Announcing! Rumblstrips Expands its Level of Service

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground.
There’s no greater investment.” ~Stephen Covey

Rumblstrips has turned a corner. From a start-up experiment a little over a year-and-a-half ago, to a legitimate online business with potential for growth, we’ve covered a lot of ground and are ready to take it to the next level in every way.

Toward that end it is imperative that Rumblstrips is prepared for the long-term with a solid monetization plan in place to fund its future. The costs to run the business to date have been shouldered personally. But, Rumblstrips, like any other business, needs to stand on its own legs financially in order to continuing evolving and serving.

So today, we announce the first step in the process of building a healthy business by welcoming a new partnership with the independent multi-media publishing company, Sounds True. [Affiliate]

They are veterans in the personal growth marketplace, offering products from a wide variety of experts in the industry at reasonable prices. They are a reputable, conscious company comprised of like-minded thinkers aligned well the Rumblstrips Mission and Purpose.

What does it mean for you?

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A Book Review: The Surrender Experiment

 “What would you be doing if you weren’t being
influenced by the reactions of ‘like’ or ‘dislike?’”
~Michael A. Singer

The Surrender Experiment is a true story of what life can be when we surrender our personal opinions about the right or wrong of our experiences and simply allow what life puts in front of us to lead the way.

Best-selling author, Michael A. Singer’s life has played out while living the majority of his adulthood in solitude in a remote, wooded area in the heart of Florida while simultaneously building a thriving meditation center, and a billion-dollar software company. Not without challenges, his remarkable life began to reveal itself after experiencing a spiritual awakening that changed the course of his life completely.

The glue that held his life together through the unexpected circumstances playing out in front of him was his steadfast commitment to a meditation/yoga practice, that evolved as time passed, just like everything else.

His story is about creating a space that allowed a dichotomy to exist; to establish a relationship between his inner world and outer world where both could co-exist peacefully while surrendering to the flow of life. A daily practice to quiet the mind … Read the rest


The Frequency of Love: Interview with Paul Selig

“What you align to is an accurate reflection of yourself.”
~Paul Selig,

The Book of Knowing and Worth: A Channeled Text*

This thoughtful conversation between Paul Selig and radio host, Adelyn Tvoflove, explores dictated messages from non-physical guides through Paul Selig to help shed light on a new paradigm for raising our personal and our collective consciousness. It is a timely conversation for us as humans, and a reminder that we, as the inhabitants of our planet, must take responsibility for how we operate in the world.

It is a call to action in the most powerful way – from a place of love and compassion – to acknowledge that we are in agreement with whatever it is we are focusing on, and that we empower the energy of thing we are focused on. So pay attention to your thoughts and words and remember that we are what we say we are.

Paul Selig’s Channeled Texts include:

I am the wordthe book of knowing and worththe book of masterythe book of love creation

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the Feldenkrais Method®? How it Works

“Feldenkrais work is the most sophisticated and effective method I have ever seen
for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function.”

~Margaret Mead, PhD, Anthropologist

I began studying the Feldenkrais Method® in 1984, after seeking every possible treatment (Osteopathic, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, various Massage therapies, Rolfing, Cranial Sacral, Acupunctureannie thoe w patient, etc.) for chronic, debilitating knee pain. I couldn’t walk, hike, bike or swim without pain. In one lesson, I experienced a profound shift in the alignment and coordination of my legs with my entire body. While it took me a while to shift the pattern causing this pain, over the three decades in studying this Method, I continue to refine the ease in my movement and life. This was the beginning of my career in bodywork and awareness study. I use this method (along with Nature Awareness) to help expand awareness to move past obstacles in learning, healing, performance and problem-solving.

dr feldenkraisThe Feldenkrais Method® named after its founder, Moshe Feldenkrais, is a sensory method of learning to refine one’s movement, improve function and expand awareness. Feldenkrais developed his method in the mid-1940s after suffering a crippling knee injury. He found he could teach himself (and others) to align, … Read the rest


Building the New Habit Muscle

“Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.”
~Spanish Proverb

It’s not BREAKING NEWS! Habits are hard to start, much less change.

Jerry Seinfeld, in a random conversation years ago with a young comic* seeking words of wisdom from the master, expanded on a tool that parents and teachers have known for eons; the Achievement Chart.

When asked for tips on becoming a better comedian, Jerry replied simply,

“The way to be a better comic is to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes is to write every day.”

keep building the chainHe said to get a big wall calendar showing a whole year, hang it where you’ll see it every day, get a red marker and make an “X” on every day that the young comic sat down to write jokes.

