Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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March Events & Holidays

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

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Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Spirit Library: Balance Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are often called to follow a spiritual path when various life circumstances push us to a place where we are forced to reassess our lives. Where our old ways of living and being no longer work pushing us to search for deeper meaning.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Ginger

Ginger is commonly used to help an upset stomach, motion or travel sickness or general low-grade fevers. It is also excellent for nausea and for warming you up when you feel cold. Ginger is reputed to help ward off colds or improve your recovery time.
Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Celebrate the New Moon

In early societies, the reappearance of the moon was often a cause for celebration — after all, it meant that the dark had passed, and the full moon was on its way back.

Read more….

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MBG: 6 Ways To Connect With Nature During The Coronavirus

Spending time in nature really helps you focus on the here and now, freeing your mind from the chatter and clutter of everyday life and helping you feel like part of something larger than yourself. Whether you’re walking in the woods

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Stairs:

1. If the dreamer is climbing the stairs, then he is “on his way to the top.” If the staircase is bright and cheery, the climb to the top will be easy and pleasant. But if the staircase is dark and frightening, the dreamer may have to face some unpleasant situations before he gets to where he wants to be.
2. If the dreamer is descending the staircase, and the staircase is a pleasant one, then he may soon complete a difficult task and be able to relax for awhile. But if the staircase is dark and gloomy, or the dreamer is falling down the stairs, then the dreamer may be in danger of being “on his way down.” Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how this can be prevented.
3. If someone known to the dreamer is either climbing or descending the staircase, depending on whether the dreamer is at the top or the bottom, that person is either rising or descending to meet the dreamer.
4. If an unknown male figure is either climbing or descending the staircase, then the dreamer’s intellect will be challenged in some way. If it’s an unknown female figure, then emotional matters will either rise to a major turning point, or fall to a level of normalcy.
Astrological parallels: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto.
Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune.

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Daily Good: Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus

Greater Good’s mission is to share scientific research that can help promote a happier, more compassionate society. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, they have committed to bringing forward stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times. The following page will continue to be updated with resources for individuals, families, and educators. { read more }

Be The Change

Share the resources in the post above with your community.

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Today’s DIY: Beltane Crafts: Ribbon Wind Sock

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Elephant Journal: 7 Buddhist Thoughts to Help Reduce our Anxiety.

Anxiety is uncomfortable.
I was oblivious to the symptoms for the greater part of my life. It was not until a few years back that my trouble sleeping, agitation, and excessive worrying started to make sense: I suffer from anxiety.

Read more….

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MNN: Tips from an introvert on how to enjoy being alone during coronavirus

As a kid, I preferred reading books, spending time with my dogs, riding my bike or being off in the woods by myself. I liked seeing my friends, but spending time with them during the school day was plenty.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Venus’ greatest evening elongation on March 24

Today – March 24, 2020 – the dazzling planet Venus reaches its maximum elongation from the sun for the year. The sky’s brightest planet now resides a whopping 46.1 degrees east of the sun, placing Venus in the evening sky. Later this year, Venus will reach its maximum elongation in the morning sky on August 13, 2020 (45.8 degrees west of the sun)

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Lofi Hip Hop Beats For The Soul: Self Care Tips For The Self Isolated

You can’t blog about self care too often. Especially these days. I’ve already discussed on bigger levels how to deal with yourself and your community during COVID-19/coronavirus, particularly in regards to practicing good hygiene and helping others around you.

Read more….

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Today’s Track:  Loreena McKennitt All Souls Night pagan music video

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Inner Journey:

LIVING THE ADVENTURE

“I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”
— Martin Buber

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To heal, correct, rebound, settle, restore, and prevail are your natural, inborn responses that can handle ANY turbulence that comes from living within the jungles of time and space.

They’re gifts that need not be opened or figured out to be used; getting too logical will only slow you down. Simply stand aside, let spirit emerge, have no doubt, and your wings will appear.

Love that look on your face right now –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Cannellini Soup

“This soup takes advantage of canned cannellini beans, but feel free to adjust and use dry beans. The addition of Italian sausage is completely optional.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 24, 2020 

Greatness
“Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Could this be how we can distinguish between the great and the average? This is an important component of greatness – the ability to know that strength within, and the intelligence to use that strength rather than to rely on outside adornments (a title, a paycheck, a uniform or a vehicle) to get things done

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Are your dreams trying to tell you something important? The Hermit stands alone and reaches deep within himself to find the answers he is looking for, and he tells you to pay close attention to symbols that appear in your dreams via your subconscious. Following the path of your own choosing isn’t always easy, but it usually leads to something extremely rewarding.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

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Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness
Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-connect-with-nature-a-short-guide-on-spirituality-nature-and-awareness/

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MBG: I Stopped Trying To ‘Fix’ My Anxiety. It Changed My Life

There is a third person in my marriage, and its name is Anxiety. Little did my husband know that when he married me, he was also marrying it. I have tried to feed it, please it, yell at it, ignore it, but despite my efforts, it remains. Sometimes its hands are around my neck, and I’m frozen

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-do-you-fix-anxiety-happiness-isnt-the-answer

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons for a Fall Vacation

Summer is the prime season for traveling. This past Memorial Day, for example, AAA estimated that roughly 41.5 million Americans hit planes, trains and automobiles to play on the long weekend. But just because fall has arrived and the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for some rest and relaxation. Here are five reasons to rejuvenate your body and mind with a fall vacation.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/09/02/5-reasons-to-take-a-fall-vacation

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Find the Light again after Trauma, Loss, or Depression.

