Thu.Jan 17, 2019

The European Christmas Bird Count

10,000 Birds

I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked. How can it be, I asked someone from the Wetlands International, the IWC umbrella organization, only to learn that USA has its own scheme. Oh, and what is that?

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I signed the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"

Environmental Economics

Here is the email: Dear Colleague, I am writing to invite you to join me, 27 Nobel Laureate economists, 3 other former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers as a signatory of the Economists’ Statement that you will find below. Our statement was released today on the opinion page of the  Wall Street Journal. A full list of the original co-signatories appears below.

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Mary Oliver, one of the Greatest Poets of her Generation, has Passed Away at 83.

Elephant Journal

For 83 years, Mary Oliver graced us with her words. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) elephant magazine mary mary oliver oliver passed away poem Poet poetry wild geese

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My Secret Ghost Story

Elephant Journal

I thought it would be illuminating to share my own ghost stories with you, if you had shared my experiences I believe you too would be fascinated by our true spiritual nature and energetic form.

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Book Review: Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart and Then Go Save the World by Bridget Fonger

Elephant Journal

As a happily married woman I somewhat reluctantly agreed to write a review in Elephant Journal about this recently published book because I know the author and she is a wonderful human.

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One of our Dearest Poetical Voices has left us. And yet her Poems are still here.

Elephant Journal

Rest in Peace, Mary. You gave us so much of it in times so lacking in it. 10 Favorite Poems: Mary Oliver has left us. Favorite poem, quote, anything, let’s groupshare here (in comments, below, share what touched you and stayed with you). Her voice has always been simple, piercing through the fog of PR […]. Main Categories

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How to Manifest Self Love (Even if you feel a bit crummy today)

Elephant Journal

Most women have heard the phrase “self-love” being thrown around Instagram, blogs and the pages of glossy magazines. If this term is new to you, self-love is the idea that our entire lives are shaped around how we feel about ourselves. If we want to love our lives, we have to start by loving ourselves. […].

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3 Ways to Cultivate Emotional Safety in our Relationships.

Elephant Journal

Emotional safety is critical to the health of any relationship, but is most important in those where we share a home and impact one another’s daily lives. So, what exactly is. Editor's Picks Family Health & Wellness Love emotional safety emotional weapons encouragement healing kindness mindful relationships self love tone of voice worthiness

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Ladies, We Need to Take Full Responsibility.

Elephant Journal

The more women I talk to, the more I realize the depth of damage caused by our conditioning. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family be your own hero divorced woman equal rights equality gender wars marriage advice relationship advice self-actualized woman societal conditioning take responsibility woman writer woman's perspective women women's rights

Why I can’t be Passive about Women’s Rights Anymore.

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I am done dipping my toes in the water. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Right Livelihood 2019 elephant magazine equal rights passivity show up two feet in women's march women's rights women's rights movement

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A 4-Step Cure for the “Achiever Fever.”

Elephant Journal

At my lowest point, I fantasized about being in a car accident. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood achievement achiever fever burned out elephant magazine Meditate right livelihood self-doubt slow down working worrying

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So You Say You’re A Self-Saboteur?

Elephant Journal

Imagine for a moment: You made it through an entire day of eating everything you should (even if you had to choke it down), and avoiding everything you shouldn’t. You’re doing well! Or so you think… Enter, self-sabotage. Before you know it, an entire sleeve of girl scout cookies and half a bag of popcorn […].

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A Wake Up Call from my Pre-Mom Self

Elephant Journal

Hey Steph, it’s me. You know, you. It’s us. Lately, I’ve been noticing how you linger on photos of me. I see how you pause to really look at that framed picture in the hallway of me and our future husband on the beach from four years ago. I was rocking that bikini and for […].

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Schizophrenia: A Not So Scary Word

Elephant Journal

Schizophrenia. I know, I know. It’s a scary word right? It doesn’t have to be. People who have this condition are normal people no matter how serious their case may be. I know this because I am one of those people. I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a classification of Schizophrenia when I was eighteen […].

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Empathy for the Inner Child

Elephant Journal

Broken promises, confusion all about. Im sorry dear child, Im trying to sort it all out. You love the ones who can’t open up. You feel the frustration and rage as your temper runs amuck. You bleed for the ones who won’t drip a drop. You give parts of yourself away, hoping it will be […].

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The Body In The Mirror.

Elephant Journal

i reduced my body to aesthetics forgot the work it did to keep me alive with every beat and breath declared it a grand failure for not looking like theirs searched everywhere for a miracle foolish enough not to realize i was already living in one ~ rupi kaur I did not always see […].

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Spirituality and Relationships: What Is Your Relationship Teaching You?

Elephant Journal

Relationships have been my biggest teacher in life as an Empath, Psychic Intuitive and Energy Healer. I’ve always been tuned into something greater than myself which has allowed me to connect with the world around me. However, my love life has been chaotic- becoming involved with emotionally unavailable men and toxic relationships. Last year, at […].

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Little Demon

Elephant Journal

What is this little demon that lives inside me, that overheats and shrieks and overreacts and attacks and shatters glass with a piercing look and a scornful gasp? This tiny Satan that lashes out with a noxious forked tongue, that demands to see the manager, that certainly expected better than this.

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Just enjoy your life

Elephant Journal

Life can be tough, Intimidaiting. trying to find your way through all the madness that you’re hit with daily. Remember that when it comes to you, your life may be the only one that matters. It’s your universe. Make it in your image. Do with it what needs to be done.

