Is a Trickster Causing Stress in Your Life?

I have always resisted the idea that there is only one path to truth. And I find it curious how well ancient and distant civilizations recognized essential qualities about the human psyche, long before Freud. When we are dealing with stress, and can’t seem to get out of our own way, it can be helpful […]

How to Clear Your Energy Blocks: A Down to Earth Approach

Have you ever heard talk about how to clear your energy blocks and wondered what it meant? What’s an energy block anyway? Well, you might have one knotted up between your shoulder blades right now, from hunching over a desk. Or if you’ve ever crossed your legs too long and had your foot go to […]

How to Deal With Stress Without Eating

No matter how delicious Mom’s homemade cookies were, when we’re trying to learn how to deal with stress without eating, we may need to face that food does not equal love. That can be a difficult lesson to learn. After all, the people who cared for us probably cooked their way through every celebration or […]

Using Beads to Focus Your Mind in Meditation

If you have been exploring different meditation methods for a while, and find your mind wanders more than you would like, you may find using prayer beads can help you. The use of prayer beads is an ancient practice among all the major religions, to relax the body while focusing the mind. Touching each successive […]

How to Beat Winter Blues With Exercise

Whenever it snows my skier friends get all excited. But some people, like me, just get the winter weather blues. We all know exercise helps beat depression, but having to dig your car out in a blizzard is sure a handy excuse to ignore the gym, and curl up on the couch instead. Sometimes winter […]

How to Attract Money Into Your Life

Business classes and self-help books both offer steps for how to attract money into your life. The first teach revenue goals and action plans. The second may add positive vibrations, affirmations and visualization boards. But both share some essential truths. If you want to attract money, you have to know what you want, intend to […]

Beat Depression by Writing Your Own Story

Does your depression have a story? When we’re depressed, it can feel like we are stuck in mud. We may think we feel nothing. Yet, unable to move, all the anger, sadness, and frustration that lay beneath our depression are still there with us, with nowhere to go… unless we write them down. You don’t […]

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 […]