“What you’re experiencing is typical of PTSD,” my psychologist told me.
Wait…what?
I hadn’t been to war. I wasn’t a survivor of some large-scale disastrous event. I had never been physically assaulted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-get-your-life-back-after-trauma-ptsd-partner/

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MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants

The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.

Read more………………….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Gemini “twins” before sunup on September 5 or 6

The next two mornings – September 5 and 6, 2018 – you can see see the moon near the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini the Twins. They’re called Castor and Pollux, and they’re good stars to come to know.

See how bright they are, and how close together? Even without the moon, they’re noticeable on the sky’s dome.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-castor-pollux-september-5-and-6

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Patheos-Pagan: Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities

It’s been two years since I saw a bird glowing green in a way that birds don’t do. My conclusion at the time was that the Otherworld is bleeding over into the ordinary world. Different people related similar experiences, and we tried to come up with an explanation that would help us understand what is happening and what it means for us.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/chaos-brings-challenges-opportunities.html

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

While it’s often fashionable to dwell upon what might have been, what’s usually overlooked is that, really and truly, it couldn’t have.

Because, invariably, any romanticized versions of how things “might have been,” are based upon fictionalized versions of the past.

Uh-huh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Fresh Tomato Pie for One

This is a very juicy pie. It’s tomatoes after all, so be prepared for drippage! If you don’t care for tomato skins like me, they pull right off with your fork.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Summer-Fresh-Tomato-Pie-for-One-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Beliefnet: 8 Ways Kissing Boosts Your Health
The smooch or the kiss–nothing is so sweet in a relationship.

The kiss can mean various things. It can be subtle, sweet, passionate and even boring! Yet, this act is often overlooked as more emphasis is always on the benefits of sex

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/8-ways-kissing-boosts-your-health.aspx#BuevXjllwfGo1YSI.99

About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, –
And that is July!
-James N. Matthews (1852-1910)

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KarmaTube:  We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again
Empty Hands Music once again brings together the creative collaboration of Nimo Patel, Daniel Nahmod, and Ellie Walton for another heart-warming music video speaking to the challenging socio-political climate of the world. “We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again,” captures the message that both Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. represented: that love is the only option no matter what our circumstances. Enjoy this ‘goosebumper’ of a music video – an inspiring anthem for modern day humanity.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8183

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MBG: 6 Ancient Cooling Practices For When It’s Hot AF

Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, too warm, irritable, or uncomfortable and need some quick relief, turn to one (or more!) of these practices and watch as your body starts to respond:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-cool-down-fast

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Daily Good: The Practice of Walking

When was the last time you connected with nature, paused to take note of your surroundings, or admired a simple sunrise? The hurried way by which we often live our lives can distract us from the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Hilary Hart suggest that the simple practice of walking can help reconnect us to the web of life, and the soul-awakening moments it offers. “Nature is cyclic and rhythmic, and walking – …

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2039/the-practice-of-walking-llewellyn-vaughan-lee-and-hilary-hart/

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Elephant Journal: How I found my greatest Life Lessons in the Dirt.

For those of us toiling away, year after blessed year, planting, replanting, moving, organizing, and simply watching our gardens grow, there is no summit—no final result, no end game, and no resting upon any lovely, proverbial laurels.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/how-i-found-my-greatest-life-lessons-in-the-dirt/

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MNN: 10 stunning photos to inspire your next adventure

From massive, looming cities to an intimate portrait of immigrant girls, this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year images capture a world that is constantly evolving and changing through nature, cities and people.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/photos/national-geographic-annual-award-winning-travel-photos/endangered-humpback-whale-japan

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EarthSky News: Earth farthest from the sun on July 6 

Planet Earth reaches a milestone today, as it swings out to aphelion, its most distant point from the sun. We reach this point on July 6, 2018, at 16:47 UTC. That’s 11:47 a.m. Central Daylight Time in the U.S

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-farthest-from-sun-for-year-in-early-july

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Patheos-Pagan: Did You Think The Gods Were Lying?

Sooner or later there comes a time when it hits us: “oh, shit – this is real.”
And in an instant we have to make a decision. Do we accept what our senses are telling us and begin the process of rearranging our lives to accommodate the new reality? Or do we pretend we didn’t really see what we know we saw and go back to watching reality TV?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/did-you-think-the-gods-were-lying.html

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Inner Journey:  

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What people rarely give themselves credit for is that their giving continues giving, even after they’ve forgotten giving, and even when they didn’t know they were giving, forever and ever and ever.

At least I’m keeping score,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Floret Salad

Broccoli or cauliflower florets can be used as a main ingredient in many delicious salads.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Floret-Salad-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
July 6, 2018

Simplicity

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder (1917)

What’s real? Schedules, deadlines, hassles, arguments, conflicts, “fine print,” details? Those things sure command our attention – but are they real? Or do they take us away from what is really real? Where is the love? Put your attention there. Ahhhh, that’s better!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

 

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Beliefnet: How to Resist Cultural Pressure
Here are ways to resist cultural pressure to be thin, perfect, rich, and anything else you can think of.

Read more……………….

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/