meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

“Stick to the image.” That iconic statement by my late uncle, the philosopher and Jungian psychologist James Hillman,...
July 13, 2014 × 0 comments

writing

BATTLE FOR THE NAP ROOM: A journal from the front lines

BATTLE FOR THE NAP ROOM: A journal from the front lines

Author’s Note: When I worked in my preschool’s Nap Room a few years back, before I became a Story Reader for our Rester...
July 11, 2014 × 7 comments

personal growth

ENERGY IN MOTION: Six steps for managing fear and anxiety

ENERGY IN MOTION: Six steps for managing fear and anxiety

All of us, at some time or another, experience fear and anxiety. We worry about our teenager driving at night. We fret about whether...
July 10, 2014 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

INSIDE THE MEDICINE BAG: 4 tools for awakening consciousness

INSIDE THE MEDICINE BAG: 4 tools for awakening consciousness

Excerpted from Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living, Happy, Joyous and Free by Lee McCormick and Mary...
July 9, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he gave...
July 7, 2014 × 8 comments

transformative travel

Considered one of the most impressive of dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in the country and former seat of the national government

LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON: Some of Bhutan’s top sights [photo gallery]

The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s premier travel destinations, known for its Himalayan mountain scenery, Buddhist dzongs,...
July 6, 2014 × 4 comments

poetry

POEMS BY CATINA NOBLE: Art Class, A Time for Growth, Animation, Sojourn, Blues

POEMS BY CATINA NOBLE: Art Class, A Time for Growth, Animation, Sojourn, Blues

Art Class I joined to explore creative ways to use my tool box of methods when overwhelmed with stress and get off my roller coaster...
July 5, 2014 × 2 comments

personal growth

THE MYSTERY OF AUTHENTICITY: Who are we, really?

THE MYSTERY OF AUTHENTICITY: Who are we, really?

I’ve been around a while, 58 years in fact. As many of us have come to realize, there’s more to living life than what the official...
July 2, 2014 × 2 comments

green living

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

This article was excerpted from The Wastewater Gardener, a book by Dr. Mark Nelson that takes a global look at how we are misusing...
June 30, 2014 × 0 comments