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How I Learned That I’m Kind of a Big Deal

Unconditional love corresponds to one of the deepest longings, not only of the child, but of every human being. –Erich Fromm I would rarely, if ever, say this outloud: “I am not worthy of real love. I do not deserve the best for me. I am going to settle for this person, or for this […]

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Whatever Things Are Excellent? Lessons In Parental Meltdowns

Whatever Things Are…Excellent? Lessons In Parental Meltdowns

Written by: Loni Capshew Whatever things are…excellent? Lessons in parental meltdowns, what advice should you follow from others, and how you will know what works.  When our three offspring were growing up, Charlie and I were caught in the maelstrom of influences that bombarded our generation of new parents in the seventies.  We were at […]

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Whatever Things Are Excellent? Lessons In Parental Meltdowns

Whatever Things Are…Excellent? Lessons In Parental Meltdowns

Written by: Loni Capshew Whatever things are…excellent? Lessons in parental meltdowns, what advice should you follow from others, and how you will know what works.  When our three offspring were growing up, Charlie and I were caught in the maelstrom of influences that bombarded our generation of new parents in the seventies.  We were at […]

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Resolutions – How to Break the Pattern of Shame

By: Chantal Partridge Broken Resolutions I have had a history of setting resolutions at the beginning of the year, which was mostly always regarding my weight, only to find that a few weeks later, or a month later, I would find myself breaking this resolution and increasing the amount of shame I carried. I fed […]

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The Essence of Winter

By: Vanessa Cassani Everywhere I look, I can see the beauty of winter.  The Autumn leaves have changed into a bouquet of colors and soon the once stuffed trees will lay empty and dormant until the first signs of Spring start to appear.  Even if mother nature doesn’t deliver snow, the beauty of Winter still […]

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Turning 30 and How to Manifest Magic: By Chantal

By: Chantal Partridge This August, I celebrated 30 magical years of being alive. Leading up to that day, I had heard a lot of remarks (mostly negative) around ‘what it means to turn the big 3-0’. I heard friends express fears about aging, about not measuring up to their expectations, about not having done all […]

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How I Learned That I’m Kind of a Big Deal

Unconditional love corresponds to one of the deepest longings, not only of the child, but of every human being. –Erich Fromm I would rarely, if ever, say this outloud: “I am not worthy of real love. I do not deserve the best for me. I am going to settle for this person, or for this […]

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Vanessa Cassani

Vanessa was born and raised in Texas. Childlike in nature, she is easily amazed by the beauty of the world around her.  A gentle and kind soul,  as well as strong but delicate in her natural state. She married her high school sweetheart and had two beautiful children ages five and eight. It was around […]

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Sarah Gish

Sarah Gish is the owner of Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family, and business enrichment company that ignites lives, creates connections, and champions culture.  She is available for marketing consultations and does intuitive guidance sessions by appointment at Body Mind & Soul (http://www.bodymindandsoulhouston.com/pages/readers.htm#gish) as well as frequent “What’s Your Purpose?” workshops with BMS astrologer Kevin […]

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Courtney Howell

Courtney Howell came to life in Houston, Texas as a strong-willed and independent personality. Throughout her life she has enjoyed creative expression, especially through music, and has always been searching for a deeper meaning in life. She has a passion for international travel and spent time serving in the Peace Corps in a post-Soviet country. […]

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Kelly Elias

Kelly Elias is a grateful and blessed child of God, who has struggled, and persevered, through her own emotional obstacles, only by His grace and the support of family and friends.  She is a loving mother, devoted teacher, sister, daughter, and friend.  Kelly currently lives in Houston, Texas with her two boys, Nathan (9) and […]

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Loni Chambers Capshew

Growing up on her family’s red dirt farm in southwestern Oklahoma, Loni Chambers Capshew never felt the least sense of deprivation as far as creative and material opportunities were concerned.  True, her hometown was not much more than a wide spot in the road, and all their social events revolved around either school or the little fundamentalist church her family attended […]

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Meghan Coulter Nelson

Meghan Nelson is a friend, sister, daughter, lover, yogi and baker.  She lives in Houston with a Viking and a chef and sometimes, a really amazing dog. Meghan really enjoys good food. It only seems like she mostly likes making giant messes in the kitchen.  She loves to try to take nice photographs.  Meghan spends […]

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Chantal Partridge

Chantal Partridge is a writer, artist, freedom coach, and a beloved child of God. She lives in Houston, Texas  with her husband, son,  and cat. She is a grateful recovering  addict who enjoys sharing her experience, strength, and hope with those who struggle with addiction. Chantal has a heart for helping others find their own […]

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Alison Reeves

Alison began alisonsnotebook.com as a place to showcase and write about her art and music. After not writing for months, she began journaling and found clarity on what alison’s notebook was – a blog about health, spirituality and positive living. She invited others to join her, and together they form an inspiring community of women […]

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Melanie Masterson

Melanie Masterson is a vegetarian yoga instructor who lives in West Michigan. She has practiced yoga for 12 years and has chosen a vegetarian lifestyle for 20 years. She believes in being conscious about the foods she eats and the activities she embraces. Every action one takes can affect the mind, body or spirit in […]

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