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An Equinox Prescription for Love, This Autumn

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

As we progress through Autumn's Season of Plenty, let us do so more consciously than ever before, rediscovering fall as one of four portals to a healthier, more vibrantly loving relationship with life.

Licensing to Love for Parents and Wannabes

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Help me understand. You and I need to earn a license to drive our cars, right? We need a license to marry. You need a license to operate a restaura...

Calling Back Your Spirit: Taking the 21 Day Challenge to Stop the Bullying

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We need to learn, model, and teach whatever practice restores the Spirit of who we are, nipping self-criticism in the bud. We need to call back our own Greater Self, on a daily basis.

Are You Trying Too Hard?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

When we face challenges, most achievers and slackers alike, fail to ask for help. Too often, we go off into the sunset like the Lone Ranger, and forget all about Tonto.

Archetypal Patterns In Love And Marriage: Just Like Romeo And Juliet

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Myths outline patterns and experiences which can lead to bliss or disaster. It's inevitable that we fall into the power of these patterns, but not that we continue to live them unconsciously and disastrously.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

Reflections On Haiti: Feeling More Connected

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

That there is 'suffering in Haiti' would be the understatement of 2010. In the wake of such disaster, it is easy to overlook the 'inner earthquakes,' or tremors, that those in our midst may be experiencing.

What Jesus And The Dalai Lama Would Say To Tiger Woods And Mike Huckabee

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The question is what result does criticizing leave in its wake? Since criticizing, complaining, and gossiping are anything but solution-oriented, they bring destruction, not solution.

What Palin, Shatner, And Miss Jasmine Have To Teach Us This Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

New Forms, Old Process. Despite the news avalanche surrounding Tiger Woods, he's not the only one standing on shaky ground. It is, however, the unexpected places that lead us to the real.

What If You Don't Fit The Mold?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Dogs are dogs. Cats are cats. Monkeys are monkeys. Nurses are nurses. Engineers are engineers. Children are children. Right? Exceptions to the ...

Biting The Vampire Back: 8 Measures To Protect Your Vital Force

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Let's refocus. What if we practiced removing attention from what drains us, and choose to take proactive steps towards what revitalizes?

How To Voice Your Feelings Without Blowing Your Holiday Cork

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

With more length on the gift list than width in the wallet, tempers can flair, and it's a short trip from there down Blame Road. Holiday Season is at hand, with all that it brings. What do you hope yours brings?

Getting Unstuck, Finding Some Fun

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"...I am on my own journey/battle with forgiveness...and I find it very difficult. I feel as if I have reached a standstill. ...perhaps there is a d...

'Breaking Free: The Really Good News That's Not in the News'

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Many know how natural it is to go ballistic when we realize we've been duped. When we lose our way, it is all too easy to place hopes for happiness onto the outer world, for fame, money, things.

The Problem With Fear

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Fear's roots wear many costumes: anxiety, anger, revenge, power grabbing. When our own private 'boogey man' intrudes into life, what's the end-result? Very simply, fear takes us off-course.

Learning To Go With The Flow: What Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson, And The Buddha Have To Teach Us About Resistance

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Just putting the names Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson, and Buddha in the same title might seem like quite a tossed salad. In a way, it's true. And, ye...

Does Forgive Mean Forget? How to Get Over What Is Tearing You Apart

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"If it weren't for the fact that he died, I'd like to kill him! Can you imagine leaving us in this mess?" Amanda, a widow with three little ones und...