How To Protect Yourself When Helping Others To Heal

Maybe you are a healer? Or perhaps you have healed yourself and now find others asking you for help and guidance? But perhaps you are also noticing that helping other people heal is draining your energy and negatively affecting your own health? Like this email I received from a reader: “I (finally) made the decision [...]

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Childhood Chronic Illness & The Family Dynamic

There are many different factors that contribute to childhood chronic illness; ranging from environmental and nutritional factors, through to emotional and psychological factors. In my experience, if a child becomes ill and remains ill, it is rarely, if ever, just about the child. Obviously, the mother and father are responsible for their children’s physical health, [...]

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Getting Closer To Freedom!

Listen To Your Freedom is my new, unique program that will take you through the journey of discovering your top talent, your most important gift that you are here to share with the world. Then it will show you how to turn that passion, or interest, or skill, into an automated, online business that earns [...]

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How To Make A Natural, Sugar-Free Slurpee!

We’ve just had a big, fresh snowfall here in Vancouver, Canada and the kids have been out sledding, making snowmen, and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Then this morning, my daughter Zara comes in with a big hunk of snow to snack on – which is exactly what I used to do as a child! However, she [...]

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Open Yourself To The Connection of All Beings – GREAT Film

The Animal Communicator is the most fabulous film that not only shows you how animal communicator Anna Breytenbach dialogues with various animals – but Anna explains exactly HOW she is doing it, in a very detailed way that allow us to use the same techniques with our own animals! Anna can feel the scars hidden [...]

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How Do You Become Amazing?

This is a fantastic story and it resonated with me because I repeatedly get comments on my blog or Facebook page with people saying things like, well, Jini’s really remarkable that she can accomplish this, or live like this… things like that. And I’ve always felt: What?? So this guy’s story really gets the same [...]

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Using Emotions To Unlock Your Self-Healing Power

I read this really GREAT article in Oprah magazine, by Raphael Cushnir, where he shares the process he developed to get people who are stuck in cycles of sabotage, or inertia, or confusion… FREE. Not surprisingly, this is a mind/body technique. It is really fabulous in it’s simplicity. Yet it produces profound shift and unlocking [...]

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Tech Warning: Your House Can be Located from Your Photos!

If you take any kind of photo with your cell phone and then upload it anywhere on the Internet (Facebook, Instagram, blog, email it to someone, etc.) you have just broadcast your exact location to anyone who wants to find out. So you have told people where your house is, the actual room the photo [...]

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Give Jini WATER for her Birthday!

I’m about to turn a year older (on June 2nd). And, this time, I’m actually wiser! I learned that 800 million people on this planet still don’t have access to clean drinking water, and I’m doing something about it. This year, I’m giving up my birthday for charity: water. When I saw the video of [...]

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Listen To Your Freedom Business Program – Coming Soon!

Over the years, I have received countless emails from readers saying, “You seem to have it all – great kids, a successful business, you’re making a difference, you love what you’re doing,” they  ask, “How do I get your life?“ I’ve also been running a business blog for a few years now, and have been [...]

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How Vulnerability and Authenticity Heal Us

You may numb your feelings to protect yourself, but in actuality you’re just driving your pain deeper into your physical body. EFT expert Annabel Fisher interviews me (Jini Patel Thompson) on her radio show and we discuss how moving out of numbing and into courageous vulnerability is the beginning of root-level healing for both your [...]

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Best Resort I’ve Been To In Mexico!

This March, our family tried something different for our annual Mexico trip. Now before you start thinking eco-huts on stilts in the jungle, let me make a few things clear. Trial and error has showed us that what our family likes and wants in a vacation are: Beautiful, diggable, sandy beach Snorkeling or surfing, but [...]

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The Power Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability – the ability to be vulnerable; open, raw, honest, authentic… this is a concept my life’s journey (and Healing Journey) has been leading me to explore for some time now. I even have one of my BFF’s writing a book on it for pete’s sake! But what does vulnerability have to do with healing [...]

