time does. The key to a successful relationship is maintaining a healthy balance. This may seem like a new idea, but balance as an ideal goes all the way back to 500 BC

. share the mutually receptive. having both yin and yang is a great place to start. then maybe you can compromise and change plans altogether. . While you're at it. cook. While they may have to get used to not having you at their beck and call.when Lao Tzu wrote the Tao Te Ching and the familiar. your passions or your aspirations. perfect circle where harmony is achieved. be sure to take time for yourself. black and white circle known as the yin-yang symbol was born. if it's not to your liking. they don't need to come . Don't forget your friends. clear and balanced experience that being together provides. the next time you have the burning desire to have yet another conversation defining your relationship when your love is happy just spending time together.. Take a look at the symbol itself. share. minigolf. share and instead pro-actively. When it comes to balancing your relationship. Choose an activity you both enjoy (hike. independent of your love. Two halves of a whole (notice one is not bigger than the other) with yin being black with some white in it and yang being white with some black in it. If your desire is to go shopping. and do the things you used to do.if it's to do something together. So the next time your love makes the assumption that you'll be going to a buddy's place for football on Saturday. stifle your urge to verbally share. they'll appreciate the companionship of the whole person you've turned out to be! Who Finds What Attractive? The votes are in. A complete. physically experience something together. whatever) and without discussing it. utilize both your yin and yang energy to nicely assert yourself and your needs. Conversely. when all is said and done.

But despite this gender gap. And in France. But as much as men and women are different. the Internet was not a popular method of dating. bars and clubs to meet someone. Brains or looks Almost all men placed higher importance on looks over brains in a . would you rather your lover be good looking or funny? Where does honesty fall on your list? Do you expect a mate to have money? Canadian romance publisher Harlequin Enterprises recently conducted a survey asking people on six continents (in 16 countries) about traits they liked or disliked and how they went about trying to meet "the one. Bad boys and girls Australians and British men frequently admitted drinking too much. as did 70 percent of German women. Eighty percent of Brazilian and Mexican men said they had lied about their marital or relationship status. admitted trying Internet dating. 40 percent of men but only 10 percent of women attended parties. women prefer someone who makes them laugh while men opt for those who catch their eye. according to Reuters. Thirty percent of Spanish men. while about half of German and Italian men said they had lied about their finances. the study revealed how residents of different countries varied in the way they tried to impress the opposite sex. the majority of people preferred to meet someone via introductions by mutual friends." Venus and Mars It's probably not a surprise to learn that when it comes to romance. both French men and French women rated looks as more important than their counterparts in other countries. but no Spanish women. Online romance Aside from Portugal (where about half of men and women say they go online for love).If you had to choose. But no matter the country of residence. The men of Spain were the most likely to use sex to catch a paramour's attentions.

Love is Grand Top 5 romantic gestures of all time Ever heard the expression that a picture (or a song) is worth a thousand words? Well. no Australian men did the same. The two exceptions: Surprise. But while 40 percent of Portuguese men rated intelligence over looks in a first encounter. Physical attraction was the top priority for men in France. Greece. We think these five top the list! . humor was considered the most important trait by both men and women. check out these expressions of love thorughout history. Brazil.first meeting. according to the report. while once again. surprise! In the United States and Canada. Japan and Britain. getting 63 and 73 percent of the vote respectively. women put a sense of humor at the top of their list.

19-carat diamond ring in 1968. The song was a hit and Pattie soon left Harrison to marry Clapton. this is one case where it worked. Richard's first jewelry purchase for Liz was a 33. but there's no denying the undying love expressed for the Shah's lost beloved. Pattie Boyd. Eric Clapton fell madly in love with his friend George Harrison's wife. 2) A girl's best friend Who can forget the chemistry of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra? Their love extended far beyond the film and will probably last several lifetimes if his love is measured by the jewels he bestowed upon his beloved. A little extreme." Elizabeth debuted the Taylor-Burton diamond for the first time when she attended Princess Grace's 40th birthday party in Monaco.000 ($30. "I would have liked to buy her the Taj-Mahal but it would cost too much to transport. For Elizabeth's 40th birthday in 1972 he gave her a heartshaped diamond known as the Taj-Mahal. Layla While it's a rare occasion that wooing a married man or woman is advisable.42-carat pear-shape "TaylorBurton Diamond. His heartache led him to write the song Layla. to no avail.000). For that he remarked. 3) Please.1) The Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan had this tomb built after his wife. The two enjoyed nine years of . Her next bauble was the La Peregrina Pearl for which Burton paid £15. Twenty thousand workmen spent 22 years building the marble and jewel studded tribute. He tried to get her to leave his friend for ages." By far the best known of Richard Burton's purchases for Elizabeth was the 69. Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to their 14th child. based on the ancient Persian love poem The Story of Layla and Majnun. You can see her wearing it in a number of post-1968 films. Rumor has it that after construction was complete the Shah had the chief mason's right hand chopped off so the Taj Mahal would remain truly one of a kind.

The Gift of the Magi is about a poor but desperately in love couple who secretly make huge sacrifices to buy each other Christmas gifts. Ah.or addiction. l'amour. he placed a 20-year standing order with a flower shop to have long stemmed roses placed on her grave three times a week.. Joe DiMaggio never lost his love for Marilyn Monroe. In the end.romantic gestures ever.marriage before separating. The woman cuts off her hair and sells it to a wig maker in order to buy her husband a platinum chain for his watch. they're even more grateful to simply have each other. The man sells his grandfather's gold watch to buy his wife tortoise shell combs for her beautiful hair. Henry's short story is considered by some to be the most generous . 4) The Gift of the Magi O. Wow! 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health . Apparently. even the biggest romantic gestures can't trump Karma . When she died in 1962.albeit cheapest . 5) Flowers for Marilyn While they were married for just nine months..

Whether your job is driving you crazy.quick! by S.or so you think! The good news is you're not alone. In today's culture.K. it affects everyone. These five simple suggestions take very little time from your schedule but do a lot to take the edge off your elevated stress levels. Your health has even been affected.Take these tips and get results -. Smith Stress. You find yourself tired. you know that it's got to stop -. The great news is. but you're too busy to do anything about it -.but you can't imagine how to make that happen. more than ever before. exhausted even. you'll feel better -- . Millions of people let stress damage their well being. Put them to use and in turn. your romantic life has got you in knots or your unending questions about life in general are causing your mind to twirl faster than your washer's spin cycle (and for a whole lot longer at a clip). you're not actually too busy to fix the problem. and you know you don't feel the same as you used to.

in about 30 minutes. difficulty concentrating.something that can be solved by getting out of the office (or the living room) and into the Sun. "Eating carbohydrates had a profound and dramatic effect in improving mood. make an effort to get more sun! In addition to the Vitamin D factor. Consider that the flowers and trees can't grow without the sun's rays. If you're feeling blah. depression. science has recently shown that not getting enough sun can be just as bad! Prostate Cancer and MS have recently been linked to Vitamin D deficiency -." Dr. and author of Managing Your Mind and Mood Through Food tells MSN. What makes you think you're any different? You Are What You Eat It's an old saying. "I'm talking about anger. Not only that." . irritability." Wurtman said. recent science proves it! So if you're one of those super busy types who thinks that fast food is all you can squeeze in. mental fuzziness. exposing yourself more often will just make you feel better. In fact. think again! A balanced diet is key to lowered stress levels. We found that you could reverse those mood changes with carbohydrate-rich foods. Whether it's half an hour at lunch or part of your weekend afternoon. a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. and the effects can happen very quickly. consider upping your good carb intake.inside and out! The Sunny Side of Life While we all know that too much sun (particularly on unprotected skin) can be detrimental to your health. Judith Wurtman. what you eat directly impacts your emotions on a daily basis! "You can manipulate your mood and your mental acuity just by what you eat and when. but it's true.

