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  • Making a Bagua Board
    5

    Making a Bagua Board

    6 years ago

    We often think we know what we want in our lives; but many of us do not take the time to sit down and write a clear focused directive or plan. We have ideas about what makes us happy like love, money, friendship. It’s important to specify to...

  • Body Energy
    5

    Body Energy

    6 years ago

    The Aura Many people discuss self protection, specifically for the aura. When I was young I was taught to recite “the light of God protects me” and visualize an egg of white light around me for protection. This does work to push away really...

  • Index of the Others 2
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    Index of the Others 2

    6 years ago

    This is a continuation of a series of articles about my discoveries as a medium. “Other” is a term I use for any incorporeal being that I encounter or communicate with from another dimension. See Part 1 for description of dimensions. The...

  • Index of the Others 1
    2

    Index of the Others 1

    6 years ago

    This is a continuation of a series of articles about my discoveries as a medium. “Other” is a term I use for any incorporeal being that I encounter or communicate with from another dimension. Before I describe these beings, I should explain...

  • Daily Living With Faeries
    9

    Daily Living With Faeries

    6 years ago

    This is another part one of my story to discover, accept and integrate mystical abilities into an ordinary world. Growing up, I knew I was different. I am a medium, but when I was young I did not understand what that really means. Eventually, I...

  • Good, Evil, & the Meaning of Life
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    Good, Evil, & the Meaning of Life

    6 years ago

    This is part of my story to discover, accept and integrate mystical abilities into an ordinary world – a diversion in the series “A Medium’s Passage”. I realized I could not continue my tale of communication with incorporeal beings...

  • A Medium’s Passage 2
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    A Medium’s Passage 2

    6 years ago

    PSYCHIC TERMINOLOGY & DEFINITIONS It is important that you, Gentle Reader, understand what things mean to me so my story makes more sense. These are common terms used for discussing supernatural, psychic, and occult topics. I have only included...

  • A Medium's Passage
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    A Medium's Passage

    5 years ago

    I am a medium. I have psychic abilities. I do not work in a profession using these gifts, though I do “readings” every day, all the time. I do not share these impressions because most of this information is acquired as psychic debris. I...

  • Kids Playing With Knives
    0

    Kids Playing With Knives

    6 years ago

    It is harmful to let young children play with knives, fire or other dangerous objects? What is an appropriate age to introduce hazardous things? What is actually hazardous? There are countless opinions on child rearing methods. There is a...

  • The Many Uses of Dryer Sheets
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    The Many Uses of Dryer Sheets

    6 years ago

    Do you have any tough odors to combat? Dryer sheets can be used for many household deodorizing tasks. There are various scents available to try. Here are some ideas for odor removal: Deodorize shoes and slippers. Insert a dryer sheet into smelly...

  • So You Want to Live With Faeries?
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    So You Want to Live With Faeries?

    11 months ago

    There has been a shift in recent years about beliefs in the supernatural. Events and beings that used to be considered occult, with the terms supernatural and occult having bad connotations. Today, there is a wider acceptance of these things. More...

  • Poem: The American Dream
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    Poem: The American Dream

    6 years ago

    The Dream they tell us Work hard, be true and everything will be grand. The financiers say no when their ads say yes The big players hit hard while being heartless Hm… Everyone works for the big players or is influenced by them....

  • Poem: Money Tree
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    Poem: Money Tree

    6 years ago

    Beautiful tree Such purposeful splendor What can you teach me of your roots, trunk and branches? I see thee When others do not I know your presence yet you are hidden from view. I planted your seed Yet I know not how you grow ...

  • Poem: My Gift
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    Poem: My Gift

    6 years ago

    Expressionless joy Just viewing his face My child Such a gift from the Universe I am so blessed What of other children Who live in homes where kindness fails? How can abuse abound? So it’s said to make us strong We who...

  • Poem: Spring
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    Poem: Spring

    6 years ago

    The splendor of a spring day. So much to appreciate The vivid depth The gentle flow Nature growing, moving, renewing. If I’m still I listen and look More than feel, my senses alight More than see, I absorb Layers of experience...

  • Banning All Mullets
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    Banning All Mullets

    6 years ago

    I co-authored this with my high-school aged niece for a government homework assignment. AN ACT TO: Make unlawful the wearing of a mullet in the United States. Bill Sponser: (H) School: Philomath High School Endorsed By: Mr. Crocker The...

  • Poem: Shooting Star
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    Poem: Shooting Star

    6 years ago

    Once I saw a shooting star Wished for everything we are To be like that shooting star Bright, elegant, going through life With flying colors. As I see that shooting star Shooting, flying The I thought, well, We are shooting stars...

  • Recipe: Jamaican Beans
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    Recipe: Jamaican Beans

    6 years ago

    An acquaintance rattled off this recipe one day in a lovely conversation we were having about good food. He only gave me the basic ingredients of black beans, chilies, and coconut milk. Since then, I tried it several times and love it! I have...

