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Seasons of Peace

Seasons of Peace

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Seasons of Peace You ever been so stuck in a dream that you passed up every opportunity you had to go home? I have.  & If and when the world crumbles as society likes to tell me it will. With- Zombies, apocalypse, earthquake, tsunami, famine, death, hunger, drought, suffering, disease, volcanoes, plague, space attack, heart attack, mind control, loss of life, loss of love, loss of purpose, loss loss loss, a life not worth looking forward to; We used to dream of genie and happy days, we loved Lucy, honeymooners, and left it to beaver, watched the Adams family, sat on couches with a bunch of friends…. The future was was …

Make Time To Play

Make Time To Play

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Make Time To Play It’s a proven fact that Bears (yes, the animal) who play longer, live longer. We can’t expect our mind and bodies to go-go-go without some kind of kick back. The way we expect compensation for our efforts, acknowledgement and praise for our many hours on the grind. Our mind, body and souls expect that same reward. Everyone likes a gift. Thomas Edison with over 1,000 patents to his name, rewarded himself daily with 3-5 hours of nap time in his work play day. And he never needed more time, never thought he was doing himself a disservice by not working during those hours. His mind and …

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

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Why I Do What I Do I’m attracted to Freedom. I’ve never really been attracted to danger, but freedom, yes! And happiness, music, art, acting, healthy eating, diet and exercise, releasing oneself from old habits, negative ways of thinking seemed the conduit for such freedom. When Japanese monks carry out their traditional alms rounds, their faces are partly hidden under their wide straw hats which also prevent them from seeing the faces of those giving to them. “No giver, no receiver”, no strings attached. In our culture, we’re accepting the challenge of asking, giving, and receiving — face to face. Sometimes you ask, and I give. Sometimes I ask, and you give. …

Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain

Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain

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Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain For those who have never suffered from addiction before, it can be fairly easy to assume that addiction is nothing more than a choice that sufferers can stop at any time. Contrary to popular belief, what may start off as a choice of drug or alcohol use can quickly become an addiction that is uncontrollable without professional assistance. Understanding the way that the brain and addiction are connected can often help individuals who are not yet addicted to substances steer clear of the dangers, as well as educate those who know someone dealing with addiction. Below is a more in depth …

Sleep or DIE

Sleep or DIE

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We all know that operating on only a couple hours of sleep each night is bad for us. It leaves us sluggish and we have a harder time focusing at work and in our daily lives. But what does it really do to your body? Check out dangers of not getting enough sleep below.    From Mens Fitness- Depriving yourself of sleep is self-inflicted corporal punishment. How serious can missing a few ZZZs be? So dangerous that simply staggering around like a Night of the Living Dead extra may be the least of your problems. Sleep restriction wears down your body and beats up your brain, leaving you slow, soft, …

Pills On Pills On Pills

Pills On Pills On Pills

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Pills On Pills On Pills Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. One in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is one in four. Experts have offered numerous reasons. Depression is common, and economic struggles have added to our stress and anxiety. The depression  pills are bing diagnosed for the common feeling such as grief – a parent dies, one feels grief – but the doctor’s “doing this person a solid” by allowing them to just move on. Sadness and pain are a part of life. On top of that, 70% of Americans are on prescription drugs. I don’t want …

6 Ways To Naturally Heal

6 Ways To Naturally Heal

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6 Ways To Naturally Heal Despite what we might think with the plethora of medications available on the market today, natural remedies are a completely viable and acceptable path to holistic wellness. Whether we’re suffering from nasal congestion and a cold or something more serious, such as cancer, there are all kinds of things we can do to heal your body naturally. Here are a few suggestions to help get started: 1. Bone Broth So you’ve heard of vegetable broth and chicken broth, but have you ever heard of bone broth? If not, it’s time you did! Bone broth is a nutritional powerhouse complete with a wide variety of healing …

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

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9 Ways To Become Happier Now According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, America is considered the 17th happiest country in the world. However, America is one of the few nations with freedom, equal rights and wealth. Why aren’t we happier? Start your journey to a happier you by incorporating these 10 easy habits into your life. 1. Stop Shopping Put down the plastic and step away from the cash register! Consumerism is the biggest obstacle to happiness around the world. Retail therapy is only a temporary fix to make you happy. You may experience the joy of instant gratification when purchasing something you want, but, as the saying goes, …