long. When was the last time you took a good. It's how we breathe. you will do a lot to increase your energy. Make sense now? . there's no better way to get it than to get the blood flowing in your body! Breathe It's so simple we take it for granted. try getting up more often throughout the day. Whatever your individual needs are. To avoid the dreaded desk job doldrums. it's not whether we breathe that's the problem.But before you go reaching for cream cheese or peanut butter to pile onto that wheat bagel. and if not. deep breath and let the air really fill your lungs? By becoming aware of your breath -drawing it in through your nose and letting it flow out evenly (through your nose or your mouth). breathing is involuntary -. but what you actually are is smart! Science has proven the mind-body connection is a real and vital part of health. and if your mind and spirit are in need of rejuvenation. Skeptical? Consider that breath brings oxygen to your blood and by breathing more consciously and more deeply you increase blood flow to your extremities. consider that fatty-foods combined with carbs inhibit your digestion and reduce that "feel-good response" according to MSN. you may feel a little silly rolling your shoulders back in your office.it's not like we'll stop 'til we're dead. And Wurtman says protein is best for those facing longer periods of mental strain. make smart choices for your quick pick-me-up foods and you will see the difference. as we all learned in grammar school science. try to get in some activity where you sit. Take walks around the office every two hours or so if you can. Don't Stay Chained to a Desk! Days spent in an office in front of a computer will make even the sunniest healthy eaters irritable. Sure. While that may be true. After all.

particularly if like so many of us. But the simple truth is that you can't please all of the people all of the time. our personal resources. emotional or creative? Or do you feel that you have in abundance what others lack? Do you have a good sense of self-worth or do you wonder what that means? In all cases. .more effectively -. you're no doubt failing to please yourself! Make it a practice to say yes only when you can truly deliver -. art and values.without burning the candle at both ends. eventempered and reliable. after all).and you will notice a shift in your consciousness levels. not to mention that you'll feel a lot less stressed when you're not overloaded with commitments you can't really keep! Astrology Basics: Second House How you'll prosper lies here by Martine Jeanne Craughley Do you wonder why you are always worried about money? Or why you never have any? Do you feel that you lack resources. Believe it or not. whether intellectual or material. but you'll find that you're doing a much better job at the things you commit to wholeheartedly than you were when you had more to do and less to give to each task. are revealed by the second house. The sign on the second house cusp reveals what you value most in life.Breathe more consciously -. this is a hard one. Learn to Say No Oh. you're a people pleaser. This is the house of Taurus. the steady. you'll make a much more lasting impression as well. energy and general mood. Instead of frazzled or moody (or holding it all in). you'll be seen as someone who is practical. sensual. strong bull of the zodiac and presided over by Venus the goddess of beauty. financial. It may seem hard when you start (you don't want to let anyone down. or what you must have to feel fulfilled. and if you're trying.

visually or through writing you'll go far. .Examining your birthchart can reveal the hidden strengths. and this leaves you vulnerable. decisive. easy go' until you learn self-control. as she naturally rules the second house. which you'll have to learn to rein in or you'll lose financially. Your wealth may be 'easy come. yet you're also a bit too tempted by luxury. Lucky you. Moon The moon rules emotions. challenges and weaknesses of this area of your life. Look for the planets in your second house and read the interpretation below and you'll have a much better idea of how to manage this essential area of your life: Sun You're likely to earn money from your radiant creativity. you may try to find emotional security through your material possessions. Jupiter The planet of good fortune has settled in your house of resources. she also lives here. Mercury Your quick mind is your fortune.your fortune will find you as long as you follow your true interests. so it's likely that emotional security trumps everything else for you. Your only weakness is impulsiveness. Transform your need for security by developing a trusting relationship with yourself and those important people in your life. However. You're competitive and confident . whether you use your ability to communicate verbally. Mars Independent. Venus Venus is at home here. That translates into real abilities with aesthetics: interior decorating. design or the arts. and that is where you'll find your wealth. active Mars in residence in your second house grants you a bent for entrepreneurship or leadership.

stubborn and . illusions and creativity has taken up residence in the area of your life governing resources. You also have to learn to manage a tendency to be lazy. his tendency to destroy everything in one passionate sweep of the arm. revolutions and sudden opportunities is a mixed blessing in the second house. let it turn grasping and fearful and you won't. This is your challenge this lifetime. Yet. your deep. You'll need to learn to merge your talents with the efforts of others without becoming dependent or resentful. Saturn Ambitious and skittish. the planet of drive and ambition lives in your second house. unique creativity and your soulfulness in right-livelihood. Uranus The planet of radical change. Manage your money conservatively and you'll never have to worry about the poorhouse. Yet this powerhouse is plagued with dark thoughts and fears . rainy days come for everyone. The lesson for you this lifetime is to see yourself as a resource. when it comes so easily. it's hard to believe that won't always be true. his incomparable powerful magnetism. not to cling to others for security.making you lucky with money but also likely to overspend. If you idle away your time dreaming of wealth to come. If you find a way to harness your intuitive flashes. you'll find yourself older and poorer than your fertile imagination could have ever pictured. You'll have to develop the ability to ride out booms and busts but if you learn to manage unexpected change and reversals you'll live a life of unique opportunity. you'll be blessed with fortune. After all. Pluto What a mixed bag! Pluto lends you his depth of insight. Neptune Whoops! The planet of dreams. and unfortunately.use your ambition well and you'll prosper.

A repressive square aspect between her Moon and Saturn in Virgo depleted her self-confidence. only to find herself suffering from low selfesteem again . Not so. He immediately wrote her a check for $2. Orman has Sun. 1951. insights and passions will be the fount of your fortune. The twins are the brainiacs of the zodiac because Gemini rules learning. Mars and possibly the Moon (depending on her time of birth) in Gemini. the planet of discipline and hardship. information and communication. This man became her benefactor..argumentative.with a net worth of $10 million? It's all revealed in the chart of Suze Orman. the financial advisor and TV personality who is best known for her popular books on building wealth. Destiny born of hardship Born on June 5. Let's take a peek at her astrological influences to discover the secret of her success. Saturn.and back to waitressing. Then along came a windfall. So you would think that having an abundance of brainy influences would have made learning and self-expression a breeze for Orman. A childhood speech impediment and difficulty with reading made learning and self-expression a chore. If you learn to navigate these challenges.. was to blame. Rags to Riches: Suze Orman Astrology of a financial guru by Cortney Litwin How did a struggling waitress from a working-class family become a wildly successful financial guru-. Pluto's depths.000. Saturn strikes again The second blow from Saturn occurred after she had finally graduated college.000. The checks were accompanied by a note that read: . and then gathered more checks from other customers. totaling $50. well into adulthood. She told a man who frequented the restaurant where she worked about her dream of opening up a restaurant of her own.

"This is for people like you. much of her own prosperity comes from being a pioneer in her field. To be paid back in ten years. (Eventually she made enough money to pay back the loans. and Saturn in Virgo. who Orman had hired to invest her money. She discovered early on in her career that women are often hesitant to handle their own money. an unscrupulous Merrill Lynch broker. lost it all from risky investments. which give her a talent for finances and the desire to help others. Plus. part of her karma is indicated by the North Node in Pisces. Also. This reinforces her spiritual destiny. The feminine factor Another unusual aspect of Orman's work is her focus on financial issues unique to women. However. Within three months she was broke again." Orman has written books that offer practical information along with life lessons and spiritual insights that can improve your ability to attract prosperity. Orman had to overcome tremendous internal and external obstacles to fulfill her destiny as a communicator of financial know-how. Spiritually oriented Neptune is the anti-materialism planet. It's certainly not an influence you'd expect in a successful financial advisor. So perhaps the key to Orman's success is her ability to share her combined financial and spiritual knowledge. the sign of money. so that your dreams can come true. as indicated by Jupiter in trailblazing Aries. if you can. the sign ruled by Neptune. Orman's . which trines her Sun and Mars.) Obviously. one of the most interesting things about Orman's chart is her strong Neptune. Her practical "twin" manifests through Mercury in Taurus." Losing it all Unfortunately. So how did she do it? Twin destinies One good thing came out of the investment fiasco: Orman went to work for Merrill Lynch. with no interest. the sign of service. It's the two faces of the Gemini twins. With the guidance of her Neptune "twin. which is where her financial career was launched.

is in Cancer. First. you'll need an accurate chart based on your date. place and time of birth. the 2nd House isn't the only financial indicator in a chart. And. When you have your chart in hand.you can learn by getting your astrological chart done . Now she is one of the most admired financial and spiritual role models to all . check to see if you have any planets in your 2nd House.you can identify which endeavors will most likely lead to your financial success. Living your destiny brings emotional. But becoming familiar with your 2nd House is the best first step to creating prosperity.male or female! Your Prosperity Potential Astrology can reveal your talents by Cortney Litwin Are you headed in the right direction to create prosperity? Does money come to you easily. and which sign is on the cusp.in the most natural way for you. Orman may have had a rough road to travel. along with the sign on its cusp. or is it an uphill battle to stay financially afloat? In your astrology chart. Then read the pertinent influences below to . The planet(s) in that House. By knowing your 2nd House . You can see Orman's Cancer influence in both her desire to own a restaurant and in her work teaching women about financial planning. These influences point the way to creating wealth through your own efforts . but she finally fulfilled her Gemini destiny by sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others. reveal many of your moneymaking talents and opportunities. women obviously play an important role in her love life as well. Needless to say.Venus. the planet of love and money. spiritual and material fulfillment. this gives you enormous power over your finances. being a lesbian. the sign of food. the 2nd House is your earning indicator. family and women. Of course.

