Happy New Year and Welcome to the 23rd edition of the Carnival of Healing. In today's carnival I decided to take a look back at the year 2005 since today is Dec. 31.
The First Carnival of Healing was birthed on July 30th of this year, making the carnival a Leo sun personality entity. That's pretty cool! The lion and the lion tamer would be a suitable attraction in a typical carnival now wouldn't it? So would a snake charmer, and the fire-eater. But of course we have not had any of these attractions in our carnival. Our carnival is a Blog carnival and there is nothing typical about blogs.
Carnival of Healing is a weekly round-up of personal Web sites and blogs on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self empowerment. Carnival attractions that have been featured each week since July have included links to a wide range of blog postings, all wonderful!
New Year's Eve is a day for predictions and making resolutions. I predict 2006 will be a great year for our carnival! I resolve to do my part in making the carnival interesting, fun, and insightful. This shouldn't be too hard considering all the great blog content ripe for the linking!
Favorite Picks - Blogger New Year's Resolutions
- Barbara, Trying To Catch Up, Think[s] think[s] think[s] about making a resolution.
- Baitlady's New Year's Resolution: De-Clutter! For every new thing I bring into this house I am going to take out three.
- Kiva-Marie resolves to be more Spontaneous. " I'm sick of routine, of having every minute of every day planned out, so I'm going to do more random things just because I can."
- Juli, says "Do your best: often times your best is more than good enough. and if it's not? so what? It was your best, nothing more can be done."
Hosting Blogs in 2005
Intuitive Innovations - Jodie Foster
Intuitive Living - Christopher Stewart
Crossroads Dispatches - Evelyn Rodriguez
Positive Perspectives - Lucy MacDonald
Spiral Visions - Phylameana lila Désy
About Holistic Healing - Phylameana lila Désy
Most Frequent Contributors in 2005
Thank Yous and Kudos
Kudos and Virtual Carnival Cotton Candy treats go to Jodie Foster and Christopher Stewart - Jodie and Christopher both signed on to serve as hosts for the carnival on a rotational basis in the early weeks of the carnival. They have been a comfort and a joy to me. The carnival wouldn't be the same without them!
Thank You to Bruce and Virtual Tuna Delight Bites go to Ferdy (both are from Conservative Cat). Bruce and Ferdinand are famous across the blogosphere. They are the keepers of Blog Carnival listings. Their carnival submission form hosted at Conservative Cat is often utilized by our carnival contributors. Conservative Cat's Blog Carnival service, which is offered freely, is greatly appreciated!
2005 Carnivals in Review
Finale Attractions for 2005
Christopher Stewart points us in the direction of a new Web site, Tibetan Medicine- Healing of Soul and Body. "There is an extensive new website on Tibetan Medicine and its practice. The author, Prof. Pasang Yonten Arya, is a renowned Tibetan doctor, former principal of the Dharamsala Mentseekhang (school of medicine)." I immediately bookmarked this one! If I hadn't been so busy this past week priming and painting the ceiling, walls, and woodwork for my remodeled kitchen I'd probably have devoured half of its content already.
Canadian researcher, lecentre, at Centrerion submits Portion Sizes Linked to Obesity, Centrerion tells Time Magazine He recently discovered that a quote of his from a letter he sent to The New York Times was published - that's a feather in his cap for sure! Congratulations!
Elisa Camahort asks "Do you listen to your body?" - I sure do Elisa.. well at least I try to. My body communicates pretty well, at times it can be fairly needy. I try my very best to be a good caregiver to myself. I know many of us are neglective of our own personal needs. Thanks for the reminder.
Carnival of Healing 2006
Bloggers, We Want You ---> Yes You! Submit Your Healing Blog Posts for 2006
Host The Carnival of Healing in 2006 - Hosting Guidelines
Next week (or should I say "Next Year") Jodie Foster, Intuitive Innovations, will be our carnival host. I'm betting she will start 2006 off with a bang-buster of a carnival. She has already hinted at me a theme that she has in mind. I can't wait!
Happy New Year!