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 […]

How to Let Go of Resentment, Simply by Taking Charge

When we are under a great deal of stress, we may feel that it is because we are carrying other people’s burdens. It is easy to want to complain, or nag the people who don’t seem to be doing their share. If these are people we love, people who are supposed to love us, we […]

How to Deal With the Stress of Trying to Do it All

We live in a “do-it-yourself” age. When you’re trying to deal with stress, though, trying to do it all can do you in. I am not simply talking about the stress of trying to balance a job, keeping a home going and raising a family. That’s plenty as it is. But even with all that, […]

One Quick Trick to Reboot Your Mood

When we are feeling especially low, it doesn’t help that we have a natural tendency to fret and stew about how we are feeling, until we’ve made ourselves worse than when the bad feelings started. We need something to short circuit what we are doing to ourselves. We need someone to slap us and yell, […]

How to Relieve the Stress of Insomnia

We all have nights we can’t sleep. But if you repeatedly have trouble sleeping, or feel the stress of being too tired to sleep, then you might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia may be caused by stress, or happen when we feel fine. Still, even if we feel relaxed at bedtime, we can easily become […]

3 Happy Secrets No One Tells You About Growing Older

From time to time women in their 30s and 40s tell me they are terrified about growing older. It seems that since our teenaged years, we have all been heaped with tales about the horrors of aging…especially about menopause. It’s as if we are all headed toward an inescapable black hole. Well, I am here […]

Clutter and Depression: 3 Ways To Break The Cycle For Good!

Have you ever wondered, what is the relationship between clutter and depression?  Somebody once said, “I’ve been poor, I’ve been rich. And rich is better.” I could say, “I’ve lived in clutter and depression and I’ve lived neat.” Neat is vastly better…for your time, your health, and your peace of mind. If you want to […]

Which Meditation Methods Are Best for Protecting Your Heart and Brain?

If you practice or are considering meditation to manage your stress, you have already found one of the best methods for protecting your heart and brain, even if heart and brain health were the last thing on your mind. Why does this matter? Because there is scientific evidence that meditation can help shield you from […]

Take a Vacation From Travel Stress

For many people warmer weather means travel. As fun as travel can be, just getting somewhere these days can be stressful for travel novices and seasoned road warriors alike. Some folks relish the adventure of a trek into unknown territory, but the mere idea of leaving home can cause anxiety to people who only feel […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – December 2014, Week Four, “Meditation: Welcoming the Light”

Well, we have made it to the end of 2014, and Kevin Schoeninger has given us a final meditation on Spiritual Growth Monthly, which we can save and use again and again as we begin another year. I downloaded the audio file a few days ago, not only because it is worth repeating, but partly […]