cultural activities. upscale enterprises. advertising. Sun in the 2nd House (or Leo on the cusp): This is one of the best indicators for having your own business because you like to be in charge. jewelry. Mercury in the 2nd House (or Gemini or Virgo on the cusp): Capitalizing on your logical side and developing your communications skills will bring financial gains. matchmaking services. Look for opportunities through the entertainment field. the travel industry. marketing. journalism. counseling. Taking the lead in projects. motivational speaking. interior design and products for the home. acting. yoga. which can come through the arts such as music. party planning. Venus in the 2nd House (or Taurus or Libra on the cusp): Your creativity attracts financial opportunities. family-friendly activities. graphic design. Look for opportunities through catering. women's activities or products. Also. sports. dealing with the public. management. advising. Look for opportunities through kinesiology. Mars in the 2nd House (or Aries on the cusp): You're a go-getter when it comes to making money. casinos. public speaking. telecommunications. interior decorating. domestic endeavors. restaurants (and other food-related enterprises). especially ones that use your creative gifts. politics. physical therapy. radio. clerical work. research. sales. mediation. martial arts. hotels. Look for opportunities through writing. children's activities or products and the hospitality industry. marriage counseling. web design. . and clothing design. Moon in the 2nd House (or Cancer on the cusp): Realizing your earning potential is connected strongly with activities that provide emotional fulfillment. public relations. painting. will bring financial gains. landscaping and retail. teaching. plumbing.discover which activities will most likely open doors to financial success for you. engineering. libraries. the beauty industry. transportation and the healing arts (if Virgo is on the cusp).

psychology. the death industry. television. Look for opportunities through business. Also. holistic healing. military and working with machinery. spiritual endeavors. automobiles. Uranus in the 2nd House (or Aquarius on the cusp): You prefer to do things your own way and are talented at finding unusual financial avenues. efficiency work. corporations. web design. graphic arts. foreign affairs. Saturn in the 2nd House (or Capricorn on the cusp): You're willing to work hard for what you get and are adept at stretching your money to the max. mining. the defense industry. architecture. real estate. psychology. physical labor and construction. mass production. accounting. oceanography. nursing. business. gemstones. environmental activities. .promotion. research. insurance. Opportunities can come through computer programming. and cruising. Also. human relations. acting. medicine. politics. Jupiter in the 2nd House (or Sagittarius on the cusp): You always seem to attract what you need financially. astrology and antiquities. science. manufacturing. law enforcement. community affairs. electronics. charity work. Look for opportunities through the arts or healing. such as music. banking. governments. physical labor. publishing and counseling. Look for opportunities through professional pursuits such as college-level teaching. filmmaking. Pluto in the 2nd House (or Scorpio on the cusp): You have a strong entrepreneurial drive and work best on your own. Neptune in the 2nd House (or Pisces on the cusp): You have an idealistic approach to money and need to align your financial goals with your spiritual values. archeology and undercover work. management. sex products. import/export. law. ships. archeology. philanthropy and religious/philosophical endeavors. although money may also burn a hole in your pocket. counseling. photography. electrical engineering. yoga and pharmaceuticals. Look for opportunities through medicine. financial advising.

the less you should hold in stocks. And the first thing they say is "Getting the right mix is not rocket science. . bonds and cash. but keep in mind when you begin that the sooner you'll need the money you've put in. As part of their 10 Finanical Resolutions. CNN Money experts advise people to mix it up when it comes to moolah. stocks will most likely make you the most money. Sound complicated? It doesn't have to be. Begin by asking yourself the following questions: How far away is the goal? In the long run.Mix Up Your Money! More investing tips from experts Studies show that it's not the specific stocks or funds that determine a portfolio's performance over time. Do research to find out the specifics." Whew! 1. but they're a riskier choice. but rather the combination of stocks.

CNN Money experts suggest increasing your stock allocation by one percentage point for every year you expect to work after the age of 65. The longer you can wait to tap your savings. For the specifics of how to invest consult your finanical advisor.How much risk can I handle? Assess what you're comfortable with in terms of risk. So. If you want to invest with moderate returns (a little riskier than the conservative option. If you want to invest aggressively (bigger fluctuation. For instance. but give you lower returns over time. determine what percentage of your portfolio should be in stocks. Use these rules of thumb: Armed with a complete picture of your goals and expectations. but not terribly aggressive): Subtract your age from 110. Ways to Get Unstuck 5 steps to get life's juices flowing again . some investments fluctuate and a lot depends on when you decide to cash in on them. Afterall. fixedincome investments will smooth out short-term highs and lows. For instance (but not solely) your 401(k). 2. adjust your mix for when you plan to retire. What else do I own? One of the most important things to consider when deciding how or where to invest is the total mix of investments you already hold. the more aggressive you can be. If you want to be safe/conservative with your investments: Subtract your age from 100. Know what you're getting into and how much up and down you can expect. Once you've done that. potential for biggest return): Subtract your age from 120.

plain and simple . Ask yourself: "What is really going on?" If you're just momentarily stuck. Become one The Japanese have a concept called "Wabi Sabi" or the art of imperfection. Shaking things up a bit will help you get some movement into all that stale energy that's holding up your happiness. Learn to stay present with the feeling. consciously try to do something outside of "your own box" every day. The first thing you need to do is acknowledge that you're stuck and accept it. The important question isn't "Why am I stuck?" because getting stuck is a part of the human condition. But have no fear. It's important to accept this state without judgment so whatever is holding you back can lose its power and slowly dissolve. hope is just around the corner. If you always talk to the same psychic. bike there instead. when stuck happens. If you always go to the same place for lunch. The solution to getting unstuck begins with awareness. but it's like you're wading through drying cement. . as though suddenly your world is no bigger than the size of a postage stamp. Remember: the object in motion tends to stay in motion… and even gain momentum. So.it's normal. If you usually drive to your nearby grocery store.you're blocked. Take a deep and slow breath and stop pulling your hair. go back through your day and get in touch with the incident that upset you. because you're stuck in a rut? Perhaps life's demands or disappointments have prompted you to collapse into exhaustion void of any psychic or physical energy… you try to move. call another one for a change. digging a hole deeper and deeper. You feel trapped. "What is keeping me stuck?" Shake.by Maryam Henein Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels. shake. walk or drive a little further and try out another eatery. shake If you're in a rut. you have energy that needs to move. Being stuck is part of the process of life . Whatever is causing it . Instead it's.

Tune in to the single word or short phrase that best describes the energy of your goal. find ways to capture its energetic qualities in ways that are comfortable for you. get a massage. You may want a new career.Clean up If you feel cluttered or trapped on the inside. says Kerul Kassel. it may be time to do some cleaning on the outside. or a consistent exercise program. Remove items from your home. do a little redecorating or a simple art project. She recommends asking yourself what energetic qualities your goal represents. You will find that . is in effect. Imagine Now think of ways to create that energy in your life today. Rather than focusing on accomplishing the goal itself. ask yourself if you have limiting beliefs that you can get rid of too. Emotional. "By creating the energy of your goal right now. a satisfying relationship. says Terri Levine. Vibrate One of the best ways of getting unstuck is to connect with the energy of your desired outcome. your files… that no longer serve you and streamline the rest. Moving energy this way. a way to Feng Shui yourself to fluidity! While you're at it. but can't seem to get moving towards your goal. If an exercise program represents self-nurture. An exercise program may represent self-nurture. life coach and the author of Magnetizing: The Guidebook To Achieving Financial." says Levine. and Spiritual Abundance. If your hope for career represents creativity. or making a difference in the lives of others. your drawers. you are actually bringing yourself into vibrational resonance with what you want for yourself. A new career may represent creativity. author of Stop Procrastinating Now. Rethink those worn out ideas that may be keeping you in that rut. Do you really believe that you need to be thin to join a gym… rich to treat yourself to a new wardrobe… or ten years younger to find a new love? Meditate on the possibilities that can shift your mental energy.

