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Mindfulness in Relationships
by Dalia Wallach – New York City

Groundhog Day

Have you ever had a conversation with someone you love that turned into an argument and winded up spiraling into a screaming match? We may not want to admit it but sometimes our emotions can escalate so quickly we lose sight of the big picture and do not respond in the way we would prefer. […]


How to Free Your Joy
by Lisa McCourt

Free Your Joy

Every one of us has an aspect of us that is peaceful, loving, compassionate toward self and others, and joyful. It’s an aspect that comes standard with the human package, but most of us, throughout our lives here in our human suit, accumulate obstructions that keep us from acknowledging or recognizing this very real aspect […]


Why Being in the Current Political Civil War Won’t Benefit You Spiritually (And What Will)
by Steve Farrell – Boulder, CO

The level of anger, vitriol, and rage is at a fever pitch in American politics. But will taking a side and fighting against “the other side” in the current political civil war spiritually benefit you in the long run? Or is there a better option to take? What Is the Root Cause of the Current […]


No Worries!
by Ann Albers and the Angels – Phoenix, AZ

Hot air balloon flying over maze

There’s not a thing or a person on this earth that you need to worry about. There are, of course, people and situations that require attention, solutions, and plenty of love. There are powerful ways to assist even when you feel powerless in the 3D paradigm of reality. There are ways in which you can […]


Get a New Identity for the New Year
by Alan Cohen Hawaii

Master teacher Florence Scovel Shinn was walking through a toy store when she came upon a display featuring a huge mechanical bear with flaming eyes, showing its teeth, growling fiercely. At the bear’s feet stood a little boy looking up at the beast, smiling. “Aren’t you afraid of the bear?” Ms. Shinn asked the child. […]


You Can’t Say YES if You Can’t Say NO
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

boy looking in mirror

We are constantly invited to be who we are. – Henry David Thoreau There are many recovery groups these days: groups for alcohol issues, drug abuse, relationship abuse, sexual addiction, eating disorders, addictions of all kinds. How about recovery of the Self? Addictions and obsessions are fueled by hunger for our real Self and the […]


5 Ways to Overcome Insecurity, Jealousy and Anger
by Ted Orenstein

Of course, everyone does from time to time. And when that happens, those negative emotions or impulses can overwhelm you, taking over both your mind and body. Why are these forces so powerful? Your ego has developed over the years through painful and happy experiences. Feelings of insecurity, jealousy, fear, and other destructive, knee-jerk emotional […]


Vibrant and Vigorous … for the Long-term!
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

Ask the unstoppable 66-year-old, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy how she remains vibrant, youthful, and vigorous, and she’ll tell you, “It takes work and discipline; it is a decision; it is a state of mind.” This family practice physician walks her wellness talk daily as the medical director of two integrative and functional medicine clinics in […]


The Third Act
by Milissa Castanza Seymour – Bethpage, NY

person on stage with bright lights

You may be in your third act, but you can still be vital and sexual and funny. Life isn’t over. ~Jane Fonda Why is the third act so often diminished, even unrecognized? The first act is busy, filled with growth and new beginnings. Like spring, it arrives, sparkling with dew and sunlight. The potential is […]


Bless the Cage Rattlers
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

While country living has its benefits, finding rat droppings in the kitchen is not one of them. After this gnarly discovery, I went out and purchased a humane rat trap, and set it out before I went to sleep. In the morning, sure enough I found a gray intruder in the trap, pacing back and […]