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Spiritual Wellness

5 Steps to Shining from the Inside Out

Natalie Ann Taggart | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Ann Taggart

The past year has stretched me, pulled me, and challenged me more than I ever thought possible, but today I am more grounded, vibrant, connected and authentic than ever before with the unshakeable confidence to match, and I teach my clients to do the same. This is shining from the inside out.

A Mother's Day Reflection

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, your relationship with your mom is probably the most significant in your life because, well, she was the first person you met! I say significant instead of important, life-changing, or loving because every mother/child relationship is different.

Springtime Pairings to Enhance Your Day

Rupa Mehta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

A wet day pairs with creativity, a cold day comes with drive and productivity, and a warm day encourages reflection and growth, but any day can be paired with a bit of sun -- an opportunity to say thank you and feel joy.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

The Path of Grace

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The question is, how do we strengthen our spiritual practice of receiving grace? How do we build a heart that is open enough, empty enough, clear, and ready for grace? How do we become less distracted and more present to be awakened and loved by the many touches of grace?

The Power of One

Lama Surya Das | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

I believe this troubled time calls on us to open our minds and hearts to the innumerable connections we share with others -- in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet -- and strive to understand what it means to be human now.

My Experience With John of God

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I tell the story of how this miracle man guided my spiritual awakening, reorganized my plans and changed my life forever.

You Are Not Broken

Omega Institute | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In this interview by Omega, spiritual teacher Panache Desai encourages you to see that you are not a mistake, that you are not broken.

Soul Foods: 5 Soul-Nourishing Principles

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Nurture your soul with healthy foods that inspire you and build you up. Avoid those that create ugly feelings inside. By doing this, you will be able to keep your inner garden oasis beautiful and flourishing.

Take a Stand!

Donna Henes | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

We can shrink in fear and wallow in our worries, just close down. Or we can use this time to work toward the expansion, openness, and love that we all know in our heart of hearts is possible.

The Most Extreme Form of Nonviolence

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

The yogic path labels nonviolence as "ahimsa." According to this tradition, violence is any act that inflicts harm onto not just other people, but onto oneself.

A Pilgrimage To Bhutan: Making Sense Of 2012 -- Part Two

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In this place, alone with my daughter Rachel, with a few simple things, walking and walking, it seems complete enough. Even the drama of death and divorce seem distant, part of the endless cycle of life, not something to dwell in, to linger on, but to face, absorb and pass on.

A Pilgrimage To Bhutan: Making Sense Of 2012

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Hyman, MD

I took a pause and went to do the things that restore me, that slow me down enough to notice what is true. For me, it is walking in the mountains and offering myself in the service of others.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

Your 2013 Emotional Diet Plan

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This New Year's, let's draw needed attention to and appreciate the simplicity and significance of the weight of words. Let's gain control over our emotional waistlines and reflect on the words and sayings that weigh us down and lift us up.

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

How To Breathe In Peace

John-Roger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

It's a wondrous thing, the way our bodies have been created to be nurtured as we expand with a breath of oxygen and contract by exhaling what the body doesn't need. Go ahead. Give yourself this gift of conscious breathing.

City of Lonely Angels

Lisa Haisha | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Haisha

What can you do if you're lonely in Los Angeles during the holiday season? You should shift your focus off your own loneliness by volunteering your time to help others.

The Benefits Of Expressing Love (PLUS: 5 Love-Centric Questions To Meditate On)

Tara Brach | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The more we pay attention to the sense of another's love, to a place that provides beauty and ease, to our own strengths and aspiration, the more we connect with the heart space that will offer a healing refuge.

Crisis Is a State of Mind and a State of Place

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Global transition is, as it says on the tin, a global phenomenon. Yet "crisis" is about a state of place as well as a state of mind; and this state of place is not universal.

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

Saying Yes To Life: A Different Perspective On Personal Development

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

The difficult feelings are our greatest teachers, the alchemists' chunks of coal that, when approached with consciousness, are transformed into gold.