Merlian News November Newsletter

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

Life Changing Meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza

I’ve just come back from a weekend meditation workshop led by Dr. Joe Dispenza and his team. Dr. Joe is the author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, and most recently, You are the Placebo. The workshop was promoted as completely life-changing and that you would sit down to the medi tation as one person, and get up from it as a totally new person. No truer words were ever spoken! This was one of the most profound and empowering workshops I have ever attended.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

If 50 is the new 30 then why do I have to exercise so much?

I miss the ability to eat at will: sweets and nacho chips, macaroni and cheese, and sour cream on just about anything that wasn’t moving. I miss the metabolism that allowed me to burn off the extra calories with almost no effort. But most of all, I miss my natural athleticism: my body’s ability to do anything from walking to gardening, from the balance beam to Step aerobics, from hiking to swimming to bowling, all for hours on end and with nary a creak nor a protest. If 50 is the new 30, then why has no one informed my body?


“Paleopsych 101” by Robert Moss

Robert Moss describes himself as a dream teacher, on a path for which there has been no career track in our culture. He is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead, The Three “”Only”” Things,The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole.

Conscious Eating

Herbs That Ease Anxiety, Stress, and Fear

In this series of articles adapted from her best-selling book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (available through, herbalist Susun S Weed shares her favorite herbs and home remedies for dealing with fear, anxiety, nervousness, grief, depression, rage, fatigue, and sleeplessness. Her Wise Woman remedies are simple and safe to use, easy to find and buy, and amazingly effective.

Wellbeing &Healing

How Color Affects Your Mood

Can really affect your mood? Research says yes ; color can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels, and the study of these effects is known as color psychology . Whether in the clothes you wear, the paint on the walls, or the color of your desk, color is important. Color specialist Leatrice Eiseman says how colors affect us correlates to that colors behavior in nature. Eiseman has asked thousands of people what they think of specific colors and has found many patterns…. From


The Path of Relationship – Excerpt from The Relationship Handbook by Shakti Gawain

Countless psychologists and teachers, with a variety of perspectives and different types of wisdom, focus on helping people improve their relationships. Many of these teachers are extremely effective and helpful to their clients, but they usually focus on fixing the relationship itself. In The Relationship Handbook: A Path to Consciousness, Healing, and Growth (New World Library, November 1, 2014), beloved bestselling author Shakti Gawain, and her co-teacher for many years Gina Vucci, offer a different approach. They explain how relationships of all kinds – from romantic partners to coworkers to family and friends – can be our greatest teachers, if we know how to view them in the right way. Their approach shifts the focus away from relationships themselves and looks instead at the lessons they can teach us about ourselves.


Using Qigong to Reduce Cortisol, The “Stress Hormone”

Healers have known for years that practicing qigong reduces stress and energizes the body and mind. Now multiple studies from researchers have documented the exact degree to which qigong aids in balancing cortisol, otherwise known as the “stress hormone.” Besides improving your mood, reducing cortisol levels allow your body to heal and repair itself.


Animal World

Meet Susan Deren, Animal Communicator

We all talk to our animals, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear them answer back? Meet Susan Deren, the lady who can hear what your pets have to say. Susan Deren has over 19 years experience as an Animal Communicator and Psychic Medium. Her abilities have been featured on ABC-TV’s Boston affiliate station WCVB-TV’s CHRONICLE, an evening news magazine program aired throughout New England. She has also appeared in Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, Eagle Tribune, Haverhill Gazette, and Horse Show Wire E-Magazine. From

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by Staff