December 2017 Articles (31)

Play Isn’t Just for Kids

Stuart Brown is a man on a mission. He is convinced that there is something missing in many of our lives, the absence of which is a source of much suffering and unhappiness. It is the lack of this element that is the source of problems that range from depression to violent crime, and include mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease divorce, and other serious health and relationship issues. The missing ingredient in this equation isn’t money, time, education, or even love. It’s…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 30, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Destructive Nature of Gossip

The Destructive Nature of Gossip

By Judi Lynch

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Bio word count - 60

We have all been the victim of gossip, through our own words, or the words of someone else. Gossip can destroy lives, trust of others and life-long friendships. It is like a spiritual assault on our souls to discuss others without their input or understanding of their privacy. We open the door to being under scrutiny ourselves, even worse, we hurt someone deeply by repeating things…


Added by Judi Lynch on December 29, 2017 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

Are Trapped Emotions Sabotaging Your New Year's Resolutions?

If you're like most people, you have probably felt the frustration that comes with making New Year's resolutions and not keeping them. What is it about us human beings that makes it so difficult for us to make these commitments to ourselves and simply keep them?

Believe me, I have been through this myself many times and know what it's like. There was a time in my life that I actually gave up setting goals for myself because it just seemed to be a joke. I would set goals and not…


Added by Dr. Bradley Nelson on December 29, 2017 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The 3 Components of Our Ego Energy


Our ego energy tremendously and consistently impacts our daily lives. Whether we are interacting with people or loved ones, working to achieve with our abilities, dealing with stress, and many other areas of life, it is at work. Unfortunately, our understanding has often been limited to viewing it as the amount of influence we are willing to exert in our lives. This energy is more diverse and we must grow in our understanding of it to appreciate its true…


Added by Nickolas Martin on December 29, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Men and the Divine Feminine

Summary – A definite crusade is occurring to help balance the duality between male and female. From the #MeToo movement to celebrities such as Ashely Judd and Selma Hayek speaking out against abuse and injustice, the momentum is rising towards a revolution of extraordinary proportions. How can men play an important role in this transformation without feeling fear or a loss of their identity?…


Added by Jill M. Jackson on December 29, 2017 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Partnership Yoga: Stretching Off of the Matt

When you hear the word “Yoga”, it’s likely that words like stretching, exercise, practice, flexibility, bending, and twisting come to mind. That’s because the primary association that most Americans have with yoga has to do with the “on the mat” or physical aspects of the practice of yoga or “Hatha Yoga”.

The word “yoga” is a derivation of the Sanskrit term “yui” that means ‘yoke” and refers to the bar that encircles the necks of two oxen or other draft animals, creating a union…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Carl Jung's Contribution to Our Time


Famed psychoanalyst Carl Jung contributions bridged the wide divide between religion of antiquity and the modern world in his day. Those same ideas remain paramount today and can help us to understand a world that seems out of control. Jung’s associate Eleanor Bertine delivers Jung’s message plainly for our time.


God a Belief?


The pastor one day spoke of people who don’t believe in God. Eleanor Bertine, then a child, heard her pastor’s…


Added by Arthur Telling on December 28, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Overcoming Pessimism

Linda is a recovering pessimist. She grew up in a family that had a basement freezer crammed with food, and cases of canned goods stacked against the walls. All this hoarding of food was preparation for the inevitable economic or political disaster that her parents were certain would occur. She grew up hearing stories about her grandfather's assault on an army officer who had taunted him with anti-Semitic remarks. As the story goes, he fled and deserted the military, leaving Russia to…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 26, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Keeping Your Seat

Bradley and Melissa came into marriage counseling clueless as to why there was so much pain in their relationship. After listening to each of them describe their situation, it became obvious what the problem was. Neither of them could say anything about the other without harsh judgments. They were both brought up in families in which criticism was practiced on an ongoing basis. Neither of them had any idea that it was even possible to respond to condemning words with anything other than…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Reiki Healing Supports Weight Loss


Weight Loss is a life changing event that we choose to partake. The ancient healing practice of Reiki adds our transformation through balancing our energy and relaxation. Both of these ingredients are essential for self-care, and success at attaining goals.