News & World Report. most likely the feeling good is what makes you look good in the first place! Third on the physical improvement suggestions is obvious. While there's something comforting about knowing what to expect each day. take these tips from U.. The omega-3's are found in fish (most commonly Salmon) and nuts (walnuts are particularly good) and will help your heart stay healthy as well as improving your skin.within a week or so.S. the goal itself suddenly becomes more attainable and taking forward steps becomes easier. Good luck! A Little Bit of Change 50 ways to improve your life You know the feeling... Sometimes. it's easier to get shaken up. Upping your exercise will undoubtedly improve your well being. You've fallen into a routine and life feels less than exciting. the better you look the better you feel. mind and spirit to your home and your wallet. Two of the top three tips include upping your daily vitamin intake (specifically Vitamin D) and including Omega-3 oils in your diet.. depression) arises from boredom . From your body.. in fact. they're likely to get your motor running and put you straight on course to a more energized and exciting you For your body. stress (or more likely.. Naturally. And if . without a little in the way of a shake up.even when you're seemingly busy as can be! If you're looking for a jolt to help you perk up and feel more alive. somehow. nails and joint mobility and helping any depression you're experiencing (the fatty supplement is currently being used to treat depression and Alzheimers)! The Vitamin D will also help your bones and reduce your risk of skin cancer whether you're exposing it to the sun regularly or simply the glare of your computer.

you're sitting there saying you just don't have time, there's great news: adding as little as ten minutes to your workout burns an extra 75 to 100 calories! Doing this just three times a week over a year will add up to an extra four pounds of weight loss over the year. Really pressed for time? Up your current workout intensity. The little bit of push will make a big difference! For your mind... While we sometimes forget it, our bodies aren't our only parts that need exercising! Research indicates that if we don't use our brain power regularly, it's harder to access our thinking and reasoning skills when we need them. In order to ensure we're functioning at maximum capacity and feeling sharp, U.S. News & World Report recommends learning to apply scientific reasoning to our daily lives. This may sound convoluded, but it doesn't have to be - thinking scientifically is not a skill solely for the laboratory or research library. It's important to learn to differentiate between what's real and what's phony. When you think critically, analyzing whether or not something you've read/been told/heard can be true and actually testing if it's true, your results will be more scientific - or, in other words, tried, true and tested. Apply this the next time a chain email tells you something that sounds preposterous and you're a lot less likely to forward false information! Another way to do this is to master the skill of arguing. Sound strange? The next time you're involved in a debate, make your point nicely, with a sincere smile and see how much further it gets you (and how much more on top of your game you feel when you're done)! In addition, the publication recommends a skill we've been touting for ages - meditation! Clear your mind and experience its full capacity. It's an ancient practice and it works! For your spirit... While the Report offers several suggestions for ways to improve

your spirit (including Cliff's Notes to some hot movies and books to save you time and keep you in the cultural loop), the most valuable from our perspective are: be wary of lying, don't rush to racial judgments and make room on your Ipod for Marion (late gospel singer Marion Williams, that is). The first two have obvious benefits: it's a very, very rare occasion when one can feel good at all after lying - and there's no point in doing so in almost any situation, and snap judgments based on race have never lead anywhere positive we're all human beings, after all. But if you're wondering what the perk to adding some soulful gospel to your rotation (or whatever your personal musical uplift may be)is, give it a go. You may find yourself feeling recharged almost instantly. Music can reconnect you with yourself and the world around you, and in the case of Marion, as U.S. News and World Report puts it, "her glorious, four-octave voice had the power to soothe and inspire." And who couldn't use a little inspiration? For your home... Feeling controlled by your television? It's a common scenario (you know, the old "I'm sorry, I can't make dinner tonight - 24 is on"). But believe it or not, U.S. News & World Report includes upgrading to a DVR or Digital Video Recorder (Tivo is one name brand) on its "50 Ways to Improve Your Life" list. With a DVR, not only will you be able to pause your program when the phone rings or to tuck the kids in, but you can watch your favorite shows and movies at your own convenience (and as many times as you want)! Never worry about forgetting or missing an episode - you can record the whole season with a single press of a button. For just ten bucks a month, you can keep up with your shows and keep up with your life - what feels better than that. For your wallet... Ah, the neverending quest to master your finances. You know it well and so do most of us. But if you want to feel in control of your money instead of controlled by your bills, U.S. News & World

Report has some great ideas. Amond them: choosing the right credit card. While it's easy to assume that credit card debt is bad (and it can be, if you don't manage it properly), establishing and maintaining good credit is only possible when you have debt. However, if you get the lowest interest rate possible, always pay on time (more than the minimum whenever possible) and never let the grace period fool you, you'll get the most out of your credit rather than letting it get the best of you! Also recommended: setting up online bill payments. By training your mouse to pay your bills as the Report puts it, you remove the effort from staying on top of your expenses. In addition, the magazine suggests giving to charity - once you've done the homework and know which charities suit you. Visit give.org and get the skinny on your causes - then contribute what you can afford! Sounds a little like Karma if you ask us!

The Art of Mindful Walking
Steps to change your life
by Calliope Hart

Taking a walk to clear your head - putting some distance between you and the things that are stressing you out, at home or at work even if it's just a quick jog around the block, is a simple way to ease tension. Add some focus to your meanderings (like breath awareness, affirmations, walking meditation or meaningful conversation) and you'll find that you can stretch your mind while you're stretching your legs. Mindful walking can help you take giant steps towards greater emotional awareness. It can enhance your personal problem solving ability, boost creativity, ease tension and help you build better connections with family and friends. And since walking (like vitamins and your nutritional intake) has its own daily recommended guidelines (10,000 steps per day - that's about 5 miles total), why not reap even more mind/body/spirit benefits while burning up calories

if you can) where there's little to distract you from doing a little emotional healing. Concentrate on relaxing each area as you scan your body. Think of ways you may have learned from the experience. Put your questions to yourself more than one way. Walking meditation Meditation doesn't have to be done sitting down. Then pay attention to your feelings." or "He left. Some people find it easier to clear their mind when they're not sitting still. you'll be breathing in and out through your nose.like: "I can't believe my oldest friend would betray me. two years ago. Give it a storyline . In walking meditation you reconnect your mind and body by losing yourself in the rhythm of the movements of walking or in your breath.and keeping your health in check? You can do it simply by taking those steps mindfully! Walk your troubles away Take your problems for a walk. first pay attention to how your feet move along the ground. consider how you might tell the story to someone since you've "walked on it. Finally. To "breath" walk. suggests Thom Hartmann in his book Walk Your Blues Away. . take it outside and focus on it throughout your walk. (a mile or two. which is based on yoga breathing techniques. connect your inner experiences to your outer ones. Next. Stay focused and it won't be long before you lose the chatter in your head in the rhythm of the synchronized movements To take a meditative walk. Simply walk naturally and match your pace to your breath." Has your reaction changed? Do you feel better? When you get back. write down any change of perspective to help make it stick. and I'm still crushed…" and catch the reaction you have to the story.just a sentence or two . Next. As you head back. change it up a bit and take two to four steps per one long inhale or exhale. Focus from your feet up to your head gaining an awareness of how your body feels in motion. Vary your breaths and your steps. a long one. Pick your issue before you leave.

Family talk-walks Just as meditation can be easier on foot. happiness and clarity are the rewards. You can mix in some breath walking or meditative walking at the beginning. with it's relaxing effects. Stop and relax or stretch slowly. All Emotions Are Good . affirmations and to release creative blocks. (Leave cell phones and iPods at home!) Creativity walks All that blood flowing to the brain from a walk. Things always seem better after a good walk.A sense of calm. or make plans without household distractions. get them to listen. Walking with a spouse or children is a mindless way of drawing them out. On this walk. and when your head is clear. amps up your mental acuity and makes it the perfect time to practice speeches or presentations. so can a meeting of the minds when matters of the day need some attention.000 steps in. allowing them to speak their peace. take on your project. before you move on to other activities. Add mindfulness to your strolls and you may have just the motivation you need to get in your daily 10. Many couples walk together for exercise and find that it also eases their communication and helps keep family ties stronger and eases household tensions. the focus is on each other.

believe it or not. excited and in love all of the time. fear and sadness by S. our instincts. is reasonably simple. anger. we tend to place our feelings into two categories: good and bad. Our emotions are our guide. We need them and they ALL have value. Why is that? The answer.Turn the table on depression. amused. amusement. Based on these categorizations. no one ever manages to be happy. Also known as acceptable and avoidable or the light side of existence (where happiness. In other words. the senses we're given in order to make our way through the world. Smith As humans. K. fear and hurt… just for starters). we usually want to live on the light end and steer clear of the dark . all feelings are intrinsically good (or at least good for .like the emotional plague! Yet. excitement and a myriad of other positive sensations live) and the dark side (home to depression.

