Category Archive: Internet Relationships

Reconsideration

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After some deep thinking and discussion with those close to me I have decided to renew the domain mapping upgrade and the no-ads upgrade on this blog.

Back to the drawing board

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I’m busy reviewing 7 years of published posts in this blog post by post and link by link. My aim is to complete a major blog renovation before my working life comes to… Continue reading

Parting is sweet sorrow

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Due to some serious health issues that you can read about in my blogging tips blog I have not been posting to this blog. I am leaving regular blogging behind and there will… Continue reading

Blogging Companions

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Some bloggers post cat pictures. I like cats but none, not a single one, is as photogenic as my three dogs are. So take a peek at the King of Cute and eat… Continue reading

Scrumptious Avocado Pate

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Fiesta Friday is sponsored by The Novice Gardener and this is my first submission. I have to be careful about what I eat see: Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia but luckily avocados aren’t at… Continue reading

The Five Agreements and Netiquette

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In The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz reveals everything we do is based on agreements and provides and inspirational code for living an authentic life. In The Fifth Agreement Ruiz teaches how to discern… Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill aren’t particular. At our indoor Winter Solstice celebration year we have a “peace tree” or, if you prefer, a “wishes tree”.

A Flash of Lightning

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Six months of remaining in a toxic group environment while saying nothing must mean something, right? Once again, I did not make a healthy choice right away. I hung in there for half… Continue reading

Like Frost in the Sun

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Last April I joined an online group that split into two factions within a week of being formed. Some said the problem was personality clashes. Others said it was religious intolerance. I believe… Continue reading

No to Unsolicited Requests of All Kinds

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This summer my content creation took a downturn due to events in my offline life, including a summer full of visitors, a productive container garden harvest, a steady flow of contracted work, a… Continue reading

Weeds and the Labyrinth

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Spring is definitely here and our little dogs are enjoying being able to come and go from outdoors to indoors as the weather is balmy and the slider is open. Truth be told… Continue reading

Happiness is Spring

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April has come and gone in a flurry of activity. The theme of the month was the title of this post. You can train your brain to become happier and that’s my intention.… Continue reading

Does Solitude Have a Place in Your Life?

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Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to… Continue reading

Spiritual Music – Winter Solstice

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Our Winter Solstice features renewing relationships through feasting, music and traditional storytelling. We always have such a wonderful time that I found myself searching for some Winter Solstice music online to kick-start the season.

Winter Celebrations

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The holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year when the twinkling lights go up on trees and we awake, as my Beloved and I did today, to a snowy winter wonderland.  … Continue reading

Happiness is

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What triggered happiness or joy in your life during the month of February 2012? For me happiness is surviving (without drugs) a 3 week-long excruciatingly painful Shingles (chicken pox virus recurrence) attack t… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Seasonal Traditions

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Winter Solstice officially occurred at 5.30am on 22 December 2011. At Winter Solstice the sun is closer to horizon than any other time of the year. The shortest day of the year, with… Continue reading

At the Crossroads

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Autumn: Celebrating Colors

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On our early morning walk through the evergreen forest my Beloved and I were both struck by the color change in the deciduous tree leaves. In all other seasons they sink into the… Continue reading

Broken links warning

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This blog is being domain mapped and has been for years now. The traffic on it became so low on my self hosted wordpress.org install that I did not feel the cost of… Continue reading

A Tumultuous Month

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This has been a tumultuous month for me and for my Beloved. We are eager for it to end and  hopefully, for a better month to begin. The beginning of our January featured… Continue reading

I won!

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Lana Gramlich is an award-winning international artist/photographer, amateur naturalist and astronomer and my friend.  The Dreaming Tree is her personal blog which includes posts on visual arts, dreaming and natural sciences (astronomy, parklands,… Continue reading

I won again!

