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 […]

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, […]