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February 2017 Issue

Sacred Passage

Conscious Dying as a Transformative Healing Journey

by Linda Sechrist

When properly viewed, the thresholds of all of life’s transitional moments can be both emotionally and spiritually rewarding. Whether it involves marriage or birth, job loss or illness, gleaning insight from the experience can yield fresh perspective on how to live life more fully today, if we remain mindful and lovingly attentive through the process. 

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Sustainably Stylish Home​​

Relax into Nurturing Furnishings

by April Thompson

We all relish a cozy nest, whether that means light-filled views, the embrace of form-fitting sofas and chairs or plush rugs that snuggle bare feet. A beautiful, comfortable home that reflects our personal style and embodies our values can be achieved by learning the origin of furnishings and investing in sustainably made pieces that will stand the test of time, say experts.

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Heart to Heart with a Horse

Their Gentle Empathy Helps Us Heal

by Sandra Murphy

Physical therapists have long used horses to help patients improve balance or strengthen core muscles. Now they're helping to teach empathy.

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Kissed by Kindness

by Emily Esfahani Smith

Psychologist Ty Tashiro reports in The Science of Happily Ever After that only three in 10 couples remain in healthy, happy marriages. Psychologist John Gottman, in New York City, has studied couples for four decades seeking to understand successful relationships. He and his psychologist wife, Julie, founded The Gottman Institute that helps couples build and maintain loving, healthy relationships based on scientific studies.

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