  • Recipe: Authentic Refried Beans
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    Recipe: Authentic Refried Beans

    6 years ago

    This is a family recipe that I have honed throughout the years. It can be served as a side dish, as a bean dip, or in any way you might use refried beans. It is not a complicated recipe, but it does take time. Ingredients 1 lb dried pinto...

  • True Short Story:  The Smartest Dog Ever
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    True Short Story: The Smartest Dog Ever

    6 years ago

    My boyfriend (at the time) and I were planning an out-of-state move, so to save money we lived with his parents for about six months. They lived in a large two-story house so we weren’t cramped for space and we all got along very well. The only...

  • True Short Story:  All in a Day's Work
    5

    True Short Story: All in a Day's Work

    6 years ago

    I’ve just earned a promotion in my company and I am on my first day training “in the field” as a property manager. My boss, Adam, and I are planning to inspect a vacant apartment. The tenants had moved several weeks earlier and abandoned...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 6
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    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 6

    6 years ago

    Second Wednesday D and I really want to spend our last day snorkeling, either at the Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park (as featured in IMAX film) or at Xel-Ha a nature park that offers snorkeling, sea turtles, dolphin swimming, cenotes, and lots of...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 5
    1

    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 5

    6 years ago

    Sunday We packed up and departed for the other side of the Yucatan Peninsula to finish our holiday on the Caribbean Coast in the stretch known as the “Riviera Maya”. We have selected a central location, a town called Playa del Carmen. We...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 4
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    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 4

    6 years ago

    Friday We’re still having inclement weather but since we got up late, weren’t moving too fast, and wanted to keep our pace slow, we decided to stay in town. We walked to the zoo. It’s much farther than the Fodor’s guide implies! We...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 3
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    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 3

    6 years ago

    Thursday We packed the car, ate breakfast at the Dolores Alba and checked out. Our first stop, the Grutas Balancanchen was only a few hundred yards from the hotel, so we went for the 11 a.m. tour before heading west to Merida. How interesting!...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 2
    0

    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 2

    6 years ago

    Wednesday We had a scare in the early morning hours when J fell out of bed onto the tile floor! Our room had two double beds and I was sleeping with J. I had a hunch so we put a chair on J’s side of the bed. That floor looked dangerous to...

  • Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 1
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    Oregon to the Yucatan Peninsula & Back Again 1

    6 years ago

    Monday We left the house without incident. Alas, at the airport the hassles began. We are told there’s some weather in Houston, lightning storms to be precise and we would not be departing PDX for an hour and a half past our scheduled flight...

  • Travel Tips:  Car Trip in Mexico
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    Travel Tips: Car Trip in Mexico

    6 years ago

    I learned many travel tips during a vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Our family’s favorite method of holiday is the classic road trip. We reside in the Pacific Northwest so it is easy to depart from home and discover a myriad of...

  • True Scary Story: They Never Listen
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    True Scary Story: They Never Listen

    6 years ago

    My half-sister, Julianne, called and asked if she could stay with us for a while. Yes, of course. She’d been having a hard time in the bay area of California with the wrong career path (drug dealing) and wanted to straighten out her life. She...

  • True Scary Story: The Visitor
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    True Scary Story: The Visitor

    6 years ago

    My boyfriend and I decided to move to Oregon in 1992. We traveled all over the northwest exploring our options and decided on the Corvallis area. (After being here now almost 15 years I’d say we chose well.) We made several more trips selecting...

  • True Scary Story: The Incident With the Sword
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    True Scary Story: The Incident With the Sword

    6 years ago

    The phone was ringing. No one else was home at the moment. “Hello.” “Is this Monique?” It was for me anyway, “Hi AJ” I said. “What’s up,” he said. “Ben just told me that you guys broke up.” “Well…not that it’s...

  • True Scary Story: The House in Colorado
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    True Scary Story: The House in Colorado

    6 years ago

    I didn’t want to move to Colorado Springs. It is too far from California. My parents told me this is the only place that Joe, my step-dad, can get a job. He’s a mechanical engineer at a sugar processing plant. My mom acts like she is happy but I...

  • Leatherwork:  Making Appliqués
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    Leatherwork: Making Appliqués

    6 years ago

    A friend of mine was visiting and one of my chairs ate part of his favorite leather jacket! It tore a long strip on the back. It wasn’t like I told the chair to do it but I still felt bad. I thought about my previous leather repairs using glue and...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 3 of 10
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    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 3 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. The opioids were the most difficult medications to trial. I have taken hydromorphone, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, dilaudid,...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 1 of 10
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    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 1 of 10

    6 years ago

    I am diagnosed with chronic daily migraines. I have suffered symptoms most of my adult life, more than 20 years now. I am proactive with my personal health and well-being, including this journey – rising above migraines. I have lived through years...

  • Markers: The Wonder Tool
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    Markers: The Wonder Tool

    6 years ago

    Household accidents happen. I prefer not to be wasteful and throw something out when I can fix it. When you have kids, there are even more possibilities for accidents and a greater need for repairing things. Over the years I have found the most...

