by Mary Oquendo
Lets start with why its important to cut dog nails.
1. They can snag on carpet and other surfaces. The nail may rip off and cause pain and discomfort for your dog.
2. Nails that are too long can cause undue stress on their skeletal structure.
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: For some, this is easy - for others - WOW! Dogs can be wiggly and not like to have their feet touched. Here are tips for proper nail trimming execution.
Animals & Pets
by Michael Erlewine
As a counseling astrologer, you want to be able to determine which of the chakras your client is currently living and learning in. It is not that difficult, and here are some general rules that have proved helpful to me in figuring this out...
Editor's Note: You can find the entire Astro Shamanism series by entering Michael Erlewhine in the search function above and selecting astrology from the drop down menu.
by Matthew Cross
There is a code that lies both within and without. This secret yet open code points the way to your purpose, your happiness and your greatness…
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: The Golden Ratio is best summed up by Matthew Cross himself, "...the ultimate integrative learning principle. It unites every discipline under (and above) the sun: Nature, humanity, science, religion, design, medicine, health, beauty, biology, astronomy, quantum physics, life science, psychology, peak performance, poetry, art, music, architecture, design… the list is as infinite as one’s imagination—and beyond." Mr. Cross' aptly articulates the significance of this very significant principle found in all of Life and leaves you wanting to know more.
Intuition & Symbols
by Kira Wizner
Every day our children learn about living. For them, almost everything is new. Not only are they learning about being a person, they are learning all the skills that we already have under our belt...
Editor's Note: Kira reminds us that in life we are constantly learning something new, whether it be a new adventure like bike riding or simply learning the balance between pushing our children vs encouraging them. This article reminds us to feel the emotions of newness, of feeling nervous when we attempt something new for the first time, and push through knowing that we will look back at our accomplishments and feel great!
Family & Parenting
by Jessica Minahan, M Ed, BCBA
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports one in eight children suffer from anxiety disorders. Without intervention, they're at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social/behavior problems in school. Because anxiety disorders show up differently in children, parents and teachers can't always identify them until the child hits the breaking point...
Editor's Note: When a child acts out, people don't usually consider anxiety as the cause. This article will help you identify common symptoms of anxiety from school-aged children.
by Debra Manchester, LCSW
Have you ever walked into your parents’ house as a mature adult and suddenly turned into a rebellious teenager? Or suddenly burst into tears (unlike those around you) at a certain scene in a movie? Or found yourself wanting to smack your child even though you would never do so? Or begun yelling at your wife because of the look on her face?...
Editor´s Note from Debbie Allen: Learning to choose how to respond rather than impulsively reacting is a challenge for many people when engaged in relationship conflict. Understanding the neuroscience behind the way that we respond may provide a new window into understanding ourselves and our families.
by Matt Toussaint
Invocation is the process of calling on a spirit or spirits. It establishes connection and opens communication to the spirit you are calling, and there is meaning and/or intention inherent in the invocation...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: When you're learning how to use your intuition you're learning the language of spirit. Matt shares how important it is to establish your connection with the spirit realm with language in order to communicate effectively and clearly with those in spirit that you want to communicate with.
Intuition & Symbols
by Katrina Bos
They say that becoming a parent should come with an owner’s manual. But what if we have something better? What if we actually have perfect guidance available to us in every moment, and it’s completely unique to the child and situation?
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Katrina Bos shares her mystic parenting insights while learning how to trust her own inner guidance system. Katrina touches on the biggest lessons we also learned, we grow as parents while we are parenting.
Family & Parenting
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