Dealing With the Stress of Debt

If you are dealing with stress and anxiety caused by consumer debt, then you know how heavy the burden can be. It can make your heart race, and your hands shake. Maybe you just want to close your eyes and not think about it. But when you open your eyes again, the debt is still […]

Form a Habit of Forgiveness to Beat Depression and Stress

If you are depressed or under stress, does the mention of forgiveness sound like old news? Do you think, yeah I did that, and I still feel under siege? Well, what we all sometimes forget is that forgiveness is not a onetime remedy. One good bout of forgiving our past does not inoculate us against […]

Worried About Winter Depression?

In the U.S., Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer. The kids are back in school, and even though the calendar says autumn begins with the September equinox, you may already be dreading shorter, darker days. Before winter finally sets in, you may love the crisp air, and outdoor fall activities. It’s a great […]

Dealing With Stress and Anxiety? Make Something with Your Hands.

We’ve all experienced “being in the zone”; that space where we are so totally engrossed in what we are doing that all distractions disappear. When we are dealing with stress and anxiety, I truly believe one of the fastest ways to find our zone is to make something with our hands. Whether you build a […]

The Secret Diary of An Aspiring Meditation Master – Week Three, “How to Release Negativity & Receive Clear Guidance!”

Welcome back to our journey, following along with Kevin Schoeninger’s weekly messages in Spiritual Growth Monthly. This week Kevin explores the idea that a younger version of ourselves, commonly called our inner child, still holds keys to what really matters to us in life. He asks us the question, “What is your strongest desire in […]

Body Image Secrets From Outer Space

When you look in the mirror, are you less than happy with what you see?  If you do have a negative body image, you are not alone. But what if someone, from another galaxy, could remind us how marvelous our bodies really are? Someone who chose to inhabit not one human body, but 11 so […]

Getting Off the Self Confidence Roller Coaster

When you are dealing with stress and bouts of depression, do you ever feel like a winner one minute, and knocked down the next? When your confidence is up, life is great. But it only takes a second to lose your grip and go barreling down again like a roller coaster ride. Only this ride […]

Feel Your Inner Bliss: Why You May Not Know How Wonderful You Really Are

I recently read advice from a dermatologist, to throw away our magnifying mirrors. It seems we stare into them and hunt for flaws that no one else would ever see. As a result we harm our skin far more than if we just left it alone. What about our other flaws? Do we magnify those […]

Beat Depression, by Forgiving Your Past

When we are trying to beat depression, the weight of life can just seem too big to carry anymore. We may sincerely wish someone would lighten the load. But at the same time we may be holding on fiercely to old resentments from our past. In the 1960s Paul Boese wrote, “Forgiveness does not change […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – June 2014 – Week Four, “Secrets of Abundance.”

We are back again, following Kevin Schoeninger’s messages on Spiritual Growth Monthly. This week, Kevin continues on the issue of Life’s Big Questions, and considers the question “how can I be more abundant”. What struck me immediately about this question was that it is about being abundant, rather than having or gaining abundance. In our […]