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  • Stream in Western Maryland affected by acid mine drainage
    TOXMAP: what toxic chemicals are being released by you?
    Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is an EPA annual, data report where you can view information about what toxic chemicals are released into the environment by certain industries and federal facilities that may be located in areas where you live....
  • Dreamcatchers announces new domestic violence spkesperson, Ann Livingston.
    Dreamcatchers announces new domestic violence spokesperson
    Tuesday, local non-profit organization Dreamcatchers for Abused Children officially announced their new Domestic Violence Spokesperson, Ann Livingston.Livingston is a survivor of Domestic Violence. She is devoted to her seven children, five of...
  • Awareness of surroundings is especially important on anniversaries like 911
    Awareness of surroundings is especially important on anniversaries like 911
    On important anniversaries such as 911, terrorists are more likely to strike. Thus, on and around these dates, U.S. citizens should increase their awareness of their surrondings by effectively using their eyes and their ears. By reporting...
  • Awareness
    Raising Vibrations (Part Two)
    Dear Readers, this is part two of a column about raising vibrations; please click here for part one.Today we’re continuing our discussion about raising vibrations by taking a look at awareness, and what follows are my personal observations...
  • The high, the truth of denial and deception
    The high, the truth of denial and deception
    Welcome to your nightmare. That’s what The Buddha said, “Most people’s eyes are so caked shut with denial and self-deception they will never awaken and grow. Most people’s inner monologue is so cluttered with falsehoods,...
  • Try to identify territorial bars
    Try to identify territorial bars
    Just as awarenessof a person’s surroundings is important on the street, such awareness also is important when a person is in a bar, especially a territorial bar. Many fights break out in bars, and these fights often become more deadly when...
  • Pet holidays in June
    Celebrate pet related holidays and awareness weeks in June
    The month of June not only brings sunshine and summertime but it also raises awareness for shelter cats and celebrates our animal companions- living and dead.June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month from the ASPCA and Adopt a Cat Month from the American...
  • Hunter Gandee: Teen wrestler carries brother with cerebral palsy for 40 miles
    Hunter Gandee: Teen wrestler carries brother with cerebral palsy for 40 miles
    Hunter Gandee is a Michigan teenager and high school wrestler, who has just taught us all a little bit about “sharing the load.” Gandee, who is only 14 years of age, completed a 40-mile walk to raise awareness of cerebral palsy. And no...
  • The Gifted
    Book Excerpt: The Gifted by Daphne Michaels
    THE GIFTED: HOW TO LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS, Daphne Michaels, Daphne Michaels Books, $13.46 (paperback) $7.99 (Kindle)In The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams author, speaker and licensed psychotherapist Daphne Michaels celebrates...
  • Raising awareness for shelter dogs one smile at at time
    Raising awareness for shelter dogs one smile at a time
    When many people hear about shelter dogs, they picture the forlorn, sad faces that are represented on all of the ASPCA commercials. Many people avoid considering dog adoption simply because they do not want to have to take care of a dog that may...
  • Steve and the bear
    New Bear Awareness Tactics for a Drought Year
    Steve Searles introduces the “Don’t Feed Our Bears” video seriesRecently Steve Searles, The Bear Whisperer and Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist, launched the “Don’t Feed Our Bears” video series — a daily...
  • Samadhi level of meditation
    Spiritual Growth Tools: Samadhi Meditation Part One
    Dear readers, I recently learned about a meditative state called Samadhi, and promptly did some research so I could share it with you. During my search, I discovered Al Rapaport, Director of the Open Mind Zen Center in Melbourne, FL, who recently...
  • UCLA physician launches campaign against childhood choking
    UCLA physician launches campaign against childhood choking
    Did you know that one child dies every five days from a food choking accident? On April 9, Dr. Nina Shapiro, professor of head and neck surgery and director of pediatric ear, nose and throat at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, announced that...
  • The Importance of Mindfulness
    The Importance of Mindfulness
    by Anita PennMindfulness, as conceptualized in the Western community is the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of openness, curiosity and acceptance.This article will outline the current scientific understanding of how mindfulness...
  • Resisting over-consumption
    Skill 4 resisting ecologically damaging over-consumption: advertising awareness
    Most if not all of the modern advertising is the greatest driving force of ecologically and socially damaging over-consumption. In all types of media forms, advertisements persuade people to buy more and more things that promise to satisfy the...