Posts Tagged "empowering"

The End of the World…or is it the Beginning?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Astrology, Library | 3 comments

The End of the World…or is it the Beginning?

by Aleka Thorvalson The winter solstice, Dec. 21st 2012, is almost here. And unless you live on a deserted island or have been on a decade long media fast there is no doubt you have heard the buzz about this auspicious time. The end of the Mayan calendar, the shift, the end of the world, and the sun traveling into the great void or galactic center; these are just a few of the themes of late. As a counseling astrologer I get asked about this time quite a bit. As such, I wanted to share my humble opinion on just what is going on and hopefully dispel some of the fear by bringing further understanding. To get us started I want to start with a few facts.   Some scholars...

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What’s your sign?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Astrology, Library | 0 comments

by Aleka Thorvalson  Most people know their sun sign as it’s the answer to the that age old question “Sooo what’s your sign?”. Astrologically speaking it is the location of the sun in the spectrum of signs at the exact moment you were born. We begin with the symbolic meaning of the sun and then specifically what it says about you. Think about the sun in the solar system. It is the center. It radiates light. It is our energy source. It is big, and it is obvious. All the other planets revolve around it. Symbolically this is what the sun represents in our lives. It is where we must shine, and it is where we are energized. The sun is our sense of self. It is the...

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Parenting Curriculum

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Conscious Family, Library | 0 comments

Children Don’t Come With a Mannual by Tracy Liebmann A curriculum relies on specific goals and objectives that should be achieved within a certain timeline. When it comes to parenting I find the results of this stilted and mundane. Our children are not products; they are autonomous beings who need to be in connection with their parents. When I threw out the curriculum and simply created a safe place for collaboration, wonderful changes occurred within my family. Having expectations for a child to achieve certain goals and objective by a certain time is just setting them (and us) up for failure. I needed a way to reframe the curriculum that I had started out with...

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About Conformity

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Conscious Family, Emotional Well-being, Library | 0 comments

Conformity -vs- Freedom by Tracy Liebmann This Article is in response to this readers comment/question after reading my post called Parenting Curriculum. Thanks for the great question!   Tracy, I’d love to hear more of your thoughts about dealing with external pressure to conform to outside imposed criteria, for instance in interactions with parents and others (i.e. neighbors) who may be feeling threatened by our lack of parenting curriculum.   I will start with this awesome quote from JFK… “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” -John F. Kennedy   First of all, I congratulate anyone strong enough to go against the...

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Stepping Out of FEAR

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Emotional Well-being, Library | 0 comments

Fear, Fear Go Away… by Tracy Liebmann FEAR  =  F- false  E- evidence A- appearing  R- real All of us have issues with fear; some people are more prone to worry and fear than others. Yet today I hope to help break down the fear that may be plaguing your life with a fairly simple (yet not easy) process! Whenever we are motivated by f-e-a-r, we need to stop and really examine it. Some people are very adapt at locating what is *really* going on with them during times of crisis…others need help to even identify what is really motivated the upset. Here are some emotional symptoms that will help you identify that the *real* problem is fear. Symptoms of...

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