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Crazy or Wise?

We are showing the movie Crazywise at Songbird on May 2. The film explores mental health in the context of whether someone is “Crazy or Wise.” I have asked myself this same question whenever I get an intuitive hit of something to do. I asked […]

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April Rockstar Report by Dana Valley: Abundance

The dictionary definition of abundance ‘a very large quantity’ but how much is that?  A scoop or two of Ice cream is awesome.  A very large quantity is gross.  A cat or two is nice.  A very large quantity of cats lands you in the […]

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The Stepping Stones of Life

Are you living your passion or are you feeling stuck? As you move through life, you will have moments of both. You can view the process like a stepping stone path that leads you in the right direction. We are all different, and like our […]

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Spring Clean Your Attachments

I am on a 6 month retreat. . .  in Downtown Cotati! That might sound strange, but it’s ideal for me. I need to stay close to Songbird, and my 5 minute walk is the perfect distance for me. I also need private time to […]

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Rockstar Report: February 2017 by Dana Valley

There are many kinds of relationships, parent-child, sibling, co-workers, neighbors, lovers, but the most important relationship of all is the one we have with ourselves and love is the most important element in any relationship. What does it mean to love yourself?  Rose Quartz taught […]

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Gifts from a Homeless Man

February is Relationship Wellness month. It can be easy just to focus on romantic relationships or relationships with those who are close to us, but you can also focus on all kinds of relationships – business, friendships, and especially your relationship with yourself. At the […]

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

You’ve likely heard the story that the pessimist sees the glass as half empty and the optimist sees the glass as half full. Both sides consider their opinions to be right, and the other view to be wrong. Both are judgments. I have a different […]

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Positive Impact Gifts

When I think of the holiday season, one of the things that comes to mind is gifts. Many of the gifts you give at this time of year are “have to” or “expected” gifts. These are gifts for people you might not know very well […]

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Gratitude Gifts

The holiday season has always been a time that I focus on gratitude. I am grateful for everything in my life and especially Songbird. Recently I have been thinking about the many people who have come to Songbird and later left or changed roles. Each […]

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Moody Moon Astrology: November 2016

The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, while there is a new moon in Scorpio on October 30th. This is a harmonious and positive new moon with harmonious aspects both to Neptune and Mercury, making compassionate communication easier and positive emotional connections more likely.  Scorpio […]

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Moody Moon Astrology: October 2016

At the fall equinox we transitioned from Virgo to Libra and “eclipse season” is officially over for the year!  In Virgo we look for flaws and details and we refine.  In Libra we become more aware and focused on relationship harmony. Mercury also ceases its […]

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Awareness

There are many types of awareness that aid in our wellbeing. The Toltec path taught me awareness of the voices in my head. Feldenkrais (Awareness through Movement) taught me body awareness. Learning to stay in the moment taught me to become more aware of my […]

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Avoid these 3 Mistakes and Improve your Back

Here are 3 mistakes to watch out for as you explore moving better and feeling better with your back. Mistake #1 Tight Abs Tight abs are sexy… for a moment. Admire those washboard abs, then let them go. If your habit is to suck in […]

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Moody Moon Astrology: Exciting Eclipse Season

  Eclipses happen in Fall and Spring. Lunar eclipses often indicate a “letting go,” while solar eclipses indicate receiving something new into your life. Both are meant to shake you up a bit. Both act as new/full moons on steroids. The moon is our closest […]

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Consciousness and Healing: An Integral Approach

Great strides have been made in the study of whole person healthcare. Integrating body, mind and spirit has become a key dimension of health education, prevention and treatment. Despite many advances in a wide range of holistic approaches, however, our health care system remains primarily […]

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The Twists and Turns of Spirit

Over the last few months, Spirit has led me on an unexpected path of deciding the next steps for our store, Stones Throw. This journey is ending with the store moving to 8278 Old Redwood Highway on August 15. The story of Songbird and Stones […]

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Great Things are Coming

On our Facebook page recently, we posted the pictured quote, “You know great things are coming when everything seems to be going wrong. Old energy is clearing out for new energy to enter. Be patient!” A lot of people shared it so it clearly resonates. […]

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Parenting Yourself for Success

What were your parents like? Were they easygoing or strict? Did they let you get away with anything you wanted or were you forced to follow lots of rules? The way you live your life today is shaped by how you were raised. The beliefs […]

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Jump the Fence and Run For It! – Francis Rico

Referring to our “human situation,” ancient wisdom traditions have long said that we are unwitting residents of a “barnyard” – and, that along with having been co-opted as a resource for the benefit of the “Masters”, we have become complacent, compliant, and co-operative with our […]

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Brain Balance

Just two weeks ago I returned back from my 8th trip to the Toltec pyramids in Teotihuacan, Mexico. I love going there because the strong energy there helps me tap into my creativity and my power of manifestation. At the same time, I find it […]

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Manifesting Rainbows

What do you think of when you see a rainbow? Do you admire its beauty? Do you think about the science and weather conditions that created it? Do you imagine that if you followed it you might find a pot of gold at the other […]

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Optimum Nutrition for our Busy Lives

Many people work long hours, barely having the time to take a break for lunch.  Others rush out the door in the morning without eating a decent breakfast, the most important meal of the day.  To complicate matters, after a long day of working, a […]

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Identity

Do you know who you are and what drives you? Are you the same person you were 5 years ago? 10 years ago? 20 years ago? Are you happy with who you are now or do you long to be someone else? Are you the […]

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