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“One thing I’d say is, learn all you can before using oils around pets,” Richter says. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all formula for dilution for safe use. There are too many variables with oils and animals.” Be more than a well-meaning pet lover—also be well-educated. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect at



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A COMMON HEART SONG Whales Point the Way by Mark Nepo


ust as whales are born with an instinct for the deep, we are born with an impulse toward creating a quality of life. No matter the type of work that leads us there, following that impulse is the destiny of each soul, so we search to find our medium through which aliveness can express itself. Following our instinct for the deep, we find each other. In areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, whales sing basically the same song, and when a new verse is added, they all incorporate it. As humans, we have a greater capacity to communicate, yet we resist adding to our common song. Whales occupying the same geographical areas that may include large oceans tend to sing similar songs with local variations, but whales from other regions of the world will sing entirely different songs. Once united, though, they find

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a common pitch. The Vision songs are constantly evolving over time, plus: Healthy andOur old patterns are not repeated. In essence, whales stay curReaders are Seeking rent,Providers freshly updating their communications with each other. It’s a & Services for: WOMEN’S HEALTH Energy Healing • Life Coaches noble task for us all to emulate. ISSUE Spiritual Practices Most whales, especially humpbacks, compose patterns of Retreats/Workshops sound that are strikingly resonant with human musical tradiRelationship Counseling Natural Health/Vision Supplements tions. What helps whales be such good communicators is that Senior/Sports Eyefour Caretimes Specialists sound travels about faster water than on land. and this is just a partial list! Thus, it is profoundly easier to hear in the deep. Dwelling there, we have a better chance of staying current and hearing our CONNECT WITH OUR READERS common song. THREE-MONTH EDITORIAL CALENDAR When we follow our instinct for the deep, we discover our & MARKETING PLANNER common song, which brings us alive. Through this unfolding, we make our contribution to themarketing common opportunities good. From genContact us to learn about and eration to generation, thatNatural we learn and createcommunity adds to thisat: become a member all of the Awakenings living work of art we call a quality of life. Adapted excerpt from More Together than Alone, by Mark Nepo. Connect at and February 2019


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