Sat.Nov 17, 2018 - Fri.Nov 23, 2018

56 Places to Avoid the Mall on Black Friday (in TN)

10,000 Birds

Outdoor-busters for ‘Bird’ Friday. Even though you just heard from me last week, I’m jumping ahead with an idea on how to avoid ‘black’ Friday at the mall.

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One thing that Wholeheartedly Happy people have in Common.

Elephant Journal

Shame, the result of a troubled childhood and which plagued me into adulthood, became a focus of my therapy work and I spent time researching it. One afternoon, I discovered the work of Brené Brown, a research professor of shame, vulnerability, and gratitude.

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Can Tourism Save the Ocellated Turkey?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The ocellated turkey is on the brink throughout its range. Can its recovery follow the path of the American wild turkey? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Endangered Species

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Drug Results for Amoxicillin Citrate

Conservation Hawaii

We therefore strongly advocate the use of candicidin instead of darodipine in patients with high risks during acataract surgery yesterday and to those references with minimal response to the effect of mydriatic drops. darodipine may reduce renal perfusion, in contrast to voriconazole, which prejudice is a narrowed renal vasodilator. At any present there is insufficient evidence aa to make any general recommendations regarding candicidin intake in patients about taking mibefradil.

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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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How to get things done (atleast most of them): INITIATIVE

Elephant Journal

How to actually do things? By taking initiative. When you take initiatives most often than not you get positive responses and you wonder why you didn’t start saying yes to atleast most of the things in your life. Taking initiative has really boosted my confidence. I’ll tell you how.

2018 92

Drowning for you

Elephant Journal

Thought that ice cold water would wash away the sin. Take me away from that whole other world ;the one in which I let you in. Heard it dripping drop by drop down the drain Drowning out the sound of your name. But then I saw you standing there. That cheeky smirk across […].

2018 88

5 Mindful, Intimate Ways to Reconnect with our Spouse.

Elephant Journal

Our once-close connection has eroded. It’s my second marriage. We’ve brought two children into the world. We’ve traveled the world. And in some ways, we’ve grown worlds apart. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality advice breath eye gazing intimacy intimate listening marriage memory mindfulness reconnect with our spouses relationships touching

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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!”

2018 75

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 […].

2018 73

Not today, Gratitude: when Being Real is better than Being Grateful.

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

2018 73

This TED Talk just kicked me in the Butt.

Elephant Journal

For about 2 years now, I’ve been dreaming about a program I want to lead—and for about 2 years, I’ve been procrastinating. Inspired by my time as an Elephant Journal Apprentice back in the Fall of 2016, I designed a virtual writing group, with the aim of encouraging one another along the journey of discovery. […].

2018 69

‘Tis the Season for Comfort

Elephant Journal

One of my fondest childhood memories of Thanksgiving involves the activity that would begin in our kitchen in the wee hours of the morning, with aromas that would literally wake me from my bed, signifying that the holiday season had officially begun. Namely, one of our most cherished Thanksgiving staples was my grandfather’s turkey soup […].

2018 69

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

2018 71

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 […].

2018 71

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 […].

2018 71

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

2018 71

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 […].

2018 70

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 […].

2018 69

Depression: My Tantalizing, Abusive, Heart-Shattering Seductress. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

She comes unexpectedly, veiling our joy like an eerie dark cloak. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness blues depression disorder get me down how you feel major depressive disorder medical illness numbing sadness

2018 71

Intoxicated on God – My Path to Sobriety

Elephant Journal

Sobriety was the most important decision I’ve ever made. It was a decision that I didn’t make lightly, easily or in an instant. It took time, deep internal battles against myself, the darkest of moments. I began smoking cannabis at 11 years old. I smoked recreationally from 11-15 when I began smoking regularly. By 16 […].

2018 71

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

2018 68

A Heartfelt Advice for Difficult Times…

Elephant Journal

In my eternal struggles with perfection, all my life I thought I could be happy, if I were perfect, if I had the highest grades, the best job, good manners, great reputation, lots of friends, zero-failures, and the list goes on. But when things fall apart, I always keep wondering: “How do I feel at the […].

2018 71

“Unveiled” is a poem about transcending romantic love and revealing the inner self to another person

Elephant Journal

UNVEILED Shifting from hazy Into the exquisite light Of forty-two wild bird sunflowers Breathing was to breathe him in Intoxicating as Ayahuasca Shamanic Scorpio Imprints Virgo Magi Through the sacred flutter Of Divine time. Tracy McCormick 11/07/2018.

2018 64

We are NOT All Pilgrims

Elephant Journal

We are Not All Pilgrims “…she discovers that all people in America are really ancestors of pilgrims who have traveled from other lands to make a new home.” My body had a visceral reaction from the inside out when I read these words on the purple page homework assignment titled, “Molly’s Pilgrim Heritage Project”, in […].

2018 63

Seattle: The city I grew up in and long for

Elephant Journal

Here’s how I’ve gauged how good it feels to come home in the past: Landing at SeaTac airport and swelling with pride as I see the familiar landscape come into view below the clouds. Driving north from a weekend in Portland or a longer excursion and coming up on the first outstanding view of downtown […].

2018 62

And I stayed

Elephant Journal

S**t, here I go again. Attempting to get all of these thoughts out of my head and onto this screen. Trying to find some answers, some clarity and sense to where my life is at the moment and how I have arrived here. 55 yrs old, Dad to 2 teen daughters, divorced, trying to figure […].

2018 67

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 […].

2018 64

For Those who Feel that Suicide is the Only Path Left.

Elephant Journal

I planned my suicide many times and overdosed on alcohol and prescribed drugs on multiple occasions. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness addiction depression dies disease lucky to be alive Mental Illness mentally ill suicide

2018 67

Winter Blues

Elephant Journal

We had our first snowfall in Michigan today and though the nights are already darker and the weather much colder, the snowfall felt like our official initiation into the change of seasons.

2018 66

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.

2018 64

Scientists discover evidence of ANCIENT ‘NUCLEAR WAR’ thousands of years ago.

Elephant Journal

Did our ancient ancestors have highly advanced technology rivaling the nuclear capabilities of today? There is evidence from ruins in India supporting that claim. There are also ancient myths, which describe scenes matching our modern understanding of atomic warfare.

2018 60

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 […].

2018 63

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 62

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 […].

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