After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.

And as the saying goes, the rest, my friend, is history. This short conversation has become what is known as the Seinfeld Calendar … Read the rest


Walk Your Way to Health and Happiness

“Walking is Man’s best medicine.
~Hippocrates, the father of Medicine

I’m a believer. What a great time of year to “step” into (or back into) the pleasurable practice of walking outside. Watch and experience the rebirth of your natural surroundings as you awaken your body through movement, one step at a time.

Here are some tips for starting a walking practice and why walking, particularly outside, is good for body, mind and spirit:

  • Walk outside. Did you know we spend 80-90% of our time indoors? Enough is enough. Walking outside and spending time in nature feels good and promotes mind-body health. It beats going to the gym, where the air is stale, it’s noisy, smelly and, let’s be honest, swimming in bacteria. Being outside allows you to experience the natural rhythm of the day and the season while soaking up a healthy dose of Vitamin D. You’ll find that walking outside lifts your spirits and releases stress like nothing else can.
  • Walk alone.Nothing against a social walk; they’re good for you too. But, developing a personal practice of walking alone will take you to an entirely different place. It is a fantastic form of mindfulness meditation and will
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Be a Part of the Solution

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.

When you hear the term “Human Trafficking” do you think,
‘this is a third world problem’?

Think again.

This is a global issue. In the United States the top 20 cities are: Houston, El Paso, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Miami, Las Vegas, New York, Long Island, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle and Tampa.

avg age of entryWhat these numbers are telling us that this is our problem in our own back yard.

If you find this hard to believe just Google it. There are many stories about parents dealing with the horror of having their teenage child being caught up in a reality that might be difficult for us to imagine.  Just last year the FBI made history* by arresting over 150 people and rescuing 149 children coast to coast.

Here’s the bad news: Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business. And, we are all participating in it. It’s been extremely difficult not to. From our clothes to our home decor to our phones to our jewelry to the coffee we drink in the morning, we have all become a part … Read the rest


Luminary for Emergence: News For the Soul

listen feel your wayCreating Space for Creativity and Intuition

Honoring oneself through self-care can create space for creativity or intuition to come through freely in an otherwise stressful cluttered world. In the February Luminary for Emergence radio show on News for the Soul, Suzanne Ragan Lentz explores how deep self-care accesses intuition.

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Create Your Day Anew!

ear budsJackie Foskett Presents
Create Your Day Anew

An 8 minute meditation that will fit into any busy schedule and put you in the right frame of mind to get your day running smoothly! The introduction audio is short and you’ll only need to listen to it once. Then, listen to the meditation every morning and you’ll begin to notice the difference in your day. Really!


“Breakthrough the Challenge of Change”

book on pier at sunsetFree Consultation with
Jackie Foskett

Hypnotherapist and Author

Ready to break through the challenges of change? Engage in an amazing process that will show you how you how changing your mind can change your life!

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Luminary for Emergence

postage markSuzanne Ragan Lentz
News for the Soul

Internet Radio Show

On this show, Suzanne answers questions about spirit babies in relationship to fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, and abortion and provides mini-readings for specific insight.

Listen to the podcast.

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Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change – Book Review

Book Review

by Rita Graving

living beautifully book cvr-fPEMA CHÖDRÖN is an American Buddhist nun and author of many best-selling books. “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change” is written in layman’s terms. In plain English, Chodron speaks simply, with stories and anecdotes – many of her own personal experiences and challenges along the journey –reassuring all of us who are weary of the frenzied pace and fearful of the future.

Although I’ve always been interested in Buddhism, this was my literary introduction to its philosophy and practice. Within the first few paragraphs I knew I had found the right resource. This book is directed to a mainstream, modern audience searching for spiritual guidance in an uncertain world.

Finding Stability in an Uncertain World

The premise of “Living Beautifully” went straight to the core of what keeps us (well me anyway) sometimes awake at night. Our nature is to seek stability and permanence and that isn’t the world we live in. But the Buddhist tools to not only survive, but thrive are so simply stated that when you read them they make perfect sense.

“The Three Vows” are the lessons presented in this teaching.

