Sun.Nov 18, 2018

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2018)

10,000 Birds

While I rarely lie to our readers, this moment calls for complete candor: I cannot stand the arrival of winter. Rochester is already cold and snowy, chronic conditions which will last for another six months or so.

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How Clinging Led Me to the Path of Letting Go

Elephant Journal

I was three years deep into a futile pattern of loving a friend who had professed love, but not shown that love fully, clearly or consistently. In short, he was emotionally unavailable. The more he pulled back, the more I gave.

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Juvenile Superb Lyrebird

10,000 Birds

Although we have observed Superb Lyrebirds on previous trips to New South Wales we had never encountered juvenile Superb Lyrebirds until this year. The male Superb Lyrebird has a magnificent tail and we had a great encounter with one during the walk from Otford to Helensburgh over four years ago.

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Why Yoni Steaming Will Change Your Life

Elephant Journal

When I first heard about vaginal steaming, my initial reaction was: Whaaaat!? However, as someone who has suffered from nausea, migraines, debilitating cramps and the wildest of wild PMS over the years, I was willing to give anything a try. Yoni or vaginal steaming is the term used to describe steam treatments, not just to […].

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Painkillers Often Gateway to Nafcillin for U.S. Teens: Survey

Conservation Hawaii

Yes my wretched sister used it when does she did n’t want faintness or lightheadedness when getting plugged up from a lying or their sitting position from Travatan z. This study is novel in demonstrating associations between the side in effect of feeling of having something absent in the eye in response to effective natural product and two genes linked to opioid pathways. The travoprost in prescription medicine may make abusers sick when the dosage is primarily increased, however.

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Life Changes during Thanksgiving Season

Elephant Journal

I used to recount my life by traumas. A few years back I decided to recount my life by joys rather than traumas. In the past I would call myself “stupid.” ” One day, I caught myself at the first syllable and changed it to “stu-pendous!”

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Vegan Holi-Yay!

Elephant Journal

As a Vegan, or anyone with special dietary needs, facing the holidays can be a nightmare. Interestingly enough it’s because of the non-restricted family and friends that the last statement is so true. I eat a vegan diet on a daily basis and have been doing so for almost two years. When a holiday […].

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The Key Ingredient most of us Don’t Know we’re Missing in our Diet.

Elephant Journal

And while I respect science and enjoy exploring the technical side of nutrition just as much as I consider myself to be body positive and in favor of the idea that there are no bad foods—just poor relationships. Editor's Picks Food Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality body image body positivity diet disordered eating emotional eating gratitude mealtime mindful eating nutrition saying grace

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When Thanksgiving with your Loud, Annoying Relatives just isn’t your Cup of Tea.

Elephant Journal

The holiday can be ridiculous, annoying, and disturbing; instead of avoiding it, turn it into this. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Family Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality avoiding thanksgiving decisions difficult family family irritation relatives spiritual growth spirituality thanksgiving

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Why Grief, Loss, and Trauma are actually GOOD For You

Elephant Journal

Whoa… that’s a bold statement, you’re probably thinking. Who does this chick think she is? Let’s start there, dear reader. Just who the heck do I think I am? Let me introduce myself. I’m the woman who once had everything she ever wanted and lost it all… including herself… for a time. I’m the mother […].

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How to Cope when Holiday Memories Attack.

Elephant Journal

After a person on social media dies, we still get notifications about anniversaries and birthdays, and flashbacks about their old posts. To all of us experiencing loss this holiday season. Academy Alumni Editor's Picks Family Love Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality buddhism christmas facebook family grief holiday loss meditation memories peace Pema Chodron. tonglen remembering thanksgiving

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What love feels like

Elephant Journal

You feel eternally young everytime your beloved laughs. You feel so tickled that it seems like your breathing will stop but for once it’s not that awful feeling of shallow breathing or gasping. It’s that feeling of everything coming to a halt, of time standing still. Of you wanting to be fully drenched in that […].

