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Four Steps to Authentic Living

How to Live a Deeply Joyful Life BY JAN DESAI 1. Connect with the inner voice. Uncovering authenticity comes from within. We learn to discern and heed the inner voice of wisdom through daily silence, a still space that allows messages to resonate. This ever-present guidance system is always spot on. The key is to connect often. Be grateful for ... Read More »

Doing Nothing

Why Timeouts Matter In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take timeouts to do nothing. Yet, when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces a valuable currency, ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

3 Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to the amazing beauty of each ... Read More »

Reclaim Your Magic

Make Your World Wondrous Again BY PAIGE LEIGH REIST We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy. 1LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our ... Read More »

Self-Love

BY CHARLIE CHAPLIN As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY. As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though ... Read More »

Inspired Living

Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle BY KELLY MARTINSEN Inspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when ... Read More »

Expect a Miracle

Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires  BY J. MARIE NOVAK According to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think we can’t handle burdensome difficulties on our own, we often seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for myself and ... Read More »

Peace on Earth

Conflict Resolutions that Work to Bridge Divides BY LINDA SECHRIST   Call to Action Roughly 30 years ago, notable voices began urging Americans to embrace a sustainable worldview of unity in diversity, recognizing our core oneness as a solution to an increasingly out-of-balance society. Success in this endeavor depends primarily on the “habits of the heart” of our citizens, developed ... Read More »

Sharable Thanksgiving

Ways to Focus on What Really Matters Thanksgiving inspires a season of appreciation for what sustains us and gives meaning to life. Share Good Food “I think true sustenance is when our hunger for connection and belonging meet,” says Sarah Ban Breathnach, the Los Angeles author of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. “When my daughter was small, we would ... Read More »

Soul Shine

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking ... Read More »