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

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On Eating and Drinking  Kahlil Gibran Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother’s milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship. And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man. When you kill a beast say to him in your heart, “By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I …

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

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On Beauty  Kahlil Gibran Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech? The aggrieved and the injured say, “Beauty is kind and gentle. Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.” And the passionate say, “Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread. Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.” The tired and the weary say, “Beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit. Her voice yields to …

Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways

Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways

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Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways. I Nourish I Nourish my mind and body in right and healthy ways. My body is a holy temple, filled with healing light and Powers beyond measure. Divine intelligence operates within every atom, cell, tissue and organ and enables it to function in amazing ways. Knowing this, we must nourish our bodies in right ways, healthy ways. Inside and out. By exercising and eating right, through prayer and meditation to open the mind and body to proper balance, peace and harmony. As corny as this sounds, out bodies are temples. Or any other brilliant structure that requires proper balance and the …

You Must Question Your Food

You Must Question Your Food

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You Must Question Your Food Remember when you were a youngster and you needed answers to all of life’s questions? Remember the excitement of exclaiming “aha” when an acceptable answer was received? Or how one question led to another like a never ending game of scavenger hunt? It was this curious, inquisitive mindset that led me to a diet free from processed, cooked, and nonorganic food. The answers I found by questioning everything about our food system helped me eliminate food that is packaged, processed, and filled with chemicals. My journey began a couple years ago with a single jar of peanut butter. The jar’s ingredients list consisted of peanuts, salt, and hydrogenated vegetable oil. “Wait a …

You’re So Lucky

You’re So Lucky

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You’re So Lucky I used to get bent out of shape when people would tell me “You’re so lucky.” I knew luck had nothing to do with it. I set goals, I worked hard, and I was an active gatekeeper of my mind. I no longer get upset when someone calls me “lucky.” I know they’re wishing me well, or are acknowledging my good fortune, and I let it be at that. I’ve even begun telling people I’m lucky! It’s another way of saying, “I’m blessed”, or “I’m fortunate.” However, I still  believe someone who wins the lottery has the consciousness to do so. They may not have the consciousness …

You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life

You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life

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You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life You are here to live a life by Dezine.   Not circumstance. Dezine. Ask for a vision and God will show you You. You. Always you, you are the vision.   You didn’t know you looked like that, so damn GOOD!   You are You are willing You are able You are ready To take and have whatever you’d like. You fine thing you are.   Right here, right now, you take command, charge, and become the master storyteller, artist and prophet crafting yourself into perfection – heaven on earth. Our life is holy, our life is divine. And it is our decision, …

How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life

How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life

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How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life Health: Drink plenty of water. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy Play more games. Read more books than you did in 2013. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.   Personality: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t …

A Community Of LightWorkers

Join A Community Of LightWorkers

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Lightworkers Lightworkings LIGHTWORKERS – also known as ‘Star Seeds’, ‘Earth Angels’, ‘Indigo’s’ amongst others … As spiritual beings in a human existence, we each have a ‘purpose’ or mission to complete in our life. It is the reason we incarnated on the Earth plane. As Lightworkers we specifically volunteered to be here during the most crucial of Earth’s times before and after the year 2000, in a concerted effort to spread our loving energies in order to dissipate destructive and negative mass consciousness. Many Lightworkers are on the Earth plane at this time with the specific purpose of using our knowledge of healing to teach, counsel, write, heal and enlighten …

How To Find Your True Life's Passion and Purpose

How To Find Your True Life’s Passion and Purpose

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How To Find Your True Life’s Passion and Purpose In order to awaken your true life’s purpose you need to be ready to accept ‘change’. Change may come in the form of a change in consciousness, a change in belief-sets and/or thought-patterns, a distinct career change, a change in lifestyle choices. Most of us have asked the question in one way or another, “What should I be doing with my life? What’s my purpose?” This is not an easy question …. To find your answers: · Listen to your intuition Still your thinking, analytical mind. Listen. Everyone has an inner-voice that acts as our internal radar system and guide. We …

Let's Call It Finding Our Purpose

Let’s Call It Finding Our Purpose

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“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot In a nutshell, lifestyle dezine embodies the attempt on your part to dezine a life of your choosing, whatever that looks like. It’s your life, your plan, and you call the shots. Just because your parents lived in a small town, got married at 17, and worked a 9–5 for 30 years, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same. You have choices and, with the growth of the web, your choices have compounded exponentially. You control your life and what happens in it, and, once you realize that fully, you give yourself room to grow, …

