Spider Sense – Weaving Through The Wheel Of Life

Spider entered my path this weekend; not in the usual “see on the wall” kind of way.  Instead, it was the result of a bad fall on the sidewalk of life – only this time it was of the concrete type.  I fell directly on both knees and face which I quickly realized was one…
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Fifty Shades Of Midwest Intimacy

  The countdown began as the media and modern day America prepared for the opening day of 50 Shades of Gray.  Talk shows buzzed and parties planned; romance business blossomed on this February Valentines weekend.  I noticed the parking lots full at the local theater where they were showing the film multiple times in as…
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Emotional First Aid Kit For Mind/Body

2015  has just begun.  New beginnings are in the air, media, social networks and the history of our lives.  I notice cravings for what is new and am aware of that familiar yearning for what is old and familiar.  Advertisers may be all too familiar with these psychological “truisms”,  perhaps more than any of us…
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Balneotherapy -Mineralizing For Mind And Body

What is the connection between mental health and the ocean?  I recently embarked on a new path of study; that of aromatherapy and the use of essential oils to help support positive mental states.  I quickly learned that there are  many uses of aromatherapy to help support physical health.  Over the last couple of years,…
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Tracing Transitions

“We are facing another summer of transitions.” So says the latest newsletter of the United Congregational Church in Moorhead, MN.  The writer referred to the year of transitions after the pastor moved away  to CA last June.  In September, an interim pastor came on board.  After a successful 9 months, she too, left this rather…
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