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An Editorial
by John Gilmore
Executive Director of the Autism Action Network


Eighteen-years ago hijackers transformed two airliners into cruise missiles and crashed them into the World Trade Center. As we all know, thousands died. Anyone who is old enough to remember that day will never forget it. That morning I heard a report on the radio that a “light plane” had crashed into one of the […]


Back-to-School Social Challenges for Children — and Parents
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.ED. – Concord, MA

child sitting on curb

For a child who has struggled to make friends in school, the start of the new school year may carry the promise of a fresh start, but the dread of another tough year feeling left out looms even larger. The same goes for parents. We all hang on to the hope that things will somehow […]


The World is Our Mirror
by Shakti Gawain (1948-2018)

Honoring the Life of Shakti Gawain 1948-2018

Beloved trailblazer and international bestselling author Shakti Gawain passed away on November 11, 2018. As the cofounder of New World Library​ and author of the books  Creative Visualization, Living in the Light, and many more, Shakti was a true pioneer in the field of personal growth and consciousness. Her work has facilitated countless individuals in […]


How We Learn To Bounce Back
by Linda Graham, MFT

Resilience Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster by Linda Graham, MFT

Life is full of challenge. We can’t avoid that. No matter how hard we try, how earnestly we seek, or how good we become, life throws us curveballs and pulls the rug out from under each and every one of us from time to time. No one is immune from that reality of the human […]


The Illusion of Death
by Owen K Waters -Texas


The loss of a loved one is one of the saddest and most agonizing traumas that we suffer on this physical plane of existence. From the point of view of the departed person, their transition isn’t sad at all. They move into a higher, more subtle realm of consciousness which, compared to the physical realm, […]


The World is your Drumming Circle
by Jill Mattson – Oil City, PA

hands on drum

The beat pattern of the rain speeds up and calms down until it slackens to a slight drip-drop. The brittle fall leaves create precise rattle-sounds, rustling and shaking like a tambourine. Yet, the spring leaves birth fresh and soft rhythms, as they wave in the beat of the wind. Invisible currents from animals running, moving […]


Listening to the Wisdom of the Natural World
by Nadine Gordon-Taylor


Animals of all types have found their way into my life and into my art. They show up at the most interesting times. Have you ever experienced a beautiful butterfly circle around you and land on a nearby flower or perhaps even closer? At a friend’s outdoor wedding ceremony, one landed on the bride’s shoulder, staying […]


The Fog: A Modern American Allegory
by Thomas Capshew – VA

man walking in fog

There is a thick fog over the land. The fog lays heavy on the dwellers of the valley, where most of the humans live. The fog affects their breathing. It slows down their bodies. It keeps them from seeing clearly, making the path forward hard to discern and making it easier to lose things. Or […]


Expanding The Circle
by Erica Settino, Huntington, NY

chicken crossing the road

 The other day, while out for an afternoon walk with my son, we came upon this beautiful lady looking lost and anxious in the middle of a busy road. All the while, cars were speeding by, honking their horns, or rolling down their windows to get a better view of a chicken crossing the road. […]


How to Handle Perfectionism and Lower the Risk of Anxiety and Depression
by Susanna Mittermaier


Perfectionism is part of our upbringing. In school, we are taught that doing things in a perfect manner leads to success. The question is, “Is perfectionism truly the way to success or is it hindering?” What I found, working as a psychologist and psychotherapist, is that it can be both. Obsession on details and high […]