Plant Based Vegan Diets Most Effective For Weight Loss

Plant Based Vegan Diets Most Effective For Weight Loss

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Plant-based, vegan diet most effective for weight loss  A new study by the University of South Carolina confirms one big draw of saying no to all animal products: the ability to shed weight faster than those who consume a diet that contains meat and dairy. Celebrating World Vegan Month may be the answer for those looking to shed a few pounds and gain other health benefits. The study, conducted by the university’s Arnold School of Public Health and published in The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, compared the amount of weight lost by those on vegan diets to those on a mostly plant-based diet, and those eating …

The Difference Between Routine and Ritual

The Difference Between Routine and Ritual

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The Difference Between Routine and Ritual William James, at the dawn of modern psychology, argued that our habits anchor us to ourselves. As someone equally fascinated by the daily routines of artists and with their curious creative rituals, and as a practitioner of both in my own life, I frequently contemplate the difference between the routine and ritual, these two supreme deities of habit. They seem to be different sides of the same coin – while routine aims to make the chaos of everyday life more containable and controllable, ritual aims to imbue the mundane with an element of the magical. The structure of routine comforts us, and the specialness …

Too Much Facebook Leads To Envy And Depression

Too Much Facebook Leads To Envy And Depression

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Too many people walk around comparing our insides to peoples outsides. Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression. A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that heavy Facebook (FB, Tech30) users can experience envy — which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that, basically, if you quietly stalk your friends on Facebook and then realize that your life doesn’t measure up to theirs, you feel bad about yourself. “If Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially …

the springs

THE SPRINGS – My New favorite Spot In LA

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THE SPRINGS – My New favorite Spot In LA THE SPRINGS is a multi-faceted urban oasis cultivating health, wellness, sustainability and community. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, THE SPRINGS includes an organic juice bar, yoga studio, wellness center, and raw vegan restaurant & wine bar. Creating a hub for health-conscious consumers, wellness-seekers, and foodies, THE SPRINGS is an eco-vegan-mind-body-one-stop-shop. Two NYC theater artist, from Clevend too Fresno, a crossfitter, a vegan, a vegetarian, a musician, and a downtown space. Kimberly Helms and Jared Stein, the duo behihd the Springs in Downtown LA. Repurposing an industrial SPACE – a LOT OF SPACE. They came to LA from NY knowing this …

How Updating the Design of Your Home Can Improve the Energy of the Space

How Updating the Design of Your Home Can Improve the Energy of the Space

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How Updating the Design of Your Home Can Improve the Energy of the Space Dane O’Leary It’s true that having a sleek, sophisticated home and being on the cutting-edge of what’s trendy gives your space that “Wow!” factor that’s sure to garner praise and envy. On the other hand, there’s nothing like having a home that evokes a sense of comfort, coziness, and homeyness — bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, the living areas; they all beg to be used, beckoning your guests to make themselves at home. But how can you ensure that your redesign will give that sense of coziness, that improved flow of energy and sense of hospitality, that …

The Early Bird Gets The Worm - A True Story

The Early Bird Gets The Worm – A True Story

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The Early Bird Gets The Worm – A True Story RISE and SHINE – (A great article on CEO’s who wake up before 5:30am daily.) It’s no coincidence that the world most successful people woke up and triumphed in the early hours of the day. Eager to begin doing what they love. They are go-getters who want to start the day before their peers and competitors, who want to work long hours and have enough time for their personal life too. Benjamin Franklin. Franklin kept to a tight schedule, starting his day waking at 4:00 am. Until 8:00, he would wake, wash, eat breakfast, and think about what he would …

How To Take Care Of Yourself During A Bad Body Image Day

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How To Take Care Of Yourself During A Bad Body Image Day 1. Recognize that fat isn’t a feeling. It’s a word. There are always underlying emotions that we attach to feeling fat. When the “I feel fat” thoughts start up, try to identify what you’re feeling underneath the body dissatisfaction. Are you feeling lonely? Anxious? Invisible? Scared? Ashamed? Inadequate? Whatever the feelings are recognize that they are separate from your body. 2. Treat yourself as you would a friend. Because it’s difficult to be kind to ourselves in the moment when the body hating thoughts take over, try responding to your thoughts as if you were supporting a friend. …