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MAY 20 - MAY 27, 2006
The Masks We Wear:
A Major Cause For Misdiagnosis
by Bob Olson
Although this article relates to
depression, the valuable lesson taught applies to all illnesses, issues
and aspects of our life.
Our Masks Confuse Our Family And Friends
The other day I talked to a family whose daughter was in a lock-up psychiatric ward due to a suicide attempt. The patient (a young woman in her early thirties) was sitting with her father, mother and sister in a private visiting room when I arrived there with my wife, Melissa. My first impression when we walked into the room was revealing. The patient, let’s call her Julie, was sitting in a chair talking, smiling and laughing. I immediately identified one of Julie’s major obstacles toward achieving the help and support she needed to get better.
Music Therapy: A Peaceful Revolution
by Sam Pasco
You’ll be in trouble with the law if you play your music too loudly in Rochester, New York. Anyone found violating local and state noise ordinances by means of overly loud “boom boxes,” stereos, motorcycles, automobiles or loud partying will be ticketed.
New York City has also begun to oppose the bombardment of noise. Its Department of Environmental Protection has a Quality of Life Hotline. 70% of the calls received concern noise. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has established a Council on the Environment. There is a citywide group (with a somewhat unfortunate acronym) called Friends Against Noisy New York. On April 25th, there were observances of International Noise Awareness Day. The mayor also established Operation Silent Night, a citywide quality of life initiative to combat loud and excessive noise in New York City.
the World Really End on December 21, 2012?
by Jean-Claude Koven
I was recently asked how I interpreted the Mayan and Hopi predictions that
the world, as we know it, will end on the 21st of December 2012. Would
there be global war — possibly triggering a nuclear holocaust? Would the
planet’s life forms finally succumb to the ecological quagmire that’s
been building in our soils, oceans and atmosphere? Would the current
steady increase of previously unknown diseases overcome our ability to
defend against them? Or will we suddenly move into a new Golden Age in
which the lion lies down with the lamb and struggle, pain, and suffering
are gone forever?
This is no small question. Quite the contrary, it deals with some of the
larger concepts in the universe. From a metaphysical perspective, the
world ends and recreates itself every instant. December 21, 2012 is
certainly no exception. However, it does offer a target date that brings
all the possible scenarios into vivid focus.
MAY 13 - MAY 20
Learning to Let Go
by Amy Hassinger
The Healing Power of Your Next Meal
by Charles Remington
Wheel Of Life
by Kay Snow-Davis
APRIL 29 - MAY 13
Human Balance By Aligning Yourself With Gravity
by David Wronski
Finding a Happy
“Medium”-- One Teen’s Quest for Spirituality in Modern America
by Philip Devitt
Hypoglycemia And Why Should I Care?
by Anita Flegg
APRIL 22 - APRIL 29
Psychic Pets...Is Your Pet Psychic?
by Laura Scott
Healing Our Wounds:
Letters To Sam
by Daniel Gottlieb
Let There Be Light:
Change The World With A Light Bulb
by Dr. Darryl Pokea
Free Monthly Giveaway
In light of Mental Health
Awareness Month (May), OfSpirit.com is sponsoring the give-away this
time you have the opportunity to win this newly written ebook How To
Beat Depression: An Interview/Seminar with Bob Olson.
up for our Weekly Magazine by Email and you are automatically entered for
our Free Book Giveaway month after month for as long as you remain on our
On May 31st, 2006 we will draw three random names who will each win a
copy of this book. If you win, we'll email you for an address where we can send your
free book. P.S., we do not
give away or sell email addresses. OFFICIAL
|"This is my work of passion after 16 years of research and experience. About five years after I beat my depression (over 11 years ago), I wrote a book to inspire depression sufferers with my story. However, that book only went so far in teaching people about depression. It was never meant to be an “Everything You Must Know To Beat Depression” kind of book. It was meant to be a simple book with a simple message of hope.
"After my first book was published, I began giving seminars to people to do just that—teach them everything they absolutely needed to know to beat depression. In these seminars, I gave away all the secrets and strategies I’ve learned since I was first diagnosed in 1989—over 16 years ago! And in those 16 years of experience and research, I’ve learned so much from my own mistakes and successes, from the mistakes and successes of other patients, and from doctors, nurses and therapists whom I’ve worked with and interviewed. I’ve learned what works to overcome depression and what is a total waste of time. And I’ve been able to help a great deal of people in these seminars.
"Still, I’ve always wanted to help even more people than I can reach in seminars alone, so I decided to take one of my seminars, record it into a transcript and put it into an ebook. Now anyone can learn what I teach in these seminars in the privacy of their own
home." ~ Bob Olson
|"Although Susan Harrow's book,
Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul, has a subtitle that calls the book "a woman's guide," I highly recommend it
for men, too. If you have a message that you want to spread to the masses, Harrow teaches you everything you need to know about publicity in full detail. Both the beginner and the experienced will benefit. I wish more authors read her book before contacting my magazine. They would certainly increase their chances of getting reviewed."
~ Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com Magazine editor
Imagine being able to define what happiness, fame and fortune means for you, and then having the means to get it. In this groundbreaking work, media coach and marketing strategist, Susan Harrow, guides you through the ins and outs of publicity and marketing to help you gain public recognition and take your business to the top.
