Merlian News May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is out! Merlian News is now translated into over 50 languages. Just go to , upper right hand corner to Google Translate and use the drop down menu. Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook & Twitter and please take a look at our Website of the Month!

Merryn’s Musings

Changing Lives: Sharing Our Transformative Experiences

A few weeks ago I wrote about a New York Times interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including “Nickel and Dimed.” The interview focused on her most recent book, “Living With a Wild God,” a memoir detailing the author’s transformative experiences when she was in her teens. Having had numerous experiences myself, I found that her account caught my interest. In the last few years I have noted an increase in the number of people stepping forward to tell their sometimes other-worldly stories of wonder, enlightenment, and awe…

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Visions of the Future

Several years ago I had a vision of the future that transformed my life and helped me to determine what new career path to pursue. Leading into that moment was the fact that, at the age of 40, after years of working in computers, I was back at school. I was an adult returnee in my “senior” year at college and my three most favorite professors had each approached me about entering into their field of expertise: Asian Studies, the School of Journalism, and Psychology. What a wonderful compliment! Each thought that I would excel in their profession and offered me mentoring, contacts and references for further graduate work. I was both flattered and immobilized with indecision.


Numerology: The Explosive Month of May

As we move into the fifth month of our calendar year, all of Nature seems to be taking off its spandex and bursting into the joy of freedom. The Number Five exudes this very energy no matter where it appears in a personal chart. Perhaps many reading this article are too young to have experienced the erratic energy of the toy called a “Mexican Jumping Bean.” This fun capsule jumps around in the palm of one’s hand in response to the “heat of the moment.” Never staying in one position too long, this bean impulsively moves in all directions.

Environmental Awareness

Vermont Becomes 1st State to Pass GMO Label Law

MONTPELIER , Vt. – Vermont is expected to become the first state in the nation to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms . According to The Washington Post, on Wednesday the state House passed a bill, 114-30, that would require the labeling by July 1, 2016. The next step is Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has said he will sign the legislation.


Teaching Transcendental Meditation to the Neediest

Teaching Meditation to the Neediest: John Samuel Hagelin is an American particle physicist, three-time candidate of the Natural Law Party for President of the United States, and the director of the Transcendental Meditation movement for the US. He is also an educator, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace…. But it is his work teaching meditation to the homeless, prisoners, and at risk children that has really made headlines.

Conscious Eating

Have You Had Your Algae Today? The Many Benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella, also known as “sun chlorella” is a simple algae that offers a complex variety of benefits. The Japanese have been hip to chlorella for years, but it’s only caught on in the Western markets more recently. Chlorella is an excellent source of Vitamin B-12 (usually only found in proteins), B-1 and B-2, folic acid, and Vitamins C and K. Now that the plant has grown in popularity there has been increased research into it’s effectiveness in treating a wide variety of ailments.


Legacy: Book 1 of the Heritage of the Dragon Series

Legacy: Book 1 of the Heritage of the Dragon Series by Jude Currivan Review by Cheryl Shainmark Author of several non-fiction books, Jude Currivan has knocked it out of the park now with her first fictional effort. The Legacy is an action packed adventure story – part myth, part romance, and entirely exciting! With dragons, time machines, genetic manipulation and a plot to control mankind by alien forces, there is something for everybody. This is the best sci-fi fantasy book to cross our desk in a while.


Wellbeing & Healing

The Wahl’s Protocol: Combating MS and other Diseases with Diet

Dr. Terry Wahls is the author of The Wahls Protocol. Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000 and by 2003 she had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. She underwent chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the disease and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair because of weakness in her back muscles. As she says on her website,, “It was clear: eventually I would become bedridden by my disease. I wanted to forestall that fate as long as possible…. [Then] In December 2007, I began the Wahls Protocol™. The results stunned my physician, my family, and me: within a year, I was able to walk through the hospital without a cane and even complete an 18-mile bicycle tour.”

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

by Staff