With summer weather at hand (most of the time), now is a wonderful season to practice drawing upon our natural connection to nature. Many people have heard of “affirmations:” the intentional use of positive thoughts and positive self-statements to help trigger a larger lasting change in self-talk (how we talk to ourselves in our minds)…

When people hear the word ‘ritual’ many think of empty actions, repeated and repeated without meaning. The word “habit” and ritual are often connected. Frequently people in the Western world even use the word in a negative fashion, associating ritual with the actions of wild religious cults, and irresponsible people who use spirituality to hurt…

If we think of spirituality as our deepest experience of The Sacred, in the world and within us, then we see that religion may be a support to exploring and experiencing these elements. The religions of the world are vast repositories of practices and philosophies that point us toward The Sacred. They offer timeless wisdom…

I have a simple practice that has changed my life. Years ago a made a commitment that I would never get out of bed in the morning without being sure that when my feet hit the floor my attitude and intentions were aligned for the day. Yes, I still often wake up and think “oh…

Jonathan Ellerby
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Jonathan Ellerby

Featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio, Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of "Return to the Sacred" and the Spiritual Program Director for the internationally acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan’s background includes a PhD in Comparative Religion with a focus on health and healing systems, as well as training and work as a hospital chaplain, Interfaith Minister, executive consultant and coach.

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