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Micro-Lending – Loan $25 For Free!

If the title of this blog post sounds confusing, just bear with me… Kiva is a micro-lending organization that I support. Micro-lending is a way that people in third world countries can borrow money (without getting scalped by crazy interest rates) for things like reeds to weave baskets, or a goat to start a goat [...]

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Raising Healthy Children

I have to say, I’m absolutely gutted today. I am overwhelmed almost to the point of despair about how I am supposed to raise healthy children in a world where millions of people do not care about the ways we are polluting our soil, groundwater, food supply, electromagnetic environment, etc. etc. I really just have [...]

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Getting Baby To Sleep Through The Night

I’ve never met a parent (including myself) who wouldn’t love a “magic formula” to get our kids to sleep through the night – so we could too. The main technique most mothers around me tend to use is some version of the Ferber Method, also referred to as “controlled crying”. This is the same technique [...]

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Rosemary Walls’ Paintings – The Glass Castle

A couple of months ago, I read Jeanette Walls’ amazing memoir of her childhood – The Glass Castle. Of course, the book provoked many thoughts and questions for me – as I’m sure it did for anyone who read it. And if you haven’t read it, I strongly recommend it – and don’t worry, it’s [...]

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These Kids are So Funny!

Okay, if you don’t scream with laughter at some point during this video, I’ll have to check you for a pulse. Enjoy! soar higher, Jini

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Getting Kids To Listen

As parents, we are often faced with a child who doesn’t want to go to school, or soccer practice, or some other activity they are enrolled in. Usually, our knee-jerk reaction is to trumpet on at them about “comittment!”. Thinking we are doing a good job by teaching our children the value of comittment, of [...]

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The Work-Kids Dilemma

I just finished reading through a bunch of Frank McKinney’s websites launching his 3 new books ( biz book, spiritual book, kids book). Then I watched his video compilation of all the tv shows he’s been on and his many successes in real estate. And I find myself wondering yet again: How do these people [...]

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The Ideal Vacation With Young Kids

Having just spent 6 weeks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – 1 month in a rented villa and 2 weeks in an all-inclusive resort – I have to say that my ideal vacation would be a perfect combination of the two: Spacious, QUIET (soundproof) accomodation with laundry facilities – available in two or three bdrm [...]

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Chlorine-Free Swimming Pools

Following on from my search for utopia post: If we stay year-round in White Rock, then my hubby would like to add an indoor pool to our house. An excellent idea since he and the kids swim every day when we’re near a pool or ocean. We also could combine my solarium idea with the [...]

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Eight-Year-Old’s Advice On Discipline

After everything I’ve done to avoid repeating the legacy of physical abuse that runs in my family, my eight-year-old son has just informed me that he would greatly prefer it if I could hit him, please, rather than using penalties (loss of playdates, etc.) as punishment. “Why??” I ask. “Because I like getting hit,” he [...]

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The Perfect Place To Live – Part 2

Following on from my last post about The Perfect Place To Live, here’s what else I’ve learned about myself during this exploration: 1. I’ve noticed that no matter where I am, when things get really difficult (kids, health, food – i.e. sourcing healthy food and cooking from scratch, exhaustion, etc.) my knee-jerk reaction is to [...]

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The Perfect Place To Live

Vancouver I live in a place that is absolutely fantastic, except for one big problem: the weather. Here in Vancouver, Canada it is rainy, dark and depressing for about eight months of the year. For me, that is a long time without sun and no, I’m not one of those hardy Canadians who gets on [...]

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The Flow of Money

The flow of money is a principle talked about by even the most dogged entrepreneurs. Many top business gurus (like Dan Kennedy and Robert Kiyosaki) advise their clients and readers to donate a percentage of their profits no matter what their financial situation is. Robert Kiyosaki – many of you will recognize him as the [...]

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What Is Love?

FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES: ‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ Rebecca – age 8 ‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You [...]

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What’s a Mom?

