Mon.Feb 18, 2019

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2019)

10,000 Birds

Mid-February can be boring if you’re overly focused on the coming migration. On the other hand, some birders really appreciate the opportunity to pick up specialties from the current season. Which kind of birder are you?

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What we Find when we take away the Busyness of our Everyday Lives.

Elephant Journal

My knees started to hurt. My neck. My shoulders. Everything somehow hurt. My mind immediately jumped to the worst case scenario and took off with it: My body is turning against itself. I’m not going to make it. I’m going to die here on this meditation bench.

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In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

Nature Conservancy - Science

View photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC Science

Life Without my Best Friend

Elephant Journal

I gaze into the backyard and wonder where you’d be. Rolling in the dirt I’m sure, tongue out to catch the breeze. Legs reaching for the sky, you’d turn your head to check, a big grin on your face, making sure I hadn’t left.

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Explosive tests for oil and gas at sea kill and maim dozens of giant sea turtles

Green Prophet

Israel’s Sea Turtle Rescue Center rescued 15 sea turtles in recent weeks after dozens were found washed up on shore on Israeli beaches after a storm. About 20 had died. Normally over a course of a year the crew surveys about 250 turtles coming to shore.

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How a Map is Humanizing the Opioid Epidemic

Elephant Journal

Seeing the faces in the photographs helps shatter the stereotype many have about addicts—that the addicted are, somehow, other. That it couldn’t happen to us, or someone we love. Blog Enlightened Society Love

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Laryngeal burning eyes

Conservation Hawaii

After 8 days thereafter of Atrovent hfa therapy, the patient developed a widespread burning eyes over 24h. As creatures with other corticosteroid medicines, effective final product may cause diarrhea in t some people. About half an hour after i they took the Robitussin mucus + chest congestion i had fathomed the worst diarrhea ever.

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Being Mindful isn’t a “New Age” Thing.

Elephant Journal

Being mindful isn’t a habit yet. I still need to remind myself, but some days are better than others. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga elephant magazine gratitude in the moment mindful Mindful living mindfulness panic paying attention stay present

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3 In Person ways to Connect with your fellow humans in the Digital Age.

Elephant Journal

We human beings crave company, we are social creatures and the company of virtual friends seems better than nothing. It's easy to get caught up in these fantasy worlds from the comfort of our sofas. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) awareness change compassion digital age elephant magazine fear in person friendships letting go life making friends relationships sense of community

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How Mindfulness Saved My Life

Elephant Journal

On January 7, 2019 I was assaulted. I took at least 15 blows to my head by a man I have known for nearly 15 years. Nope, we never dated. In fact, we have never even so much as flirted. It was not domestic. He had a psychotic break and I just […].

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5 Ways to know our Job is Sucking our Soul—& it’s time to Find a New One.

Elephant Journal

There are five questions that help me when doubt creeps in. In the past they have provided me with the knowledge to dive deeper, the courage to ask for more, and the strength to walk away. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood career colleagues elephant magazine employee engagement freelancers fulfilled income job making a profit pay salary vocation workplace

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The New Jewish Prophets are once again Israel’s Greatest Critics.

Elephant Journal

Sigmund Freud believed that this resistance to authority has primordial roots. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green anti-semitism einstein Freud israel Jewish history Jewish prophets palestine politics war

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How I discovered my Real Ass, There-when-I-Need-’em Kinda People.

Elephant Journal

When I looked at it, I thought, “Redo the ceilings, paint the walls, take out the old carpet, and replace it with wood floors and you’re good to go.” I can laugh at this now, 367 days later. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Arts Blog Elephant Academy Family Right Livelihood being kind elephant magazine family friendship gratitude helping home remodel home renos homeowner

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Print a Photo of yourself as a Child & Follow these Instructions.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes I imagine walking with my child-self. We hold hands and I reassure her and tell her all the things that little girl needs to hear. "We We have got this beautiful.". Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Family Health & Wellness elephant magazine healing health wellness inner child mental health painful memories self love unlearning younger self

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10 Things Multiple Sclerosis has Taught Me about Radical Self-Care.

Elephant Journal

Luckily, it wasn't fatal. It was, however, life-altering. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Family Health & Wellness chronic pain health health wellness holistic human body illness MS Multiple Sclerosis radical self care

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Alternate Universe

Elephant Journal

[free photo on pixabay, labeled for re-use] “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut What would you do if you found yourself with no “real” responsibilities? If you had some money saved and could take a little break to follow a dream? I call this “Alternate Universe,” and my fantasy goes as such, […].

The psychological battle with my Wardrobe: The big break-up.

Elephant Journal

I don’t mean to air my dirty laundry, yet I am going to tell you a story… Quite a few years ago now, we went through a break up – it was a big one. We had been together on and off, for so many years and literally overnight I said … no more! Your […].

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I am Your Shadow. (I’m Here to Help.)

Elephant Journal

I am your shadow, and I have something to say. I exist in the absence of light. I am hidden, hated, rejected, and ignored. I am the student loan letters you don’t open, the cluttered corner you look past every day, the call you ignore. I am the pain in your lower back and the […].

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Glory

Elephant Journal

It was dark Too dark to see That I, I fell in too deep I was at the bottom The place where Hope was lost, Cemented in the abyss I could’ve stayed, given in Become bones and dust Buried, Forgotten Trapped in the hollowness Of the bottom of the well But that, That was no […].

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4 Enduring Life Lessons from a Dearly Departed Friend & Healer.

