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MILK AND CANCER: IS IT TIME TO DITCH THE DAIRY?

By Ann Devlin | I was reading a good article in the latest ICON magazine (Integrative Cancer and Oncology News) about the pros and cons of dairy, and it appears to be based on solid research. It turns out there are very few pros but a considerable number of cons, certainly enough to seriously consider ditching the dairy. In summary ...

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How to Recover your True Self: The Journey Out of Our Negative States

Ted Nottingham | Down through the centuries, spiritual teachers of all traditions have differentiated between our mundane, invented personality so filled with stress, and our true identity characterized by serenity, constancy, and wisdom.  They urge us to discover our inner depths and that vaster Self which enables right action in the world. Everyone of us is meant to live with ...

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Where is Your Power Center?

Where is your power center? Is it in you or in other people or circumstances? Paradoxically, controlling people often believe that they don’t have control over their lives or even themselves. Control is important to codependents. Many attempt to control what they can’t – other people – rather than controlling what they can – themselves, their feelings, and their actions. ...

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Perfection, Mistakes, and Retakes

Consider you are already perfect, right now, just the way you are. “Huh?” you might be saying. New ideas many times do not compute, so let me give a little more information before you agree or disagree with me. Let us take a view from the big picture and look at a new way of explaining perfection. Imagine you are ...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MOON – MASTERY OF BREATH

Pamela Wells | The moon gives us the opportunity to reflect upon and bring a new awareness to our doing. Our lives are busy and full of multitasking. We are rewarded in our Western culture for our achievements in the most efficient way possible. This forces a more linear and analytical approach to life. We can easily approach life only ...

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Seeking Wholeness – The Balance of Feminine and Masculine Energies

Pamela Wells | Entering into a new year and a new decade is a great time for us to reflect on ourselves and to use our insight to optimize our lives. We all have a mix of masculine and feminine energies in a dynamic state of movement. The masculine energies are characterized by linearity, orientation to goals, and mental focus. ...

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Believe In Yourself & Believe Your Dreams Are Possible

Matthew Toone | People everywhere have incredible ideas, hidden talents, unlimited potential, and reachable dreams, but they spend too much time listening to the voices of fear and doubt in their own minds that they thus never take a risk and put forth the necessary action required to realize those goals, dreams, and potential. They fail because they don’t attempt. ...

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6 Keys to Assertive Communication

Darlene Lancer | Communication is so important that it can make or break a relationship, is critical to success, and instantly reflects your self-esteem to listeners – for better or for worse. Assertive communication commands respect, projects confidence, and inspires influence. It’s respectful, direct, honest, open, non-threatening and non-defensive. It’s not demanding, aggressive, or manipulative. Communication is learned. With practice ...

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Lonely? It’s Your Spiritual Wake Up Call!

By Reena Gagneja | There can be no spiritual growth without the essential practice of aloneness, or simply put, spending time alone. This may be meditation, taking a walk in nature, reading a spiritual book, or simply contemplation in peace and quiet. Even in a busy day, 5-10 minutes is not too much to find. The ‘body-mind’ needs rest and ...

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The Three Stages of Love And What Goes With Them..

This is a quick reminder about the stages through which a relationship travels. Love grows and changes. The excitement that brings couples together in the first place is very different from the love that emerges fifteen or fifty years later. Love relationships go through three predictable stages. All are important and none can be avoided if love is to flourish. ...

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