Thu.Mar 21, 2019

My Trip to Costa Rica Part 2

10,000 Birds

Before leaving Olguita’s on the second day in Costa Rica, I spotted this migrant male Baltimore Oriole ( Icterus galbula ) pictured above, but I also enjoyed a resident Black-cowled Oriole ( Icterus prosthemelas ), both lifers!

Spring…at last!

The Green Samaritan

Spring adds new life and beauty to all there is. Jessica Harrelson. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

Elephant Journal

Although it is mass produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol. Etymology Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the word alcohol.

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Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Riyadh

Green Prophet

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most modern and contemporary cities in the Kingdom. The city has a high volume of travellers passing through it, both for business and leisure.

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3 Ways I Healed my Body when Doctors told me to “Just be Patient.”

Elephant Journal

The medical profession will likely tell you to be patient. That’s what I was told—but there is a difference between being patient and being mindful. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness brain injury concussion elephant magazine heal your body healing keto diet meditation mild traumatic brain injury mindfulness post-concussion syndrome traumatic brain injury

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I Accepted 2,000 Friend Requests in 48 Hours. Here’s Why.

Elephant Journal

I created an informal social experiment this week. After receiving an inexplicable flood of Facebook friend requests, I decided to… accept all of them. Years ago, I let go of the idea that Facebook was a personal network, only for friends “in real life.” ” I started publishing writing and receiving requests from strangers all over […].

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The Benefits (& Dangers) of Chocolate, according to Ayurveda.

Elephant Journal

Chocolate of any kind is a stimulant. Yes, it has medicinal properties (barring the sugar), but if chocolate or the next exotic stimulant becomes our only avenue to contentment, then I think we have lost something most precious to. Food Health & Wellness anandamide antioxidants ayurveda ayurvedic diet bdnf cacao chocolate coffee dopamine elephant magazine endorphins fermentation flavonoids pitta pitta dosha seasonal eating serotonin tryptophan

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Tandem Garage- Types, Benefits and Drawbacks

Elephant Journal

Tandem is an English word derived from the Latin term which means length. It is basically a fine arrangement in which things are lined behind one another and thus faces the same direction. Previously the term was used for lining up animals towards the same direction, then later it has been used for small vehicles […].

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How I Recovered from the Worst Trauma Cocktail of my Life. 

Elephant Journal

Combining hurtful words with life’s events makes for a cocktail of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and grief, and I worried for a while that I would not recover. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) depressing Dr. Pennebaker elephant magazine expressive writing grief healing healing power of words power of words PTSD recovery trauma writing writing through grief writing through heartbreak

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The logic of crystals, as explained by a retired lawyer.

Elephant Journal

Crystals can be a charged subject. Perhaps you’re head-over-heels for the rose quartz under your pillow. Or perhaps you turn up your nose at anything too “woo-woo”, but the idea of crystals is interesting to you for some reason. I totally get it. If your logic hat is on tight, it doesn’t make sense. I […].

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How Running Saved My Life

Elephant Journal

It was some years ago, when I was freshly divorced, I had been pressured into a marriage that I never wanted, but chose to accept because I was afraid to disappoint everyone around me. And then my reputation was scandalized by a divorce that sent shockwaves throughout my entire family.

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Vernal Equinox Ritual: Three Simple Ways to Set Intentions

Elephant Journal

The vernal equinox is upon us and with it comes feelings of hope, renewal, and depending on where you live, the long awaited sun!

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College Admissions Scandal…When Will We Be Enough?

Elephant Journal

I’ve been thinking a great deal about the college admissions scandal and it really boggles my mind. Not because I’m surprised but more because it brings back memories. When I was in high school and living in Detroit, all I wanted to do was go to New York and get out of town. I figured […].

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Poetry

Elephant Journal

The sea and her seduction her constant rhythmic dance a love song that never tires or grows old a soul cannot run from it all there is, is truth learn something of yourself search what is within give yourself over to what is real.

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Crete the perfect Greek island for your family!

Elephant Journal

After my third visit to Crete, I decided to write down my thoughts about this beautiful Greek island. Crete has the way to enchant every visitor. Crete is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean where tourists from all over the world can be found. Some reasons Crete has become such a famous […].

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How to Find Success By Taking Care of Yourself

Elephant Journal

Think about the safety speech you hear every time you’re on a plane. If you’re traveling with other people who might need your help in case of an emergency, the flight attendants tell you to be sure to secure your own oxygen mask before tending to those in your care. Because if you try […].

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How Kickboxing Has Saved My Life… Literally

Elephant Journal

This is going to be all over the place. Actually, it’s very reflective of the adventure that this has been. There may be some potholes and the occasional detour along the way. So set your patience on cruise control and come walk with me on this voyage on How Kickboxing Saved My Life… Literally. My […].

