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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon December 1, 2018

USM honors and appreciates our beloved volunteers! The holiday festivities began on December 1 with the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the Second Year Assistants. Ron & Mary shared, “We are deeply moved as we reflect upon all the Blessings and all of you who have chosen to support USM, making the dream of offering Soul-Centered education a …

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Sparkling Light Meditation

Listen to Sparkling Light Meditation by USM on hearthis.at   In case you missed it, here is Mary’s latest —the Sparkling Light Meditation. As we bask in the beauty of the holiday season, take 4 minutes to focus on your Essence, your Essential Nature, and to simply rest in the Presence of Love. As you relax into the Peace of …

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Heart-Centered Choices in Challenging Times
By Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick

The Woolsey fires raged. Our two Beloved kitties, Isabella and Theresa, didn’t seem to fully appreciate the need for the mandatory evacuation of our home in Topanga Canyon. Nevertheless, seeing the fires burning dangerously close as we drove down the hill to the 101 freeway affirmed the wisdom of timely departure. We “camped” for five …

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“Vincent van Hulnick”—An Artist is Born

Ron really knows his way around a flipboard, as anyone who’s spent time with him in the classroom can attest. With marker as his medium, students have been enjoying his live line drawings for well over 30 years. Some of his most famous works—which he continues to practice month after month and year after year—are …

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Laurenne Sala (USM ’12)—Writing My Own Story

Before USM, I felt lost in many ways on both the Soul and Goal Lines. Although I really longed to feel a spiritual connection, it was nowhere to be found. Plus, I was confused about my life’s purpose. I was a writer by trade but spent most of my time writing for other people and …

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Ashley Navarro (’15) – Letting Life Surprise Me

I always had big dreams about what I wanted my life to look like but little knowledge in how I was actually going to create it. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a nice community, but I felt a large sense of not having enough money to have or do the things my …

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Amanda Dykann (CHH ’14)—Letting Spirit
Lead the Way

Before I started at USM in 2010, I was already on a path to healing, teaching yoga full time and practicing massage therapy with a fierce, almost compulsive dedication to my students and clients. I live in Aspen, a ski resort town with a high-end clientele and a similarly high cost of living. I was …

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Miranda Alcott (CHH ’12)—Communicating From the Heart

I have been practicing my intuitive animal communication and human counseling skills since I was 3 years-old—decades before USM. I started my professional practice in 1972. In 2001, however, the area of my life where I had continuing life challenges was my hearing impairment. I became deaf at age 40, which ended my 20-year career …

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Eric Nelson—Emerging into Joy Through Service

It is has been more than 20 years since I graduated from USM. At the time, the presenting reason for my taking USM was to support myself in transitioning from a ten-year business relationship that was no longer working for me into something that worked better. I really had no idea what my USM experience …

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Debra Saavedra—
How My Ideal Scene Became My Reality

Ten years ago, I was searching for a psychology program, but I felt that something vital was missing. It seemed that most of the curricula centered around scientific studies about people, rather than offering an education for life for people. I was hoping to find a program that incorporated the Spirit of people and not …

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