contemplations

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS: An exploration of the complex yet uplifting nature of humour

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS: An exploration of the complex yet uplifting nature of humour

A laugh fest Recently I was at a spiritual retreat. One afternoon, the women were scheduled to have a tea, to share memories of...
August 9, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

MAKING A LIFE: A mid-life recovery from anxiety and depression

MAKING A LIFE: A mid-life recovery from anxiety and depression

I decided to try some short-term therapy when I realized I was close to considering suicide. Six years later, I was done. Or so...
August 8, 2016 × 0 comments

fiction

SILENT ABBEY: A reminder that what you perceive reflects who you are

SILENT ABBEY: A reminder that what you perceive reflects who you are

A monastery, high in the mountains, the steeple on the edifice nearly piercing the face of God, sat silent and stoic for centuries....
August 7, 2016 × 0 comments

quotations

JACK SPARROW QUOTES: 20 memorable sayings from the well-loved pirate

JACK SPARROW QUOTES: 20 memorable sayings from the well-loved pirate

My spirit will live on. Why fight when you can negotiate? If you choose to lock your heart away, you will lose it for certain. The...
August 5, 2016 × 0 comments

dreams

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Clearly defining your purpose [symbols: grandmother, hands, seeds]

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Clearly defining your purpose [symbols: grandmother, hands, seeds]

In our new weekly Mindful Dreams column, Aneta Baranek of the School of Metaphysics is offering free dream interpretations to...
August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

contemplations

DISCONNECTED: How going carless simplifies life and helps us connect to our surroundings

DISCONNECTED: How going carless simplifies life and helps us connect to our surroundings

The car. One of humankind’s greatest inventions. It has opened up our world, made our lives easier and enabled a new way...
August 3, 2016 × 1 comment

spiritual practices

SACRED TOTEMS: Can a modern, non-Native American really find their spirit animal?

SACRED TOTEMS: Can a modern, non-Native American really find their spirit animal?

The New Age movement is an amalgam of hundreds or even thousands of traditional, eclectic and cross-cultural practices and points...
August 1, 2016 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY MIKE LARCOMBE: The Marching Band, War and Peace

POEMS BY MIKE LARCOMBE: The Marching Band, War and Peace

The Marching Band  Where is my marching band? I thought there would be a marching band for me. One day, a parade all for me. In...
July 30, 2016 × 0 comments

quotations

GRIEF QUOTES: 20 quotations to help your healing

GRIEF QUOTES: 20 quotations to help your healing

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you. – John Green I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil....
July 29, 2016 × 0 comments