Meditation in Springfield – New Age Fad?

Two monks were sitting and meditating together.  The first, snapping out of his inward focus, turns to the other and says, “Are you not thinking what I am not thinking?” Meditation – what’s the big deal?  You sit there, close your eyes and repeat “Om,” while trying not to fidget and think of your to-do…

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Reasonable Japanese Food Springfield Mo

Japanese cuisine seems to be all the rage in Springfield, and while many Japanese restaurants have popped up in our beloved town in the past decade or two, the price is usually on the moderate-to-high side.  This is understandable as it’s considered an exotic genre of food in these parts.  I mean, the cooking style…

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How To Handle Your Teething Toddler

Life is great until it happens:  your career is looking good, your family is happy, all is peaceful on the home front and then, for no apparent reason, your child begins drooling excessively, crying for no visible reason, and waking up in the middle of the night – you have a teething toddler.  It seems…

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Spotting a Drama Queen

We all know that one person who always has some major catastrophe happening in their life, or can’t fulfill basic agreements with others due to their being emotionally distraught.  While there is nothing inherently wrong with being a drama queen, it can have an effect on one’s personal well-being, relationships, and career results.  In terms…

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High Spirits at Missouri Spirits

A subtle hint of smoke was in the air as I entered the building adorned with rustic decor, and I was immediately greeted by Denelle.  She gave me a warm smile and led me, along with Scott, into their main hall to have a friendly chat. Sitting down with Denelle and Scott from Missouri Spirits…

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