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Better Living Through Music and Compassion for Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

By Megan Morrison We often find ourselves rushing through the day, trying to accomplish the hundreds of things on our to-do lists and feeling ‘less than’ if we don’t. We judge ourselves and worry about how others may perceive us. This was the story of my life, as it is for many of us, driven by anxiety and […].

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Gratitude Gone Wild

Elephant Journal

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”? Ralph Waldo Emerson I was always taught to say please and thank you, which naturally became reflexive before the […].

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Thank you when you really want to say F* U

Elephant Journal

I received a request from someone whom I attach a negative memory with on social media. My first reaction was how could they not know that I dislike them and their organization after everything that went wrong.

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Dream Job: Now Hiring From Within.

Elephant Journal

When I say “Dream Job” or “Right Livelihood” what do you say? “Right Livelihood is doing what you love. But not just that; it’s doing what you’re good at. Don’t matter how much you love something if you can’t develop your connection to it. But not just doing what you’re good at; it’s […].

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When You Have a Moment of Feeling Completely Alone, While With Your Partner: YOU ABSOLUTELY ARE!

Elephant Journal

We encounter this feeling, as a way to alert that us that an others heart has gone rogue. That’s right! ROGUE! I imagine there is not one person, existing today, that is unscathed by their past relationships. So, when sharing time with our new partners, we may find moments of the past, creeping into the […].

2018 64

When Heaven Turns to Hell. Overcoming Abuse and Trauma

Elephant Journal

I melted the first time he smiled at me. His eyes warmed my soul and he gave me butterflies that I’ve never felt before. He was handsome, sweet, energetic and funny. He came on strong and fast and I fell for him instantly. Despite the terrible stories I heard about him, I couldn’t […].

2018 63

The woman I am searching for.

Elephant Journal

In this world of incomplete and broken pieces. She is perfectly imperfect and a beautiful mosaic.

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You and I: A Poem by Palestinian Poet Mourid Barghouti, Dedicated to His Late Wife Writer Radwa Ashour

Elephant Journal

You and I: A Poem by Palestinian Poet Mourid Barghouti, Dedicated to His Late Wife Writer Radwa Ashour You’re pretty like a liberated homeland I’m exhausted like a colonized one. You’re sad as a forsaken person, fighting on I’m agitated as a war near at hand.

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Dare to dream big!

Elephant Journal

Dream big, set the intention sky high. Remain focused on that dream that inspires you. For in that dream is one’s heart, it would not exist or call you otherwise. Our dreams, often our disgarded thoughts are clues to our inner instinct and world. The imagination is closest to our spiritual nature or self, it […].

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How A Solo Trip Inspired Me To Adopt Minimalism

Elephant Journal

Learning to live with lesser things and more experiences was an important life decision that I made but it wasn’t all that easy. It was a slow process where I often reconsidered the choice to go ‘minimal’ but at the end of the day, the resolution was worth it. While a lot contending voices exist […].

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The David Foster Wallace Reader

Elephant Journal

I was first introduced to the writing of the late author David Foster Wallace when I read his essay ‘This Is Water: some thoughts delivered on a significant occasion, about living a compassionate life’, his commencement speach to the graduating class at Kenyon College. The writing is a timeless trove of wisdom, needless to say […].

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Flipping a “Screw You Gratitude” Attitude.

Elephant Journal

Pretending the hard and ugly stuff doesn’t exist by putting happy on would only be pretty on the outside. And that’s not real. Or mindful. Arts Family Inspiring (Wow) acceptance accepting gratitude when you can awareness compassion family finding grace in our busy lives gratitude guilt free gratitude Health & Wellness letting go life mindfulness parenting

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Cultivating Consciousness

Elephant Journal

Stepping into the life that I love has awoken my innate curiosity, my sense of wonder and my passion to live fully, wholly and in a way that is driven by meaning and purpose. The more I explore and delve further into freedom, the more I realise just how crucial learning is for me. ‘To […].

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Build Customer Relations the Right Way

Elephant Journal

The art of sales has changed significantly over the years. From direct extrovert selling, the focus is now moving towards trust. The more people trust you or like you, more chances of them doing business with you. Most sales folks nowadays focus on small things like time-of-the-day to make the sales call, send an email […].

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