Reiki is a powerful tool in many aspects of life. It is a great supplemental practice to use during weight loss, and helps with the self-healing…


Added by Karen Ulvestad on December 20, 2017 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive: Intuition, Empathy, Vision and Expression

Abstract: Human sensitivity has been well documented in the field of psychology, mental health, and wellness. It is time to expand our understanding of sensitivity with the multiple intelligence of sensory awareness including the four distinct gifts. This article identifies the advantages of each of the four gifts: intuition, empathy, vision, and…


Added by Courtney Marchesani on December 15, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Being in Flow through Gratitude

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

Zig Ziglar

There is a state within all of us that knows that we have everything we need. All we need is actually inside of us. Need some inspiration for your business? Look inside. Need guidance on what choice to make? Look inside. Need more of something? Guess where we have to look!! It’s…


Added by Amy Javier on December 14, 2017 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Self Love as Spiritual Practice

When we hear the words self love, most of us automatically think the self love that has been fed to us by celebrities. The cars, the mansion and the luscious lifestyle that looks so great to live! While this kind of Self Love is true for many, I am here to offer you another version of self love that is simple and grounded. To be love and give love to everyone, by putting ourselves first.

Lets break it down here to truly understand what self love really means. Firstly, the…


Added by Amy Javier on December 14, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What to do when our head steals our joy

We analyse everything compulsively with judgment and comparison.  But the heart embaces everything without any judgement.   We think we are our thoughts but it is not true, and real freedom comes when we learn to anchor in our heart and just watch the thoughts go by.    We don't need to analyse and compare, if we are in our heart we start to gain real wisdom, and become aware of our habitual patterns so we can start to make new choices.   We have to give up trying to understand…


Added by Isha Judd on December 13, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Easy Feng Shui Tips to Increase Personal Energy Levels

Happiness is a cascade of positive life aspects. You will never be happy if only one aspect of your life works. If you are content at your workplace, you should make sure your home is abuzz with positive energy. This way, you will always inhibit a space that fills you with joy. If you want to achieve this home-bliss as soon as possible, here are some easy feng shui tips to increase personal energy levels.

Let there be…


Added by Marie Nieves on December 13, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Total Wellness: 4 Ways to Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Have you ever experienced a sense of well-being? Well-being is described as a feeling of calm and tranquil body energy, you feel healthy and relaxed. There are several ways to improve your health and well-being but one strategy remains the same- you need consistency. Below are some of the greatest steps you can take to heighten your sense of wellbeing and overall health.

Supplements, Water, and Herbal Teas

If you’re already following a healthy plant-based diet you might not…


Added by Rachelle Wilber on December 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Are We Listening?

"The most basic of human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them."  Ralph Nichols, the Father of Listening.

 Listening To Our Body

 One dimension of listening mindfully should be the practice of shutting off our attention to the external world and its noise frequencies and tuning into our own body. Yes, if we close our eyes, and take a few deep breaths, and then dive into our own body, scan it…


Added by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari on December 12, 2017 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Breaking the Defensive Cycle Once and for All

Arguments don’t end when one person overpowers another. Bringing out the big guns — threats, name-calling, insults, loud yelling — always exacts a painfully high price. We may intimidate our partner into submission, thus winning the battle for momentary dominance, but this does not win us the war. It’s a temporary truce, which creates tension because the conflict has merely been driven underground. The cost is a loss of trust, goodwill, caring, and respect.


For years,…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Memorial for Ollie the Pit Bull

Ollie the pit bull was the victim of what Hollywood Florida police call the most vicious animal abuse case they have ever encountered.  Beaten and stabbed 50 times and left to die in suitcase, he was heard crying by two passersby who notified police and was taken to a local animal hospital for two surgeries, wagging his tail and kissing the staff as he clung to life.  Since then a  neighbor came forward with her account of hearing  the gruesome attack, of Ollie's screams and cries, Grateful…


Added by Lisa Shaw on December 11, 2017 at 7:12am — No Comments

Searching for Purpose and Meaning

“We cannot do great things, we can only do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa  

Martin: “I spent over four decades searching for something that would fulfill my longing to contribute to humanity, allow me to share my gifts with others, and satisfy my quest for spiritual fulfillment.  I’ve always been a diligent student; I easily got accepted into medical school and have been a practicing pediatrician for over…


Added by Linda Bloom on December 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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