Category Archives: Articles

Posts on Ellie’s blog are varied in subject and content, and based upon the day’s intuitive inclinations!

Wind Stirs Up Fear

A windy day can strongly affect our emotions and state of mind. According to the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, wind causes restlessness and stirs up mental/emotional unease. People who are prone to fear or anxiety are influenced by the … Continue reading

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Make It Nicer

Everywhere we’ve lived, and that’s 16 homes, we have sought to make the place nicer. We’ve planted trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, and organic gardens. We’ve added pavement stones, patios, rainspouts, rain barrels, fencing, and grass. We’ve nurtured and dined on … Continue reading

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It’s the Thought That Counts, Right?

As a little girl, a Christmas arrived when it occurred to me that the Giving of Gifts might be as fun as Receiving of Gifts. I wasn’t getting a lot of gifts anyway, due to farming parents who struggled to … Continue reading

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The Christmas Dress I Didn’t Get

I found a dress I absolutely adored – a hot pink knit with a black patent leather belt. I strongly hinted that this was the one I wanted. Continue reading

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Ahimsa Saves a Worm

“Ahimsa” is the practice of non-violence. Treat all things with respect for their place in the scheme of life. All things are connected. In practicing ahimsa, in return you attract no harm. A tiny striped worm offered me a chance … Continue reading

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Visiting Your Attic Library

As a little girl, I used to sit cross-legged on our dusty, hot farmhouse attic floor, sweat running down my body, transfixed by old books. Longfellow’s poetry. The “Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900” book with unedited first-person account of the … Continue reading

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If I Wear a Red Dress, I Can Do Anything

Did you ever have something you want to do but don’t have the nerve? Go ahead. Do it. The summer I turned sixteen, I bleached my long brunette hair into brassy blonde. I didn’t have money for a salon so … Continue reading

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Engage with the Full Moon

Today’s Full Moon provides energetic support for change. 1) It’s perfect timing to clear out debris. What are you ready to toss in the trash? Give away? Share? 2) It’s time to release from the unwanted. What are you ready … Continue reading

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How Do You View the World?

What lens do you use to view the world? Be sure to choose your own. No one’s lens can put your life into focus but yours. And if your focus isn’t too good right now, you can adjust it. Go … Continue reading

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Sfizio Can Rock Your World

Have you sfizioed lately? Sfizio is an Italian word with Greek origins that invites us to follow a whim. Maybe it’s time to try something new, out-of-character, illogical, and adventurous. You’ll find it to be surprisingly energizing. Go somewhere you’ve … Continue reading

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