Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

Yoga Snobbery: To Sanskrit or Not to Sanskrit?

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I didn't want to be a robot just reciting "Om" because it was the cool yoga thing to do. I quit saying "Namaste" at the end of every class too, and for the first time this semester, I. Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Yoga correctional facility inmates instagram Namaste om sanskrit spiritual materialism trendy yoga in prison yoga pants yoga rehab yoga teaching yogi

The Secret in the Sand Dunes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dominick Solazzo likes to say the healthy dunes at Midway Beach and South Seaside Park on the Jersey Shore have a “secret ingredient.” Of course, it’s a secret that gives itself away pretty readily when the wind blows. More from Midway and the Jersey Shore. Saved by Sand Dunes. By Cara Byington.

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Scanning the skies for Zone-tailed hawks

10,000 Birds

Last week I wrote about the interesting hunting habits of our local Harris’s Hawks. Today I will cover another one of Mexico’s Baja Peninsulas characters, the Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo Albonotatus.

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US and UK banning the use of Kaspersky anti-virus

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not only the government agencies are on the bandwagon, even Barclay's Bank is advising its customers who got it free via the Bank to stop using it.

How Our Narcissistic Tendencies can be Healed: an Inspiring Story.

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Narcissism exists along a continuum of severity ranging from neurotic tendencies to full-blown severe pathology. I didn’t suffer from full-blown NPD (narcissistic personality disorder), but rather, I lived with narcissistic tendencies and character traits (NL or “Narc li.

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A Powerful Tool that can Save us from a Post-Truth Dystopia.

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Recovery: Why Sea Lampreys Need to be Restored and Killed

Nature Conservancy - Science

Anglers had it straight from the outdoor page of the December 15, 2002 Lawrence (Massachusetts) Eagle-Tribune : “The fish ladders [on the Connecticut River] ought to be used to diminish the [sea] lamprey and prevent it from entering into the lakes and streams of New Hampshire.”

Birding under Clouds of Uncertainty: Santa Ana NWR

10,000 Birds

When the news broke about a possible border wall through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, I decided to make plans to visit before it got bisected by a concrete barrier.

Churchill & Orwell – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Churchill & Orwell – The Fight For Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks Published 1st June 2017 Royal Hardback, £25 352 pages, with 26 b/w photographs ISBN 9780715652374 Liberty and truth have never been so topical.

Our Obsession with Releasing is Hurting Us.

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Conserving Our National Mammal, One Satellite Herd at a Time

Conservancy Talk

Corissa Busse will never forget her first bison round up. “I I had just started with the Conservancy as a program administrator,” she recalls. “I I was there to take notes and help document all of the animals. I remember heading up towards the corral with my note pad, unsure of what to expect.

Parking Lot Birds

10,000 Birds

My Christmas Bird Count scouting went well this weekend in terms of finding some decent lingering birds but it was lousy in terms of photographic opportunities.

Product Review: Green Guru Travel Kit

Green Living Ideas

Ever wonder what happens to tents, banners, bike tubes, wetsuits, yoga mats, and other products after their useful life is done? Well here at GreenLivingIdeas, we do. We also like to present our readers with some of the coolest sustainable products to help you green your lifestyle…but of course to do so in style! So [&hellip. The post Product Review: Green Guru Travel Kit appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Be what you are Looking for in the World.

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Some people are looking for love, others are searching for happiness, and many are seeking power above all else. Whatever it is that we are looking for acts as a reflection of our deepest longings longings that connect with how we feel about the very meaning of our own lives.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2017)

10,000 Birds

We have so little of the year left, yet so much left to do. With holiday preparations and Christmas Bird Count scouting, it’s all a person can do to find a couple more ticks for the year list. Truly, this is a time of year to have your priorities in order!

Covenham Reservoir

10,000 Birds

Following on from our walk and discovery of the Long-billed Dowitcher at Saltfleetby on October 9th we planned another walk before we went home. Mum suggested Covenham Reservoir, because even after rain the track should be fairly dry and there were bound to be birds!

Confessions from a Christmas Bird Count in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

A blog is a place to express ideas, thoughts, recipes, and whatever floats your personal boat. At 10,000 Birds, readers who haven’t been here before might correctly surmise that this platform talks about anything bird-related.

Jimmy Kimmel Returns with Baby Billy After Heart Surgery.

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Two things: you can call your Congressperson (number above and in video) and save 9 million children—seriously. And, you have 3 days left to save nearly $700 on Healthcare if you don’t have it. DACA and CHIP are being used as bargaining chips for the Trump Tax Cuts.

Does your Wife know you Message me Every Day?

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Most of my female friends have been recipients of messages from married men and men in relationships. I don't really get it. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality counseling flirting infidelity instagram love relationships sexting social media texting

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Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in November]

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Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed. Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis Waylon: Daily Newsletter WAYLON: Today Only 2017 incentives money

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How I Healed Myself from a Chronic Disease with Juice & Yoga (Seriously).

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Taking herbs without changing the underlying cause of the problem will most often not be enough to alter a chronic condition such as mine. And even if you experience some relief, the problem is likely to come back because you have not. Green Health & Wellness ayurveda candida chronic health condition digestion fasting gut flora health juice cleanse juicing

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My Message to Roy Moore, who rode his Horse to the Polls & Lost.

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Let your Dad be a Bigot this Holiday Season.

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Returning home for the holidays brews anxiety into the hearts of many, especially when it’s a blue child returning to the red homes in which they grew up. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only childhood home christmas compassion difference difficult views family family members For Children lesbian parents thanksgiving tolerance

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The Best Gift you can Give—& why 50% of Americans haven’t Done it Yet.

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5 Lessons on what Love is, what Love isn’t & what Love you Deserve.

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To the Men Wondering “What can I do?” #MeToo

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A Heartfelt Letter to those of you who Give too much in Relationships.

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While you should not change your nurturing nature, you cannot allow people to take you for granted either. Family Health & Wellness Love

My Dad is Clark Griswold & I Love Him for It.

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The Problem with “It is Better to Give than to Receive.”

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4 Life-Affirming Lessons I Learned from my Yoga Block.

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My trusty yoga block is one of my favourite yoga props and I find it fitting that I get a lot of useful revelations whenever I use it. My yoga block has helped me to learn that beauty and purpose come in the simplest forms. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga alignment flow gentleness growth inspiration mindfulness self love stability yoga blocks

The Japanese Live Longer than nearly Anyone Else on Earth—Here’s one of their least known Superfoods. {Partner}

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So What if I’m “Crazy.”

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In my eyes, “crazy” has always been a caption for the original, the artists, the ones who stray from the norm, and the ones whose honesty breaks hearts before they would ever do something so cowardly as lying. Arts Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood art artist be yourself crazy creativity embrace finding your path nurturer unique

What “Love Yourself” really Means.

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When we love ourselves, we are confident in who we are. We don’t need validation on how we look, feel, what choices we make, or what beliefs we adopt. Other people’s opinions become an inspiration or an addition, rather than a dealbreaker. We stop asking for validation when we become our own support system.

An unexpected Master who leaves us Better than he Found us.

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In downward dog, I stare into water, and there he is, showing me how it is done. Animal Rights Arts Literary Journal Yoga animals master snail mindfulness poetry yoga student yoga teacher