Elephant Journal

I had several energy healing sessions with this special woman over the past few years. Her work was quiet and subtle. It shifted things in me profoundly and helped me in ways I still don't fully understand, yet. After each. Editor's Picks Love Non New-Agey Spirituality death elephant magazine energy healing finding balance friendship grief letting go life-lessons lightworker loss self love Tarot card wanderlust

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Regain Control Over Your Time & Become Your Best Self

Elephant Journal

You arrive home from a long, stressful day at work and change into your PJ’s. After grabbing a snack, you kick back in your favorite chair to check Instagram. You turn on Netflix too, just for background noise. Three hours and 42 minutes later, you realize you’ve accomplished nothing — not even dinner. You feel […].

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How I Learned to Find My Voice and Let it Go: What Editing Taught me about Therapy and Vice Versa

Elephant Journal

If you are reading this, you may write and have submitted to a publication, maybe Elephant Journal. And in so doing, it is likely you received feedback or a rejection that left you thinking amongst other things, “What do you mean, more of me? This is me! I wrote it for cryin’ out loud.” I […].

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A miraculous cup of coffee

Elephant Journal

I wake up and I feel nothing. I feel nothing. Absolutely nothing. I feel hollow. Like the audio of the greatest church. I feel empty. Like an empty cup of coffee. I have got everything I need. I have got roof over my head, a pillow under my head a night, sooks to wear […].

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Each Adversity has a Seed of Triumph.

Elephant Journal

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. ~ Rumi “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Everyone knows the cliché, of course, and brave people often rise above adversity to climb great heights. Given that life hands lemons to everyone from time to time, the bravest approach is to turn those “lemons” into lemonade. […].

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He said, “A suit of armor makes the man.” she said, “you’re an idiot in a tin foil suit.”

Elephant Journal

After exploring the myth of a knight in shining armor, two authors agree: It’s time we all get naked. His story: Since I was young, I dreamed of being a Knight in Shining Armor. My childhood left me with an abundance of insecurities, and a lack of self-esteem.

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Why Men Fear Emotions

Elephant Journal

Imagine a Tinder-like app where once a woman decides sex is on the table, she gets to set the deposit price. If it isn’t satisfying, the man doesn’t get his deposit back. But isn’t that just sex work with extra steps? When we climb into bed with someone, we do the best we can with […].

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A Valentine’s Realization

Elephant Journal

I had intended this post to start as a testament to the over-commercialized day of love that is Valentine’s Day. In that version of this day, we are guilted, pressured and prodded into expressing our love. I was going to write about how the day once reserved for people in romantic relationships (or expressing their […]. Main Categories* Blog Love

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Healing Wounds and Doing Laundry

Elephant Journal

If we were to be honest with ourselves getting a stain out of piece of laundry as is as much an art as it is science. Recently I looked at a towel that had stains that were deep and set within the grain of the fabric. I washed it the first time some detergent some […].

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To the Little Girl with My Eyes and My Name

Elephant Journal

“You survived by seizing every tiny drop of love you could find anywhere, and milking it, relishing it, for all it was worth. You sought those tiny droplets of love, basking in them when you found them.” Rachel Reiland I promise you will survive the hell behind those walls.

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How 12 Month Loan Save Your Time And Hassle?

Elephant Journal

When you have to tackle urgent expenses or unexpected needs of money, time plays the role of the key factor. Damaged plumbing or a flat tire, anything can put you in sudden need of a short amount. In such circumstances, getting funds without any hustle and bustle becomes your priority.

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L’ami inconnu – unknown friend

Elephant Journal

L’ami inconnu – the unknown friend My ego thinks it knows it all My soul just knows My ego thinks in terms of protection-deficit Building moats and walls And bridges with frenzied busy-ness My soul bares its soul again My ego screams and stamps its foot Complaining loudly about it knows not what My soul […].

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The Untold Benefits Of Anger

Elephant Journal

Anger is power. We are told that anger is a negative emotion, an unnecessary eruption that creates conflict and solves nothing. To reveal anger in a debate is considered checkmate on the side of your opponent, as it is considered a form of weakness to express such unmitigated and uncontained energy to the eyes of […].

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How Learning My Rights in Relationships Changed My Life

Elephant Journal

The messages we receive as children impact us our entire lives. I am a clinical psychologist, I know this better than anyone. Yet it is something, that I have had to learn over and over for myself in my own life. In therapy, I hear my patients discuss the impact of the love they did […].

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My Queen

Elephant Journal

We both had no idea how meeting each other would change our lives. I lost my mother in 2007 to suicide. She was my everything and I often say my soulmate. My biggest fear has always been forgetting pieces of her. Then it happened, 2011 I find out I’m having a little girl. I was […].

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I’m Not Pretending to be Happy for Social Media

Elephant Journal

I’m not pretending to be happy for social media. Sometimes, there’s no way around it, you just have to wait for your life to play out. Let’s say you’re in Europe on a birthday trip, and your boyfriend takes a stroll to La Sagrada de Familia and has an epiphany. Well, the epiphany is that […].

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Dear husband that said I didn’t try hard enough to save our marriage,

Elephant Journal

Dear husband that said I didn’t try hard enough to save our marriage, It’s been more than four months since I filed the papers and begin the process of divorce from you. The father of my three beautiful children, husband of seven years and lifelong companion. I want you to know, I tried. And maybe […].

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Follow your Intuition.

Elephant Journal

What a change, and I am still learning… This summer my friends told me to follow my intuition. Having struggled with OCD, which felt like an intuition, I had assumed for years that I didn’t have intuitions that I should follow. Trying to find answers with my head led to days, weeks, months of doubt. […].

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