2023 Featured Cover Articles
December Featured Articles
Grief During the Holidays by Jessica Allison
Earlier today, I was driving alone on I-84 W. I had my music playing and was thinking about the usual run of things I had to do. Before I knew it, tears were streaming down my cheeks. I was a foot deep in memories of my grandmother at Christmas. I don’t even know when my thoughts shifted to nostalgia and grief, but I was in it, and I passed my exit. This will be my first Christmas without her and the first without her home being a part of family traditions as it has been for the last 60 years.
December is filled with festivity: twinkle lights everywhere, fireplaces roaring, candles burning, cozy meals, gifts, and gatherings. For many, the focus....
We Sorely Need Inspiration! by Badeish Lange
The inspiration of great principles are sorely needed now by many people feeling discouraged. If we want to kindle the imagination and rouse the Spirit, we must get back to spiritual principles.
This is why I write and follow a calling to help create a new way of life through guidance that begins with relating lessons for individual regeneration.
Man’s chief delusion is his conviction that alone he can do nothing meaningful. He may feel confused, wanting to do something, asking “What to do?”
What if man believed in a reality where anything is possible? How would that change life?
Nature’s Solution to Toxins by Catherine Kane
As we move from fall into winter and the season for illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses and infections, it is very satisfying to be able to share a solution from nature which safely detoxs the body. It causes no harm, no matter what the state of one’s health, allowing the body to fix itself as it was designed to do.
Probably the biggest challenge we face today is the accumulation of heavy metals and toxins from the foods we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. The body is no longer able to keep up with the burden of ...
Planning Alongside the Moon Cycle by Beth Suter
As we approach the end of the year, the New Year’s momentum usually sparks a motivation to set goals and change habits. Yet come February, resolutions often dwindle, and old patterns resurface.
So how can we prevent our motivation from fizzling out and stay inspired to make progress towards our dreams? How can we keep our values at the forefront of our mind, infuse our lives with intention, prioritize joy, and ensure consistent downtime for rest and reflection? One answer lies in a natural guide we often overlook: the Moon.
The Moon’s phases- New Moon, Waxing Moons, Full Moon, and Waning Moons- reflect our journey through beginnings, growth,
November Featured Articles
This is a busy time of year for many people. There’s a lot of stress, food, travel, colds and flu, family and friend gatherings, holidays, and money spent. It’s already difficult for many people to slow down, tend to their needs, and take time for rest and relaxation.
This hunger, drive, and rush to do things, to consume, to never slow down, and to take time to integrate and process our interactions of the day, let alone the season, is a burden on most people. It creates exhaustion, poor sleep, depression and anxiety, lack of clarity, lack of balance and harmony in oneself and with the interactions with others and the world around us.
Dry Salt Therapy: A Natural Solution for Respiratory and Skin Health submitted by Infinity Wave CenterPMA
In recent years, an all natural therapy has been gaining popularity for its potential to alleviate respiratory and skin conditions. This therapy, known as dry salt therapy, involves inhaling dry salt particles in a controlled environment. With origins dating back to ancient times, salt therapy has been used for its healing properties and is now being modernized for contemporary wellness practices. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this therapy, exploring its potential benefits and how it is practiced today.
What is Dry Salt Therapy? Dry salt therapy, also known as halotherapy....
“Harmonizing Health: The Power of Adaptogenic Herbs” by Coquille (Coco) Wilson
In my last discussion, I delved into the fascinating world of the Adrenal glands, those remarkable stress modulators that work hand-in-hand with the Hypothalamus and Pituitary. These brain command centers orchestrate a symphony of hormones, creating a feedback loop that maintains the body’s equilibrium. When this harmony is disrupted, it can send ripples throughout our entire being.
But let’s continue our exploration by shining a spotlight on a group of nature’s helpers - adaptogenic herbs. You might have heard of them, but what exactly are they, and what roles do they play in our well-being?
How the difference between knowing what’s important to you and acting on it can change your life by Sydney Sage
Knowing what’s important to us is so helpful in life. Now, consistently acting on it is even better!
