New Connexion: Ending Print, New Beginning Online

New Connexion, a trusted publication in the Pacific Northwest for 24 years, is now an online resource. The January/February 2015 edition was our last print issue.

You can still find ideas for healthy living, spiritual practices and discovering your true self — all in our online community. Check in daily for new blogs or search through 14 years of back issues.

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Be Love Now
By Ram Dass

The ego is based on fear, the soul is based on love, says author Ram Dass. Release the ego by offering it to your heart’s fire of love.

Mantra: I am a point of sacrificial fire held within the fiery will of God.

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Herbal Antibiotics
By Stephen Harrod Buhner

The overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria. The pharmaceuticals that once seemed our saviors are now our bane.

The alternative? Plant medicines.

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Affirmations for Job Seekers
By Paul and Tracey McManus

When you’re out of work, where do you turn when it seems nobody can help you or those you love? Try these seven affirmations to overcome unemployment and the painful emotions surrounding it.

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Dirty Art
By Leah Fanning Mebane

My medium of choice was traditional oil painting, which uses turpentine and toxic metal-laden paints. Then I learned to make my own oil paints from earthen clay and oil.

My passion for dirty art was ignited.

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Emotional Vampires
By Judith Orloff

Some relationships are positive and mood elevating. Others can suck the optimism right out of you. These emotional vampires do more than drain your physical energy.

They can make you believe you're unlovable.

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Power Animals
and Reiki
By Colleen Benelli

Eagle offers us a view from high above our path. Horse offers freedom with stability. Cougar is powerful and gentle. Fly asks the question: What have you missed?

Power animals are great spiritual companions, and they work well with Reiki.

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Magic Pill?
By Julia Schopick

Is there a “magic pill” that can stop the progression of diseases by increasing endorphins — the body’s natural pain killer — making you not only feel good, but get well?

Low dose naltrexone may be one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century.

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Astrology Forecast

AstroMark: April 26-May 2, 2015

The moon is in heart-opening Leo on Sunday, making it a good day to participate with heart-centered people. A practical Virgo moon on Tuesday and Wednesday supports hard work.

Mark Dodich
Mark Dodich

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Living Now

Connecting, Not Competing with Women

Competing with other women is out. Connecting with other women to share ideas, work together on projects and offer support is in.

Dr. Nancy O'Reilly
Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

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Web exclusives: Fresh insights and ideas


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Evolutionary Shift of Money
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Competing with other women is out. Connecting with other women to share ideas, work together on projects and offer support is in. The ...

AstroMark: April 19-25, 2015
By Mark Dodich

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7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife
By Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D.

Pamela Reynold’s clinical death was medically induced by a surgical team whose goal was to remove a large aneurism lodged in her brain ...

7 Home Tips for Sensitive Children
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Contaminants are found everywhere in our environment: in our food, water, air and inside our homes. Unless you live in the wilderness, it's ...

Reiki and the Art of Receiving
By Colleen Benelli

One of the foundational qualities of Reiki is that it teaches us how to receive. I remember that I actually had resistance to learning Reiki ...

Aligning with Spirit and Art
By Sarah O'Leary

I’ve been exploring the Central Highlands of Mexico for the last few months, where I’ve had the chance to fulfill my wanderlust as ...

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Diet
By Dr. Doni Wilson

The foods we eat play into our overall health and wellness. A gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free approach to your diet will aid in healing and ...

AstroMark: April 12-18, 2015
By Mark Dodich

April 12-18: The week begins with an idealistic Aquarius moon, suggesting you get out to share ideas with people. Sunday ...

Speaking with Nature
By Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts

Imagine strolling on a mossy trail in a dense, wet forest. You breathe in the freshly scented air, rich in oxygen and negative ions. It is ...

Kids and Environmental Activism
By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any ...

Tapping into Creativity Synergy
By Vicky Thompson

We are born to be creative. When we don't express our creativity, we actually get depressed and even physically sick, according to Bunny ...

Great Decisions, Perfect Timing
By David Wood

Reflecting upon my childhood, I realize how actively I engaged all the different faculties of my intelligence: my curious intellect, my ...

The Spirit of Your Reiki Business
By Colleen Benelli

Building a Reiki practice is a creative, spiritual experience. We dream it into existence. Our ideas form in our imagination, and then we take ...

4 Plants with Super Healing Powers
By Ginny Grimsley

A fever, stomach pains or a simple case of the sniffles can send people rushing to the pharmacy for a drug to battle their symptoms. But ...

AstroMark: April 5-11, 2015
By Mark Dodich

A significant event of April is Jupiter ending its retrograde cycle (since early December) and moving forward again on the April 8. In the weeks ...

Visualizations to Improve Your Relationships
By Shakti Gawain

Creative visualization is the technique of using your natural, creative imagination in a more conscious way to create what you truly ...

Betrayal and Forgiveness
By Joyce and Barry Vissell

Have you ever been lied to or betrayed by someone you loved and trusted? Have you ever been harmed physically or had a medical procedure that left ...

Bridges to Heaven
By Nate Loomis

Life is like the ocean waves crashing onto the beach. The waves come in, soak the sand, and then recede with the outgoing tide. The cycle of birth ...

Internal Cleanse with One-Two Punch
By Tami Jackson

Like a broom, psyllium sweeps waste from the colon while bentonite grabs toxins like a magnet as it passes through the digestive system, providing ...

AstroMark: March 29-April 4, 2015
By Mark Dodich

March 29-31: A Leo moon on Sunday, March 29 supports friendships and heart- warming activities. On Monday, March 30, ...

Seasons of the Soul
By Annamaria Hemingway

Ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians and Greeks, had no problem understanding the afterlife and the concept of a continuum of ...

Through the Rabbit Hole
By Jan Engels-Smith

We are hovering at the apex of the grandest time in human existence. We are at the front edge of a new millennium. Change is upon us. The universe ...


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