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Resiliency and Sustainable Living

Gardening, permaculture and healthy living

adolescence, wisdom
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A Gift of Wisdom: Coming of Age in Today’s World

By Nikki Nau My oldest son turned 15 this year, and he was growing up in many ways. His attitude about life was maturing, and he was sharing insights about spirituality, justice, and truth. While observing his current place in the journey toward…
community, belonging, courage, self love
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True Belonging: Knowing that You Belong

By Nikki Nau   “Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes…

Resiliency and Sustainable Living

Gardening, permaculture and healthy living

adolescence, wisdom
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A Gift of Wisdom: Coming of Age in Today’s World

By Nikki Nau My oldest son turned 15 this year, and he was growing up in many ways. His attitude about life was maturing, and he was sharing insights about spirituality, justice, and truth. While observing his current place in the journey toward…
community, belonging, courage, self love
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True Belonging: Knowing that You Belong

By Nikki Nau   “Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes…

Cultivate Peace Of Mind



Peace of Mind

Serenity, calm and a sense of knowing you are exactly where you need to be in life.  If this sounds like you, congratulations!  You have some tools in your toolkit that support this vital quality.  If this doesn’t sound like you, or you want more Peace of Mind, this portal will give you tools to cultivate this sometimes elusive quality.  Dive in!

Symptoms of imbalance: anxiety, confusion, emotionally reactive, feeling disconnected from Source

Signs of Fulfillment    joy, clarity, calm, well-being, emotionally responsive, enjoying a spiritual connection, feeling content in one’s own skin, has developed strong character qualities

Affects: Healthy Body, Fulfilling Relationships, Emotional Well-being, Creative Expression, Financial Abundance, Community/Belonging, Meaningful Work, Harmonious Home

summer practices
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Seeking Balance - Summer - Part Two

By Annalisa Bragg   Let’s dig into a little deeper into the idea of a tree as a model for balance.  Balance is fluid, flexible, and subject to our surroundings. It is also an area that requires our awareness and attention. Revisiting…
Life balance, gifts of march
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Seeking Balance - Spring - Part One

By Annalisa Bragg   Timely elements March is moving in like a lion here in Minnesota.  It is icy, snowy-blowy, and the wind roars around our home. Tree branches are tossed in the tempest, flinging icy snow from their surfaces.  The…

Enjoy Fulfilling Relationships



Fulfilling relationships –  Fulfilling Relationships implies nourishment, sustenance, and a give and take quality, something of which we are all an integral part.  It begins with self-care and expands out to every relationship we are a part of – romantic, platonic, parental, professional, community, country, and world.  Curious about your relationships?  Check out this portal to learn more about fulfilling relationships

Symptoms of imbalance: Dominance, aggression, anger/rage, sadness, isolation, resentment, addiction, judgment

Signs of Fulfillment     harmony, joyful reciprocity, ease, gratitude, generosity, consideration,

Affects: Healthy Body, Peace of Mind, Emotional Well-being, Creative Expression, Financial Abundance, Community/Belonging, Meaningful Work, Harmonious Home

adolescence, wisdom
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A Gift of Wisdom: Coming of Age in Today’s World

By Nikki Nau My oldest son turned 15 this year, and he was growing up in many ways. His attitude about life was maturing, and he was sharing insights about spirituality, justice, and truth. While observing his current place in the journey toward…

Allow Creative Expression



Creative Expression

We are ALL creative beings. Each of us was given a seed of light to nurture at birth.  Sometimes those seeds sprout into words, art, movement, or a professional endeavor that shines through us. It can look like a myriad of things.  What is important is that we identify our seed, plant it, tend it and nurture it into being. We can express our creativity everyday in simple ways like cooking a meal or building a fire or planting a garden. The tools in this portal will help you cultivate your seed into fruit.

Symptoms of imbalance: frustration, anger, sadness, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self doubt, longing for expression/feeling like something is missing

Signs of Fulfillment:  joy, a sense of worth/value, a glow that shines from within, a deep sense of satisfaction, inspiration, creativity, innovation, growth mindset

Affects: Peace of Mind, Fulfilling Relationships, Emotional Well-being, Financial Abundance, Community/Belonging, Meaningful Work, Harmonious Home

Find Meaningful Work



 Meaningful work

Do you feel so passionate about your work that it often doesn’t feel like work? Finding purpose and meaning in our work gives us enormous energy. It may even feel more like play. When we find a vehicle to express our gifts, our health often improves. Certain ailments will disappear as our work invites us to be greater versions of our previous self. Meaningful work requires continual growth and revitalization which in and of itself is healthy and life-giving. Enter this portal to discover how to find work that feels meaningful.

Symptoms of imbalance: Dread, Fatigue, Boredom, Depression, Angst, Health Issues, Addiction, Anxiety, Fear, Rage, Resentment, Regret, Dissatisfaction

Signs of Fulfillment:  Passion, Vitality, Focus, Satisfaction, Gratitude, Courage, Confidence, Conviction, Purpose, Inspiration, Action, Synchronicity, Authentic, Generous, Loving

Affects:  Healthy Body, Peace of Mind, Fulfilling Relationships, Emotional Well-being, Creative Expression, Financial Abundance, Community/Belonging, Harmonious Home

Tap Into Your Natural Abundance



Financial abundance

Our money mindset reflects how supported we feel in ourselves and in our lives. It is not necessarily about a specific amount of money; instead, it is our perception of whether we have enough that affects how we take care of ourselves and others. When we feel there is more than enough money, we naturally relax, nourish ourselves, and give generously in the world. Money is energy and our attitudes and behavior affect the dynamic flow of money. Tap into the resources in this portal for tools on upgrading your financial setpoint, cultivating an abundance mindset and increasing your capacity to attract money and generate revenue.

Symptoms of imbalance: Scarcity thinking, Financial stress, Overspending, Self-deprivation, Hoarding behaviors, Gambling and other forms of addiction, Staying in toxic jobs and relationships, Fear of losing everything.

Signs of Fulfillment: Vitality, Authenticity, Joy, Faith, Courage, Charisma, Creating a life of beauty, Living life on your own terms, Generosity, Joyful self-expression, Possibility thinking, Collaboration, Inspiration, Ambition, Learning, Growth, Self-Actualization.

Affects:  Healthy Body, Peace of Mind, Fulfilling Relationships, Emotional Well-being, Creative Expression, Community/Belonging, Meaningful Work, Harmonious Home