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Cultivate Life! Magazine #42

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:
"ChangeIt has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk."
—Leo Buscaglia

"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are - chaff and grain together - certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
—Dinah Craik

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
—Greg Anderson

"We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems."
—Margaret Mead

Feature Articles:
Peter Shepherd, Are We All Born Equal?
The short answer: yes, but not the same, not by a long chalk.
All persons have the same qualitative make-up; we are born equal in this respect, as recognized in the values of 'Liberty, Fraternity, Equality.' All human beings have the same reflexes, instincts, drives, needs, capacities, and rights; all have the same powers of perception, discrimination, attentiveness, retentiveness, reasoning, and so forth.    Read more...

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Carole Banks, "My Child's Behavior Is So Bad - Where Do I Begin?"
My child misbehaves so much that I don't even know where to start!" This is one of the most common things we hear on the Parental Support Line, and it's an understandable problem. Many parents tell me they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious when dealing with their child or teen's acting out behavior; they wonder how they'll be able to tackle so many issues at once.

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:

Guy Finley, Choose to Remember the Light
Have you ever had appear in your mind the image of someone who hurt you, or run a whole mental movie about something that didn't work out, so that in recalling the event you actually relived the sense of loss?

Chuck Gallozzi, Becoming Better
We have within ourselves an innate need to grow. We want to become more than we are today. Simply put, we want to become better human beingsWhen we are confused about how to become better, we may find ourselves wanting to own more possessions or earn more money

Beca Lewis, Wherever I Look There Is Light
Del does this weird thing to tease me.  It is something he learned in grade school and continues to this day with anyone that will fall for it.  For some reason it is called “maypo”.  It consists of him trying to get me to look at a circle that his fingers are making and if I look I “lose”

Steve Wickham, Defying 'Little Bird' Conditions of Blackmail and Manipulation
Human beings can be manipulative creatures; blackmailing those they're in cahoots with at the slightest hint of not getting their own way. Of course, it's the rampant co-dependency of a threatened person who'll say, "A little bird told me to tell you to do/not do [the condition]."

Cultivate Health:
Stephen Price, What is Agoraphobia?
Most people have heard of most phobias. Mention claustrophobia, social phobia, or arachnophobia and everyone pretty much knows what you are talking about. Mention agoraphobia, and most people will just shake their heads.

Nishanth Reddy, Night Eating Syndrome and Sleep Walking
Eating while sleeping? It’s probably a disorder. Has this happened to you? You woke up one morning, and you found that there were wrappers of candy bar all over your kitchenIncidentally, your stomach aches and you see that you had chocolate smudges all over your hands and face.

Cultivate Independent Thinking:

Kenneth J. M. MacLean, The Difference Between Information and Disinformation
In these times of information overwhelm, and the plethora of internet sites, how do you determine the truth?
For example, what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill?

Roger Ellerton, The Power of Thought
Look around you. Perhaps you see a chair. This chair is real and exists in time and space. Yet before it came into being, it first existed as a thought. In fact, everything in the room existed as a thought at some point in someone’s mind.

Cultivate Life Extras:
Jahiel Yasha Kamhi, The Quality of Life Depends on our Thoughts
Recently, my neighbor asked me to come with him to a meeting of his support group. The group has no professional facilitator and everyone was welcome to attend and to present a personal opinion on the current topic.

Stefanie Miller, Relationships in the New Energy
Everything in creation holds an energy frequencyIt seems so obvious to many of us. Yet, so many have not embraced that philosophy. There are those that still choose to live unconsciously and make choices that are not in direct alignment and in harmony with their lives.

Rhett Bise, Power Representations: Vision Board and Shrine
I have been thinking a lot about representations lately and how important they are in our journey, mostly because I have been spending a lot of time in front of my shrine lately, to retain my center.

John Doidge, Change Strategy For Success
A personal change strategy for success in life and business. The requirements for embracing change as fresh opportunities rather than as something to fear.

100 Words, Who Is Swati Chopra? / Zen Stories, Great Waves
Swati Chopra is a writer based in New Delhi, India. She focuses on spirituality and religion in her work and is author of Buddhism: On the Path to Nirvana.

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 17 — The Art of Self-Reinforcement
Do you drive your car around, never refueling or getting tune-ups?
Do you spend the money in your bank account without making deposits?Do you ask your friends for favors, never giving back in return?

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 33 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
There is another way of looking at the world.
Today's idea is an attempt to recognize that you can shift your perception of the world in both its outer and inner aspects.

Video of the Week:
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