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Broken Light Collective

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He’s been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two years. He considers photography to be the best way for him to express himself.

About this photo: “I always enjoy walking on crowded streets searching for a bit of quietness. New York is where this photo was taken. For me, this city is fascinating, people walking on the streets encountering and passing by each other with different thoughts on their minds. They are always too busy to pay attention to what’s going on around them. This image represents this idea while the security man contrasts with the tourists. He’s turned back to the amazing view of the city while the tourists were fascinated. I see myself in the security man. Depression has killed my passion for my normal life where…

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Nectar for our Hummingbirds


A new friend  at my patio  garden  #hummingbird

Here’s my simple recipe for making nectar for our Hummingbird feeder:

  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup of refined white sugar

In a small pot boil water then add sugar and stir until sugar melts.  Make sure that nectar is at room temperature before transferring to hummingbird feeders.  This is a great recipe and they love it!

Important note: Do not use different forms of sugar except White Refined Sugar only.


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All the Best in a Harsh Reality~

Raise Your Energy

The Cathie Barash Blog

a life loves me

I heard an affirmation today in a recent interview by author Louise Hay, and really liked it. She suggested saying “Life Loves Me” throughout the day as a powerful mantra to increase our energy, attract positive experiences, and just feel great.

This, and similar positive declarations can instantly shift our mood, and feelings to a higher place, as opposed to the depressive state that often follows a negative statement such as “Life is one problem after another.”

Additionally, when combining our affirmations with the familiar technique listed below, we can turbocharge our energy levels as well.

  • Find a quiet and peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
  • Breathe in good thoughts, soothing images, and peaceful outcomes.
  • Breathe out tension, stress, anxiety and fear.
  • Select a positive statement or series of statements such as, “I am healed,” “I am well,” “Life…

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