Donna's Blog
  • Have you heard of the Butterfly Effect? It is based on the theory that a small change in one place can result in large differences in another. An example would be when a butterfly flaps its wings in Colorado, a hurricane happens in Miami.The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from […]

  • It’s been nine years now, since I formed BellaSpark Productions out of my desire to see and hear the visionaries and authors whose books I was reading. I still remember the first speaker I hosted in Fort Collins: Sonia Choquette. An amazing event with over 500 people in attendance, it showed me that there were […]

  • I have started running. You might be wondering why a woman would begin running at age 62. It’s a question I have asked myself often. I have never been into running, after all I have short legs and small lung capacity. This is not a runner’s body; at least that’s what I tell myself. I […]

Foodie Corner
  • By Alan Roettinger In all my books, cooking classes and presentations, I try to emphasize that the whole point of being alive is joy — to enjoy life. We face many challenges daily and even occasional traumas, but it never takes long to turn them around. My best argument is actually the worst case scenario: […]

  • By Jordan Danz In early spring my friends and I were hanging out on our rooftop deck. We were discussing where we were feeling in our lives as we approached 30. I began talking about how stuck I was feeling with my current job and my desire for something new that allowed for more movement. […]

  • By Joan Borysenko Organic vs. Conventional Produce My prediction is that within 15 years organic foods will be the norm, since in the long run they’re cheaper to grow than crops reliant on weed killers and pesticides. But until that day comes, don’t fret if your budget doesn’t allow for a totally organic lifestyle. The […]

Green Living
  • By Katrina Pfannkuch The growing desire for a simpler, more sustainable way of life is inspiring innovative ideas in structural design worldwide. Bigger is no longer better, and work-life balance is transitioning from a luxury to a core value — which completely changes what people want in a home. Architects are excited about designing something […]

  • By Katrina Pfannkuch Hemp as a building material? As it turns out, it’s gaining a well-earned reputation as an effective green building alternative. Hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder as well as sand or cement. It’s all natural, energy efficient and great […]

  • By Katrina Pfannkuch The 19-year old founder and President of The Ocean Cleanup foundation, Boyan Slat has figured out a simple solution to a very complex problem – how to clean up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Located in the north Pacific ocean , the patch is a collection of plastics, chemical sludge and other […]

New Perspectives
  • By Jody Hill Stevenson In the past 90 days have you either said or heard someone say, “I feel crazy busy?” When I ask this question of audiences, typically 90 percent will raise their hands. There is a new epidemic in America today. It is a serious, life-diminishing condition that can destroy relationships, careers, finances […]

  • By Dora Hildebrand What if we could learn to accept “I don’t know,” and to embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? The Art of Uncertainty by Dennis Merritt Jones In life there are times when letting go makes sense; when we must release people, actions and things […]

  • By Cheryl Parker After many years of addiction to cocaine and many other substances, Ester Nicholson recovered her sobriety by diligently working the 12 steps of AA and NA. A day came, however, when she realized that a decade of working the steps had kept her clean and sober but still had not healed her […]

Spirituality
  • By Linda M. Potter Panache Desai has been called the “heir apparent” to Deepak Chopra. He’s not entirely convinced the comparison isn’t based more on their common cultural roots than his potential as a spiritual visionary, but he’ll take it anyway… gratefully. “Quite honestly, the man has made an absolutely incredible impression on the modern […]

  • By Karen Richards “You know they call that place Spooks Hall. It really is haunted,” the customs agent told me as I hand over my documents at Heathrow Airport in London. I just nodded. Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, England, is one of the world’s leading schools for the teaching of psychic sciences and mediumship. […]

  • By Paramahansa Jagadish Welcome to The Prayer Project! The Prayer Project is just that; a project designed to do one simple thing: change the world through the power of prayer. That’s it. You can change the world through the power of prayer in as little as 10 minutes a day. The world is on the […]

Wellness
  • By Phyllis Kennemer The music of the glass armonica seems to speak directly to the soul. It surrounds and enfolds the listener in a sense of harmony and joy. This feeling of wellbeing is conducive to meditation and to healing. I continue to be amazed that I have been privileged to experience this exquisite sound. […]

  • By Katrina Pfannkuch The movie Fed Up takes everything we think we know about sugar in food and flips it on its head. In 2010, six kids were given flip cameras and asked to document their battle with the current standard diet and exercise model for losing weight. Through this exercise, the movie creators discovered […]

  • By Ellen Wood Grow younger? Yes! The Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation are a series of physical movements that can help you turn back the clock — they’ve certainly helped me do that. These Tibetan Rites were developed by lamas in Tibet about 2,500 years ago and handed down from generation to generation. But here’s the […]

Monthly Horoscope
  • What is Vibrational Astrology? by Kimmie Rose Zapf We live in a universe of energies where everything is purely vibrational. Kimmie Rose channels her astrological messages this way. Through the vibration of each sun sign, she is able to predict the energy of what will manifest weekly. As each sign travels through specific vibrational frequencies […]

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