Feeling Raw & Keeping Afloat

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We all have different feelings coming up at this really pivotal moment in our nation's history. The full range of feelings are being expressed over Facebook and in the news. There are those who are elated, and those who are crushed. I know many more who are struggling with what just happened, and the former don't need support at the moment. So for those who are struggling, I want to take a few min...
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Facing Grief (Repost from the Sonoma Gazette)

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An article originally published under "Letters" in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016 edition. Facing Grief My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the tendency is to go unconscious, num...
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Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts (Repost from Sonoma Gazette)

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Original article can be viewed at the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016 edition Feeling from the Depths of our Hearts by Mardi Storm  My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is oft...
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In the Time Between Worlds

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This is my favorite time of year, when the air grows crisp, the nights cool, and change is palpable. It feels like magic in the air, the trees have been whispering all night, and the moon seems more eerie with rippling clouds passing over. I get charged up with electricity but at the same time I turn my attentions inwards, wanting to nest more, be home, read, be creative. The irony is, the oute...
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Will You Stand Next to Me When I’m Broken?

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Will you stand next to me when I’m broken? Or will you go somewhere else - to let me be alone To let me be private To let me grieve, to be shaken, to be less than perfect So your vision of me isn’t marred So you can remember the good times Me healthy Me laughing. Or can you stand next to me when I’m broken And remember me laughing And see me in tears, voice shaking Body broken Scar...
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What the Law of Attraction doesn’t tell you, that you really need to know to make it work

A bluish-white spiral galaxy hangs delicately in the cold vacuum of space. Known as NGC 1376, this snowflake-shaped beauty was observed with the Hubble Space Telescope. Concentrated along the spiral arms of NGC 1376, bright blue knots of glowing gas highlight areas of active star formation. These regions show an excess of light at ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths because they contain brilliant clusters of hot, newborn stars that are emitting UV light. The less intense, red areas near the core and between the arms consist mainly of older stars. The reddish dust lanes delineate cooler, denser regions where interstellar clouds may collapse to form new stars. Visually intermingled between the spiral arms is a sprinkling of reddish background galaxies. NGC 1376 resides over 180 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. This galaxy belongs to a class of spirals that are seen nearly face on from our line of sight. Its orientation aids astronomers in studying details and features of the galaxy from a relatively unobscured vantage point. One such feature is represented by stars that vary in brightness over time. In 1990, NGC 1376 was home to a supernova explosion (SN 1990go) that rivaled the brightness of the entire nucleus (as seen from ground-based telescopes) for several weeks. The story of how this galaxy came to be photographed by Hubble is somewhat unique. During the November 2006 observations of a nearby dwarf galaxy with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detector, careful planning allowed for NGC 1376 to be visible in the field of view of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) at the same time. Thus, Hubble was able to get two galaxies for the price of one. Although the use of parallel instruments onboard Hubble is not uncommon, capturing two interesting targets is rather rare. Initial ground-based observations of NGC 1376 and its nearby dwarf companion implied that the two might be interacting with each other, b
The Law of Attraction has risen in popularity over the past couple decades, similar to the philosophy as I learned: Thoughts are Creative. This is a beautiful, powerful, direct way of working with energy. What you focus on, you attract. What you think about, you create. Sounds simple, right? It's true - partially. Having high anxiety? You are likely to co-create your fears, or live like they ar...
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My heart goes out to everyone touched by the Orlando shootings

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My heart goes out to all the souls in the Orlando shooting. To those who have fallen, to their families, to those who were wounded, or scared. To all those experiencing trauma from this experience. My heart goes out to all of you. This is something we can heal only by facing it, understanding it, and embracing the fact that if there are wounded, angry, hateful people walking our stre...
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The More You are Conscious, the Less You Can Avoid

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Classic Mercury Retrograde. Yup, that's my car in the picture. The path of expanding consciousness gets quicker and more direct the further along you go. Healers don't get off easy, FYI. I think we get hit harder, faster, and more, if we don't take the bull by the horns. For instance, here's me after driving 2 hours and a hundred miles with a car having trouble, trying to get back home, breakin...
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When “Yes” is my inner guidance, and when its something else

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A client remarks the other day "I'm not sure I can trust my inner guidance. Its led me into so much trouble!" This is a really worthy topic to pull apart. So settle in, and feel into this as we go along. How many of you have felt a "yes!" about something, got totally excited, and found yourself in a mess later, maybe a big falling out, the wrong relationship, or otherwise in hot water, o...
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How do we belong, and be different?

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The river doesn't need another river, the river needs a mountain to gently carve, over time, a deep path all its own. Without the mountain the river has nothing, it becomes a floodplain, or simply wet earth. With a mountain the river can find its own way. And the mountain needs the river, to help it shape itself into becoming, to provide colorful life on its edges, offering its strong stability wh...
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