a cleanse. violent) inclinations when you're angry. While it doesn't necessarily feel good. consider that you . the next time you're feeling out of sorts (in other words. let's face it. Since sadness usually makes us reflective (or we should allow it to anyway) it allows us to grow. anger may actually mean you've let some things build up and you need a purge! Rather than give into your more self-destructive (or worse. get energized If someone or something has pissed you off to the point of anger. You'll get the emotion out and probably have some time to think. and it's certainly no place to stay for the long-haul.anger is nature's amphetamine. you're probably energized . At best.That's what this emotion is for .can shift your perspective and your experience. change and appreciate the happier times. be aware that you may be fostering it. whether our experience of them seems that way or not. If it were. focus on how you're going to make things better . afloat in a sea of negative feelings). All the endorphins you release will help you to solve your situation . Life is not all sunshine and roses.and only you . sometimes nothing feels better than a good cry! Don't get mad. they're a necessary part of existence. So. it can lead us to make better decisions that don't lead to the same sadness in the future. Here are some ways to re-frame your negative feelings and reclaim your life! Cry and cry some more We all get sad sometimes.or at . Prepare for catharsis. have a good workout session. Much like sadness. Does that mean it's healthy to live in a state of anger.us). After all.and purge yourself of your negativity. So while you're sad. you'd get bored! And while it can be difficult to handle the blues. fear or depression? Of course not! A healthy dose of the downs isn't a perpetual one… But if it seems that way. it will feel good to dispel it.

you're not too late to make sure your fear doesn't come true. The best way to defeat fear. fear is the base of most negative emotions. Whether we fear someone will leave us.as your cue to create even more positivity is the first step to a more balanced and happy existence! Appropriate Anger .. and kick it from your long-term experience. So what is it you're afraid of? And would it be the worst thing in the world if it happened? How can you prevent things from taking that turn? No matter what the feeling. that we just don't measure up… it all leads to depression. Sum up your fears. that we'll end up alone. But why is it so powerful? At its root. fear allows us to sense when we're in a dangerous situation. odds are. and face up! When you get down to it. insecurity.. As such. you are the master of your experience.good and bad alike . And taking your emotions .least get to the bottom of it. anxiety and a host of other un-fun stuff. fear is usually our mind and body's way of predicting future events .not experiencing the present. that we'll never have enough money. is to face it. If you're afraid.

own it! It's not what happens to you but what you do with it that counts. Once you take . however." Don't rationalize your actions in this way. if only he hadn't called me a jerk. "If only the driver hadn't cut me off.How to blow off steam in a healthy way by Maryam Henein There's nothing wrong with anger. etc. Therefore what are appropriate ways to simultaneously honor yourself and deal with anger? Underpinnings First off. In fact... Instead of seeing yourself as a victim. You can't head butt the chest of every person who makes you mad. Many angry people have a tendency to blame. it's a natural emotion that can be healthy when it alerts us that something is off and needs to be tended to. To deny your emotions can only cause more distress. you have to acknowledge that you have anger issues. I wouldn't have punched him in the nose. both physically and mentally. How you express your anger. is another story.

the needs most frequently embedded in anger-provoking situations can be broadly grouped into two categories: 1) respect or a desire to be understood 2) territory . "Beyond basic needs for food. Ph. author of Getting Control of Your Anger. People also use anger .not just for the moment. according to Robert Allan. Roots There are two psychological needs that fuel anger. Grasping this can help clarify precisely what needs of yours must be fulfilled." Anger is triggered when we feel disrespected or when our turf is being encroached upon. Allan offers some questions to ask yourself to better hone in on your needs: In what way do I feel violated right now? Is it a lack of respect or a violation of territory that's making me angry? How would I change the situation if I could? What is my need at this moment? What would have to happen to make me feel that my needs for respect or territory are once again intact? What is my goal . but in future interactions with this person or future occurrences of this situation? Do I feel hurt right now? Am I using anger to disguise my true feelings? Hooks .probably unconsciously .to cover up and deal with sadness and hurt. clothing and shelter.responsibility.D. you can move on and understand your anger and yourself on a deeper level.either physical or psychological.

you wait 30 minutes to get routed to the computer tech support person and then after all of that the technician "accidentally" hangs up on you instead of placing you on hold. aye. Or you order a decaf latte and the Barista brews you a caffeinated drink. Ideally you should allow your anger to wash over you like a passing storm. Unfortunately. with whom and under what conditions? If this feels like a familiar hook. what happened when I encountered it in the past? Did I get really angry? Did any damaging or enduring consequences occur? The idea is to ask yourself the questions before you get hooked. Oh. "We have a tendency to "bite." says Allan." or get angry. Then there's incompetence. but you only realize this later when you're climbing up the walls and unable to sleep. whenever we encounter a circumstance that we perceive as unfair or a situation that puts us at the mercy of someone inept. many people blow their top off instead. Responses The key is to respond not react.so the saying goes. that's a biggie! For instance.You must figure out what your hook is. Aye. Do you lose it when you're sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic or facing delays on public transportation? Or when you find out that your HMO won't cover your condition? Injustices such as these trigger anger as well. aye. We can express our anger in a more subtle mature way once we know what hooks set us off. or as soon as possible thereafter. Ask yourself Have I encountered this particular hook before? When. "There is no passion that so shakes the clarity of our judgment as anger" . . the list can go on and on.

Treat your anger with the sensitivity and gentleness you would an infant. try again! Positivity is Possible . Think of expressing your anger in an appropriate manner as hard work. Directly expressed anger is the emotion that generally makes a bad situation worse. but from the other person's as well." adds Allan. Easier said than done. anger is contagious just like an insiduous virus. Before you know it. since your judgment is clouded." And by the way emails are a no-no." says Allan. to be certain that you understand the circumstances not only from your perspective. Take a bath. Take a step back and have a laugh. In his book Anger. advises Allan. After all. Then try. suggests regarding your anger as your baby. "The technique is designed to help you collect your thoughts." suggests Allan. only to regret it later. see a movie .in short do whatever it takes to remove yourself from the anger-provoking scenario. Undoubtedly there will be times when you will lose it. try writing a letter in the heat of the moment and then tearing it up. So go easy on yourself. the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Here's another suggestion."It's far better to think things through before blasting someone. Pauses So breathe deep and manage your anger rather than directly expressing it.if the circumstances allow. If you don't. you'll press send. sharpen your focus and hopefully express your rage in a harmless way. the other person will likely respond to your anger rather than the issue that's at hand. right? "Thinking of your anger as a baby can be an extremely helpful thought when you are about to blast someone. go for a walk. thereby throwing the baby out with the bathwater. "You are trying to adopt a new way of responding and retooling the habits you've developed over a lifetime.

5 steps to a brighter life You can't be happy everyday. Only when you're aware of a behavior can you take steps to replace it with another. but you can't remove it altogether. you can look back on them and you'll find you experience a sense of calm .the kind that make you feel better. This is a place where you write down things that bring you joy as they happen. . Consider a pet you adore. when you're feeling down. Then. turn your focus to one of these uplifting thoughts. Make a conscious effort to do this instead of reaching for that ice cream or a cigarette.but in the meantime. or your last workout high. we'd be happier more often! Here are five practical steps to becoming a more positive .person! Cope with stress How do you cope with stress? Do you head straight for the chocolate when things get you down? Or perhaps that glass of wine to unwind turns into three? Whatever your stress-reactions are. After all. stress is a part of life . Think about your favorite vacation spots.you may be able to reduce it. So. in the end! Remember your joy One self-help expert talks about creating a memory bank. And if we did.and thereby more satisfied .a little bit of the happiness associated with that moment returns. make note of them. there's an entire school of thought devoted to the idea that without the bad times. In fact. or an aunt that made you feel particularly special. Each and every one of us goes through ups and downs and that's normal. you'll need new coping mechanisms . This is a great thing to start doing . one thing is for sure. make a list of some people or experiences that make you feel good and calm. most of us could think more positively most of the time. not worse. Whether you believe this or not. The next time you feel particularly stressed. we couldn't appreciate the good.