  • A Divine Dessert
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    A Divine Dessert

    6 years ago

    I offered to make my friend dinner for her birthday. The menu was not a problem until dessert. I asked her what kind of cake she wanted. She told me she did not know, in fact it didn’t even have to be cake...but something with chocolate and peanut...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 10 of 10
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    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 10 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. I have asked myself what came first the migraines, the injuries, the stress of life, or was I pre-disposed to them? "They" say that...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 9 of 10
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    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 9 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. I have already discussed other conditions that contribute to migraines such as food sensitivities, sleep apnea, stress and...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 8 of 10
    1

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 8 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. I am not a patient person. I have difficulty with slow results or being delayed by illness. It’s hard enough to accept that I...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 7 of 10
    0

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 7 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. As migraine treatments, I experienced great relief from alternative therapies such as acupuncture, physical therapy (PT),...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 6 of 10
    0

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 6 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. Sleep Sleep (or lack thereof) is another trigger for me and for many people who suffer migraines. I find that one or two restless...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 5 of 10
    0

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 5 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. Food sensitivities are known to contribute to migraines. Think of it this way...You have a medical condition that is initiated by...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 4 of 10
    0

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 4 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. Another suggestion my doctors made early in my treatment plan for chronic daily migraines was to follow a migraine diet. I come...

  • Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 2 of 10
    0

    Migraine: A Journey to Rise Above 2 of 10

    6 years ago

    This article continues my journey to overcome daily chronic migraines and the other conditions that go hand-in-hand. Early in my treatment approach, I followed my doctors' recommendations and began treating my symptoms with a variety of medication...

  • Energy Clean Up
    1

    Energy Clean Up "Cards"

    6 years ago

    GROUNDING & PROTECTION I am calm. I am clear. I am grounded.I am balanced. I am in control of my mind, body, spirit, and energy. I am connected and welcome Universal Energy, inspiration, sage advice, welcome healing and loving exchange. I am...

  • Everyday Charms
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    Everyday Charms

    6 years ago

    Negative energy bounces far, far away. Positive energy is here to grow and stay. Love May the Powers that Be enhance my charms, Bring love and friendship into my arms. Whole love will strengthen in me, Full of warmth and ecstasy. ...

  • Workplace Communication Part 7 of 7: Practice & Remember Manners
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    Workplace Communication Part 7 of 7: Practice & Remember Manners

    6 years ago

    PRACTICE The key to future success and advancement in nearly every aspect of life is effective communication. A superb place to begin your new awareness of effective listening and communication tools is at home. It is amazing and perplexing that...

  • Workplace Communication Part 5 of 7: Jumping Hurdles
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    Workplace Communication Part 5 of 7: Jumping Hurdles

    6 years ago

    Another necessity is learning to recognize and remove barriers, hurdles that must be leaped in order to create and maintain effective conversations. Pacification. When you try to pacify or placate someone, you are sending a mixed message. You say...

  • Bitter Words
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    Bitter Words

    6 years ago

    Your words slice through my soul. Must it be this way? Perhaps it’s only me Affected this way. I have logic, reason. But emotion blurs it When I foster and tend To those in my life. Openings occur For exchange to commence...

  • Fluid Perspective
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    Fluid Perspective

    6 years ago

    FLUID PERSPECTIVE Water, The substance of life. We are all puddles of a kind. As a babe, It’s merely a dimple left from the rain. As we grow, Our puddle does too. A spring, a pond, a pool, A grand lake, or perhaps a sea In...

  • Workplace Communication Part 6 of 7:  Etiquette Matters
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    Workplace Communication Part 6 of 7: Etiquette Matters

    6 years ago

    TELEPHONE PROTOCOL In a business environment, the first and often only contact we have with a customer or another professional is over the phone. Opinions are formed of us and our business immediately. A poor first impression can be costly in more...

  • Workplace Communication Part 4 of 7: Avoiding Conflict
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    Workplace Communication Part 4 of 7: Avoiding Conflict

    6 years ago

    When we take STYLE into account (see previous), it is clear to see that ineffective communication methods can create conflict even in situations where there is not one, even about content. Poor communication can cause hurt feelings, frustration and...

  • Workplace Communication Part 3 of 7: Style
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    Workplace Communication Part 3 of 7: Style

    6 years ago

    As unique individuals we each express ourselves distinctively. Most conversations drift with only some intention. In business, this is wasteful; the goal should be to communicate rather than chatter. To ensure an efficient and effective work...

  • Workplace Communication Part 2 of 7: Effective Listening
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    Workplace Communication Part 2 of 7: Effective Listening

    6 years ago

    “The reason that we have two ears and one mouthis that we may listen the more and talk the less." Zeno, Greek Philosopher Our mind works five to seven times faster than our mouths. Often, we are so far ahead of the speaker, that we end up on a...

  • Workplace Communication Part 1 of 7: Pre-Communication
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    Workplace Communication Part 1 of 7: Pre-Communication

    6 years ago

    Think calm to communicate. bborrello All aspects of the work day involve interaction with others, both written and verbal. Surprisingly, communication skills are not necessarily taught to us as we grow; they are skills we learn by trial and error....

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