  1. Cause no Harm: Easy enough right? Hardly. As the foundation
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Bird Medicine: Open Your Vision, Voice and Wings

baby hawksWith Annie Thoe
Feldenkrais & Nature Awareness Teacher
March 3-6,
2016
Mosswood Hollow Retreat Center, Duvall, WA

Thurs Eve – Sunday 4pm
Duvall, WA – 45 min from Seattle
(Shuttle Service From Seatac Airport Available)

Click Here for More Information and Registration

Lift your spirits and nourish your body. Learn from the birds how to expand our vision, hearing and senses to the environment. Guided Feldenkrais lessons and earth-based activities will tune your body, expand freedom in self-expression and insights for direction. Gently open eyes, shoulders and chest for greater freedom and ease of movement and voice. Open your creative flow.… Read the rest


What Will Be Your Word of the Year?

vertigoYOUR WORD OF THE YEAR!

When you choose to open up to a word that will guide you,
you’re letting your soul show you the way to your
unique, open-hearted pathway to happiness!

Ready to pick your word for 2016 and set things in motion?
Schedule a complimentary 30 minute phone chat today.

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Nature 365

By Jim Brandenburg and Laurent Joffrion

“There is no other door to knowledge than the door nature opens;
there is no truth except the truths we discover in nature.”

~Luther Burbank

I am honored to introduce this inspiring video-documentary project presented by accomplished wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg and his director, Laurent Joffrion. Together they created 365 one-minute videos gleaned from 10-years worth of film shot by Brandenburg capturing the beauty and mystery of the natural world we are blessed to share.

The content on www.Rumblstrips.com speaks frequently to the wisdom, connection and energy of our natural environment. The truth of that is visually represented in the amazing images presented in the Nature 365 project. We hope to offer this video series in its entirety to the www.Rumblstrips.com audience for 2016. In the meantime, please enjoy this introduction to the series.

trees and stars at night(Click the photo to link to the video.)

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It’s About Progress NOT Perfection!

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret to your success is found in your daily routine.”

~John C. Maxwell

It’s the New Year – a time when our focus tends to be on change. It’s back to the basics where the foundation for change is laid. We’ll be presenting some previously presented ideas to get you off to a good start as well as offering some new concepts along the way.

Establishing a Daily Practice is a great place to begin.

Start small and commit to a period of time you can manage. Do what you can and if you slip up, show yourself some compassion! Acknowledge it and pick up where you left off.

It’s about progress NOT perfection!

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the journey of a lifetime. It’s taming the tiger that is our egoic mind. It requires practice in letting go. We share this 60 Minutes Special Feature on Mindfulness, hosted by Anderson Cooper to help you understand this powerful concept.

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Energetic Roots Grounding Meditation

tree w rootsThe Energetic Roots Grounding Meditation is a quick way to shift your energy or re-ground yourself during the holiday season and throughout the year. The guided meditation is 4 1/2 minutes in length and packs a calming wallop. It is perfect to listen to just before exiting the car for family Thanksgiving or for the day after you have entertained a lot of folks. You will feel calm, centered, and full of renewed energy.


De-Stress Your Holidays Guided Meditation

flower on pondJackie Foskett gently leads you to your inner sanctuary with this guided meditation that is geared specifically to the Holiday season.
Relax.
Allow your wise mind to reveal new ways of managing your time, emotions and expectations. The solutions are within you. Meditation can help you experience the holidays mindfully.

For More Information Visit: www.healinghypnotherapy.com

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Creating the Life You Want

ellen newhouse showIf you’re ready to create the life you have always dreamed of, come join me as I offer you the profoundly simple steps to consciously creating your dream life—the operating manual is so close—it’s right there within your very reach! So excited to share this with you!

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Book Review – The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

One of the great gifts of crisis is that it calls us to awareness.”
~Daphne Rose Kingma

The 10 things to do book coverDaphne Rose Kingma’s book “The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart” began as response to a friend whose life was falling apart at the seams. He wanted a list of the ten most helpful actions he could take to pull his life back together. Who hasn’t been there before? Who hasn’t wanted someone, some “thing” to just tell us how to get out of the mess we’re in. A simple fix-it manual to correct all our wrongs and just get our lives back to normal again.

The simple truth is that we’re not meant to live our lives from a singular place of status quo. Our lives are meant to challenge us, urge us and often lead us on an evolutionary journey that can sometimes bring us to our knees. And it is in the yielding to the discomfort we find ourselves mired in, that the gifts of our pain are revealed. As scary as the statement “our lives will never be the same again” is, that is where the truth lies. It’s also where the beauty of life … Read the rest