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Welcome to the Aztec Civilization Website Aztec Empire The Aztec Empire dominated Mesoamerica from Mexico and Guatemala to the territories of Salvador and Honduras in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for almost one hundred years. This was at the same time as the Inca Empire in Peru. The Aztecs began their reign in 1427 after the leader, Itzcoatl, with the assistance of surrounding cities, defeated the Tepanecs and gained control of the Mexican basin. Tenochtitlan was a beautiful and well-run city. Welcome to the Aztec Civilization Website Welcome to the Exotic World of the Aztecs This website will present a brief history of Aztec culture and provide a timeline and chart showing the rise and fall of their empire during the 14th to 16th century. As a free service to help promote Aztec websites, businesses and organizations using the Aztec name will be invited to add a link to our database later in June 2008. Aztec Civilization The Aztecs were the Native Americans who had political and military control over the northern part of Mexico in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.

Nine Lies in the Not-Yet-Married Life Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, perhaps one of the more polarizing holidays of our year. It’s very fun and exciting for the love birds, too commercial and insincere for the skeptics, and sometimes especially lonely for the single. Singleness’s greatest sorrows are secretly reinforced every February in the souls of the not-yet-married still waiting for their wedding day. While many of our friends and family are inundated with dates, flowers, chocolate, and love notes, lots and lots of the valentine-less are overwhelmed with everything from impatience to bitterness, from shame to regret to confusion. There will likely be good-intentioned, lovingly-naive husbands and wives who forget the emotional complexities of unwanted singleness and enthusiastically encourage you to just enjoy this season of “dating Jesus.” Yes, Jesus is our only hope and cure, but it won’t be in some hopelessly romantic, chocolate-covered, neatly-wrapped way. The Full and Fruitful Single Life Nine Fruits for Thought 1. 2. independent mindfulness information website - What is Mindfulness? This page contains lots of information about Mindfulness. To help you navigate round the page more easily, please click on the quick links provided below What is mindfulness and how is it practised? An Introduction to Mindfulness Have you ever started eating a snack bar, taken a couple of bites, then noticed all you had left was an empty packet in your hand? As humans we are often "not present" in our own lives. Human minds are easily distracted, habitually examining past events and trying to anticipate the future. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. Back to top of page The benefits of Mindfulness include Helping individuals to: Recognise, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions. Since the late 1970's there have been more than 1000 publications documenting medical and psychological research on mindfulness which demonstrate its validity and breadth of application. What does mindfulness involve? Who is mindfulness for?

Aztec Empire CE 1519 From where did the Aztec people migrate? lightened up homemade granola After Wednesday’s post, I’m going to lighten things up in here. Both in mood and with this lightened up granola. First, though, thank you for your comments and sharing your thoughts on that post. Now, on to the topic of the day, which is homemade granola. I found this recipe from David Lebovitz and liked how it uses very little oil and a lot of applesauce for the wet ingredients. Despite being lower in fat and lower in sugar than most granolas you will find, the taste and texture are incredible. Homemade granola is one of the easiest things you will make. [print_this] Lightened Up Homemade Granola With applesauce replacing most of the oil, this granola is much lower in fat than traditional granola. Makes ~6 cups Dry Ingredients 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup almonds, chopped 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar 1 cup raisins Wet Ingredients 3/4 cup apple sauce 1/4 cup agave nectar 1/4 cup honey

Mindfulness Definition What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. Though it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular practice of mindfulness has entered the American mainstream in recent years, in part through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which he launched at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Why Practice Mindfulness? Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. How to Cultivate Mindfulness? Here are a few key components of practicing mindfulness that Kabat-Zinn and others identify: