community building

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

I get really skeptical about unambivalent nostalgia for the good-old-days because the good-old-days usually involved things like widespread...
August 9, 2014 × 2 comments

book reviews

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all [book review]

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all [book review]

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all Lynn Austin [Bethany House, 432 pages] It’s sometimes hard to...
August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

“Live your life and forget your age.” These wide words come from the late Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power...
August 6, 2014 × 0 comments

transformative travel

GET OFF THE TOURIST BUS: 6 ways volunteering abroad will change your outlook

GET OFF THE TOURIST BUS: 6 ways volunteering abroad will change your outlook

The only way to truly know another culture is to get off the tourist bus and be a part of the lives of the citizens. I’ve volunteered...
August 4, 2014 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?

THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?

The following excerpt is from Parmahansa Jagadish’s Worldwide “Prayer Project” 3 Minutes 3 Times A Day To Change...
August 1, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE POWER OF LOVE: A universal current of compassion

THE POWER OF LOVE: A universal current of compassion

Excerpted from How to Survive Life (and Death): A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond by Robert Kopecky.  Love is the...
July 30, 2014 × 0 comments

alternative therapies

THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH: An introduction to crystal healing

THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH: An introduction to crystal healing

Excerpted from Earth Blessings: Using Crystals for Personal Energy Clearing, Earth Healing & Environmental Enhancement by Judy...
July 28, 2014 × 0 comments

fiction

ALTERNATING CURRENT: Sometimes you need to get lost in the flow, before you can be found

ALTERNATING CURRENT: Sometimes you need to get lost in the flow, before you can be found

Part I 1. Odds are, reader, you’ve never had ECT, short for electroconvulsive treatment and colloquially known as shock treatment....
July 25, 2014 × 1 comment

contemplations

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

What if spirituality could be reduced to the knowledge of a pair of simple rules promulgated by nature itself? To live by these rules...
July 23, 2014 × 0 comments