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Favorite Immunity Boosters

I thought I’d reblog this 2009 post listing my favorite immunity boosters. I think I’ve had only two colds or flu’s in the past fourteen years, and one of those was when I forgot to use oil of oregano after spending an unplanned 40 minutes waiting in sub zero temps inhaling car fumes and chemtrails. Under normal circumstances, I don’t get sick.

Since 2009, I’ve also become a fan of Four Sigmatic’s Chaga-Cordyceps and Chaga-Lion’s mane mushroom coffees, as well as Organo Gold Reishi coffee. Those are the only mushroom (or other) coffees I drink, but I love them. I also take some extra vitamin C if I encounter anyone sick.

As usual, this is not medical advice. I’m just sharing my own experiences, because people have been asking how to support their own immune system.

Many blessings and good health to you and yours!

Laura Bruno's Blog

With all the concern over the Flu, I thought I’d post some of my favorite tips for staying well. You don’t need to buy into the American pharmaceutical industry in order to benefit from some extra health precautions. I haven’t gotten a cold or flu since 2004, despite working in close proximity with many people who’ve been very ill and coughed or sneezed all over me. 🙂 Here are my top-twelve quick fixes whenever I feel a bit under the weather. As usual, I’m just sharing my own experiences and observations; nothing here constitutes medical advice:

1 )  Oil of Oregano. This stuff rocks! I bring some with me every time I travel by plane, because it’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic. A few drops in water (putting it on the tongue as instructed burns like crazy) helps me feel immune to any sneezing or coughing going straight into…

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Manifestation, Law of Attraction and Creativity

This April 2010 post wants to go up again. Creativity keeps coming up in so many recent sessions, so I figure it’s probably up in the larger collective, too. Whether you consider yourself an artist, a poet, or a lump on a log with zero creative impulse, you ARE a creator. Why not tap into that power to create something magnificent?!

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For years I have recommended clients and students get in touch with their creative side, wherever that may lead. Some people journal, others decide to paint, prepare food, or make movies or jewelry. Whatever the medium, creativity provides a great outlet for emotions, as well as a way to track progress.

The real reason I suggest creative projects so often, though, has more to do with manifestation and the Law of Attraction. So many people these days view themselves as “uncreative.” You would not believe how many people argue with me that they “don’t have a creative bone” in their body. Not only is this perception untrue, but it can cause paralysis. No, not usually on the physical plane! But people who feel stuck in life tend to be the ones who most deny their own creativity.

Why does this present a problem? Well, from a Life Coaching or…

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Merry Christmas!

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Khatia Buniatishvili ~ Forest Piano Concert, Debussy’s Clair de lune

One of our very favorites … enjoy!

We Tied the Celtic Knot on Yule

Happy Winter or Summer Solstice, depending on your location! I cannot believe it’s been a glorious, action packed, enormously transformative YEAR since David and I tied the Celtic Knot on Yule. We’ll spend this day celebrating our shifts, eating a piece of last year’s Yule Log wedding cake, visiting some favorite spots in Michigan, and continuing to envision and enact next year’s journey.

We are also taking some time to honor our vast friend, Tim, as he had planned a mysterious Yule celebration for himself before his sudden passing. Or perhaps in eerie anticipation of that passing?! He was most mysterious about the ceremony, but had requested today and tomorrow off work and indicated to us the ceremony’s importance to him.

The past 72 hours have brought such a Celtic knot of synchronicities, memories, dreams, owls and aha moments that I now consider Tim’s passing to be what Aristotle defined as a good ending: “inevitable but unexpected.” I will post less private details sometime, but for today, David and I celebrate one year of marriage, our major life change of moving to Kalamazoo at Summer Solstice, and the friend who was so intertwined with that evolving process.

For us, Yule always reveals itself as pivotal. Solstice = Sol (Sun) still (for three days). May you find the magic in the moment.

Laura Bruno's Blog

Some of you already knew and maybe some of you wondered: David and I tied the Celtic knot on Yule. Literally: our rings are from Dublin.

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Since we began our relationship as housemates, we have never not lived together, but a series of both subtle and not-so-sublte synchronicities recently revealed to us the time, manner and place of our sacred union.

We wanted our ceremony completely private, just between us, and I am not a wedding kind of gal. I’ve often said, “The only way I would have a wedding would be on Halloween so that everyone’s in costume, obviously reflecting their respective roles.” All true, but we wanted more than a courthouse experience to sanctify our marriage. Heaven, Earth and especially the Faery Realm aligned. It just so happened that we got married at midweek, at dusk, on Winter Solstice, by a hearth, as close as possible to the…

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Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas

This is an excellent post on the relationship between shamanism, reindeer and modern day Christmas iconography. It includes many source materials, as well. I also suggest researching Elen of the Ways for additional information on the ancient stories and resurgence of the Reindeer Goddess. Many thanks for such a collection of images and source materials!

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Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song

Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e. “Father Christmas” was born.

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Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the larger and stronger doe, who retains her antlers. And it is she who leads the herds in winter.

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So this season, when we gather by the fire to tell children bedtime stories of Santa and his flying reindeer – why not tell the story of the ancient Deer Mother of old? It was she…

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First Real Snow Here!

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