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healing ourselves to heal spaceship earth

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Yin and Yang

Our Creative Process

Much of the rich content Leslie and Charles co-create is inspired by “spirit” within meditation.

Both Charles and Leslie are committed to walking a spiritual path. Much if not all of the content they joyfully co-create comes from this divine flow and spiritual intention and connection. Leslie and Charles are honored they were chosen to co-create these beautiful inspiring resources together.

Like the Yin and the Yang, Leslie and Charles are often at opposite ends of the spectrum, playfully arguing their points.

Charles likes to THINK BIG, and Leslie prefers a simpler path, often striving to narrow the scope down. This creative complexity only serves to make the products, programs, and services even richer!

Leslie and Charles are committed to Universal StewardHeirShip (Spirit * Service * Stewardship * Sustainability) and continuing to bring the creative vision forth and there are always new products in development.

the rise of earthism

Please help us celebrate Earth Day all during April. Each day we will introduce a new EARTHism dedicated to Loving, Blessing, Honoring, and Protecting Spaceship Earth. We invite you to watch a 4.24-minute video that includes an introduction to the origin of EARTHisms

Earthisms for April 2022

Leslie Riopel

Leslie Riopel,


Leslie is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Course Creation Specialist and Enthusiastic and Passionate Psychology Professor as well as a Creative Writer, and Content Developer.

As a Psychology Professor Leslie has over 10 years of classroom experience in Higher Education. Leslie is also a course design and creation expert and a mindfulness and meditation teacher in addition to being a freelance writer and content developer. In her role as a psychology professor and educator, she is skilled in multiple learning platforms including Blackboard and Canvas. 

Leslie is creative and resourceful, and an advocate for promoting mindfulness and healthy workplace cultures. Leslie is a talented instructor and skilled communicator as well as a skilled copywriter and editor and a life-long learner and lover of knowledge. Leslie also has over 25 years of experience as a real estate client services manager and over 11 years of experience as a copywriter and editor. Leslie has a unique blend of experience in education and teaching, real estate, mindfulness, and psychology that has allowed her to focus on fostering healthy workplaces that thrive. Leslie’s specialties also include co-creative visioning and strategic planning, establishing, and managing strategic alliances, marketing and promotion, publishing (electronic and print) and internet marketing.


As a mind-body healing practitioner and a mindfulness expert, Leslie has created over 20 personal development and mind-body healing courses, including a mindfulness-based stress reduction course and a mindfulness for children course. As part of her non-profit Planet Blessed, Inc., Leslie has also designed several unique mindfulness-based healing courses to help people manage PTSD, align with the energy of self-healing, and overcome obstacles, amongst other things.

Leslie has a master’s degree in Psychology and has been writing about and studying mindfulness for over a decade. Leslie’s unique blend of experience in Real Estate, Mindfulness, and Psychology has allowed her to focus on fostering healthy workplaces that thrive. Leslie is also a freelance writer, published author, and an authority in the psychology of mindfulness and has over 11 years of experience in the wellness industry as a writer and editor. Leslie’s work is centered around mindfulness, meditation, and healing via the smartbody.

Leslie has created a multitude of products, programs, and services in the health and wellness and mindfulness genre over the last several years. In addition to her work creating mindfulness programs, she also specializes in writing and recording guided meditations and hypnotherapy scripts.

​Leslie Believes That Each of Us Can Heal the World By First healing Our Own Trauma and Pain.

​Leslie is also the creator of PlanetMindfulness.com, PlanetBlessed.org and the CEO of the SMART Heart-Mind-Body Foundation as well as the creator of smartbodygreen.com.


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Welcome to Planet Mindfulness!

Your Ultimate Resource for Successful Living, Mindful Sur-Thrival and Mindfulness-Based Healing Products, Programs & Courses

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Welcome to Planet Blessed!

At Planet Blessed, We’re on a Mission to Bless the World With Positive Intentions! All of Our Resources Promote Personal and Planetary Sustainability Partly Through Successful Living and Sur-Thrival Skills.

Charles E Betterton

Charles Betterton,


Charles Betterton has been helping individuals, organizations and communities “Bless the Mess” for over 50 years in several innovative ways.

