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- 2014 SUBMISSION INFO
- ARTICLE: EARTHING: RECONNECTING
- A MOONDANCE WRITES US
- MOONDANCE RECCOMENDS
- SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
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~~~~~Thanks a million for all the great submissions, so far! ~~~~~
M O O N D A N C E 2 0 1 4 S U B M I S S I O N S I N F O :
- FILMS (SHORTS & FEATURES, DOCUMENTARIES, NARRATIVE, ANIMATION, MUSIC VIDEOS)
- FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC
- SHORT STORIES
- TV PILOTS
- RADIO PLAYS
- AND MORE!
E A S Y W A Y S T O S U B M I T Y O U R E N T R Y :
FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR REGULAR SUBMISSIONS:
JUNE 30, 2014
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A M O O N D A N C E R W R I T E S U S :
“I think of you often and am so grateful for the support you have given me with my screenwriting over the years. You helped to give me the confidence to believe that I could write and tell stories. I will do that forever.” ~ Sally Sutherland, Moondance feature screenplay winner~~~ Earthing is an amazingly simple concept that involves nothing more than reconnecting the human body with the energy naturally present in the ground we walk on. In a nutshell, here’s how Earthing (or grounding) works: The Earth’s surface contains a limitless number of free electrons that are continually replenished through solar radiation and lightning strikes; your body naturally absorbs these particles when you make physical contact with the ground. ~~~ In the body, these electrons have an anti-inflammatory effect because they reduce the free-radical activity that causes inflammation and chronic pain. (If you remember your high school science, electrons are negatively charged. Inflammation-causing free radicals are positively charged, which means the additional free electrons neutralize the free radicals.) The energy of the free electrons also helps keep your body’s innate electrical circuitry properly balanced. All of these effects are extremely beneficial to heart health. ~~~Without a regular connection to the Earth, people can develop what I call an electron deficiency. In turn, this can lead to imbalances in the body and potentially to significant health problems. For example, chronic inflammation—which is increasingly being identified as the cause of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders—may be a result of a lack of connectedness with the earth. ~~~ Fortunately, the connection can be easily restored by regularly practicing Earthing! The dozen or so completed studies on Earthing have proven beyond any doubt that becoming grounded has significant positive effects on our physiology and heart health. Getting started with Earthing is easy. If conditions allow, literally go barefoot outside. Just 40 minutes a day can make a difference. Grass, sand, dirt, and concrete are all conductive surfaces from which your body can draw the Earth’s electrons.
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S O M E T H I N G S T O T H I N K A B O U T :
“Life is the perpetual present moment one lives in, and a perception that time is nothing more than the current…an eternal flowing back to the sea.” ~William Least Heat-Moon, author, “River Horse”
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the merely talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Stephen King
“When we are out of alignment with ourselves, it is mirrored immediately - when we are in harmony with ourselves, the world reflects that, too. Accept the lessons offered, and return to serenity." ~ Lynne Forrest
“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight. For others, it’s a lamp-lit desk.” ~ Susan Cain
“It is better to wear out than to rust out.” ~ Richard Cumberland
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