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August 25, 2007

Carnival of Healing - 100th Edition

holistic healingCan you believe it? I hardly can. You'll find the carnival post at About Holistic Healing . It includes links to some of the carnival's Mile Marker Editions before this week's attractions are listed. It was absolutely a mistake that I left the "i" out of carnival on the graphic. I would never purposely leave myself (i) out the carnival.
Carnival of Healing: 100th Editon

August 11, 2007

Carnival of Healing #98 Choices

Welcome to the 98th edition of the Carnival of Healing. It has been a while since I hosted the carnival here at my Spiral Visions Blog. For those of you who have visited in the past you may notice a few changes. I recently dumped my old blog software that had become bloated and glitchy. I'm still getting the new one up to par. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy the carnival today.

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The Carnival of Healing is a weekly round-up of blogs across the Internet featuring information about healing, self empowerment, and spirituality.

Today's edition was originally to be hosted by Greenwoman's Wisdom but unfortunately Shannee is experiencing techincal difficulties with her blog so I am filling in for her. I hope she can get the problem resolved soon!

I chose the title "Choices" for today's carnival because the underlying theme of the contributed blog posts seemed to focus on personal choices. And there are plenty of carnival attractions to choose from...

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August 10, 2007

Eco-Libris: a means to balance out the paper in your books by planting trees

holistic healingEco-Libris is an organization that is promoting books being made with recycled paper. They are also suggesting you balance one book by planting a tree. This is a simple equation. One Book = One Tree. It works like this: for every dollar you send them they will plant a tree. They will also send you a sticker (made from recycled paper naturally) to place on the cover of each book you have eco-balanced to display your Green commitment. Being reminded that every book I read was created via a tree's sacrifice makes me cherish my beloved books all the more.

Spiritual Blog Reviews

spiral visionsI had the honor of having my blog reviewed by Darcy, Spiritual Blog Reviews, a few days ago. Her blog is dedicated to publishing reviews of spiritually-centered blogs. Darcy says "All of the blogs reviewed here are good blogs with authors that are truly in touch with their own personal quests."

Not only can you stop by Darcy's blog and read the flattering review she gave Spiral Visions, but she will likely introduce you to some delightful blogs that you've yet to stumble upon on your own. This reminds me, I need to get my blogroll back in place. It went to the wayside when my old blog software went wacky. I wish Movable Type had a built in blogroll widget.

BTW - You'll discover that Darcy has a talent for flattery. I'm betting that she's the type of person who goes out of her way to find something nice to say about everyone, even those stinkers most folks would rather not associate with. I especially like the format of her reviews. She includes a screenshot of the blog that is the subject of her review, and also writes a personal note about "Something that touched me" before getting down the actual review.

Darcy's spiritual path apparently involves "gathering" -- she's definitely the person I would want to have with me whenever I went trampling through the woods on my berry picking expeditions. I imagine she would have a natural knack for finding the biggest juiciest berries.

Thank You Darcy, for making me feel special!

August 9, 2007

Email Management: Delete - Keep - Reply

I'm attempting to get a better handle on my mishandling of emails. My sister told me about her email rule - Maximum of 50 emails in her inbox at any one time. This rule forces her to keep her email from bloating out of control. I opened up my mail program and saw that I had over 6000 emails in my INBOX -- it's a fact that I do get more email than she does, so I'm thinking I may have to use a higher number if I wish to follow her rules, but a reasonable and somewhat managable number -- MAXIMUM of 100 maybe. Anyway, over the past week I've managed to get the number down to 205 emails. How did I do it?

Much like sorting through items in a closet and choosing to either "Trash" "Donate" or "Keep" each item. I gave myself 3 options for each email "Delete" "Keep" or "Reply."

I ended up deleting many of my emails. I feel badly, but it is simply too embarrasing to answer emails that are over one year old. Better, the sender think this email was lost in cyberspace I'm thinking.

Emails that do not require a response, but have info in them which I may want to reference later are my "keepers." These emails are being moved into other mail folders in a loosely organized fashion. My mail folders are for reference only, I am not allowing myself to move emails that require a response to get filed into other folders where they will be forgotten.

Anyway, as of this morning I have 205 emails in my INBOX.... but most of them, probably all of them are requiring an answer so it is going to be tougher getting this number down to 100 or possibly 50 (am I dreaming?). I'm challenging myself to make this happen by the end of August.

Wish me luck in moving forward and sticking to this new rule. If I can do this, it will relieve the burden of my feeling guilt over unanswered and unattended email contacts.

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