Most of my life coaching clients, in a sense, hire me to help them get their life in order.
It could be mindset, finances, accountability/follow-through, personal growth, spirituality, career clarity, bigger vision & goals, health help, or work/life balance.
But that space between knowing what’s important to us....
October Featured Articles
Change in Direction Tools by Badeish Lange
When we recognize imbalance in our lives, it is proper to ask “What’s really important to me?” “What makes me feel happy?” The answer isn’t necessarily found by getting more from the outside world but in gaining more of the “you” that is within.
People who are discovering new passions within and recognizing who they are counts. “I AM valuable, important and significant.” “I matter, and I have a contribution to make!”
The shift of passion is igniting within many of us. It is altering our consciousness and it can change the world around us. ...
People Pleasing is a Toxic Trait by Morrighan Lynne
On the surface people pleasing looks like a pleasantry. It seems sweet. Some of the nicest people are also chronic over-givers and at first you think it’s just because they are kind. As long as someone is constantly nice then no one can say a bad word about them, right? But people pleasing is dishonest. It’s a mask we manufactured to survive. It’s fake and everyone knows it. Well, everyone except the people pleaser.
At its core, being a people pleaser is to manipulate the energies and emotions of others in order to stabilize our own nervous system and feel safe in our environment. We scan the room...
How to get rid of Horrible Menstrual Cycles by David DeHaas
There are four natural ways to detox, but for a woman there’s five. We breathe, sweat, poop, and pee, and women have the menstrual cycle.
Some of you, on the other hand, don’t have a menstrual cycle at all or only sporadically, while others have horrendously bad menstrual cycles that last a week or more, with very heavy flow and lots of cramping. When your body exhibits these symptoms, it simply means you are extremely toxic.
Over the years, we’ve discovered that deep tissue cleansing with colon hydrotherapy can help you overcome this. I recall two young women visiting our office many years ago....
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know…. Nutrition pt.2 with Lady J
Today I want to continue our conversation about nutrition. Notice I did not say, finish. It is a topic which you will need to study on your own and find out what fits your body the best. However, I am going to talk today about the three things that are in all foods and some of the pitfalls that can happen when reading the labels on food. There was so much praise and thanksgiving for the labels that were revised a few years ago and yet reading them can be tricky. If you don’t read them right, or understand that the same words placed in a different order can mean very different things, you can be lulled into feeling good about something that is really not helpful at all.
September Featured Articles
You Are Not a Doormat by Christine Haggerty
Doormats serve many useful purposes especially when it comes to keeping dirt from entering your home or place of business. Doormats are made of many things such as rubber, plastic, straw, and even recycled materials. I have never seen a doormat that is made of a human-being. We were never meant to be a doormat, yet sometimes we allow others to treat us as such. Sometimes our self-worth is so low that we do not feel that we deserve to be treated with kindness, courtesy, value, love, or respect.
As an Pranic Energy Healer and Spiritual Counselor, I am here to help....
Bananas, Beans, and Rice, “Oh My!” by Valerie Lawrence
It’s hard to know what is or isn’t “safe” to eat. So many headlines, so many advertisements. On one hand, the TV, Radio, and print ads are tempting us with tantalizing images of foods we know are not good for us—on the other hand the internet is scaring us with ideas of whole foods that are BAD for us.
Remember that the goal of most of these videos is to sell—first the idea, then the product. From the perspective of the seller, they want to get our eyes on them, then hold our attention. If they can hold our attention long enough, they just might be able to sell us something. With a lot of exposure, if they sell to even a small percentage....
Expanding Or Stuck In Old Paradigms? by Geri Habstritt
We are living in an entirely new world and new level of consciousness. The planet and everyone on it has been ascending, no matter what it may look like. Many of the old spiritual techniques and ways no longer work. This is good as it’s a sign of evolution.
For example, one of the grounding traditions is to see yourself growing roots into the ground and sending Gaia all that no longer serves. Gaia has been trying to transmute our hurts, pains and garbage for a very long time. She now NEEDS our support. It is time for us to be grounding through our hearts and to float upon Gaia and offer her LOVE and REASSURANCE. ...
