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#Spiritual Development

Spiritual and Religious

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.

Changing the World

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

We want to change the world! We want to make a difference by helping people be aware of the great potential they have within them and help them find the power to make a difference in their unique ways.

Lessons for Spiritual Development Learned From the Olympics

Patty Kogutek | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

The competitors not only fly through the air recording breaking speeds and hurl their bodies performing dangerous feats causing me to gasp for breath, but these young men and women teach us so many valuable lessons. Courage, bravery and heroism.

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Creating Trust in a Fear-Based Environment

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we were children our parents or teachers did their best to connect the dots so we could see an entire picture. Remember puzzles? Where are th...

Opening Up to Your Inner Wisdom

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

Get back on track spiritually The spiritual password is there for us always -- an opportunity to get back into the flow of listening to our heart of ...

Why the Spiritual Path Is More Than a Consolation Prize

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The long fingers of anxiety gripped me and shook me to my core. In many ways, it sucked. But overall, the experience offered me access to a new place deep within myself: a place of peace.

Finding Your Power: Part I -- Me First

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Maldonado

The journey of finding your power, when taken in earnest, changes you from the inside out. It changes all that you say, do, think and feel about your...

8 Reasons to Develop Your Spiritual Connection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is an incredible freedom to not be dependent upon others to show you what is best for you. You can learn to live your best life by learning how to stay consistently connected with your spiritual guidance.

Preparing for the New Year: Are Old Patterns Really Comfortable, or Just Familiar?

Beth Green | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

The familiar is not in and of itself more comfortable than the unknown. In fact, it may well be worse and it may even be accompanied by the greatest discomfort of them all, which is the realization that I'm stuck and not doing anything about it.

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

One-Word Resolution

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, choosing, using, and committing to your One Word in 2014 could be the best resolution you can make. If your spirit is healthy, you have lost the weight of words, and connecting to your One Word is a commitment to living your greatest life.

The Importance of Awakening Your Inner Spiritual Authority

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

How do you erase a concept that you have preached as truth to millions of people without so much as an apology for messing with our worldview all these years? Why was this taught in the first place?

The Curse of Perfectionism (And What to Do About It)

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be vulnerable, to be honest about your fears and flaws, to connect with other people on that deeper level that comes when you look another person in the face and say, "Hey, I'm human, and you're human, and that's okay."

A Portrait of Our Awakening Mind

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Our awakening mind is a process. There is no finish line, although we can rest along the way. There are few signposts of progress and fewer real guides to let us know we have reached a place worthy to be called awakening, no less awakened.

6 Spiritual Tips for Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

The holidays are more than just Santa Claus and menorahs. The holidays are about finding your center in the eye of the storm, and the quickest means to that end is always gratitude.

After Sandy Hook Tragedy, They Chose Love

Guideposts | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

I thought, She's thinking the same thing I am. On this awful day, we each need the comfort of another's warmth.

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Gigi G. | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Gigi G.

As we remember Nelson Mandela, the man, it is also important to remember him for the great teacher he was. For me, one of greatest quotes to grace t...

What Is an Authentic Life?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I am often asked two questions, "What is an authentic life?" and "How does one know whether or not they are living authentically?"

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

Find Your Medicine and Use It

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

My medicinal recipe is a zesty concoction of reggae music, dancing, travel, avocados and ginger, conversations with momma, soul writing, jiu-jitsu, jungle hikes, nephew hugs, beach cleanups, stretching, singing and trusting myself.

We Need Ethical Evolution, Not More Destructive Fundamentalist "Certainty"

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Ethics can evolve along with every area of human discovery, for instance, beyond ugly biblical myths born of justifying tribal hatred and ethnic -- God-made-us-do-it -- cleansing after the fact.