Donna's Blog
  • LOVE is all there is. This is the most important lesson of all.Love is the most powerful force in the Universe, trumping everything else. God’s most precious gift to us, given freely and unconditionally and available to all, it is our birthright. And it begins with loving ourselves. Those who have undergone near-death experiences portray […]

  • Ahh the holidays, a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate, share traditions, presents and lots of good food. I love this time of year, a chance to have our children and grandchildren over for gift giving, stocking stuffing and family dinners. Over the years however, as our children have grown and […]

  • 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 […]

Foodie Corner
  • 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 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 I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, but my BellaSpark columns seem to center around major life events and this installment is no different. It’s actually kind of nice for me. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and feelings on these major events in my life and the most recent development is probably […]

Green Living
  • By Donna Mazzitelli Suggestion #1: Simmer a scented brew on your stove. Use cloves, orange peel and cinnamon sticks in a pot of simmering water to create a lovely aroma and provides moisture in your home. Be sure to keep the water level up at all times while your mixture is simmering. Simmer for a […]

  • By Katrina Pfannkuch Green living means being open to pulling together natural alternatives for cleaning, self care or reducing water use in the home. However, some do-it-yourself alternatives fall short – even if they are green solutions. •Do-it-Yourself Dishwasher Detergent: It simply doesn’t work. There is no effective substitute for store-bought and a homemade variety […]

  • By Donna Mazzitelli When you enter the bathrooms at Asti d’Italia, a restaurant in Westminster, Colorado, you immediately notice the eye-catching bathroom countertops. To the right of the faucet is a sign with the header, “Do you like the countertops?” Asti’s sign continues, “The United States of America generates an average of 246 million tons […]

New Perspectives
  • By Donna Visocky Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha I […]

  • By Michael Cotton We all want to have a deeper understanding of how our brains work; after all, the brain we are born with is the brain we must use. So it behooves us to understand what this thing in our head does and exactly how it does it. Let’s take a look at some […]

  • 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 […]

  • By Diana Weaks Shamanism, a timeless spiritual practice found in cultures around the world, can be helpful when people feel that conventional approaches are not satisfactory. Shamanistic techniques beautifully correlate with allopathic and alternative medicine as well as behavioral services to help a person move toward physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Journeying A journey is […]

  • By Cheryl Parker A glimpse into the afterlife helped a descendant of staunch New Englanders Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Forbes family find peace after losing her daughter. In her memoir, The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss and Life After Death (Viking 2014), Sukey Forbes details her struggle to grieve for […]

  • 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 […]

  • By Katrina Pfannkuch While pepper is best known as a diverse seasoning for food, it also offers a “kick” as a secret health aid and household helper. Working through a cold? Cayenne pepper warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus which helps unclog nasal passages for easier breathing. When feeling a bit constipated, […]

  • By Ellen Wood We all need nourishment in the form of food; we just don’t need as much of it as some of us eat. Especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukah/New Year’s season, we tend to stuff ourselves, stretching our stomachs so more food is required to be satisfied after the holidays are over. That’s […]

  • By Brita LaTona Healing with plants is part of our ancient heritage. All over the world there have been healing systems based on the wisdom of medicinal plants. Before it was forcefully repressed, native indigenous cultures maintained a deep- rooted relationship with healing plants for centuries. In many ways it seems as though we are […]

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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