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Ghosted

Elephant Journal

I felt your presence in my environment. I glanced at your blurry form from afar. My heart was beating fast and with each echo of your voice it jumped and skipped a beat. Was I nervous or upset? I don’t really know.

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THE SACRED FLAPS

Elephant Journal

THE SACRED FLAPS The yoni. Encompassing the womb, vagina and vulva. So beautiful, powerful and sacred. Revered for her mysterious superpowers of bringing forth new life. Holding the power of magnetism, calling into her the sacred seed and shining the radiance of pleasure onto all. The pussy.

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Exercise as Artful Joy: How I Healed my Relationship with my Body and Began to Love Running

Elephant Journal

When I think of my childhood, I think of running. I think of New England summers where all the neighborhood friends would gather and play manhunt at night in a big field, and running away from the other team as quickly as I could. I think of gym class, where I would get so excited […].

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Word Wisdom? Channeled Chop? Ransom Poems? I’ve been calling these messages CHOPTALK since 1996.

Elephant Journal

I don’t really know what channeling is, but it does feel as though these ambiguous ‘Choptalk’ messages are given to me as well as through me. My eyes are closed when I fish about twenty pre-cut slips of magazine words out of a box of thousands, and very little rearranging is needed to make sense […].

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Bliss of Motherhood

Elephant Journal

It was really hard to accept the fact that I wouldn’t be able to bear any children. No test ever proved me incapable, in any way. But deep down, in my bones, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to become a mother. I had panicked a night before the wedding, telling my mother to […].

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Why Don’t We SEE the Homeless?

Elephant Journal

The homeless are everywhere in California: They sleep in doorways in Berkeley, pitch tents at the Downtown Library in San Diego, camp out along the freeway on ramps in Sacramento. They ride BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) with children in tow, begging for spare change from commuters. Their plight is met with disdain by some, […].

Modern Day Paper Piles – Your Inbox

Elephant Journal

Next week marks one of the most dreaded holidays of the year, “Clean Out Your Inbox Week.” ” Cue the dramatic music! Hopefully, a week will be enough time! I personally have close to 500 emails in my inbox and another eleven folders with over fifty emails filed away and forgotten. Yes, I too have to […].

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Letting Go: A Letter to My Soulmatr

Elephant Journal

It’s the first time in a long time I have gazed through your photos. I can sincerely be happy that you have such a beautiful life. I will cherish your friendship and the growth you bestowed upon me. I’m 100% positive the only thing that’s holding me back from my own personal fulfillment and happiness […].

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Are You Holding Yourself Back and Playing Small?

Elephant Journal

I used to think it would motivate me if I noticed and reminded myself of everything I was doing wrong – how I was falling short, how I could do better, what I could have said differently. You know, replaying past scenarios over and over in my mind to punctuate how I fell short. I didn’t […].

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Concentric Circles of Evolution and Growth Part 1

Elephant Journal

About a month ago, my boyfriend moved out, after having moved in 2 months before. He said the intensity of my emotions were too much for him to handle. On top of that, the circumstances of my life were too stressful for him, and he wasn’t ready to be a father figure to my 6 […].

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ALL OF ME

Elephant Journal

Your eyes. It’s your eyes that set you apart. It’s your eyes that do what they do to make me feel the way you make me feel. You know what they do to me because you say, let me see your eyes, let me see your eyes, and I’m done. You have me knocked upside […].

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January 2019 Energy ~ Total Lunar Eclipse ~ Fire Full Moon, Sun Air

Elephant Journal

We open with a focus on the collective Masculine energy. This month has been one of great epiphanies and earthly changes, as we rapidly approach the full moon, energy moves into fire of Leo. Grandmother Moon is set ablaze with passion, driving to eclipse energy that is no longer serving a divine purpose for the […].

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Holy smoke! Understanding the veil of spirituality

Elephant Journal

When was the last time you really studied the intoxicating movements of smoke? Maybe you took a moment to admire its workings while smudging your house, or lighting incense before yoga practice. Perhaps you noticed the wisps while blowing out candles in the January spirit of hygge. Smoke is mesmerising because it makes unseen forces […].

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Humaness

Elephant Journal

And yet we still love No matter what happened And yet we learn to trust Despite what was broken And yet we rise again Learning our lessons And yet And yet And yet… Blog

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The Irony Of Life, What The World Has Taught Me

Elephant Journal

Getting work out about the world and how everything in it is never constant, today we feel happy and tomorrow it might be a sad experience. We wake up today to bright sun shine and tomorrow we wake up to heavy rain with high rate of cold, the world doesn’t open up on what it […].

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Top Time Management Solutions for Productivity

Elephant Journal

Time is priceless, especially when it comes to run a small business. Good time management helps you to accomplish more in a short period, which lets you take advantage of learning opportunity, leads to more free time, decreases your stress, and helps you focus more. With the right approach and time management, you can develop […].

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How To Build A Fitness Model Body

Elephant Journal

In the recent years the journey of having a good body structure as been in the mind of some many young and ever gorgeous personality, the thought of how to gain the nicest figure which will make them look younger even as the time passes and they start aging, it is not less expected as […].

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Transformation at Winter Solstice

Elephant Journal

I am deep in the season of winter. The darkest day, the day before the sun begins to ascend from the cold dark earth. Today I will be still. Today I will rest in the in between with the earth mother with god , Jesus Mary and the angels. This day we enter into a […].

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