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Doesn't everyone talk out loud to themselves?  I'm not referring to daily affirmations or hyping yourself up before a big presentation.  I mean full blown conversations with yourself to yourself. It sounds crazy and it may look crazy but processing your thoughts thru your ears can provide clarity.  Where you perform this practice is critical. I prefer the beach where the soundscapes mask my voice from strangers and where I feel a stronger connection to my spirit guides. Here are a few of the benefits of talking out loud to yourself at the beach: It can help you relax and destress. The sound of...

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Bruce's Beach was a popular vacation spot for African Americans in Manhattan Beach, California in the early 20th century. It was named after Charles and Willa Bruce, a married couple who owned and operated the beach resort. Bruce's Beach was a rare oasis for black people during a time when segregation was prevalent and beaches were often off-limits to people of color. The Bruces purchased the land in 1912 and built a small hotel, beach cottages, and a dance hall, creating a space where black people could relax, have fun, and feel welcomed. The beach resort quickly became a popular...

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The ocean has long been seen as a symbol of both opportunity and tragedy. On the one hand, the vast expanse of the ocean has provided countless opportunities for exploration, trade, and discovery. For centuries, sailors and adventurers have braved the treacherous waters in search of new lands, new riches, and new experiences. But the ocean has also been a source of tragedy and loss. The unpredictable nature of the sea has claimed the lives of countless sailors and explorers, who have been lost to storms, pirates, and shipwrecks. The ocean has also been a witness to some of the...

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