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Keys to give a successful talk

Elephant Journal

A few days ago I had the opportunity to give a brief talk in the thread of the presentation of my last book. Judging by the good words received and the echo of social networks, liked most of the audience, but much more enjoyed as a lecturer to perceive the welcome and beauty of the […].

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Essential tips when shopping for yoga clothes online

Elephant Journal

Whether you are just a newbie or you have been practicing yoga for a while, it helps to have the right gears in place. It includes the mats and most importantly, yoga clothing. How do you attain that? You should not just go for looks. Most individuals are tempted to pick out their clothes based […].

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F*ck the idea of “Enjoy Every Minute.”

Elephant Journal

The truth is, it’s not possible to enjoy every minute of anything. Even the best stuff, like sex and ice cream, wouldn’t be enjoyable if they were constant, relentless. There’d be ice cream headaches. And chafing. Family Health & Wellness Love babies enjoy every minute family new motherhood postpartum depression

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10 Ways To Make Your Best Friend Happy And Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

Elephant Journal

We’ve all fallen into the trap. The one of trying to make your best friend happy. I’m sure you’re as familiar as I am of the friend who is just not on her game because of varying reasons. Whether her boyfriend has cheated, the dog ran away or she doesn’t like her job, there are […].

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What I Learned from a Year and a Half of Celibacy or How to Have Sex

Elephant Journal

We are sexually stunting ourselves. Given how loudly (*ahem*) sex is flaunted in our faces, you’d think we’d be less shy about talking about it quietly. From a young age we are inundated with obtuse and false examples of sexuality, and now more than ever — given the readily available porn industry — we should […].

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Break the Addictive Pattern of Toxic Relationships

Elephant Journal

Are you in a toxic relationship? In my last blog post I talked about how it is important that people treat you right, and how ultimately it is our own acceptance of other people’s behavior towards us that determines how we truly want to be treated. If you are in a romantic relationship, my guess is that […].

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Elephant Journal

The Truth Will Set You Free I knew the hurt I was feeling was real, but that I would overcome it. I knew the heartbreak I was feeling was real, but that I would overcome it. I knew the hate in my heart was real, but I would overcome it. I knew the crying would […].

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Shepherds of the Light

Elephant Journal

What is this you carry with you? And could you put it down? It’s not sure from whence you brought – and yours, I’m sure it’s not. No, it can’t be sent with me – I have a story in the stead A fairytale, a fetching yarn, so rest your bones and rest your […].

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Cheating from a Caring Heart

Elephant Journal

Hearing about the folks buying their kids’ way into school has got me thinking about “cheating” to help my family. It’s not about large sums of money and big name universities and fake test scores, but about times I have broken rules and boundaries for my kids. There was that time I volunteered for a […].

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How to Grow Tulips in your Garden

Elephant Journal

Ah, tulips. The brightly coloured bearers of spring are an excellent addition to any modern garden. When properly maintained, tulips can grow for many years with little to no effort on your part. In this article, you’ll find enough information to get started with your tulip garden and see it blossom for many seasons to […].

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Crete the perfect Greek island for your family!

Elephant Journal

After my third visit to Crete, I decided to write down my thoughts about this beautiful Greek island. Crete has the way to enchant every visitor. Crete is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean where tourists from all over the world can be found. Some reasons Crete has become such a famous […].

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Things you should know about thermography and mammography

Elephant Journal

In recent years there has been a debate going on, which has to do with the mammography and thermography. In the battle of giving women a more breast cancer-free life, experts in the field have started to research alternatives to mammography, which is the golden standard in screening methods. Thermography is quickly gaining popularity as […].

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3 Things You Should Know Before Signing up for STNA Classes

Elephant Journal

A 2018 report by Mercer, a global staffing agency, predicted that by the year 2025, the U.S. would need more than 2.3 million healthcare professionals, including 95,000 nursing assistants. With a huge gap in supply-demand, nursing assistants are likely to experience a very rewarding career choice. If you’re planning to sign up for a career […].

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How to seize the day and achieve your goals

Elephant Journal

We live in the digital age and there has never been a better time to strive for success. There are countless success stories about people who started with nothing and became successful on sheer wit. Of course, success is just the surface and the reward. As the movie Pursuit of Happiness points out, the […].

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3 Things Homeowners must know about Engineered Wood flooring

Elephant Journal

3 Things Homeowners must know about Engineered Wood flooring When you are looking for a hard surface to install in your home then there are many options. However, when you are taking the final decision then many questions raise up regarding the type of floor. In case of engineered wood flooring, homeowners may get confused […].

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3 Things Homeowners must know about Engineered Wood flooring

Elephant Journal

When you are looking for a hard surface to install in your home then there are many options. However, when you are taking the final decision then many questions raise up regarding the type of floor. In case of engineered wood flooring, homeowners may get confused due to its name and may question its performance. […].

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