What is Tarot? How does it work? Why the tarot? by Juanita Segovia
The first known tarot was a set of playing cards, originating from Italy in the mid-15th century, and eventually spreading to various parts of Europe until the late 18th century, where the tarot was claimed as a divining tool within the French divination community. The tarot cards originally contained four suits we know today as the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and an additional 22 cards were added evolving into what we now call the Major Arcana. The images of the tarot cards are an allegorical representation of commonly shared conditions of the human experience. The Minor Arcana represents....
August Featured Articles
Listening is one of the most loving things you can do for someone. It can lift the emotional burdens and allow the heart to gently heal. Listening is the key to the beginning of transformation. It helps us to build a bridge of understanding and reconciliation. Listening comes before forgiveness and forgiveness is the pathway to a higher quality of relationship with our partner, family, neighbors, community, and with the world.
As humans, we sometimes simply listen just so we can speak. Many of us love to hear ourselves talk. We often interrupt others before they are....
How Putting Yourself First Can Change Your Life by Sydney Sage
Life can be wild...
Raising good kids, having a career or running a business, being a good partner, keeping up on self-care, eating right, exercising regularly, keeping the home clean, getting into nature, traveling to keep the adventure alive, maintaining your spiritual connection, caring for the pets, and having ample time for friends!
Modern life these days can be a lot. Which is why…
Putting yourself first is so important. It’s very easy - and very common - to put everything and everyone first in our lives. We are basically....
Imprinting on the Emotional Body Even Before Birth by Badeish Lange
I speak from the many years as an experienced Therapist of Clinical Hypnosis, and being a generational Psychic/Medium. Strange as it may sound, I want to share important information on Imprinting that could open up incredible doors to the “Emotional Healing” process.
Facilitating healing sessions with clients through the years, I discovered aspects of Imprinting. In psychology, Imprinting is defined as “a remarkable phenomenon”, in which, a child still in the womb and a new born child can be imprinted. Certain types of behavior happening that are auditory or traumatic experiences coming through the mothers’ emotions can....
Unraveling the Impact of Trauma on Health and Healing by Coquille (Coco) Wilson
Trauma, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, leaves an indelible mark on individuals. Its impact reaches far beyond subjective experiences, disrupting the delicate balance of our bodies and altering the very essence of who we are. As science continues to unveil the intricate web of trauma’s effects, we discover that it not only affects our mental state but also takes a toll on our physical well-being.
Recent research has shed light on the profound interplay between trauma and our bodily systems. Through assessments like....
July 2023 Featured Articles
What’s Energy Medicine? by Jessica Allison
Energy medicine has been around for thousands of years. It’s not innately new age or occult based. Many people still refer to alternative healing modalities as woo woo, even though energy medicine techniques are some of the oldest modalities we have throughout history for healing. It’s not easy to understand energy work in the way we understand something tangible like taking a vitamin or a medication. Those things are physical, we can easily perceive them, but with energy medicine we‘re working with the unseen.
We are energetic, electromagnetic beings. Everything starts as energy....
Anger Management and Healthy Venting by Badeish Lange
Venting is thought to be Cathartic. Can feel good right? Actually, research shows that venting isn’t all that good for us. In fact, it can perpetuate problems, anger issues as an example, by reinforcing negative responses to situations. And when we enlist family, friends or coworkers in our rants, it can reinforce our position all the more.
You vent, they agree. They share a story in return, it reinforces your story. The result is even more ammunition for getting angry. We vent about everything, we do it often, and we do it everywhere.
Pronoia: The Universal Conspiracy in Support of You by Eric Cunningham
I first stumbled upon the word “pronoia” while reading the Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, noting that he characterized the term as the opposite of “paranoia,” the familiar psychological affliction of people thinking that people are out to hurt them in some way. For Dick, adopting a “pronoiac” attitude—the belief that people are out to help you—could be used to offset paranoia as a kind of antidote. As a man suffering from serious paranoia, Dick knew what he was talking about, and if he had the gumption to be pronoiac, then surely anybody could.
