Almost every single morning, I fire up my computer to see the release of some new study whose results could easily be summed up in one word: Really?
By no means is this a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts, or a magic end-all to hate and prejudices. Rather, it's a reminder. It's a reminder that we, as humans, should follow some very simple guidelines to ensure civility among one another.
After years of trying for a few seconds at a time and giving up, I finally discovered something that works for me -- listening to music about breathing. By listening to music, my mind focuses on one thing, something relaxing, and I can breathe without the silence doing me in. It's still not easy, but it helps.
Many people think they have do either a full practice or nothing at all, but this type of all-or-nothing thinking sets up the possibility for failure more often than success.
Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?
What if all of us did the same and found solace and inspiration in visiting the holy shrines of traditions other than our own? Would the world be more embracing of what often seems like The Other?
Having lived more than half my life, I've gained a perspective I describe as the backward look that may be beneficial to persons of any age, but particularly to those who still have more than half their lives to live.
What is going to make this year's resolutions any different than last year's, or those of the year before? As someone who helps people work through their food and body issues, this is always the question: What can we do differently this time?
Dreams bring us back to our soul, reminding us of things we have forgotten, devalued, overlooked. We do not need to analyze a dream to embody its wisdom.
You stand at the center of your own sacred circle. Your view to the horizon will change, you may find yourself in another hemisphere with different elements in each direction. But you will always be at the center of your own circle, your own life.
Whatever we choose as our sanctuary, we should retreat into it often enough to do a little soul-searching and make sure that we're checking in with ourselves and our happiness.
Discovering, or more accurately, rediscovering our natural talents is what I call Natural Temperament. By reconnecting with our unique gifts, we re-teach ourselves to trust our instincts of imagination, curiosity, and resourcefulness.
I don't know about you, but my GPS system has taken me off-route sometimes to some pretty crazy places. When I go off onto those dark roads that just don't seem quite right, I actually defy my GPS and force it to recalculate my route. The same is true in my life.
You cannot have a healthy body without a healthy mind. When we try to numb out -- even if it is not with something particularly noxious -- our minds are not as healthy as they could be, and our bodies will follow suit.
Every year, September 21st is the day that is dedicated to works around the world toward peace, one person, one act at a time.
The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. ...