For example, he received an unsolicited grant at the age of 21 from the American Friends Service Committee to support desegregation of the public schools in the Mississippi Delta. Through the grant Charles created a partnership of over 40 community leaders who helped build public support for a Community Development Center where children of all ages and races were welcomed and encouraged to develop their talents. 

That “Bless the Mess” experience led to Charles volunteering to serve as a disaster relief worker when 16 Mississippi Counties were struck by tornadoes in 1971. Instead he was hired as a temporary employee and began a career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  He served with HUD for 12 years as a “Bless the Mess” disaster recovery expert, a turn-around-management “trouble-shooter” and community development specialist. While serving in the Detroit HUD Area Office he received the highest cash award ever paid a HUD employee for a modification he made to a property management information that saved an estimated 300 million dollars.  THAT was a powerful example of “Blessing the Mess!”

In addition to serving with local and national government, Charles has decades of experience in leadership positions with nonprofit organizations. For example, he founded and served as Executive Director of the Kankakee County Community Development Corporation. He played a major role in transforming a vacant National Guard Armory building that was going to be torn down for parking into an award-winning “Bless the Mess” Community Resource Center that generated over two million dollars of financial support and served tens of thousands of residents.

Charles has a master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Community Economic Development which encompasses Self-help, Empowerment, and Capacity-building. He designed and facilitates co-creative visioning and strategic planning for companies, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and communities, especially those in need of help addressing social, cultural, and economic challenges.

​He created and produced Community Unity Celebrations and CAN DO! personal and community development training programs featuring world-class authors and trainers such as Norman Vincent Peale, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, and Mark Victor Hansen for up to 1,800 participants (in a county of only 100,000 that suffered from decades of racial, geographic, political divisiveness).

Charles is dedicated to Expanding the Circle of Success to provide greater access to development training programs not readily available to youth and other underserved populations. His ultimate vision is helping establish a University for Successful Living (USL) with a network of locally initiated Empowerment Resource Centers that will deliver training on successful life, work and entrepreneurship skills. He and Leslie and their collaborators have already developed many of the 101 resources the USL will provide for Solving Life’s Ultimate Success Puzzles.

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Welcome to Ultimate YOUniversity™ for Successful Living!

Solving Life’s Ultimate Success Puzzles!

Which Puzzle Pieces are Most Important To You?

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Welcome to Collaborative Infopreneurship!

Collaborate – Be the light that others can come to with their ideas, visions, and dreams. Never doubt that blending your talents with those of others can change the world.

His primary social media accounts are:

Examples of Featured Resource Providers for April 2022

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Inspiring worldwide cooperation and dramatic action to address the ecological crisis. The Living Earth Movement (LEM) was inspired by the legacy works of John B. Cobb, Jr. who just celebrated his 97th birthday launching the Living Earth Movement.
The 50th anniversary edition of IS IT TOO LATE? A Theology of Ecology published April 2021 is on sale for $4.83. Fifty years before Don’t Look Up, John Cobb was sounding the climate change alarm and offering creative solutions.
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IS IT TOO LATE? is one of 50+ books Dr. Cobb has written. The Living Earth Movement will be releasing 2 new books that will help introduce the LEM mission, invite collaboration by like-minded individuals and organizations and provide opportunities for participation.

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Mother Earth is indeed a great bodhisattva. Not only does she have the capacity to heal herself but she can help us heal ourselves if we know how to take refuge in her. If we truly believe in the planet’s power to heal herself, we know she can also heal us. We can have faith in Mother Earth because she is not an abstract idea but something very concrete, something very real and tangible.
We can feel her solidity under our feet; we can see her majesty in high mountain peaks and lakes, in the vast blue sky, winding rivers and deep oceans. If we know how to take refuge in Mother Earth, we can experience healing through sitting, walking or simply by breathing.
We don’t have to do anything at all. Just surrender ourselves to Mother Earth and she will do everything for us. We are the Earth. The Earth is us. Allow this process to happen by itself. Breathing in, Mother Earth is breathing in with me. Breathing out, Mother Earth is breathing out with me.