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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 »

Being Beauty

What Makes Us Glow Plenty of people are pretty, but haven’t yet learned how to be beautiful. They have the right look for the times, but they don’t glow. Beautiful women glow. That’s because beautiful is not about how we look on the outside; it is about what we’re made of and being “full of beauty” on the inside. Beautiful ... Read More »

Create a Love Nest

Set Out a Welcome Mat for a Soulmate ARIELLE FORD Just as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that our soulmate will walk into our home—what they will they see, ... Read More »

An Awesome Antidote to Polarization

KIRK J. SCHNEIDER We live in polarized times. The current polarization of the American electorate and federal government is rooted in “the polarized mind”, a fixation by individuals on one point of view that excludes differing views and provokes intolerance. Complex issues become black and white, and those with differing views or lifestyles are demonized. Beyond politics, this is seen ... Read More »

When We Set Out

Let Spirit Steer Us MARK NEPO Teaching me how to steer the 30-foot-long sailboat he built, my father would say, “It’s the sail that follows the wind, and the rudder that follows the sail.” The sail, by its nature, will catch the wind and lean into it. The rudder is for steering once we’ve set sail. Our soul is like ... Read More »

Reframing Your Life Story

Create Your Own Hero’s Journey KIM SCHNEIDERMAN Every life unfolds as a uniquely dynamic, purposeful and potentially heroic story that is open to interpretation, especially our own. We are the star and spin doctor of this work-in-progress, with the power to tell our stories as triumphs, tragedies or something in-between. Our life story is filled with suspense: Big and little ... Read More »

Kissed By Kindness

EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH Psychologist Ty Tashiro reports in The Science of Happily Ever After that only three in 10 couples remain in healthy, happy marriages. Psychologist John Gottman, in New York City, has studied couples for four decades seeking to understand successful relationships. He and his psychologist wife, Julie, founded The Gottman Institute that helps couples build and maintain loving, healthy relationships ... Read More »

Sacred Passage

Conscious Dying as a Transformative Healing Journey LINDA SECHRIST When properly viewed, the thresholds of all of life’s transitional moments can be both emotionally and spiritually rewarding. Whether it involves marriage or birth, job loss or illness, gleaning insight from the experience can yield fresh perspective on how to live life more fully today, if we remain mindful and lovingly ... Read More »

Sky High

A Simple Gaze Invokes the Infinite SANDY C. NEWBIGGING Imagine being outside on a sunny day, looking at a clear, blue sky. It’s natural to feel calm and wonderful while contemplating this expansive view.Then a solitary bird flies across our field of vision. Noticing it takes our attention away from the stillness of the sky to instead track its movement ... Read More »