Tricia Barker

108 Flips | 7 Magazines | 60 Likes | 3 Following | 8 Followers | @TriciaBarker | I'm an English professor, near-death experiencer, author, and lover of organic, fresh produce.  You can check out my blog at https://triciabarkernde.com/ and my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKZBIuA4pRw&t=4s

Community College Professor’s Response to Campus Carry

The love in my heart and soul is a billion times stronger than a gun strapped to my hip. Love is what has transformed my life and other’s lives. Love …

Guns

New, Extraordinary Identity

I’ve heard it said by many people that the words “I am” are powerful words. Why not claim the best for yourself? I am the light, a transformer of …

Happiness

The Other Side is On Your Side

What if you didn’t worry about limits or restrictions? What if you could dance around doubts and jump over boundaries with grace? What if you gave …

My Near-Death Experience (English and Spanish)

<i>*** This is an excerpt from my completed manuscript. This passage covers the first few moments outside of form, and my some of my realizations during</i> …

Book Review of Dying to Fit In by Erica McKenzie

When a friend of mine suggested that I read Erica McKenzie’s book <i>Dying to Fit In</i>, I both wanted to read the book and didn’t. I don’t read many …

The Value of Hard Work and Visualization

Like many people, I have problems with <i>The Secret</i> and other manifestation theories, maybe not as much of a problem as this blogger. I do appreciate …

You Deserve Love and Positive Energy

<b></b>Too often, mental programs from our past tell us that we are not worthy of being loved fully. We are not even aware of how much shame, anger, …

Self-Love and Healing

The journey of life is a beautiful and strange one, filled with joy and loss. The trick might be to see these moments as simply part of the whole of …

6 Tips For Successful Meditation

<i>I am pleased to add another guest post. Please check out Odette Cecilia’s lovely website.</i><p>Are you a fan of meditation, yoga, and spiritual studies? If …

To All Near-Death Experiencers

<b>Write and speak about your experience.</b><p>People want to hear your story. Go to local IANDS groups and get to know other experiencers sooner not later. …

Spirituality

The NDE As A Preview Of Awakening, Enlightenment, and God-Consciousness

Many people on a spiritual path long for an awakening or feel that they are awakened and struggling toward more frequent moments of enlightenment. …

Ego, Empathy, and a Healthy Identity

Anita Moorjani has amazing things to say about ego and connectedness to others. She talks about how we need both–a sensitivity to other’s experiences …

Empathy

Living Authentically And Dealing With Your Haters

Recently, I was reminded of this wonderful talk from Brene Brown about authentic connection and vulnerability and how important it is for every human …

Spirituality

Just Remember Compassion

Go ahead and work hard to manifest every single one of your dreams. Build the company you wanted to build. Start the non-profit. Win the awards you …

Nonprofits

Holes In The Veil By: Chris Brethwaite

<i>I am pleased to feature another guest post. Chris Brethwaite’s beautiful story about a loved one’s communication from the other side of the veil is</i> …

Empathy

Messages from My NDE

I hope these seven messages are inspirational. It is important to focus on the good we can do in the world and work to create a world with more love …

Recent Interview and A Few Thoughts about Prayer

I loved talking with Jannecke <i>Øinæs i</i>n a recent interview, and she challenged me to think about concepts in new ways. In other posts, I’ve briefly …

Loneliness

The Life and Eight Deaths of Ethan Michael Carter

<i>I’m excited to share a guest post today. When I started blogging, I set an intention to find other NDErs who recently journeyed to the other side. My</i> …

Mind

Women in leadership for the future

The future needs more women<p><b>With only 21 women at the helm of fortune 500 Companies we have to encourage the gender quota debate whilst at the same</b> …

'Fearless Girl' Facing Down Wall St Bull Makes Important Point On Female Leaders

A new statue was installed in front of the iconic Wall Street Charging Bull on Tuesday, just in time for International Women's Day, and it sends a …

7 Reasons to be Optimistic This Women’s Day

03/08/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>BUSINESS</b><p>While collectively as a nation—and especially as women—we’ve faced some significant challenges, there still remains much to be hopeful about. (Forbes)<p>Use our wide-ranging collection of resources to recognize …

This Australian Politician Has No Time For The Men Telling Her To Put On A Jacket

"It's 2017 and the only thing that's getting people talking is whether or not a female senator is baring her shoulders."<p>The Nick Xenophon Team senator from South Australia is 31-years-old. She is the second youngest politician in federal parliament after 29-year-old Liberal senator James …

The roles women take in universities aren’t recognised as routes to the top. But they demand as much drive as the posts traditionally scooped up by men<p>On International Women’s Day 2017, it is sobering to acknowledge that still, just a fifth of UK higher education institutions are headed by a female …

Higher Education

Do you suffer from grief? Eight simple steps to help you through bereavement

When Bella Pollen’s mother died unexpectedly, the last thing she wanted was to explore her feelings… until she spoke to the visionary grief counsellor Julia Samuel. Here, she shares her own story - and Samuel's eight steps to help deal with grief<p>I was standing in the entrance of St Mary’s Hospital, …

Siblings

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal <i>Cell Metabolism</i> shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of …

What is hygge? Why the world's happiest country says this is their secret

Happiness: It's the one thing most of us could use a little more of. But how do you get it?<p>Sometimes it feels like every other article on the internet claims to have the cure-all secrets to cheering up. (We're guilty of it, too — just check out our 12 life lessons to increase happiness, 10 secrets …

Here are 10 little-known morning habits of mentally tough people

You don’t need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.<p>A strong mindset is one that’s disciplined, determined and consistent. It’s a …

Energy Connoisseur & Energy Giver

Good energy workers are valuable and can facilitate tremendous emotional and physical healing in people; however, there is not a ranking system for …

Spirituality

I Stand for Love, Compassion, Unity, and Community

I can no longer abide venom or anger on either side politically. I will not let fear and outrage enter my body when I read the news or social media …

Native Americans

Forgive Everything with Every Breath You Take

<i>For fans of healing geometry, here is a link to an artist, Ann DeRulle, who works in this medium.</i><p><b>Forgiveness:</b> Many spiritual teachers talk about the</b> …

Positive Thinking