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Celebrating Life in the Midst of Tragic, Violent Loss: A Creative Guide to Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How do you celebrate the holidays in the wake of a national tragedy? How do you find life in the midst of carnage too horrible to imagine? Here's what you need to know, from the perspective of a parent who has lost their child from a catastrophic act of violence.

Really Coming Home For The Holidays: 3 Rituals To Help

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

This year, let's consider together what can improve our odds of celebrating more and being disappointed less. Let's get intentional in this year's holiday season to create what restores, regenerates, and uplifts.

12 Ways Restore Meaning To The Holiday Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Ready or not, the holidays are on our heels. But what if all our best intentions end up leaving us overspent and farther away from what we really want?

Empty Chair At The Dinner Table? 5 Ways To Cope With Loss Over The Holidays

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Causes of vacancy come in endless iterations and are particularly poignant during the holidays. You may be left staring death in the face. Or, perhaps your loss involves a loved one that lives far away and finances are insufficient to bring them to your door.

4 Guidelines To Re-Spark Your Creativity

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We must not stay attached to outcome. When the time comes, after putting our heart and soul into relationship with creation, we must let it go, say goodbye. Otherwise, there can be no space for what wants to happen creatively to come forward, be born into the world.

What's Holding You Back? Find The Bearings Of Your Soul

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

To successfully navigate new frontier, we must surrender our external GPS and return to the one that never fails and can only be found within.

Cultivating the Undefeated Heart

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

There's nothing like true stories of those who refuse to be defeated, despite the odds, to cure what ails you. Such stories transfix, restoring hope in transformation. This turn of events is available to every one of us willing to put in the sweat equity.

What Makes Best Friends So Powerful?

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

What is it about certain best friendships that connects us with the essential, enabling communication to traverse time and space?

How Good Are You At Self-Compassion?

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

Self-compassion begins with self-election. Only you can choose to "care enough to send the very best" back to the one in the mirror. To do otherwise is to say to Creation, "No, thank you. Unlike the rest of creation, I am an error."

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.

Do You Stink at Receiving Love?

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

Where's Leo Buscaglia when you need him? There might be a few of you left out there, born before this age of high-tech, hyper-connectivity mania, who remember his words and Spirit.

Love Is Not a Spectator Sport

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

Where there is fear, there is a mentality of lack, an impoverishment of mind, body and Spirit breeding disconnection, isolation and aggression. But, where there is Love, there is Life.

Is Unplugging and Recharging Just Another 'Crock'?

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

"You a writer, or something?" he asks, noticing my gymnastic struggle with pen and paper. His inquiry reminds me of the mosquito hovering around your ear on a hot July evening, and you, without a fly swatter. Good thing, though. I would have missed the fireworks.

Loving Out Loud, Even With Impossible People

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

Personally I try to stay in the moment more, and I really have become less mean to myself, but it remains a constant challenge.

What To Do When Someone Rains On Your Parade

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

Do we have the intestinal fortitude to live this marvelous nature out today, that part of us that lives beyond self-criticism, judgment, comparison and down-right making ourselves wrong for what we didn't achieve?