How Our Nervous System Helps or Inhibits Our Healing by Coquille (Coco) Wilson
There can be many reasons why our bodies don’t respond to the methods we are using to heal them. This can include a lack of responsiveness to certain foods, exercises, supplements, or even feeling worse when we expect them to help us feel better. There are a few explanations for this, but first, let’s recap a little bit of anatomy.
Often, in our over-busy, overstressed, highly toxic modern world, our nervous system becomes dysregulated. It can be caused by physical or emotional trauma, sickness, or even undetected food intolerances....
June 2023 Featured Articles
I am a big fan of clear quartz points. For my crystal healing room I have six of them standing in separate containers. In the containers are sand to keep the points upward. Placed around the room they create a matrix of energy.
Each crystal point I come across is amazing to me with its inclusions and rainbow planes. Here are some basics about the stone that we include at Wild Gemstones’ kiosk clipboard necklaces at the Boise Towne Square mall. Clear Quartz is a crystalline mineral composed of Silicon and Oxygen atoms. On the Mohs scale for hardness the Quartz Crystal rates 7.
Softening Into Your Body by Clarity Brown
I have been on a deep dive plunging within myself to discover the parts of me that scream yes and the parts of me that scream no. In the beginning, my body was rigid and constrained, often bound by fear. I was unsure of what I wanted in many areas of my life. The things that I was sure I wanted often resulted in pain; leaving me with a conflicting idea that my own desires were not to be trusted. Grudgingly, I put one foot in front of the other, grasping to the claims of knowing which parts of me I wanted to keep and which parts of me I wanted to dismember. I started saying yes to opportunities for change.
Sea Moss the Super Mineral by Coquille (Coco) Wilson
Sea moss is generally used as the thickening agent Carrageenan. When we consider the physiological effects on the body, we are talking about organic, unprocessed, sea moss gel, or a powder in a capsule - not an extract of any kind.
*Due to its high iodine content, those with thyroid autoimmune should NOT take Sea Moss and should see your local practitioner about testing for a glandular and addressing the root cause of said condition before “self-medicating” with sea moss.
Whether Irish Sea Moss, or many of the other varying colors and varieties....
What My Clients Have Taught Me by Christine Haggerty
Namaste to all my clients for blessing my life. It is an honor to work with you whether I am working on your energy systems or in a counseling session, you continue to amaze me. I am humbled by your willingness to be forthcoming, honest, and coachable during our sessions. I am overwhelmed by your hard work, dedication, and your willingness to follow through with assignments, exercises, meditations, and prayers. The wisdom and deep understandings that you express to me during our sessions are pure pearls.
In the practice of Pranic energy healing and spiritual counseling we are taught that....
May 2023 Featured Articles
Who We Were vs. Who We Became by Morrighan Lynne
Aren’t humans funny sometimes? We pride ourselves on being self-sufficient, strong, and capable of doing things by ourselves. People look at us like with those weepy doe eyes, begging us to step in and rescue them. Society lifts us up in praise because we’re the rock that most people lean on for help. We’re always there any time someone needs a hand and we have the propensity to put ourselves last and everyone else first.
In fact, the majority of us are programmed to believe that this trait is something to be celebrated. It’s something we strive for, whether we’re....
Mercury Retrograde Revelations by Geri Habstritt
Welcome to the first mercury retrograde of this new 50,000 year cycle. Typically retrogrades are about redoing, relooking, releasing and reeking havoc on electronic communications. This retrograde comes with a twist. It’s about revelations and unification. The universe is nudging us evermore to remember the TRUTH of who we are. A green comet flew across the sky offering that first glimpse and energy of revelation in January. Did you take the opportunity to collect your mosaic pieces so you can begin putting the puzzle of your life together? This retrograde is amplifying....
Seven Reasons to Seek Clarity Now by Julie Matheson
There have been times I’ve sat with clients who couldn’t name their thoughts, feelings and opinions about something in their life, even when the topic was very important to them. The reasons for this vary widely and may include having felt shut down by others, or challenged for one’s opinion, frozen emotions, lack of practice naming thoughts and feelings, to name a few.
