community building

CREATING A BETTER SOCIETY: The importance of empowering people with disabilities

CREATING A BETTER SOCIETY: The importance of empowering people with disabilities

If you have no disabilities, you may not have given much thought to the financial, psychological and emotional ramifications of not...
December 11, 2014 × 0 comments

mind-body

DEEP HEALING FOR UTI’s: When cranberry juice isn’t enough

DEEP HEALING FOR UTI’s: When cranberry juice isn’t enough

As I type this, I’m quite certain I’m on fire. No, not in an empowered type of way. I want to try to be discreet, but...
December 9, 2014 × 2 comments

personal growth

THE MONK’S TALE: Enjoy your slice of happiness while you have it

THE MONK’S TALE: Enjoy your slice of happiness while you have it

Excerpted from The Monk’s Tale: Stories about Happiness by Nathan Tamblyn, in which the author philosophizes on the transient...
December 7, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

LUMINOSITY: Celebrate the Light of your soul—even at work!

LUMINOSITY: Celebrate the Light of your soul—even at work!

The following article is excerpted from Ignite CALM: Achieving Bliss in Your Work, a practical guide to exercising Creativity, Authenticity,...
December 3, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM III: Lessons learned from the back of a car

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM III: Lessons learned from the back of a car

As I stated in the initial installment of this series, I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy for...
December 2, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

IN THE MIDST OF GRIEF: Finding gratitude through play

IN THE MIDST OF GRIEF: Finding gratitude through play

Excerpted from The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness and the Science of Contentment, a book that outlines the benefits that...
November 28, 2014 × 0 comments

environment

WRITING IN THE SKY: Destroying the planet or keeping it healthy rests in human hands

WRITING IN THE SKY: Destroying the planet or keeping it healthy rests in human hands

The following article has been excerpted from The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How it Shapes Our Planet by Christian Schwägerl, a...
November 27, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Attraction depends on more than a profile or questionnaire

DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Attraction depends on more than a profile or questionnaire

The following article is excerpted from The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter by...
November 27, 2014 × 0 comments

transformative travel

LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

The sign at Karasjok’s border is simple: the town’s name written in white lettering on a blue background, with a bold black “i”...
November 25, 2014 × 0 comments