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Awakening Your Inner Hero: Depression, Hope and Awe

Awakening Your Inner Hero: Depression, Hope and Awe

Negative thoughts and feelings know what the heck they are doing. They are skilled at their one and only purpose in life: to keep us separate us from the light.
My message today is meant to be personal. I may not know you as an acquaintance or a friend, but at some level I do know you, and at some level you know me. Sure, there are things we'll never know about each other, but there are also things that link all of us together, no matter our age, gender, nationality, politics or spiritual beliefs.

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30 Events in 30 Days

Joslyn Bryant set out to explore the Central Oregon event scene and set up a community-engaged challenge for herself
This past month, Bend local Joslyn Bryant challenged herself to go to a different event every single day. She set out a number of rules: one event every day for 30 days, the event must be open to the public, the event must be on some sort of public calendar and no skipping allowed.

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Horoscope Week of December 1, 2022

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Sagittarians are least likely to stay in one location for extended periods. Many of you enjoy the need to move around from place to place.

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Rates, Supply and Demand

The expectation for 2023: We'll experience a return to normalcy in the housing market
Since we are officially in the holiday season, which is typically a slow season in Real Estate, it is time to provide an update on where the market sits and where it is going in 2023. Every couple of weeks I check in with people who have discussed buying and/or selling with me in the not too distant future and update them on where the overall market stands and where I think it is going.

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The Third Act: Left Right Center

A column on ageism and ageing
Have you discovered this zany, too-much-fun game? Everyone brings one dollar.

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Ready To Buy A Home Together?

Top five conversations you should have with your partner before considering buying a home
Whether you're newly married, just engaged or in a serious relationship without tying the knot, the question of home ownership may be top of mind for you and your partner. Most couples just starting out tend to be swayed by the excitement of their future abode together.

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Making the Holidays Merry and Bright... and Tidy

A local company gives back with free junk removal and a holiday light display
About a year and a half ago, then-20-year-olds Brett Williams and Adam Jorgensen had a pickup truck and a rickety old trailer, and the beginnings of a plan. With those assets at their disposal, Williams and Jorgensen started hauling away junk for people who were not able to do so themselves.

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Horoscope Week of November 24, 2022

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian comedian Margaret Cho dealt with floods of ignorant criticism while growing up. She testifies, "Being called ugly and fat and disgusting from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own, and defend my own loveliness."

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BodyWise: A Column on the BodyMind Connection

The beatitude of gratitude
This month's column is especially for those who were "damaged in shipping and handling." Children who were neglected, abandoned or abused frequently assume that they were either deficient or deserved to be punished.

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November Mailbag

Answering your real estate questions
Q: I have heard conflicting things about buyer "love letters" being legal. What gives?

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Finding Fellow Travelers

Author Raquel Gutierrez on making meaning in a shifting landscape
There's always a history that's gestured towards when you're in the act of self-naming. Or that you take certain aspects of those histories as launching points for your own self-formation," Raquel Gutierrez says.

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Horoscope Week of November 17, 2022

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Even if some people are nervous or intimidated around you, they may be drawn to you nonetheless. When that happens, you probably enjoy the power you feel.

Advice & Fun

Understanding Intimacy: Bad in Bed

A column that fosters deeper love between couples
Dear Dr. Jane, I'm a man who's been married to a wonderful woman for over 10 years.

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Larger Than Life

In memory of Joe Leonardi, April 24, 1945 – September 20, 2022
The upcoming gathering on Nov. 13 won't be the first time The Belfry in Sisters has staged a rockin', Joe-inspired "Party for Leonardi." Since the '70s, countless music venues throughout the region, as well as Joe Leonardi's own geodesic dome home, have taken turns showcasing his impressive talent as songwriter, vocalist (think Van Morrison), bass player and guitarist.

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Horoscope Week of November 10, 2022

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio author Sylvia Plath had a disturbing, melodramatic relationship with romance. In one of her short stories, for example, she has a woman character say, "His love is the twenty-story leap, the rope at the throat, the knife at the heart."

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Should You List Your Home During the Holidays?

Creating comfort and joy, while listing through the holidays
Even though the weather can be challenging this time of year, the holiday season is a terrific time to list your home. With an average of 20,000 visitors per day and all the snow enthusiasts that descend upon Bend once winter arrives, you have a captive audience.

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