contemplations

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart was a late-thirteenth- and early-fourteenth-century preacher and mystic, yet like Rumi and Hafiz, he remains relevant...
July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

Local, organic food might be the most environmentally sustainable option in terms of feeding the planet, but for many people it means...
July 20, 2014 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

ROAD TRIP! 4 ways to practice mindful driving

ROAD TRIP! 4 ways to practice mindful driving

Summer offers a wealth of opportunities to incorporate meditation into daily activities. Most of these are enjoyable, such as cycling or...
July 18, 2014 × 3 comments

contemplations

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

In the mid-1960s researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered a phenomenon they termed learned helplessness. Learned helplessness...
July 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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