I was driving in the car the other day, with my five year old daughter, Zara. “You know what I want to do when I grow up? I want to work in a store,” she announced. “What kind of store?” I asked. “A video store. Because I love movies.” she replied. “Well…” I suggested, “Then [...]

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Why Are Board Games Such Poor Quality?

Okay, time for a little rant here: How many of you still have your favorite board games from when you were a kid? We have Monopoly, Sorry and Stock Ticker – all now over 30 years old and our kids play them over at Nana and Grandada’s house. The pieces haven’t broken, the cards are [...]

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Why Are Intimate Friendships So Difficult?

This post carries over from my previous post about the Mamma Mia Movie – so please read that post, along with the fabulous comments people posted below it, first. Thanks so much to everyone for posting comments with such honesty on the Mamma Mia Movie post ! I am really enjoying this dialogue and it [...]

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“Mamma Mia” Movie Made Me Cry

I went to see the movie “Mamma Mia” a few days ago. I’d heard a lot about how it was so good, and how some people had seen it 10 times, etc. I knew that it was set to the music of ABBA and it was supposed to be really fun. I actually was feeling [...]

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Football Helmets Too Heavy For Kids’ Necks

My eight year old son, Oscar, recently decided he just HAD to join an American Football team. So we contacted our local football league and I took him round the fieldhouse to give the deposit cheque and get him kitted out. When they gave me his helmet, I was gobsmacked by how heavy it was [...]

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Should Parents Limit Video or Computer Games?

It’s a common stance that parents should limit the number of hours per day, or per week, that their children are allowed to stay sedentary and “zoned out” playing electronic games. However, after reading this very fascinating blog post written by a teenager himself, I must admit I’m reconsidering the whole issue (the response from [...]

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A Month Without Plastic

This reporter in England, Chris Jeavans, has committed to going a full month without buying anything plastic – this means nothing wrapped or packaged in plastic either. She also has a toddler still in diapers. So their household is probably pretty typical of what most of us go through and our needs. This, of course, [...]

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Anthropomorphism or Reality?

Anthropomorphism is defined as: The attribution of human characteristics to animals, inanimate objects, or deities. It appears in the mythologies of many cultures and as a literary device in fables and allegories. Go on, call me naive, accuse me of anthropomorphism, but don’t tell me it’s not obvious what these animals are feeling!

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Homeschooling & Unschooling

I’ve been thinking and reading a bit about homeschooling (also known as “unschooling”) lately and am feeling myself gradually coming round to embracing the idea more and more. I think, like many parents, my number one fear is: What will I do with the kids around ALL day, every day?? How will I ever get [...]

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Family Trip Goes Bust

My husband Ian had a brainstorm Thursday night and suggested we drive to California for what’s left of Spring Break. So, adventurous souls that we are, we pack up the car and leave Friday. Here’s what happened: We want to leave at around 7:30 pm and drive for as long as we can while kiddies [...]

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Should I Have A Baby?

I have a number of friends who have chosen to remain childless. And indeed, this is a growing trend in the Western world. Recently, I received an email from a friend of mine who has been staunchly committed to not having children her entire adulthood, who is now reconsidering at the age of 45. Her [...]

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Numerology Forecast for July 2008

This is really fun, it’s from my friend Aileen Nobles (psychic and EFT therapist) – ENJOY! YOUR JULY NUMEROLOGY FORECAST To find your personal forecast add the day and month of your birth date. Continue adding until you get a single digit.

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How To Birth Easier & Quicker

Geez, sure wish I’d known/thought about this before birthing mine! Here’s one of the many birth stories shared on this natural birthing site. Go have a look at the short video on the site too, they’ve even got the famous Dr. Christiane Northrup on it: www.orgasmicbirth.com Orgasm a Tool for Birth – By Shiraz Ariel [...]

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Sustainable Healthy Living in Costa Rica

There is a new development happening on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in a province called Guanacaste – it’s called Finca Las Brisas, which means Farm of the Breezes. Ian and I looked seriously at buying in here and the only thing that stopped us was the houses would be too small for our [...]

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