The truth will set you free: in my line of work, the objective is to clear out limiting thoughts and beliefs to make way for more life-affirming (and functional) thoughts and beliefs to take hold. (We do this through a writing process I teach.) Therefore, being able to....
Advancing Your Energy through Crystals by Badeish Lange
In the aftermath of extreme physical or emotional exertion, the effects of fatigue are sure to follow. Periods of tiredness can last a few hours or much longer in extreme cases.
In today’s wearisome times with stress bombarding us from all sides, work (or lack thereof), family, children, physical illness, and finances, it may all seem overwhelming. Under extreme stress, our bodies and minds can shut down.
Fortunately, the battle over fatigue can be overcome. There are a number of crystals that can assist and give you that much-needed boost of energy.
Generally speaking, when faced with fatigue....
April 2023 Featured Articles
Saying Yes to Scary Things by Morrighan Lynne
I love my comfort zone. I can always count on it. It’s quiet there, soft and still. A place where I can lay my head, gather my thoughts, and catch my breath after a long day. It can be a soft buffer between my tender heart and a noisy world. Often when I’m there, I find connection with my higher self and have delightful conversations with my guides. I’m able to review my experiences and receive nutrition from the choices I made, whether they went well or not. Gathering up clues about how I did when I was in “the game” so I could improve and evolve. It’s a perfect escape....
Your Body Was Created to Heal by Coquille (Coco) Wilson
What would you do if you could have optimal health? Go where you want to go, see what and whom you wanted to see, do what you want to do with no limits? Aging is not only a frame of mind, but a state of the body based on its toxic load. What if I told you that there was a non-invasive, all-natural way to determine when an area of your body is out of balance and/or under stress is screaming to be fixed? Well, it’s true! No medicine or life sentences.
My name is Coco and am a practitioner in the functional health field as a Board-certified Nutrition Response Testing practitioner. “What’s that,”....
The Power of Honoring Deep Authenticity by Marti Denton
April opens in our northern hemisphere with an inherent feeling of renewed life, transformation, growth - a reflection of Aries’ bright, fiery signature of fearless expansion and initiation. As the lengthening minutes of daylight and our sun’s radiance inch forward and higher, stretching past that recent 12-hour threshold of the Spring Equinox - followed by the Aries New Moon - we’re surrounded with expanding light and awakened life energy. This subtle infusion may be activating or guiding you to expand in new directions - into new “colors” and dimensions of who you are, new levels....
March 2023 Featured Articles
Reversing Inflammation by David DeHaas
Every dis-ease is essentially an inflammation issue.
Toxins Create Inflammation.
Getting rid of toxins is job one.
Your problem is you have been pooping in your pelvis.
Picture a screen and on top of that screen is poop. Its been sitting rotting for several years and it squishes through that screen into the tissues of your body. Your colon is the screen. In the tissues of your colon and intestinal tract is millions of capillaries....
Discernment - It’s a Spiritual Thing by Julie Matheson
By the nature of my work, I am honored to get to have meaningful, real life conversations every week with my clients. In sessions, we endeavor to untangle, understand, and to clear out genuinely complex misunderstandings. To be successful in this work I need to keep the focus on the client, their perspective, their thinking, and their beliefs about the situation at hand. However, there are times when we do need to consider the motivations that others bring to their relationship dynamics.
On these occasions, I often hear loving, spiritually-minded people start their sentences with....
3 Tips to Massively Reduce Overwhelm by Sydney Sage
Highly driven people struggle with the same core things…
It was not too long ago that I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with my life & career.
I’d often work late, trying to get things done. I’d hole myself up in my home trying to put out fires and market myself, not knowing exactly what I should even be doing for my business. I felt out of touch with myself and like I didn’t have full control of my life. Which was blocking my success.
I often wondered “What’s the point of success if I’m too busy and stressed out to even enjoy it?”....
