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Dr. Margaret Paul #AspireMag

Selfishness versus Sacred Self-Care

Were you brought up to believe that taking care of yourself is selfish, and that to be a good person you need to be self-sacrificing?None of us want to be called "selfish." We often end up doing things we don't want to do to avoid being seen as selfish. In my counseling work with people, I often hear the questions, "Aren't I being selfish if I take care of myself instead of take care of everyone else?" or "Am I being selfish if I do what I want instead of what someone else wants me to do?"Many of us were … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

Connecting with the Energy of the Seasons

Connecting with the Energy of the Seasons by Felicia D’Haiti

Growing up, I often wondered, sometimes with annoyance, why my mother would change the family room curtains and kitchen linens at the start of every season and for holidays. Though our home looked and felt wonderful, I never understood why it was necessary to make these changes four times per year plus holidays. It wasn’t until years later that I made the connection when I learned about creating sacred space through my Interior Alignment® Feng Shui studies. Here, I learned what I had observed my whole life – that synching with the seasons can bring more energy to your home and your life.One of the ways we can bring more balance to our lives is to bring the energy of the elements into our home. In general these days, we are not as connected to the earth and its … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet

Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet By Cindy Hively

How are you enjoying the end of Spring? I am looking forward to Summer Solstice. I am a Summer Solstice Baby. Yes, I am born during this transition from the softness of Spring to the heat of Summer. I celebrate my birthday the entire month of June. I feel so grateful to wake up each morning to the dew on my roses and beauty of stretches and yawns from nature.I also usually wake up very stiff and in pain from chronic illness. I don’t usually talk about my Lupus and other health challenges very much but in the last two months the messages and emails keep pouring in and I feel a Spiritual nudge to come out of the medicine cabinet. June is not just my birth month but it is also when I do all my wellness checkups and make sure I am up to date with my doctors and medical … [Read More...]

Relationships

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries in Your Relationships and Life

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries in Your Relationships and Life by 	Jennifer Twardowski

Have you been feeling drained, tired, stressed out, and exhausted? Do you feel under appreciated, unseen, and unsupported? If so, it may be that you need to learn how to set some boundaries in your life and relationships.So why exactly do you need boundaries in your relationships and life? Here are 5 reasons:#1 – They give you a sense of selfWhen we don’t have boundaries in our lives it implies that we don’t have a solid sense of self. We will tend to take on other people’s thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs, and values rather than to have our own. This is commonly referred to as enmeshment.When we are enmeshed with another person it means that there is no distinct boundary between you and another person. There is very little sense as to where one person ends and … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Setting Daily Intentions Can Increase Your Profits

Setting Daily Intentions Can Increase Your Profits by Minette Riordan

I am in Colorado this week, enjoying some welcome down time with my mom, stepdad and two teens. I love that I can work from anywhere and that I have created a location independent business. We love to travel and we have grandparents in great places, like Estes Park, Colorado. Taking time off as an entrepreneur is essential to my health and well-being and yet making it happen is challenging. I knew I wanted to get the kids and me here this summer so I committed to working some and playing lots. It’s the perfect blend for me and kids and grandparents are super happy too.Yesterday I hiked to Ouzel Falls, one of my favorite spots in Rocky Mountain National Park, with my stepdad and kids. It was a gorgeous day.I felt very out of shape but also very determined to make … [Read More...]