Two record breaking months – by Peter McCarthy

 

The second month of 2015 has passed and The Magic Happens Magazine already had 623.748 page visits, and 9.064 different People have read more than 1 article. Our Radioshows are still getting more and more popular … It’s a good feeling that we are expanding. Also Kathleen has been invited to speak about the Magazine on several radiostations this month, how cool is that!

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Sunrise breakfast – by Peter McCarthy

 

As the sun once again shows its early morning face above the horizon here in the northern hemisphere – getting up early is so much more pleasant.
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I can’t help but to be inspired these March mornings. I feel the urge for the new day, for the sun, the thousands of morning birds sounds, coffee and some nice breakfast.

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Universal Gift of Eternal Love Endures – by K.C. Hart

 

I once used to struggle sitting next to an old man on a bench by himself. But something about this man made me feel safe, a new thing for me. As his wife walked away he began to talk to me about his love for her. Wow!! I had never heard another soul talk that way about his partner before. He really sounded like he meant every word that came out of his mouth.

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Editor’s Note March 2015

It’s the March Edition of The Magic Happens Magazine where Humanity Thrives Out Loud! We are so glad you are here and we hope that your time with us allows you to begin more days with a smile then you might have otherwise.

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Kindle Paper White – by Kat McCarthy

I love books. I love the way they smell, the way they feel in my hands and the way they take my mind into other worlds and ideas. I loved the way they sound as I turn the pages an even how they look in stacks and on the shelf. And I loved going to the book store to buy my books, especially used book stores.

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The Emotional Keys – by Kat McCarthy

We’ve often heard it said that we can’t go any further up than we’ve been down and frankly that idea has always scared the sauce out of me. Did that mean that we would have to live on the street, homeless and destitute before I could have the life of relative comfort that I’ve always dreamed of?

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Procrastination – by Kat McCarthy

I was talking with a friend the other day about the books we are both writing and she had stated that she was procrastinating on getting hers done. I’m not any better off, mine hasn’t been done in an equal amount of time but I was trying really hard to see it differently as procrastination.

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Perfect Moments – by Kat McCarthy

When was the last time you took on something completely new? When was the last time you allowed yourself to be initiated into something completely foreign to you?
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I believe life is measured by moments of fun, love, peace, joy and learning something new; it’s great when we can get that from our loved ones, from being quiet or having fun at home and the beauty that surrounds us but getting out and doing something new is a great way to up the chances of having wonderful experiences.

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MOVE YOUR BODY TO BANISH THE BLUES – By Michelle

Do you ever feel blue or down in the doldrums during wintery days? There are many things we can do to lift ourselves up. Here are a few tips that may offer encouragement.
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Try stepping onto the yoga mat, going for a brisk walk or heading to the gym to elevate your outlook. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) asserts that approximately 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the adult population, have a mood disorder . Various research studies have been conducted on how and why exercise benefits the mental disposition of those suffering from a mood disorder. Even if we do not experience a mood disorder, we all may experience emotional highs and lows, and those not suffering from a mood disorder still can achieve and maintain mental health by incorporating a regular exercise routine.

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As It Was – By Hakan

When I started writing about myself, I noticed how difficult it is to do so. It is easy to write about almost anything but me. When Kat first asked me to join you here, it was a great feeling of joy, thinking about the things we will share… But sharing me personally… that is a tough task. I am willing to give it a try…

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Successfully Completed – by JoJo Lowey

My perspective, since my new found awareness of the ‘law of attraction’ one year ago is that the universe corresponds in accordance to our thoughts, emotions, fears, desires and ambition. I believe that in order to flow with the ‘law of attraction’ it is similar to an ‘initiation’.

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SOUL original poetry by GiGi Jones “The Writer” – by Annette

When a person puts their soul into food we can taste it.  When a person puts their soul into a song, it moves us.  When a person puts their soul into a work of art, we see it.  So is it any wonder that the first book published by GiGi Jones “The Writer” is as tasty a visual treat (breath taking photographs) as it is a moving experience, after all she titled it SOUL.

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You Never Know – by Annette

It was sometime back in 2000 whatever and  I called my mother one day, just to see how she was doing and she informed me that she was quite busy putting a luncheon together, planning a menu and making the grocery list.  This was nothing new for her for after she retired, having luncheons was something she looked forward to each and every week. Getting out the interesting and quirky serving pieces all too familiar from when we had holidays meals as a family while I was growing up was part of this ritual as was putting the food she created (from new and exciting recipes she got from food television show hosts) out for everyone to try right along with her.  No doubt this was to see if Paula Deen or Racheal Ray really DID know what they were talking about, right?

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Reading Month and Project Storybook – by Annette

March celebrates many things such as the birthdays of both my sister, Lorraine and the cherished scribe Dr. Seuss!  Spring is nearly upon us or here depending upon which week of March we are in at the moment. Of course if you are on the other side of the hemisphere from me, you are bidding a fond farewell to summer and about to embrace autumn. March also boasts the acknowledgement of International Women’s Month and March is also Reading Month!  Let us don the party gear and lend an ear. For I am inspired to share something pretty special that is wrapped up in nearly everything I just mentioned.

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Gringo Parade – by Annette

Gringo Parade by Jonathan Ojanpera is a book I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys not only an adventure based on a true story but one told through the eyes of a young person.  Although published a couple decades after the original experience, one can tell that the memory is as alive in the author’s mind as the experience was for a teenage missionary fresh out of high school.

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Blooming Life – By Kristine Grün

 

Lets learn.
Lets walk
Together
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Lets smile
Lets feel
Lets love
The world we live in
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Lets appreciate
Lets be grateful
With open hearts
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More wise
Wisdom from previous broken’ness
Sadness
Scars?
Misery
We grow
We find solid ground

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Setting It Off – by Bob Rush

Once again late to the party, My bad…. Now to more important things. Initiate is a powerful word in my humble opinion. My first thought was the title of the song by the Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s Get It Started.” So saddle up friends and get ready to ride. The theme has many facets. When it gets down to the simple, I feel that to initiate is to create action, stir up creativity, set off the divine, reach out to others and being the change we all seem to seek. There are, of course, many others ways to ponder this theme but I will try to stay in the realm of the universe and not to other distant galaxies. So strap in, hang on and look for a good time.

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An Initiate… – by David Franklin Farkas

When you see the word Initiate
do you hear it as the noun form or the verbal form?
As a verb it means to start something.  But, the noun is very different.
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An Initiate
is someone who has successfully been initiated or has gone through an initiation.
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Because YOU can! – by Annette

People ask me all the time, “So, you write? But what else do you do?” Like there is anything else? Or they are asking me, “Why do you write?” And my answer to that is, because I CAN!  Okay, okay I get it, they mean because THEY don’t have the time to just sit and write the GAN (great American novel) that is going to propel them into the life and lifestyle that they IMAGINE ALL WRITERS enjoy, then why oh why should I…  Gotchas.

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I Love Me Some John Denver! – by Annette

 I love me some John Denver, his music, philosophy and even that cute little round smiling face of his wins me over every time. There is a music box sitting to my right that plays “Take Me Home Country Roads” (doesn’t prove my devotion but it does amuse me). As a result of enjoying Mr. Denver’s music as much as I do I have stocked my CD library with the laser options of his fine vinyl. And while I LOVE listening to John’s music it is his one of his CDs with which I take issue.

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