Fact or Fiction? The Legend of the Squonk – by Hercules Invictus


When my wife Athena and I first moved to Pennsylvania in late 2003, one of our earliest projects was to research the folklore creatures and paranormal entities that were rumored to haunt our new home state. As students of folklore, urban legends and living myths, it behooved us to be armed with whatever scant knowledge we could gather before seeking out, or even having chance encounters with anything anomalous. Our run-ins with the looming shades of New Jersey taught us some valuable lessons regarding the virtues of being prepared and remaining forever vigilant.
One of the first native ‘uniques’ we found reference to was the Squonk, an elusive weeping entity that haunted the once-proud hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania during the heyday of the region’s logging industry.

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Dragon Wisdom ~ Cyfolla – Via Sara Jane


Cyfolla ~ Chrysocolla
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Welcome Precious One
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Welcome to your Heart, to the Love that resides within you, that is you.
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We invite you to visit your Heart, to find a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed, to put on some gentle music, relax and close your eyes.

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The Spiritual Path of Entrepreneurship – by Flora Elmore


Being an entrepreneur is a spiritual calling that will quickly get you very clear about what you value most about your life.  Most people think that entrepreneurs go into business for themselves to make loads of money.   The fact is that it takes extreme amounts of discipline, leadership, and commitment to a bigger vision to be successful in the world of self-employment.

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Grace and the Choices We Make – by Sheri Sennhauser


Grace is not something you do, it is who you are. Living in Grace, for me, is similar to being a bride on her wedding day. She walks down the aisle with a veil over her face,  seeing but not clearly.  When the veil is lifted, her vision becomes clear and she is free to move to the next phase in life.

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Fictional Character – by Annette Rochelle Aben


Some people believe that fiction is the opposite of fact. If we are to get to heart of a matter or learn the truth, then fiction holds little or no value. Yet, what can appear to be fictitious, may be someone’s way of stating what they wish were fact. For example, when you ask someone how they feel and their response is, “I feel great!” They may not really feel great, in fact, they may be in tremendous pain. However, they wish to convince themselves that they DO feel great so they tell you that is how they feel. They may also not wish to discuss their pain, so they head that potential discussion off at the pass. But is their statement really fiction? Could it be that they are merely attempting to create a more pleasurable reality by stating that which they wish were a fact?

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Miss Louis – by April Bulmer


Some of my friends in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada where I live practice ancient crafts. One woman invited me to her small outdoor patio last summer where she sat spinning wool on an antique spinning wheel. A mutual friend joined us and worked on a tatting project. I sat with a journal and took notes for what would become the poem below.

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National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month – by Annette Rochelle Aben


June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and all over the United States, people are stepping up to help each feline find a fur ever home. Why June, you may ask yourself. Well, spring is when many communities see a population explosion of cats, as kittens are being born everywhere. Some kittens are born into homes where more cats are wanted and welcomed. More often than not, they are born feral (wild) or are turned loose/dumped by those who are overwhelmed by so many felines. This causes an outrageous overcrowding situation in shelters.

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Summer Breeze ~ Breathe – by Angela Horne


I slowly opened my eyes this morning to the sun peeking in low in the east, glaring into the bedroom. Ah yes, I remember today is going to be very warm today. The warmest day yet this year and it only mid May.  I roll over and start to make my way out of bed, a little voice whispers, “Walk, let’s go for a walk”.  “Okay then, walk it is”, I reply. Let’s go outside and greet the day.

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Walk – by David Little


Just Walk.

What is the easiest thing we can do to make ourselves feel good? What is the first challenge we learned as a toddler? What do you do when you’re on a path? Walk of course!

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Am I My Peripheral Self? – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari


I was recently invited to speak at a global business conference in New Delhi, India. There I had a wonderful experience of seeing how each and everyone is busy exchanging their business cards, and once the card is handed over, the person receiving it reviews it with attention and then looks at the person as if the person is rated on the basis of his success in life! I noticed that for those who have touched some peaks in the world of business and money, they were surrounded by many people asking for a photograph with him or her.

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Walk, What did you say? – by Marie Pollnow


Immediately when I thought of the subject “walk” I think of the Pantera song.  I can’t help it.  This song has always fired me up whether chilling at the end of the day, driving or teaching an exercise class.  I mean, “What did you say?”  [Pantera Walk Song].

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