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The Spiritual Meaning of Double Rainbows

A friend sent me a link to a double rainbow on youtube that's gotten over 4 million views.  He wrote on my facebook wall, "you and this guy should hang out."  See, this friend of mine was with me when I saw my first double rainbow.  When it happened, I sort of sounded like this dude in the video, (only I wasn't weeping openly as he seems to be doing about two minutes in...)  
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Look for signs in nature

I have been seeing a lot of Blue Jays lately.  That's not usually my bird.  Those who have read my first book know that the Cardinal has been my feathered friend for years.  When I'm feeling down, a Cardinal swoops in front of me.  If I'm missing my Dad, I hear a Cardinal outside my window.  So why have these blue beauties been showing up in my life?  I decided to do some research to find out. 
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Write your kids a letter- NOW!

Today, my son turns four.  It's hard to imagine my life without him.  I told him that many times today, all to be told, "Move Mommy- I need my fiyah twuck!"

So in this digital age- where everything is texted and tweeted- I am going to take a minute to write him a note.  I will print it up and put it somewhere safe for him to read someday.  I suggest you do the same...
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Are your kids gifted or intuitive? You are not alone!

Do your kids have imaginary friends?  Maybe they get anxious in crowded places?  Do they walk on their tip-toes?  Maybe they even talk to dead people?  Then you need to be at the Wilmette Theatre tonight for a very important event.
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Eating bananas feeds VIOLENCE!

I always thought that eating bananas was good for me.  I feed them to my son all the time.  They are supposed to be filled with nutrients- low in calories.. the "perfect" food.  As a "spiritual" mom, I will never be able to buy another banana now that I know how many people die to bring them to my Chicago grocery store. 
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The end of the rose experiment

I wanted to update everyone on the status of my roses.  They were going strong for nearly three long weeks- amazing considering that most cut flowers from the grocery store last just a few days.  And as you can see- the "positive energy" has left the building...

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my dead flowers

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Positive energy and nice words keep flowers alive

So it's been two weeks since my husband bought me these flowers.  Normally they
would be dead within a week- but I decided to do a little experiment to help them live longer.
Seems to be working!
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How to stop your baby from crying

My brother Rafer and his wife Tiffany are about to have a baby.  Whenever someone you know dives into this adventure, you want to arm them with as much information as possible.  For me- I never would have survived without learning how to calm my baby from crying- and that knowledge came from the dvd "The Happiest Baby on the Block."
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Positive energy and the life of plants

I've long been a believer that words and thoughts have energy.  Did you ever think that you could make plants or flowers last longer by being nice to them?  Sounds a little nutso, but I gave this experiment a shot.
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The top 5 foods to help fend off the flu

I am a big believer that your diet affects your health. It's part of being a spiritual warrior.  (Kind of like giving your car a tune up.  If you never change the oil- are you really running on all cylinders?)  So what should you have in your fridge during this FLU EPIDEMIC? 
I'm going to share with you five simple things that will increase your bodies immune system.  While it is NO GUARANTEE it will prevent you from getting any flu virus- it IS going to help you stay healthy by feeding your body nutrients it so desperately needs.
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Chemtrails are cause for concern

Have you ever looked up in the sky and seen a trail?  Maybe you think it's vapors from a plane..but if you look closely- they don't go away.  I saw one in the sky the other day and took this picture.  And there is growing concern that these lingering trails are actually poisonous chemicals being dropped onto the public.

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Don't bitch when it's free

I had the pleasure of meeting many Chicagonow.com readers yesterday at Blogapalooza.  But I have to ask- is it spiritual to complain about the free spread?
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BPA is bad for everyone- not just babies

So there's been a movement of sorts to get baby bottles made without the chemical BPA- or Bisphenal A- because of it's potential risks for your child's brain development.  But it turns out adult exposure to BPA is also quite dangerous, and those levels are much higher than previously estimated.
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Music therapy heals the soul

If you are down in the dumps or not feeling like yourself- don't go reaching for the anti-depressants.  Try your i-pod instead.  Yes- that's right- music is a proven form of therapy and it could be just what you need to get the pep back in your step.Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne - Photocall
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More evidence against getting the flu shot

It's flu season, and you know what that means- everyone is scared and clamoring to get their shots.  But in addition to concerns about flu shot ingredients, Tamiflu is so risky, it's banned in Japan.  So why are we lining up to take it here in the U.S.?

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Minimize tantrums by not feeding kids candy

We all know that a lollipop isn't the ideal food choice for a growing child- but every once in a while, we like to reward them with a little cake and ice cream, right?  Well, I'm here to say- if you have an emotionally sensitive kid- this can be a disaster.healthy desserts 
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Cooking with olive oil at high heat levels can be toxic

Like most Americans, I have adopted the concept that the first step to healthy cooking is to use extra virgin olive oil.  We hear about this from just about every chef on The Food Network, and Rachel Ray starts almost every dish by drizzling her "E-V-O-O" in the pan.  But did you know that heating olive oil is actually toxic?

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