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Conversations a new podcast

Tweet2SharePinRedditFlipEmail+1Share2 SharesConscious Life Conversations This month a new podcast, Conversations was introduced here on Conscious Life Space. Conversations connects with people, experts in various areas of life in order to share what they’ve learned with others so we can hear stories and learn together. The first episode was broadcast on the 15th of June and we’ll be publishing new episodes every other Thursday until the end of October. Season One… Read More »

Human suffering and beyond from the series Even Angels Die and/or Razboi Oil on canvas by artist Amy Adams (2008/9)

Life on earth sometimes includes horror, wounds & suffering

Making sense of the absurd and senseless

Share2Tweet2Pin1RedditFlipEmail+1Share5 SharesA lot of people will tell us that the world operates under a set of universal laws and we create our own reality. Even if it were true and there is strong evidence towards this idea, I’m not arguing for or against it. I’m simply wanting to discuss the fact that there is a lot of horror in this world and with all this horror there are a lot… Read More »

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Gratitude: Focus on the Good Life

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareAt the end of March every I like to review my year, my dreams and goals that encompass all of my life. I get out large sheets of thick bristol board and go general and specific. They are my desires that I hope will enhance my life. They include things like, swimming or reading or making a mural, to remember to call my friends and family, etc. I update and… Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Love Bag

Consumable goodies for people in need wrapped up in love.

Share38TweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share38 Shares A love bag is easy to put together and can make a positive difference in someone’s day. A love bag is simply a bag filled with consumable goodies and a message of love. I hand them out as gifts to homeless people around Santa Cruz when we go into town. I started this practice in the nineties when I had an early morning babysitting gig in my Virginia… Read More »

I Hate Nothing About U by Design Ecologist on Conscious Life Space

How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves

Letting go of self dissatisfaction and loving yourself

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareOver the last five years or so, as I’ve worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I’ve come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon. We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways. We doubt ourselves, feel inadequate, dislike our looks, criticize our failing harshly, feel uncertain about whether we’re worthy of praise or love.… Read More »

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Remembering the 9th of February

Love & Remembrance

Share13Pin1TweetRedditFlipEmail+1Share14 SharesNo, you didn’t miss this February holiday, this 9th of February, it’s my day, a day of remembering. I used to try to forget. February, for many people, is the short month, the last month to get through the winter blues. March seems more hopeful as the days feel longer and we are teased with warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. But in February, we’re distracted with Valentine’s Day… Read More »

Luis Santiago

Luis

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareI’m thinking of Luis today. He lost his sister a long time ago. He was young, she was younger. It destroyed his parents. Of course, her death would. That is expected. He was hurt too, but their mourning consumed them and life was no longer happy and normal. Christmas stopped. Celebrations and joy were on hold. Rituals became meaningless for them. He felt sad. He was still their child. It… Read More »

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‘Audrie & Daisy’ Last Year’s Documentary is Still Very Relevant One Year Later

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareHave you seen or heard about the riveting and gut-wrenching stories of Audrie Pott & Daisy Coleman? Last year a documentary on the girls assaults and the aftermath was distributed by Netflix. Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look… Read More »

rattlesnake warning sign by Zach Savinar on Conscious Life Space

The boys I loved and how I learned to be wary of strange men

[Stranger Danger]

Share4Pin1Reddit1TweetFlipEmail+1Share6 SharesMadly in Love When I was a little girl I had many crushes and was ‘madly in love’ with boys and men. All of them were older than me. I met my first love at around the age of 5. He was 40 and one of my father’s colleagues, his name was Henri. I only met him a couple of times but I wanted to spend as much time… Read More »

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Boundaries and Personal Responsibility

3 Videos: Healthy Boundaries, You're Not Entitled to My Body & Rules of Personal Space

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareStanding in one’s power, setting boundaries and taking personal responsibility isn’t always easy. I admit that for me sometimes standing in my power can be terrifying and even on a good day when I feel like I can conquer the world it can still be challenging. Boundaries too, are tricky since they are unique to individuals as well, based on their family dynamic, culture, gender, and upbringing. Personal responsibility on… Read More »

Appalachians learn beekeeping skills. Source: John Farrell

Displaced Coal Miners Turn to Beekeeping

Appalachians reconnect with nature to support their families.

Clean energy and technology are going to displace people from their careers. Still, there are endless opportunities for all of us to have a meaningful role in transitioning to a cleaner greener world that needs a lot of healing. John Lilly is helping people do just that with the creation of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, helping displaced coal miners turn to beekeeping, reconnecting with nature, supporting their families and working in unity with another species.

Yoda - you must feel the force around you.

Open the gates! Allow the Force to Flow

Share7TweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share7 SharesThere are defining moments in a nation’s history and then there are defining moments in cinematic history. My generation was too young to have any real remembrance of the JFK assassination. We were born into a world where our nation was at war. Young men were being killed and becoming killers but our cities, suburban households and rural areas weren’t being bombed. The war was far, far away from… Read More »

1920s Women smoking on a train

“On Gram”

A poem for Florence

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareFlorence Fowler (b.1907-d.1988) In her last years, she had arthritis and spent every day shuffling around the kitchen, taking breaks as she was determined to make a delicious meal for her grandsons who lived on the floors above her. She didn’t complain about her arthritis and found enjoyment in nourishing her grandsons. Florence was a pathmaker and leader as the first woman manager in the offices of the A&P grocery… Read More »

Nature Walk - Chrissy Miller - Conscious Life Space Guru

Lost in the tranquil forest, a journey towards peace

Dumbfounded by the beauty and loneliness of it all.

Share94TweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share94 SharesMy love of nature conflicts with my disdain for constant solitude. I am lost in the woods. I sit on our kitchen deck listening to the babbling creek below wend its path from the mountains to the sea. The meditative chant of the water soothes me as it cantillates rhythmically over the rocks. I breathe in the deep clean smell of the redwood trees as they warm in the… Read More »

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Are you lost in the world like me?

Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation.

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareA few years ago, Steve Cutts gained quite a bit of notoriety with his animation Man. Man focused on our relationship with nature. This time around it seems like no one is paying attention. Are you lost in the world like me? Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir Are you obsessed with your device or phone? Does it give you… Read More »

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Alike, a short film

Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life?

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1ShareAlike or Alive? Alike or Alive? Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can find more information about “Alike” at www.alikeshort.com If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Want to see more animations? Check out the animations page here. CREDITS: