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Honoring Our Life Force: Energy Medicine Helps Restore Balance and Harmony

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By Linda Sechrist
In William James’s famous hypothesis, “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.” In the field of energy medicine, the experiences of pioneers such as medical intuitives Caroline Myss and Donna Eden, natural healer Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat and Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Pearl validate James’s postulate.
Initially disregarded by allopathic medicine, the energy medicine these healers practice operates on the belief that changes in the “life force” of the body can affect human health and healing. The modality has to do with energy pathways, or meridians, that run through our organs and muscles. The idea is to uncover the root causes of imbalances and harmonize them at an energetic level before they completely solidify in the physical body and manifest as an illness. Such imbalances may be brought on by such things as emotional stress and physical trauma.

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JUST AN IPOV… Meet Forrest Gump

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By Dr. Dain Heer
Would you like a life of total ease? If there were one big key to getting you there, faster, more completely, and with more ease than any other, this would be it. Let me introduce you to your new best friend, the famous Russian: JUSTAN IPOV.
This simply means that you allow every point of view, whether yours or someone else’s, to be JUST AN Interesting Point Of View (JUSTAN I.P.O.V.).
This is also known as being in ALLOWANCE. It sounds pretty simple, right?
Please know this: your point of view creates your reality. Reality does not create your point of view. So, if you have no judgment in your point of view, you will have no limitation in how your reality can show up, because judgment is the great limiter. For every judgment we have, nothing that does not match that judgment can show up in our world.

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Celebrating Mister In-Between

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by Dorry Bless
From the time Norman Vincent Peale’s bestselling book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was published in 1953, through the success of Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, mounting attention has been paid to the notion that positive thoughts can be powerful magnets to attract health, wealth and lasting fulfillment. Still, American society as a whole seems addicted to the paradigm of achieving success and finding happiness—and getting there as quickly as possible. As a result, we sometimes attribute fault to or lose patience with those that are mired in life’s “in-between” times.
Instead of savoring the unknown when our life is changing, we choose to focus on what we hope is waiting on the other side, rushing through transitional periods because they are the times when we feel confused and uncertain. The in-between is the space where boundaries dissolve and we find ourselves figuratively poised between one steppingstone and the next.

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Listening to Inner Wisdom Five Instincts to Heed


by Dr. Judith Orloff

Listening to our instincts can help us stay safe and deal better with life-or-death decisions. Making the most of the wisdom of this inner voice also enables us to live a more satisfying life in the moment. How do we choose which gut feelings to trust? Here are five messages we’ll be glad we paid attention to.
“Something feels wrong in my body.” Listening to our body’s subtle signals is a critical part of exercising an intuitive sense. The body is a powerful intuitive communicator, delivering early warning signs when anything feels off, weak or just not right, so that we can address it sooner, rather than later.

Helen’s Cycles Sees Growth in Commuter Bike Sales

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Daniel Bomfim, store manager of Helen’s Cycles Manhattan Beach location, reported the first pronounced increase in the number of customers looking for commuter bikes during the spring of 2008. During that time, Los Angeles was seeing record gas prices, bounding well over the $4.00 mark. While current sales of commuter bicycles at the area’s six Helen’s Cycles may not match the peak in 2008, the volume has continued to remain well above pre-2008 levels.

According to Bomfim, the top-selling three commuter bikes at Helen’s are as follows:

  • Trek Verve 1
  • Trek FX
  • Cannondale Bad Boy

Helen’s Cycles has six area locations: Arcadia, Beverly Grove (I.Martin Imports), Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310-829-1836 or visit HelensCycles.com.

Is Aging Inevitable?

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By Dr. Linda Hillebrand

Researchers have long known that one of the mechanisms involved in the aging process is the decline of our own naturally occurring hormones in the body. This decline begins in our 20s and accelerates as we age. Hormone imbalance impacts major brain and body systems. Hormones control our ability to fight disease and failing to manage hormones may lead to cancer, heart attacks, osteoporosis, strokes, diabetes and other diseases of aging. Nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, chronic stress and exposure to toxins can also result in hormonal changes. 

Recent research suggests that replacement of natural (bio-identical) hormones may slow the aging process and treat many chronic age-related diseases. Bio-identical hormones are hormones which mimic the same chemical and molecular structure of hormones produced in the body. These hormones are plant-derived, primarily from soy and yam.   

Positive Programming and Visualization for Success: Five Steps to Creating Positive Change in any Area of Life

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Ever wonder how people change old habits and unwanted patterns? Part of the process involves changing patterns of self-visualization and self-talk from negative to positive. The subconscious mind responds to suggestion in a very powerful way because it takes everything literally. Suggesting words, images and sensations directly to the subconscious can create powerful transformation! 

Many people desire to increase confidence levels, memory capacity, health, wealth, learn a new skill, change a bad habit, deal with problems better, or improve performance levels. Practicing the use of autosuggestions can be a terrific support.

Local Non-Profit Organization Encourages Environmental Stewardship

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Granito de Arena—Spanish for "grain of sand"—is a non-profit organization that teaches environmental stewardship to local communities and underprivileged inner-city children. The program brings inner-city children to the beach and pairs them with local surfers for a day of learning, surfing and beach clean-ups. Through fun and mentorship, young people understand that the beach is just as much theirs as everyone else’s, and it's up to them to take care of it. The kids leave with an understanding about the negative effects of water and land pollution, the impact their lives and communities have over the ocean, and the positive effects of recycling and better buying choices. Additionally, exercising through natural, active play is so much fun; it encourages them to be more active and become healthier.

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LAcarGUY: Driving Green

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In an industry not known for its environmental stewardship, LAcarGUY stands out as an anomaly. Growing up as an avid surfer, President Mike Sullivan gained a true appreciation for the environment at an early age. Under his leadership, LAcarGUY is raising the bar to a lofty height for other dealers. “As the #1 hybrid dealer in the world,” Sullivan says, “we feel it’s our responsibility to live up to that accomplishment by “walking the walk” internally, whether its employee participation at Heal the Bay’s beach cleanup, zero waste holiday bbq’s or making sure our new buildings are all LEED certified.”

LAcarGUY follows a three-pronged strategy to ensure the company is doing its part for future generations. The first is to offer a strong lineup of eco-friendly cars—hybrids, electrics, clean-burning diesels and high mileage vehicles— within its overall product mix. The second is to continually strive to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The third prong is to serve as a green ambassador in the communities that they serve.

ThetaHealing Comprises a Universe of Knowledge: A Conversation with Marina Rose

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Marina Rose is a ThetaHealing specialist, founder and executive director of the School of DNA ThetaHealing®. She has earned a Certificate of Science in ThetaHealing and has achieved the level of ThetaHealing Master. Rose also holds a Ph.D. in Metaphysics and Motivation.

What is ThetaHealing?
ThetaHealing is practicing quantum physics by using theta brain waves. It’s is a quick form of meditation that enables a practitioner to connect with the energy of the Creator of All That Is to identify issues and witness healing on the physical body and to identify and change limiting beliefs.