Everyone has a talent or gift to express to the world. Whether you're a company employee looking to move up the corporate ladder or an entrepreneur wanting to position yourself as a hot property, you'll find what you're looking for in this book. Open these pages and find out how you can get all the attention you want- without bragging, begging, or whoring.
A thirteen-year veteran of the public relations business, Susan Harrow has helped renowned entrepreneurs, speakers, and best-selling authors gain and keep media attention. What makes Harrow's strategy successful is her philosophy that you don't have to morph into an alpha-male to get great press-by practicing effective principles that combine business smarts with honesty, anyone can gracefully glide to the top. You can easily become "mediagenic" if you have the right tools.
Written in a conversational, woman-to-woman style without any sports talk or war tactics, this innovative book blends illuminating personal anecdotes and wisdom of famous spiritual, historical, and political leaders with Harrow's own unique system. You'll find helpful examples of powerful publicity packages and dozens of practical exercises that instruct and motivate, not to mention proven techniques to save you time, grief, and money.
Harrow believes you can't achieve your goals when you're playing by someone else's rules. She gives you the tools to discover what your rules are and practical ways to keep them intact on your way to fame and fortune!
Susan Harrow is a top media coach and marketing expert who has helped thousands of people get national media attention. A beloved speaker, she offers keynotes, workshops, training, and consulting to corporations, associations, and individuals. Her clients include PlanetRx, iVillage, Pacific Bell Directory (The Yellow Pages), Random House, Gillette/Oral B, as well as executives, successful entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors.
"The true Light is a gentle love which, rising in you, causes
you to look on the world with understanding and compassion and
respect. When you respect the souls of your brother and sister, you
respect their lives in every way. This gentle spirit, this respect
one for another, must come. For this is the generation of the one
true Light, and this true light is that of love."
"It's essential that we understand that taking care of the
planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you
can't really make much of a difference in things until you change
~ Alice Walker
remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort
to go hand in hand."
28- June 2: Wild Dolphin Energy Adventure Retreat with internationally known Psychic, Author, and Spiritual Teacher Laura Scott
Join Laura in the beautiful Bahamas for a wonderful week at sea connecting with wild dolphins, snorkeling The Stones of Atlantis Road, and experiencing the powerful healing energy vortexes that encompass this magical place. Laura will be guiding participants through meditation, sound healing, and a week full of laughter and community sure to leave even the weariest of souls feeling recharged. Sleeping under the stars as gentle waves lull you to sleep is optional. For more info, visit:
http://www.ancientstardust.com/retreats.html or call 1-866-897-1504. *This continuing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. May 28-June 2 Trip 2, July 23-28 Trip 3, August 13-18 Trip 4.
For more information about Laura read Bob
Olson's article about him.
2: Peaceful Warrior Movie
|If you read Way Of The Peaceful
Warrior, you'll be pleased to learn that the movie based on that book will be
shown in select cities on June 2nd. The synopsis: World class college
athlete Dan Millman finds his life irrevocably changed after meeting an old
gas station attendant named Socrates and falling in love with a mysterious woman named Joy, both of
whom teach him to live as a "peaceful warrior." Credited cast: Scott
Mechlowicz as Dan Millman; Nick Nolte as Socrates; Amy Smart as Joy. For more
info, visit www.thepeacefulwarriormovie.com
3: How To Beat Depression RADIO Call In Show
|On Saturday, June 3rd, at
midnight, Bob & Melissa Olson will be interviewed on the Jordan
Rich Show, WBZ News Radio, AM 1030. Bob & Melissa will be
discussing clinical depression, teaching listeners what they need to
know to overcome this debilitating brain disorder, and teaching
supporters of depression sufferers how best to help their loved
ones. To listen live visit the following website and
click the "Listen Live" button on the top right of the
15: Art of Manifestation - Creating Your Life from Your Heart
In this workshop, Diana Harris explores the Divine Principles of Manifestation & Co-creation. We will learn how to apply these principles; come to understand the dynamics of the Law of Attraction; discover how to tap into our unlimited potential, & learn practices to re-awaken the creative life force energy within us. Through creative play - a form of Prayful Art, each participant will create a Manifestation Shield, a "visual intention" (in collage form) of the things, qualities, people, type of life,
etc. that we want to manifest for ourselves. 1-4pm $44 Andover, MA,
30: A 3-Psychic-Medium Event In Rhode Island
Event co-sponsored by BookReview.com will include random audience
readings from Spirit Artist Rita Berkowitz, Suzane Northrup, and
British Medium Kevin Masters. Rita Berkowitz is the author of The
Complete Idiots Guide To Spirit Communication and Empowering
Your Life With Angels. Suzane Northrup is athe author of Everything
Happens For a Reason, Second Chance: Healing Messages from
the Afterlife and her newest release A Medium's Cookbook:
Recipes for the Soul. Book signings will follow the event. This
is a 4 hour event will be held at the Sheraton Providence Airport
Hotel, Providence, RI. Tickets are $125.00 in advance - $150.00 at
the door. For information about this event and how to purchase
tickets contact Donna@AwardsMall.com
or call 608-833-1716.