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Sleep: Your life depends on it!

1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting adequate sleep at night. According to The National Sleep Foundation, adults 26-64 should plan to get a solid 7-9 hours  each night and anyone above the age of 65 should get at least 7-8 hours. 

Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, but it can be dangerous for your health and wellness if you don’t make it a priority. Sleep can improve your personal and professional life, your creativity, your decision making, your personal relationships, and so much more – it can even help you live longer. 

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The perfect holiday gift: a “Book Flood”

Is there any better gift than a book? Not to me!

There’s a lovely tradition in Iceland that I would love to see embraced here in the U.S.  In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is considered a book. It’s traditional to exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading them!

So here are some books and CDs you might consider giving as gifts, unless your shopping is already done!

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How Meditation Made Me A Better Golfer

Dear Readers: This guest post by Loîs Talagrand demonstrates the point I’ve been making over the years about meditation. It can even enhance your golf game!

A few years ago, I heard about a strange practice that could take my golf to the next level.

If you’re anything like me when I was a kid, you would watch the PGA tour and your jaw would hit the floor. How were these people able to hit the ball so far and with that much accuracy?

Watching these pros was like watching modern-day magic being to me. I became instantly hooked and the desire to play the game has never left me.

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Uluru and Mauna Kea: Where the Gods reside

There is a spiritual war going on in the world today, and our future depends on how well we deal with it. What’s happening at Mauna Kea in Hawaii is a prime example of the problem.

So is Standing Rock, Native American land on which oil companies wanted to build a pipeline without Native permission.

And the desecration of Uluru in Australia by tourists for generations, even though it has been spiritual home to the Anangu tribes of Central Australia for 30,000 years. While tourists climb to the top of Uluru, the Anangu don’t.

Have you noticed all the sacred land being confiscated for use by corporations and oil companies?  It’s not just for them to make money fracking or drilling for oil, or putting up a telescope.

All this sacred land that is being confiscated and defiled has been cared for by indigenous peoples for time immorial.

The land is sacred because many of these locations are portals to allow celestial energies to come through and help us.  This is why indigenous people fight so hard to protect these lands.

By taking over the sacred lands, the corporations are shutting down the light and divine guidance coming to this planet.  We simply must not let that  happen.

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Why weeding is a great meditation!

If you have a garden, I know you spend time weeding. Many consider it an inconvenience. But true gardeners can get in “the zone” while doing it – and that is actually mindfulness, or meditation.

When I purchased my first house over 20 years ago, I was pretty darn excited.  About everything, even weeding.

I do know that, in the bigger picture of things, weeds are simply plants that we don’t know the use for. . . yet.

But sometimes they grow where we don’t want them.  And what’s to be done, but … weeding!

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Why we should celebrate the Autumn Equinox

This year, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2016, at 2:50 a.m. EST.

Our ancestors celebrated all equinoxes and solstices, but the autumn equinox seems to have been a little less celebrated than the others. I’m not sure what the historical reason is, but for myself, I’m sad to see summer coming to an end and am not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the fall.

But it happens. It’s part of the cycle of life, and to be in tune with the natural world, it’s important to honor these special natural events.

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Slow Down Aging with Restorative Yoga

I am pleased to enjoy excellent health at the age of 73 and I owe it to four things:

1. A 30-year yoga practice

2. 40 years of a daily morning stretching routine

3. A vegan diet

4. Daily meditation and breath work

I am delighted to present this guest post by ______________ on Restorative Yoga, along with a link to an amazing infographic. Give it a try and I do believe you will enhance your health!

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Do You Live In Linear Time or Natural Time? Why It Matters

Do you live in linear time, or natural time? Do you know the difference? Which is better for your physical and spiritual health? Today’s blog/podcast tells us the answer.

Traditional indigenous people the world over speak the language of spirit – what I mean by that is they knew how to have a two-way communication with the natural world around them, because they live in natural time.

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Exciting news! The Wind Is My Mother is now an audiobook

The Wind Is My Mother, which I co-authored with my teacher Bear Heart is now an audiobook.

Read by Native American actor Larry Winters, the audiobook carries the same meaning and depth as the physical book.

The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman was first published in 1996 and translated into 12 languages. Still in print after 22 years, it is considered an “evergreen” in the publishing industry:  a book that goes on selling for years because of its timeless message.

.Here’s what I wrote in the Epilogue added in 2012:

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Earth Day: Time to Mend the Sacred Hoop

“Everything is part of the Sacred Hoop and everything is related.  Our existence is so intertwined that our survival depends upon maintaining a balanced relationship with everything within the Sacred Hoop.”   Bear Heart

 Earth Day is the perfect day to focus on the Sacred Hoop of All Creation and how to establish a relationship with the natural world around us.

In indigenous cultures, the circle is sacred — when we sit in a circle there is a spirit of oneness and everyone is equal.

The elders teach that the universe is in harmony as long as the Sacred Hoop, the circle of life, is intact.

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