Anne & Anamesa
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2023 for the Zodiacs
Curious as to what the remainder of 2023 has in store for you? Let's see what's in the stars for each of the zodiac signs. The collective will experience a time of growth and transformation in the second half of 2023. There will be a strong focus on self-discovery, spiritual growth, and healing. The energy of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn will continue to influence the world, bringing a sense of discipline and responsibility to individuals and society as a whole.
The Importance of Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education- you may hear this term and think of preschool, daycare or kindergarten; all of these programs play a part in early childhood education. Did you know the first five years of a child's life are some of the most important years in shaping their development and determining life long outcomes? Early education programs play a crucial role in supporting the healthy development of children, aligning them with the best opportunities for success in the near and distant future. Research shows that children who have access and participate in early education programs versus those who do not experience potential learning disparities. Because of evidence shown through research proving the benefits of early childhood education programs, teachers, parents and even politicians have become active participants in the advocacy of such programs. A hot topic in this space is the idea of Universal 3K programs, or pre-kindergarten programs for children of three years of age that are offered free of cost to all members of a community, creating equal access to an early childhood education.
We all have the ability to manifest what we want into our lives. In fact, many of us at one point or another have probably accidentally manifested something into our reality- whether it was something we actually wanted or not. Manifestation can be defined as a symptom or sign of alignment, to physically materalize the beliefs you hold or the desires you have. Manifesting is the process of your thoughts creating and shaping your reality- positive or negative. This could explain why you bump into someone after thinking about them, hear a song that's been stuck in your head or receive a text from someone who's been on your mind! All of this points to the fact that, if you allow something to take up space in your mind, it can take up space in your reality. Throughout this guide, we will discover how to use our minds and energies to manifest our dreams and desires.
Expect Big Changes, Now
So far, there have been quite a few planetary alignments in 2023 that have affected the collective. We've had retrogrades carry over from 2022 that may have complicated the first few weeks of our year, but it looks like things are quickly turning around now that Venus has entered Pisces!
100 "I Am" Affirmations
“I am” affirmations are powerful statements that can help boost self-esteem and confidence, while also helping one to manifest and practice mindfulness. “I am” affirmations are especially powerful when recited in front of a mirror aloud, but can be used in whatever way you like. Some choose to journal their affirmations (like me!), and others may recite them in more poetic or ritualistic ways. Affirmations can be used to help us manifest physical things, but also better feelings and reshape our minds in a positive way. Here are one hundred “I am” affirmations you can use however you’d like, as often as you’d like. It may feel uncomfortable to recite these out loud at first, and may be more “natural” to start by writing them down. Take note of what seems to resonate with you personally, and integrate these affirmations into your daily routines. Saying your affirmations after waking up and before going to bed may feel especially invigorating and comforting. Who wouldn’t want to start and finish the day with positivity?
Affirmations for Manifesting Your Desires
Affirmations are statements that focus on positivity and cultivating one's thoughts and desires into their reality. Affirmations are powerful in reframing the mindset of an individual- the more you believe you have something or are capable of attaining something, the more likely it is that what you desire will come to fruition. You may find it easier to focus your actions on achieving your goal, or perhaps subconsciously lining yourself up in the right direction to get exactly what you're seeking. Either way, affirmations can be beneficial to everyone and in achieving any sort of goal they might have.
Advocating for Change: Affordable Housing
With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic far extending past the tragic losses of loved ones and members of our communities over the past year and a half, it is an important time to examine where our country falls short on supporting its citizens. Families across the country have suffered financial impacts as a result of the pandemic, having lost jobs or not receiving enough to live off of in loans, unemployment or stimulus checks.
If you know anything about me, you know I love astrology. Its always been an interest of mine, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to actually study it. Everything from discussing the typical traits and behaviors of each sun sign, to interpreting birth charts and numerology- it all peaks my interest. However, nothing captivates my attention more than understanding more about my own astrological make up.
Healthy Habits: Body + Mind
Over the course of this pandemic, I’ve been able to spend some time refocusing on things that are important to me, now that I found myself having more time for leisure than I have had in quite a few years. I have picked up multiple hobbies and pass times, but something I really wanted to focus on was getting my health- physically and mentally- in a better place than it currently was. Not that I wasn’t healthy previously, but I wanted to finally spend time fine tuning my body and mind. I also figure that if I can form healthy habits while I have the time to truly decompress my mind and evaluate my choices, it’ll be easy to stick to them by the time life goes back to “normal.” (Whenever that may be..)