Posts Tagged ‘calm’

Ten Tools for the New Year From Astrologer Laurie Baum

January 1, 2011

My friend Laurie Baum has been getting very positive feedback about her recent astrological forecasts. Many clients and friends have told her that her writings have resonated deeply with them.

Click here to read Laurie’s astrological forecast for 2011.

Click here to read Laurie’s predictions for each astrological sign in 2011.

Given how popular Laurie’s posts have been (combined, they have received over 1,500 views in the last two weeks of December), I wanted to share her follow-up tips on this first day of 2011. Take it away, Laurie!


Given the plethora of planetary patterns pervading planet Earth in 2011, it will be important to periodically slow down, take stock and recalibrate for the turbulent times ahead. Yes, there are big waves on the horizon, but instead of allowing yourself to be helplessly swept along, you can decide that it’s a great time to upgrade your surfing skills. Here are some simple things you can do to stay calm, centered and balanced as the tide rolls in.

• Throughout each day, express gratitude for every good thing that comes your way.

• Every morning, make a (more…)

A Close Shave

November 6, 2010

I was looking forward to meeting my friend, Lien, at Ecopolitan, my favorite restaurant, around 2:00. I arrived before 1:30, laptop in hand, looking forward to getting a little work done before she showed up.

As I walked in, a lovely young woman looked at me as if she had been waiting for me to walk through the door. “You’re here every time I am,” she said with a friendly smile. What a nice greeting! I Introduced myself and asked her dining companion if this was her first time at Ecopolitan. I said, “Nice to meet you both,” turned around and saw a young man looking at me just as purposefully. “It’s his (more…)

Syncing Up With Nature

October 13, 2010

My friend Rich Powell snapped this photo on the Trego Nature Trail when he drove up from Minneapolis for a visit

In an earlier post, I wrote about my attempt to slow down the pace of my life. After spending a week driving down country roads and walking a seventy-five-minute nature trail every day, I find myself naturally moving more slowly and breathing more deeply. It seems only natural to synchronize with nature in this way. I’ve never stayed at a cabin in the woods by myself before and I find that I like it much more than I expected to. I can already tell I’ll miss it when I return to “normal life” in a few days.

Before I arrived here a week ago, I was a little leery about not having TV, phone or Internet access at the cabin, but I’m managing just fine, thank you. I drive (more…)