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This past summer after 13 years of following a vegetarian diet I began to eat fish again. I’d fallen ill and found myself so depleted that my body could not get the necessary nutrients from vegetable proteins. Over the years […]

“Crisis offers a possibility to awaken as a participant in conscious evolution.” – Barbara Marx Hubbard “Crisis has been a part of evolution of the species since its conception,” says Barbara Marx Hubbard. Hubbard is a futurist and evolutionary thought […]

When that inner voice contradicts the mind’s urges and desires it’s hard to make the difficult and often more rewarding decisions.  “Consciousness sucks!” This is what a friend of mine says. He’s on the spiritual path and sometimes his inner […]

“The key questions for today’s managers and leaders are no longer issues of task and structure, but are questions of spirit.” – Jack Hawley, Reawakening the Spirit in Work Most of us spend eight or more hours a day at […]

Despite a daily illusion that our lives may be fairly stable, in the physical world change happens all of the time. Our cells change. The breath changes. The heart rate increases or decreases according to what we see, hear, and […]

Everyone says, “I want peace,” as if it will fall out of the sky and suddenly all will be peaceful. I’ve found that peace requires a lot of effort – at least as much as working in a corporation and […]

When winter seems to drag on forever and cabin fever threatens, here are five ways to remain mindful and keep it away. 1)    Cook Up Something New: If you love food, cooking and creativity in the kitchen can focus the […]

“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”  – Maya Angelou What does it mean to live a spiritual life, why do we do it and how, are some of the questions that call to anyone seeking a […]

How often have you wanted to try something new and then let fear or embarrassment block the way? As part of my New Year’s resolution I decided to start an art class. I’m terrible at drawing and generally use collage […]

Big change on the hero’s journey is one of the hardest steps. All through a story the hero or heroine is faced with incremental changes that lead to making a big decision – one that will change his life forever. […]