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I'm a twenty-something writer & blogger with an interest in spirituality, revolution, music and the transformative creative force known as love. I operate Openhearted Rebel, a daily news blog dedicated to igniting a revolution of love by raising social and spiritual awareness. I write from the heart and try to share informative, enlightening writings with the rest of the conscious community. When I’m not writing or exploring nature, I’m usually making music. I can be found on Facebook (Wes Annac -, Culture of Awareness -, Twitter (, (, and my personal blog,

Just Breathe

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Do you want to know yourself? Sit and breathe. Do you want to know the divine? Sit and breathe.

In an overcomplicated world, this simple advice can change everything. No need to push yourself toward some amazing, grandiose personal change. No need to become unhappy trying to live up to some guru’s expectations. No need to abandon who you are in hopes of becoming something more.

Just breathe deeply and let spirit take care of the rest. Continue reading Just Breathe


5 Plants That Give Out Oxygen, Even During The Night

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

With people spending more than 90 percent of their time indoors, it makes sense that air quality matters. There are various factors in many people’s homes working against this, however. From furnishings and upholstery to synthetic building materials and cleaning products, toxic compounds are being emitted all around you.

There’s also the concern of pollen, bacteria, and molds that need to be considered. And all of this, combined with poorly-ventilated spaces, such as a windows that have been painted shut in your apartment, it’s incredibly important that you become aware of ways to combat all that junk being inhaled. Continue reading 5 Plants That Give Out Oxygen, Even During The Night

Wake Me Up Before Ego: Masterfully Managing Our Most Stubborn Mind Tool

By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News

Most of us have heard of the ego and Sigmund Freud’s work around it which tells us that it’s development is a necessary part of who we are.  Without it there is no “I” for us to identify with. Freud goes onto claim that without the ego, our minds would have no conscious way to comprehend where “we” end and the rest of the world “begins”.

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Freud’s (more so around his less-popular theories on sexuality) and completely agree that without our egos, we would all be leaning toward completely unmotivated. The ego, if used properly as the tool is it meant to be, can show us areas within ourselves that still need healing. Continue reading Wake Me Up Before Ego: Masterfully Managing Our Most Stubborn Mind Tool

10 Signs of Spiritual Awakening

By Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD, Body Mind Soul Spirit

Spiritual awakening can happen when one has climbed up the mountain of self-growth and has reached what Maslow calls ‘self-actualization,’ Carl Jung calls ‘individuation,’ and other psychologists call ‘a fully functioning human being’ or ‘a complete self.’

This is an internal sense of transformation that happens, making the experience a personal and unique one to the individual. The purpose of this article is to focus on some of the symptoms that people experiencing this state of transformation report having. Continue reading 10 Signs of Spiritual Awakening

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kids This Summer? Let Them Be Bored

Child psychologists insist that boredom is an enriching experience.

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

With the rise of screen time and “helicopter parenting”, i.e. hovering, we’ve seen a decline in the good-natured negligence that many of us were raised with during the 80’s and 90’s, which consisted of “go outside and play, now.”

Parents nowadays feel pressured to turn their children into productive little performers, by filling their time with camps, sports, lessons and play dates. And while there are advantages too, say, learning to play the piano, researchers insist that the absence of planned activities is also an enriching experience. The best thing you can do for your kids this summer? Let them be bored. Continue reading The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kids This Summer? Let Them Be Bored

Student Mental Health Crisis – How Campuses Have Become Mental War Zones for Our Youth

By Andreas Toupadakis Ph.D, Wake Up World

“Student mental health… is the elephant in the room that no one is talking about.” ~ Richard Kadison from Harvard University, author of ‘College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It’ 

Michael (not his real name), after I had been acquainted with him for a few months, walked into my office one day and confessed to me what made him behave oddly every time he visited me. “Dr. Toupadakis, every day I have thoughts to kill and rape.”  Michael had been visiting me often at my office and he had taken one of my two first-year seminars.

Michael was a likeable, wonderful young man, who slowly had come to trust me. I could see something was not all right since the beginning we met, but I could not figure out what it was. I was at a loss after his grave statement. I did not know how to respond and what to do. Continue reading Student Mental Health Crisis – How Campuses Have Become Mental War Zones for Our Youth

21 Keys to Uplift from the Ordinary Consciousness

By Frank M. Wanderer, The Mind Unleashed

The ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for.

Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in  all of the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those. Continue reading 21 Keys to Uplift from the Ordinary Consciousness

The Power Of Human Thought: How The Placebo Effect Actually Works In Favour Of Your Health

By Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution

When I was really young, whenever I felt sick, my grandmother used to make me cinnamon sugar toast. I felt like I could taste her love with every bite, and by the time I had finished my toast, my stomachache would have magically disappeared.

In hindsight, I recognize that the dairy in the butter and the refined sugar in the cinnamon blend probably weren’t helping my digestive issues, yet somehow this meal always made me feel better. How does this make any sense? Herein lies the mystery of the placebo effect. Continue reading The Power Of Human Thought: How The Placebo Effect Actually Works In Favour Of Your Health

Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water

By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times

Modern agricultural practices have led to ever-increasing amounts of chemicals being used on our food, and whether we’re talking about pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, most have deleterious effects on health.

According to the latest report on pesticide residues in food by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a mere 15 percent of all the food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them.1 Continue reading Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water

Bob Marley Quote: Leave All Judgement Unto Jah

via A Nice Time

“Now, some people are devil and some people are angel. Jah say leave all judgement unto Him. Is certain things a man have to really keep to himself because you can say things, at the time you say it; it not so right. These are what Jah teach you every day, and sometimes you have to learn, you have to know what Him say.”- Bob Marley, 60 Visions