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From December 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here . At this time of year when the air is filled with music and the smell of holiday cooking, our thoughts turn to good friends who add joy to our lives. The holidays are a special time of year and reminds us of beautiful moments and happy memories celebrated in the past, giving you another chance to relive them and create new ones. But on other hand, stuffing our feelings is a common response during the holiday se...
Poetry Corner A Mountain and a Squirrel: English Translation Submitted by Zahida Chaudhary MD From November 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here . A mountain was saying this to a squirrel "Commit suicide if you have self-respect You are insignificant, still so arrogant, how strange! You are neither wise, nor intelligent! not even shrewd! It is strange when the insignificant pose as important! When the stupid one like you pose as “intelligent”! You are no...
From October 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here. I see the essence of being alive as water flowing from the invisible to here, then back there. My senses know they came from nowhere and will go back to nowhere. I recognize the one step from existence to non and from nonexistence to here. When I deeply know my senses, I feel in then the way to God and the purpose of living. Look at this surprising flower Which cannot be seen, and yet it's fragrance cannot be ...
By Ruthann Valentine, PhD, CNS & Jim Ellermeyer From October 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here. Eckhart Toole reminds us that "in today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being"! Let's reflect a little-bit! Being is an existential and mindful state of being. In this state, a person can sink into the depth of knowing, accepting, connecting and belonging that may initiate an inner experience of joy....
No Stress Zone September 17, 2015 by Ruthann Valentine From September 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here. Recently, I was sitting in a wooded area. For a long time, I focused on the Silence! I breathed in the calming Silence as it washed over my body, mind and soul. I sank deeply into my chair and rested! After some time went by, I heard a flock of birds chirping. It was a sound of music from the Divine. I was centered in a "no stress-zone" of healing and well-be
Emotional Muffins August 20, 2015 by Safdar Chaudhary From August 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here. Dr. Safdar Chaudhary Dr. Safdar Chaudhary At S'eclairer our students were busy making muffins last week, alter that day our yoga teacher decided to also make muffin during essential oil and health worksop during the group. We all participated in preparing and then baking in our oven the collective effort lemon tasting muffins. Preparation required adding milk, flour, e
Summer Fun and Simple Activities July 23, 2015 by Ruthann Valentine Ruthann_Valentine From July 2015 Newsletter. Sign up for the S'eclairer Newsletter here. Summer can be fun doing simple activities that may rejuvenate your body, mind, spirit, and soul. These activities can be as simple as blowing bubbles, eating a big slice of watermelon, going on a hike, star-gazing, relaxing in a hammock, walking bare feet in the grass, and sharing nostalgic stories. As you ponder the richness of thes