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Determining Your Net Worth

Determining Your Net Worth | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
During our home selling efforts, Len and I took the opportunity to review our net worth. Anemic by many people’s standards, we’re glad our “portfolio” isn’t made up of finances alone. We enjoy a di...
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What's YOUR net worth?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:56 PM

There are many things on the non-financial side of the ledger.

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Sit Happens!

Sit Happens! | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
Daily, I carve out time to sit like a bump on a log, or in my case, a meditation bench which I lovingly refer to as a “Buddha butt.” As a high energy, fast-paced, go get ‘em kind of person, sitting...
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When was the last time YOU sat still?

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Here's Your Sign!

Here's Your Sign! | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
On a recent drive home from a client session, I was mulling over an idea I’d “pitched” to a Vermont company that morning. I felt pretty darned good about it, but sent up a little “Please give me a ...
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What was the last sign YOU received?

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Inner Alchemy

Inner Alchemy | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
I began photographing our yellow delicious apple tree in the spring, with the idea of capturing shots at various stages through harvest time. This, in an effort to visually convey transformation: A...
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When it comes to personal transformation, are you an early or late bloomer?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:45 AM

We need alchemy in our lives.

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Follower of the Month: Laurie Buchanan

Follower of the Month:  Laurie Buchanan | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
Genie’s Note:  Laurie was one of our early followers and her blog is an ongoing source of encouragement for me. I am sure you will want to check out her blog and website. DEFINING CORE VALUES In my...
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What are YOUR core values?

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Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
The squirrels in our neck of the woods are industriously gathering and hoarding acorns for winter. The empty holes in the precision-drilled oak trunks are tell-tale signs that the cheeky little fel...
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What have YOU learned from observing trees?

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Wind Beneath Your Wings

Wind Beneath Your Wings | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Len has a mistress—flying. A private pilot, his heart accelerates when he hears the drone of an engine in the sky. We recently went to Brodhead, WI to attend the Pietenpol/Hatz ...
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Who is the wind beneath your wings?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:04 AM

This is a great metaphor for finding what fuels are work and life.

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Rain Retreat Meditation

Rain Retreat Meditation | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
In the Buddhist tradition “Phansa” is the rainy season—typically July, August, and September. During this window of time, monks stay indoors to study, meditate, and teach. This practice stems from ...
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Need to slow down? Take a Rain Retreat right at home!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:02 PM

This is an interesting idea. Some of my best ideas come while showering.

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Through the Cheese Curtain

Through the Cheese Curtain | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
As we look forward to relocating after we sell our home, we’re taking “good-bye” visits to some of our favorite midwest locations. A great place to write, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is one of my most-f...
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If you were relocating, what favored place would you say goodbye to?

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Not Only My Heart — I Gave Him the Sky

Not Only My Heart — I Gave Him the Sky | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
Believing that fulfillment comes from experiences, relationships, and good health, Len and I don't typically exchange gifts. Recently he made me a beautiful breakfast of heart-shaped blueberry panc...
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What is the most meaningful non-material gift you've ever received?

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The Rhythms of Life - Power of Positivity - Positive News, Inspiration, Wellness, Spirituality

The Rhythms of Life - Power of Positivity - Positive News, Inspiration, Wellness, Spirituality | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
The Rhythms of Life: "The world is vibration—nothing in nature is at absolute rest. Everything is in a state of movement and in..." Click for full article
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What's the ripple effect of your personal rhythm?

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Not just for Writers — Criticism versus Critique

Not just for Writers — Criticism versus Critique | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
When I spoke at the Writers’ Institute at UW-Madison, one of my topics was why critiquing is necessary. My presentation included defining the difference between criticism and critique: I represente...
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What's YOUR feedback style?

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Surfboards, Skateboards, and Vision Boards

Surfboards, Skateboards, and Vision Boards | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
There are numerous types of boards—longboard, snowboard, keyboard, emory board, ironing board, diving board, cork board... But to my way of thinking, the most exciting is the vision board! Unlimite...
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What's your style: vision BOARD or vision BOARD?

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Wise Monkeys

Wise Monkeys | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
Kikazaru covers his ears to HEAR no evil. Bombarded endlessly with negative messaging, this is probably the hardest wisdom to accomplish. Mizaru covers his eyes to SEE no evil. I don’t know about y...
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Which wise monkey do YOU resonate with the most?

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Everyone Deserves to Tell Their Story - Be More with Less

Everyone Deserves to Tell Their Story - Be More with Less | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
This is Nathan. He has a disease called brittle bone syndrome. Nate has had over 200 broken bones. He is seven years old.
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Restorative Yoga - Supported Child's Pose - Power of Positivity - Positive News, Inspiration, Wellness, Spirituality

Restorative Yoga - Supported Child's Pose - Power of Positivity - Positive News, Inspiration, Wellness, Spirituality | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
It's Namaste Thursday! Dr. Laurie Buchanan was happy to stop by and share one of everyone's favorite restorative yoga poses, supported child's pose. Read along and learn through Dr. Buchanan to relax, restore, and rejuvenate!
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Lean on Me

Lean on Me | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
While mowing the lawn I caught a glimpse of something pinkish-red in our Golden Delicious apple tree. Upon closer examination I discovered that both the pink and yellow rose bushes are using the tr...
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When was the last time YOU let someone lean on you?

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Fork in the Road

Fork in the Road | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
The term fork in the road typically means a decision point; a metaphoric place we come to on life’s path where we need to decide between two or more options—including standing still (not making a c...
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What do YOU do when you encounter a fork in the road?

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Tickling Words

Tickling Words | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
When I wear my writing hat I play with words. Saying them out loud or seeing them on a page often conjures something different from the intended meaning—at least in my mind: Monkey—mon key—key to a...
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Are you an attentive communicator?

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Strength in Vulnerability

Strength in Vulnerability | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
While mowing the lawn I happened to notice a large greyish-brown lump at the base of one of our bird feeder poles. Moving in for a closer examination, I discovered what I think was a cicada in mid-...
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When was the last time YOU were vulnerable?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:06 PM

Vulnerability says a lot about a person.

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Life’s Nectar - Enjoy it Down to the Last Drop

Life’s Nectar - Enjoy it Down to the Last Drop | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
Last week I had breakfast with my friend and phenomenal artist, Donna Jill Witty. Afterward—just a short walk away—I got a tour of her painting studio. Located in the lofty regions of a historic bu...
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Find out the difference between honey and nectar — why one is vegan friendly and the other is not.

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The Goldilocks Factor

The Goldilocks Factor | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
You remember the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, that sassy little miss who made herself at home in the three bears house and: Sampled porridge—too hot, too cold, just right—and gobbled it...
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The Spiritual Practice of Play

The Spiritual Practice of Play | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
During lunch with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in April 2012, one of the things he shared was that he learns best when he laughs. Our spirits need celebration! What feels joyful to us encourages us ...
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When was the last time YOU stepped into the transformational space of play?

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Book Trailer for Discovering the Seven Selves by Laurie Buchanan

We created this video to promote Laurie Buchanan's nonfiction book, "Discovering the Seven Selves: Your Key to Offloading Baggage and Increasing Joy - Now!"....
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I Am a Teacher

I Am a Teacher | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
A student gave me this poem Thursday. The Alberta Teachers Association published it in their monthly newspaper recently. Susan Holland, a retiring teacher, wrote it. Is there such a thing as a reti...
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“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” 
— Aristotle

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