Using Spring as a Springboard with Expressive Arts by Janelle Wilson
For many, winter can be challenging as we are forced to slow down and spend more quiet time in the dark. I certainly feel more isolated and tend to be noticeably absent from public engagements in the colder months. Each morning since the winter solstice, I look at the weather report and excitedly note that the time of sunset inches forward by one minute every few days. I am ready to use spring as an opportunity to rejoin community events and remember my creative spark and I hope you will join me in this pursuit. As the flowers blossom and the sun shines, it’s an ideal moment to take a step forward on life’s journey. This season of transformation urges us....
February 2023 Featured Articles
Ego Good-Bad? by Charles Lightwalker
I have studied mind-body-spirit for over 40 years now. And have concluded that the Ego does not cause a person emotional, mental, or spiritual issues.
Your ego allows you to feel your divine nature, the greatness of your being. It allows you to feel fantastic about yourself when you do things well. When you feel the “spirit” within you, when you feel fantastic about yourself, you create your life moving in the direction of love, happiness, and goodness. Which makes the ego a valuable aspect of being a human being. The source of all there is, Spirit, infused ego into us during our creation.
What’s Behind the Mask? by Morrighan Lynne
I dedicated 2022 to dismantling my inner people pleaser. Now let me preface with saying that being a people pleaser is not inherently a bad thing. It isn’t something we should hate about ourselves or secretly be ashamed of. And I am certainly not suggesting it’s a character “flaw” that one should try to remove and cut out of themselves. No way. We are who we are. Every person is a bundle of quirks, behaviors, coping mechanisms, and personality traits that make us unique.
It is however our responsibility to recognize if our tendencies to please and appease come at a cost to our own well-being. If we are doing for others and giving in such a way where we are continuously left empty....
How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed by Badeish Lange
There can be many different approaches to overcome unwanted challenging feelings. It is my intention to share with you what you can do to take your power back and create an energetic clearing for your body, mind & spirit.
When you experience moments where you can’t keep up, when everything is going sideways and you just can’t seem to get it together----this is the invitation to stop and breathe.
Last December’s cosmic energies of upset nationally and internationally are still swirling and gusting around us but these gusting mysterious winds can also have a clearing out effect, where more truths and new realities are surfacing!
Green Comet, Mars and End Time Triggers by Geri Habstritt
Happy New Year! February 1 is actually when the New Year begins this year. January was a time out of time. 2023 is a 13 month cycle this time around as opposed to 12. We went through that huge retrograde that hit hard during the pre phase right before Christmas that revealed to us the S.T.O.R.M energy of 2023 as literal storms stopped many from their Christmas plans. It was meant to shake out any of the remaining energies that didn’t serve our highest expression as we entered a profound RESET in January. The reset offered us the opportunity to change programming, belief systems and patterns....
January 2023 Featured Articles
Isn't it so crazy that we sometimes need permission to love what we love and to want what we want? What we each uniquely love is what makes us who we are and is often a sign of our unique inner radiance and authenticity showing through.
It can feel lonely being the only one who has a certain goal or vision especially when it is the path less taken. If a desire taps you on the shoulder again and again, you may be the only one with that vision. That's by design: the clarity is given directly to you to run with. It doesn?t matter if others don?t see it....
Trusting (Yourself) Again by Morrighan Lynne
So often, when I speak with clients about their loss of trust, their attention goes outward. They recall times of betrayal, moments of rejection, and a myriad of memories that justify their choice to build a wall around their heart. They share very valid stories of heartbreak and how carrying around those wounds have lead them to a place where they have to question if people can be trusted. They crave the connection, but fear what it might do to them. And so, they move about through life, half invested but always leery.
And that's how we do it, right? We get our hearts broken and look to the person that's holding the sledgehammer. We look at them and say....
Rising Consciousness of 2023 by Geri Habstritt
2023 is going to be the STORM of consciousness. This past year we've had an entire year of consciousness uplevels that have been ushered in with each new moon, full moon, equinox and eclipse. You may have noticed an intensity around these times. This was Gaia herself supporting the upliftment of humanity offering gateways to higher consciousness. When these intense energies come in they flush out what doesn?t serve. For those who are conscious it's a moment of cleansing, hand to heart, deep breathing and conscious energy movement. For those who are unconscious it?s digging in heels, projecting and outrage. Both are happening simultaneously....