Not that we've necessarily done anything wrong.amen. Express your love There's an ideology that says we're all part of the same energy . You washed off your makeup before bed and took the time to use face cream . but it's not.The next time you find yourself feeling particularly negative. The word accomplishment should not be reserved for huge projects. You made the kids' lunches and still had time to eat breakfast yourself . Part of this flow is accepting that love is energy. Give yourself credit Each day. you'll feel the urge to accomplish more. It requires a shift in perspective. refocus and recognize that negativity will get you nowhere. except maybe a little "me" time. make a list of what you've accomplished. you're stuck in what seems like endless traffic. but rather. and you'll feel more productive without actually adding anything to your plate.Be aware of negativity This one sounds easy. If you begin to see the little things you do through the eyes of accomplishment. stop yourself. redux explanation of Taoist philosophy is that if we go with the flow we will find peace. or you're simply experiencing the desire to tell the entire world to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. give yourself credit for doing the things you need to do to take care of you. A simplified.a universal flow. You got up on time and had a calm morning . whether your boss has pissed you off. Is it a chance to practice patience or communication skills? Is your energy better spent somewhere else .big accomplishment.you're taking care of you. Remain calm. we're probably the problem. but it's useless to be controlled by external occurrences. . Take a breath and consider the situation.other than stressing about this? The answer is probably yes to both of these questions. One of the most important things we can do to improve our quality of life is realize if everything is making us angry.

This does not mean being selfish .Contrary to cultural obsession. "paste on a smile when you want something" way. but in a "we are all one.your happiness .not in a phony.your energy. and what's good for me is good for the whole" kind of way. And it will spread to everyone around you. Hug the people that mean something to you. As you express the positivity you do feel.sometimes what is good for you is not necessarily what you desire (anyone who has spent time chasing the wrong mate knows this one)! What it does mean is being free with your love . the amount you experience will grow. Don't be afraid to pay compliments. It is feeling and being loving . Smile at that guy on the street for no reason other than that you feel like it. true love is not simply romantic love. The Pursuit of Happiness . It is loving yourself. It is taking glory in each moment of your day.

floating out there in the greater consciousness. Surveys seek to answer who is happiest. Smith It seems like everywhere you turn these days. Books outline strategies for finding and maintaining it. a happy state of mind . And yet.spiritual and otherwise . few of us describe ourselves as being genuinely happy. where they live and what they do for a living. someone is discussing the idea of happiness. Why is this? The good news is It's not because some of these theories/methods/strategies aren't . with all these methods for determining/ensuring your own well-being .specifically.3 simple steps to be content by S. The Secret proposes that you simply have to think positively and positivity will follow.promise to help you achieve it. Gurus .K.

a combination of these things.and happier . However. after all. happy. But one common factor reported among those who say that they are in fact. does require some logic. but the following steps will definitely help put you on the path to an easier . everything is going to be okay. The answer So how then. . or anything else for that matter. they live their lives in the present. those who report being happiest often attribute their overall state to something altogether different . They can! It's just that happiness is defined individually and there are many individual paths taken to get to it. Denial Of course this doesn't mean you should abandon all reasonable.effective or don't work.existence. That's right . wages are stagnating and people seem to be growing more and more disconnected thanks in part to technology and our misplaced emphasis on material acquisitions .occasionally at least .they say they're happy because they have faith. In the moment Happy people worry less about the future and dwell less frequently in the past. As such.logic (the very thing we spend time trying to cultivate in order to solve our problems) can get in the way of contentment .where the bills are rising.and smell the roses. Their lack of effectiveness can simply be attributed to our inability to escape rational thought. The best part is.can you put fear aside and settle into something divine?The answer(s) may be easier said than implored. peace. a partner to share your life with. Life. necessarily. in the hustle and bustle of modern life . An ancient goal and a difficult task .no matter how you define it or seek to achieve it. rational thought if you want to find your so-called nirvana. but in the fact that ultimately. you've already got all the tools you need at your immediate disposal. most of the time is the ability to stop .whether you're seeking money. Not in any specific spiritual tradition or religion.

cultivate your gut feelings. You will never steer yourself wrong. So.1) Listen to your gut . It's at the core of yoga and meditation and has been scientifically linked to overall well-being. responsibilities to heed. but the very breath that gives us life also has the power to center us. Now. And part of being happy entails learning to listen to it. It may sound simplistic. Rather than getting caught up in the rat race inside our own heads (bills to pay. report a strong sense of self as well as a fundamental connection to the universe. Happy people.and we human animals do too. you've got to start by connecting to yourself. after all. While it's easy to make note of our link to other living things. granted. Animals have instincts for a reason . . Call it god's gift. unlike most animals (who exist in their natural environments) society and its demands have muddied human processing powers in this department. once you've mastered telling the difference between outside influences and inner-wisdom. guided relaxation or simply taking a few minutes out each day to clear your mind and feel the air you breathe as it goes in and out of your nostrils). Things rarely seem so bad when you're operating from a place of calm. 3) Separate your negative thoughts from reality… and let them go.not your head. you will find yourself more grounded. not all of us are psychic. rules to follow… trying to keep it all straight is enough to stress anyone out!). if you're going to learn to interpret your instincts. breathe. but all of us do have a certain amount of intuition. which brings clarity. 2) On that note. whatever you want. If you practice some form of attention to breath (through yoga. believe it or not. Then abide by them. meditation. a sixth sense. is to just breathe. The easiest way to cultivate both of these connections.

we open ourselves up to a different kind of existence. torture themselves by staying fixated on "what might have been. If you're feeling dark. You may need to do this frequently with the rapid pace of daily life.or at least what it should be!). we often let ourselves become the sum total of our experiences. it's time to take an inventory. 7 Essential Life Lessons Master these and find purpose and joy by Martine Jeanne Craughley Living your life well is living with purpose and joy.Now that you're calm and connected (in your natural state . To see your energy rebound dramatically. happiness grows. your worries. But if we take what we can from our experiences and then let them go . zero in on the thoughts that recur for you. or based on someone else's fear or thought pattern? For better or worse. Make a list. down and drained it'll prevent you from reaching your dreams.choosing to live in the energy of pure possibility (what we were before external life got to us!). if only…" There is no surer way to prevent yourself from having the energy to move towards your dreams than by allowing yourself to stay mired . instead of licking their wounds and moving forward a little wiser. Many people. here are seven important things to address: Cancel Regrets The past is irreversible. by the very nature of life.is that true. it need not be dictated by it. Which is the very place from which hope… and in hope. it's forever gone. What are your fears. While it cannot. With your head clear and your breath even. your desires and the doubts you experience about them? From these things. what rings true and what is the result of external experience? If you grew up being told you couldn't do something . be absent from practicality. Not there yet? There are seven big ways to waste and deplete your energies without even noticing.

Write down on a card. if it's something big from the past. usenets or internet forums? Have people accused you of being self-righteous. Then write down the first moment you began to wonder if it was happening again. I always pick such losers" or "This always happens to me" then you've got a repeating pattern. "I don't know what it is.in the past. Next. it's the bad boyfriend situation. Just taking this small action to unravel your patterns will make you more in charge of your life. Indulging in regret roots you in the past and limits your energy today. You should see a point in each situation. Stamp Out Repeated Patterns If you've ever heard yourself say. then your anger is telling you it's time . When you're in charge of yourself. It usually only takes a few minutes to unearth the causes of boiling frustration. "Stood up = No go". This means you've got some learning to do. If. difficult or confrontational more than twice? Then your anger is telling you that you need to do something. Start by writing down a list of the similarities in every reoccurrence of your pattern. for example. If you spend too much time cleaning up after your co-workers and kids. However. it's a sign you're not setting appropriate limits. If you're allowing yourself to work 70 hours a week. Tell your best friend and ask her to remind you if it happens again. figure out how you convinced yourself to stick with it despite your intuition that something was amiss. where you noted something and yet still convinced yourself to stay the course. and each time it started with you waiting in vain for him to show up. leave it where you'll see it everyday. you'll feel on top of the world! Unmask Your Anger Do you erupt with anger when you're cut off in traffic? Or do you 'flame' people on blogs. you're not giving yourself adequate rest and recovery time. relatively early in the process.

act on that knowledge and it will release an enormous amount of stored energy. by not letting your light shine. Notice what you say to yourself. is it that you hate to watch procrastination in action? Are you a procrastinator yourself? Be honest. Make an Attitude Adjustment Quick. If it's something like. it erodes your health. replace it with the truth. This is a direct way of accessing your subconscious wisdom. Say that you're having turbulence in your love life. "I'm such an idiot" then your mind has let in the bully. And your mind will be free to be creative and playful again.to get professional help. The bully that drains your energy and stamps on your dreams is much." Eventually your bully will get sick of being blindsided by the truth and will leave you alone. Once you know your inner wisdom on the situation. you need to catch the bully in action. or by not honoring your own values. then that's how you really regard the issue. instead of invective about being stupid. If your co-workers work habits drive you to distraction. Then. much closer. And when it's bullying. act on what you learn. Kick Down the Bully No. Anger is hard on the body and mind. Get a handle on your anger and your overall energy should skyrocket. without thinking. tell yourself. "Next time I'll spend more time preparing my presentation. The next time you make a mistake listen to how your mind reacts. First. proverb or cliché that pops into your mind. What areas of your life are bothering you? Make a list. write down the first song lyric. and "Love it or leave it" is what comes to mind. This often shows you where you're letting yourself down either by not speaking up for yourself. not the kid that picked on you on the school grounds. saps your energy and damages your relationships. and you'll find your energy levels surge. For example. Curb Negative Energy Pay attention to when you feel blame or envy and complain about others. . grab a pen. which will energize your entire life.