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My friend David of Quillcards™ a subscription ecard service and site for the sale of art prints had a contest on his other blog  Guess The Animal And Win A Prize.  I looked closely… Continue reading

Joy, Love and Peace

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The days of  making homemade Christmas cards and writing Christmas letters on store bought cards to send them off to others by mail are fast disappearing. Statistics are showing that, even more so… Continue reading

Staying Busy and Practicing Happiness

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I love making evergreen wreaths. Evergreens  are a symbol of rebirth and I am anticipating the arrival of Winter Solstice the longest night of the year.  Each wreath I make is made from… Continue reading

Computer Woes

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UPDATE: A new C drive is on order for my computer and ought to arrive on Wednesday. With any luck I’ll have my computer back containing all my data and research files on… Continue reading

Smartphone Apps for Health

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I don’t own a cellphone or a Smartphone and was amazed to see my friend’s using them to monitor their health  while they were visiting.  I went online and did some exploring and… Continue reading

Love Dream Musica

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New Video – Love Dream Musica – リラクゼーション音楽 Marcome Marcome’s world of ambient New Age music has a special quality that draws me. Her energy speaks of inner strength and optimism. This latest… Continue reading

Congratulations Claire!

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This post is dedicated to Claire, an authentic, artistically creative blogger, who keeps one of the best personal development blogs titled A little piece of me I have ever had the pleasure of… Continue reading

All Hallow’s

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The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year“. The ancient Celts believed… Continue reading

Celebrities: Love ‘em or hate ‘em

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The mind-boggling “celebrities – love em – hate em” behavior that afflicts so many idle and easily preoccupied people is the subject of this post.  For the record I don’t “hate” celebrities nor… Continue reading

Naked in Eden Book Trailer

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This is so exciting. My friend Robin Easton adventurer, writer and blogger has released her Naked in Eden book trailer. It’s the remarkable story of her adventures and awakening in the Australian rainforest.… Continue reading

Eckert Tolle quotes

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Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.

Awakening: We are Buddha Seed

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Without doubt compassion is our Buddha seed or true nature, our potential to become a Buddha, and it is because all living beings possess this seed of self acceptance and compassion that they will all eventually become Buddhas.

Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth

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This video is one of the top three selections that will appear on the YouTube homepage to raise awareness of several pressing human rights issues.

Christmas Wishes: Hope, Peace and Love

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Hope, Peace and Love

One Red Candle and Seasonal Favorites

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This Winter Solstice on the eve of December 21, please consider joining me. Go outside and settle into the night.  Listen. Think about the night as if it were an island. Have in… Continue reading

Tony Robbins: Invisible Forces that Motivate

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In this TED talk video Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions.

Kwanza: 5 Simple Rules for Happiness

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Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of African Studies at California State University, Long Beach, author and scholar-activist, who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture.

Timethief: An Interview with Myself

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The most important thing I have done in my life is becoming conscious, replacing negative core beliefs left over from childhood with healthy ones, and learning how to love myself.

Taking responsibility for my consciousness with Eckart Tolle

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Is the desire to take personal responsibility for things in life purely ego-based? In response to this important question from one of our members, Eckhart reminds us that it is our state of consciousness in any given moment that creates the world we see around us.

Marcome: River of Soul

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A Canadian singer songwriter who does a mixture of pop, world music, new age, jazz and ambient voices.

Frog Dreaming

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The frog symbolizes the unconscious, at first sight frightening but, when assimilated by the conscious ego, reveals itself for what it is – the total psyche, beautiful and true.

thistimespace: my new tumblr blog

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I am constructing a new blog on tumblr thistimespace that contains music, videos, affirmations and quotations which are all focused on personal growth and development through meditation.

Have a Green Halloween

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Here’s hoping you will be enjoying a green Halloween. If you would like to share where you got the materials required for your costume then please feel free to share.

A Lovely Award

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I’d like to spread the love to these terrific bloggers whose blogs are new additions to my reading list. Please take part in the meme and please also visit each others’ blogs.

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by a virus

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If chronic fatique syndrome is caused by a virus then I won’t be surprised because my symptoms with regard to both syndromes ie. chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia began after I had a prolonged respiratory virus (flu) that kept recurring.

The Definition of Stupidity

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A humorous examination of stupidity in contemporary American culture, covering: the effects of television and mass media on the American intellect; the “dumbing down” of American culture.

Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it isn’t

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Fibromylagia is now considered to be a syndrome. You could say that I know quite a bit about this disease/syndrome as I have suffered with the symptoms for 20 years.

Autumn is awesome

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My new dog took me for an early morning walk through the forests and fields, where the wide array of warm colors of the leaves on the deciduous trees and on the ground were a delight to behold.