Here are 7 ways to increase your creativity: . so much focus and so much joy that it's amazing how little time we spend there.make creativity your hard and fast priority. In other words. and then push it out slowly using your abdominal muscles. good or bad. double purpose tasks . No matter what's happening. so now is the best possible time to start making disciplined use of time. If you need more encouragement. Do this when you're not stressed and it'll come more naturally when you are. For this holiday season it means: be very assertive with your calendar . To become a more productive. soon the New Year will follow with its attendant resolutions. if you have to go Christmas shopping. Settling into the present moment frees up so much energy. creative person the key is in the little mental shifts in attitude and shifts in how you spend time that will make this goal a reality. ready or not! Whether you're filled with holiday cheer or grumpy as a Grinch. plan to take 20 minutes at a gallery or at a coffee shop in addition. steal moments. making time for something that feeds your soul will make this holiday enjoyable and memorable for you.Be Here Now This is the hardest to remember and the easiest to do. Take a long. That way you'll be treating yourself as an artist. take a moment to feel your weight on the floor or in your chair. not just a fulfiller of lists (and this applies no matter what you do for a living!).mark time off for yourself. Clearing your energy by using the seven habits of mind should do wonders for you. Ways to Increase Your Creativity Feed your soul so your spirit can soar! by Martine Jeanne Craughley Here come the holiday festivities. slow deep breathe starting from your belly.

If you want to derive maximum benefit from this type of exercise. no exceptions. Do something badly (seriously!) Go somewhere alone and dance as inelegantly and spastically as possible . just add a splash of vanilla to your bath.. Do something different While you're on your gift purchasing holiday rounds.. It stimulates the mind. And it's easy to do. read about Pranayama. and bring a glass of champagne or nibble on gingersnaps. the ancient yogic form of breathing that powerfully changes the body and mind. Even a few moments looking at unusual things will stimulate your senses and get your creative engine purring. Use creativity to make holiday goods There are a lot of things that really do have to get accomplished over the next few weeks. oxygenates the blood and makes you more receptive to the still. No excuses.Make creative time sacrosanct Write it in your calendar and honor it. Take a sensual break A little sensory stimulation does wonders for the soul and the creative spirit.grab a fat crayon and scrawl something ugly and . small voice that is the source of your creativity. And then another! Repeat for 5 minutes. dig in. a gallery. There's almost nothing more refreshing and simple than stopping for a few moments and just breathing deeply. Guaranteed. you'll become more creative. or holiday cards? If so. burn chocolate scented candles. or specialized gift wrap. unless it's a big enough accident to demand a visit to the hospital. If you treat this as your job. an art store. and an important job. Take a deep breath. a design or a garden store. Is there a way to use your creative abilities to make unique gifts. slip into to a fabric store. Throw in some rose petals and just enjoy yourself.

I've learned to trust mine… do you trust yours? When you walk into a room or situation and you have that physical reaction. note their total absorption in their activity." pay attention to it! With a bit of consciousness and practice you can learn to understand the whisperings of your gut. that "gut feeling. Instinct vs. Find a child Any child 7 or under will do. Is That My Gut Talking? How to tell if it's fear or intuition by Red "Follow your gut. usually . They don't judge or question their talent. The world needs more creativity in a thousand ways to solve the problems that beset it. If you're in a situation that allows you to watch them draw or paint.shapeless. Slop some paint around a sheet of paper choosing the most jarring. clashing colors you can find. Give yourself permission to do things without judging them. It's often the only way to begin recovering the spontaneous creativity you had as a child. Why? Sometimes it is just as simple as my gut telling me it is the right thing to do. Offer to babysit for a family member or a friend with children. They are like Buddhas in our midst . this is a piece of advice that I have given to many people over the years. This can be one of the most creatively freeing things a perfectionist can do. and use this phenomenon to your advantage. Every human being has creative abilities and it's time to let yours out to play." As a psychic. intuition An instinct is an unlearned behavior or reaction to stimuli.follow their example and your Muse will alight on your shoulder. Give yourself the freedom of being bad at something. they just do it. Let your creative journey lead you into a better New Year and inspire everyone around you.

Likewise. it is a combination of one part instinct. The odds of winning big are rather unlikely. tap into the resources of our brain. Getting called into the boss's office for reasons unknown.simply because they followed their gut. While these examples of actions and reactions may not be logical at the time. I've got a hunch… We are taught to use our head. Intuition is more of an emotional response the ability to feel or know something without logic or reasoning. but we've all heard the stories of someone who just "had a feeling. All of these things are prone to set off a physical. and one part intuition. Either way. I believe that when we get that stirring in our abdomen. Much like animals in the wild. or gut reaction.." bought a ticket. the better decisions we can make based on what is tangible and provable. There are also those days we just wake up with that uneasy feeling twirling . and it may have something very telling to say. many of us avoid potentially bad situations because of a "sinking feeling" in the pit of our stomach that caused us to take a different course of action than what we originally set out to do. the response to the ring of a phone when a loved-one is hospitalized. Intuition is different than instinct. and won . our gut is talking to us.. Most of us logically know that playing the lottery is statistically stacked against us. Personally. as a response from our logical mind. or be taught. they usually prove to be beneficial. footsteps behind us in an empty parking garage. Most of us will have at least one relationship in our life that began simply because we met someone who gave us "butterflies" in our stomach.geared toward the sole purpose of survival. It makes sense… the more facts we have. A cold knot of fear Every one of us has experienced the physical manifestation of fear in our gut. the sense of danger lurking in our midst. to override these natural instincts. and utilize logic and reasoning to weave our way through life. we are all born with our natural instincts intact but we can learn.

in our abdomen. If you really take the time to think about it. simply because you averted the danger because of it. other times it's written off as an over-reaction. Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Are you breathing deep and easily? Is your pulse racing. or what caused you to notice it. and gut working together can help you learn to interpret what you are feeling and to use those sensations as a guide to a better life. and how did it help or hinder you? Did you get the message it was sending. even if that something was only as minor as paying closer attention to the details of your day. and spend the entire day trying to figure out what is or could be wrong. When you have a gut feeling. "Nothing" may have come of that feeling. Dealing With Fear . but they work together to try and guide us. try and listen to what it is really saying. mind. or slow and steady? Paying attention to the subtleties of body. Sometimes. or did you misinterpret the feeling? The mind and body are more connected than most of us realize or understand. check the rest of your body while you are thinking about it. When your gut is talking to you. Sometimes this feeling is validated. Understand the whispers of your gut We all do things and make some decisions simply because it "felt" right. you'll just never know. Look at what caused the feeling. that uneasy feeling probably served its purpose. but sometimes that is intrinsically hinged on your personal definition of what is correct. That doesn't always mean that we have made the "correct" choice. I'm willing to bet you did something differently because of it. Is your gut having a reaction based on past experiences or memories? Does the feeling in your gut change or fluctuate with your thought processes? Can you logically understand and apply a reason for the feeling? Have you had this particular feeling before.

(When I do this with clients. 'I release you from my energy field and I wish you well. Do this visualization as often as needed. faced. focus on what you want. I also recommend some great reading material which reinforces these ideas in more detail: The Heart of Soul by Gary Zukov and The Law of Attraction by Ester and Jerry Hicks. and whether it is real or perceived." But that doesn't mean that fear should be approached as silly or unimportant just because it's often based on old trauma or a long-gone relationship. we must see what fear is actually doing to our lives. in order for us to live to our fullest potential. challenged and phased out.Psychics share ways to control it There's that old acronym people love to use to define fear. If we don't face our fears." She adds. they tell me they are shocked at how heavy . "If it is a person who is causing this pain then I suggest clients visualize this person in front of them.' See the person walk away and then actually pull your energy back into yourself with your arms. not what you fear and don't want. they can keep us from traveling a more meaningful life path for years and years to come. Our psychics advise that before we can begin to change the pattern of negativity that fear attracts. "Then see yourself picking up this bag and feeling its weight. Whenever you fall back into a negative/fearful thinking mode. our team of psychics agree that all fear needs to be pinpointed. which is "False Evidence Appearing Real. Then I tell them to say. All of us have experienced life-stopping terror. 3 fear-releasing tips Time alone isn't enough to release emotional baggage that causes fear according to one psychic." explains a California Psychic. "Next. catch yourself and repeat the visualization as needed. "Imagine yourself collecting all of your fears relating to any situation (past and present) in a bag.

asking her to release the negative ones and spend time meditating on the positive ones. But without change life .their bag is. take a few deep breaths and visualize yourself lugging your bag out to the trash or even driving it to a dump." "Weigh your fearful situations by writing down the pros and cons. "so you don't dwell on it and attract even more of the negativity that comes with fear. 9407).) Next. it challenges us all and it frightens many of us. In situations like this . I recently helped a woman who was having dreadful repetitive depressing dreams. I use this on myself. 9389)." Leveling the fear field "In the event there is a serious threat such as losing kids in a custody case or stalking…" explains another psychic. Then. focus on what you would like to see yourself do now that all you have feared is no longer with you. It has no boundaries." "The challenge is to keep fear away from you. Disown any bad feelings related to the garbage you had collected. It's amazing how well it works. "I suggest that you look for ways to regain your strength and personal power." Nothing Stays The Same How to embrace change Change is the one true constant in life. close your eyes. I had her sort out the negative and positive thoughts. Repeat until the exercise allows you to feel lighter emotionally.creating a fully researched plan of action will help you redirect your personal power.where you're not dealing with a fear that has been blown out of proportion in a person's mind ." says Serafina (ext." says Frances (ext. Taking action has the wonderful effect of shutting off that terrifying tape loop in your head. I had her focus on her energy just before she went to sleep. "Then do some serious meditation to find what's necessary for you to prepare to make the necessary changes that will release you from your fears.

My perspective has evolved from pure fear to a sense of adventure. "When you listen. our psychics concur. I now look at change as transformative and as constant as the seasons." If you are able to see or intuit changes coming your way you can grasp and work with them more effectively.we cannot grow and we cannot learn. Resisting change will only make you miserable over the inevitable. financial difficulties… are formidable changes to wrap our heads and hearts around. 9661. the more difficult the changes become. the more the universe allows us to experience new opportunities in life." Cheryl ext. "Open your mind to contemplate what benefits could come of the new reality. 9887 suggests." she aptly describes." states Yvonne ext. you are rewarded with possibilities. But change is often challenging. "The more optimistic we are. synchronistic events. "More often than not the winds of change are breathed to us through gut feelings. 9883. so embracing change takes courage. according to our psychics. "Though being on the front end of change isn't for the faint of heart.is static . "I have worked hard with the phenomenon of change myself." Skylar ext." tells Paisley ext. "finally realizing that there isn't a thing I can do to stop it. as well as readings. believing that the outcome will be for the highest good. The force of change shakes up our comfort zone and puts pressure on us to reexamine long held beliefs that force us to let go of the things in life that no longer work for us. yet the more we resist. déjà vu. When we . "The future belongs to those who not only accept change. There is no progress and we will not evolve. divorce. Change keeps us evolving toward our highest goals and enlightens us as to why we are here on this earth. job loss. but embrace it." One of the most productive ways to embrace change is to approach it positively. Death. whether we want to change or not. 9778 lists.

She has guided clients." Shelby ext. 9882 tells clients to look for support. "When I communicate this in readings.ignore these signs we run the risk of suffering circumstances that are dumped into our lap. Make a collage of this person and yourself surrounded by images that represent the changes and positive words or phrases. ." When unexpected change seems too merciless to even contemplate. "Callers who are encountering extreme difficulty may be experiencing astrological activity that is moving their energies. (like the moon in Cancer. Sophia ext. Astrologer Alison ext. "Find a role model or a personal change hero. Look at your collage daily. "I helped by showing her two possible outcomes. who is going though or has done what you need to do. Because of the forces in her chart. reflect on the good things that have happened in the past. He offered MaryEllen their house and enough money to get by for a year. 9040 promotes meditating on potential positive outcomes instead of worrying about worst case scenarios. 9885 knows that the more water signs that are present in a chart. when change forces its way into your life. She made the choice as to what to do next. instead of taking the bull by the horns." Verbena ext. Psychic Yvonne suggests. 9615 reports. can help guide the changes in the direction of their choice. Scorpio or Pisces) the more resistant one may be to moving forward. into making choices rather than being paralyzed in the presence of change." Some find embracing change tougher than others. like her caller MaryEllen (with her moon in Cancer) told by her husband that he was in love with another woman. Two years later she was married again and had a great job in the medical field. She put her house on the market and used the money to start over. the psychic knew that by nature her client might let the challenges of change fall where they may. clients feel better… especially when they understand that cooperating with the energies rather than fighting them. to regain trust that your future will include more positive experiences.

with candles burning (day or night). Leave a text message to tell them how much you're looking forward to their. When fate steps in and rocks your life. crystal stemwear . look for the joy of growth. If . Use mental stimulation to make your lover yearn for you sexually. the more pleasure both of you will feel come Oh-time. get excited about the possibilities. In fact. Put on some Nina Simone or sultry house music. kiss.actually seducing your mate all day long. the feel of their skin next to yours. pate and other finger food to feed your lover. to insure that decisions made in the face of change lead to a preferred future reality.cheeses. use your sense of adventure. It's not about pressing the right buttons in a particular order. 9027 concludes.all can be served in slender. Start building the passion even before the evening begins. one who's perfectly willing to skip the main course to go directly to dessert! What your partner may not realize is that foreplay is an essential part of lovemaking. champagne. beer . It's about giving pleasure and creating anticipation . Den of seduction Make sure your place is clean. and a fridge stocked with bubbly water. wine. "Change always takes us where we need to be!" Amp Up Your Foreplay! Tips on how to get what you really want There's nothing worse than a lazy lover. their caress. long and sensual foreplay is a prerequisite for steamy sexy sex. fresh bed and bath linens. Foreplay 24 hours a day There is no such thing as definitive foreplay. our psychics advise in conclusion. The more build up you create. figs. Place a note in their pocket in the morning telling them of your fantasy for the evening.wallowing in the information for a while. because in the end. Jesse ext. grapes. Here's how to guide your lover to the ultimate roll in the hay.

Make the evening more about your quality time together. Tell them what feels good to you and where you'd like more. be responsible for taking it slow. Ask your partner to kiss you again. until you are both ready to come to completion.can set off the promises of good things to come any time of day. Communication If you've had trouble communicating your intimate needs to your partner. notes on their plate. Get what you want by leading by example. images. Discuss subjects that are light rather than going over the problems of the day. messages. a string of light kisses from head to toe. whether you plan to watch a movie or television before you settle in for the night. then again. before actual intercourse begins. or a fantasy play. an aromatic candle that you both enjoy . serve dinner (try broiled salmon with mango salsa accompanied by asparagas and endive salad) in your best lingerie. Or. If they're rushing to a finish. tell them that you want this moment to last and slow them down in ways that only you know how.you're really ambitious. post-it notes on the refrigerator or their computer can describe the intimacies you're looking forward too. sensual music. Ask them what would arouse them even further. or wearing just a top or bottom. Keep it slow When the actual intimacy begins. Welcome mat Greet your love at the door showered. fresh and naked under a robe. Put together that simple meal that doesn't require stress or energy to prep or clean up.a chilled bottle of wine. begin with a massage. The obvious clues of a planned romantic encounter . Make love to each other with your eyes first. flowers. move through your evening taking a pause to give your mate a touch or caress that says you want more. sexy cards. and again. . And.

Ask for an encore After your evening has come to a perfect ending. will most definitely lead to great pleasure. Then ask for a replay tonight or tomorrow. Thank your partner for their foreplay by describing the specifics of the mind-blowing erotic moves that drove you wild. don't be blasé about how well your lovemaking went. . the first time around. giving them a lot of opportunities to practice. Even if your lover isn't an old-hand at leisurely arousing foreplay.