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, […]

Use the 90-Second Rule to Release Negative Thoughts and Feelings!

Did you know that your body is designed to automatically clear stress and negative feelings? Recent research has shown that it takes your body only 90 seconds to clear the associated neurochemicals and neuro-pathways in your body and brain. Your body can reset that quickly, so you can feel refreshed and have a new perspective. […]

How to Transform Emotional Upset Into Empowered Action!

While we like to think of ourselves as rational beings, in reality our lives are ruled by emotions. Emotions upset us, drive us, intimidate us, and inspire us. They move us to action or paralyze us in anxiety, stress, and fear. For this reason, it’s natural to be somewhat wary of emotions — and do […]

Feeling Stressed-Out? Let Your Higher Self Do The Work!

What do you do when you are feeling stressed-out and you aren’t sure what to do? For example, when you have bills that you don’t know if you can pay, a relationship in which you feel repeatedly disrespected and undervalued, a health crisis in which doctors and other experts are giving you conflicting advice, or […]

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 […]

Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Space

A short while ago I went to see the fabulous saxophonist Kenny G play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. I’ve seen him twice before, the first time at the large Manchester Arena and the second time at a somewhat smaller venue. It was his first visit to this particular hall and I was interested […]

5 Smart Ways to Minimize the Stress of House Cleaning

Cleaning the house can quickly become stressful, especially when managing a home with multiple children, pets and plenty of knickknacks. Eliminating the stress of house cleaning can be done with a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented each day while picking up around the home. Clean Each Day Cleaning the home every […]

Criticism Is Often a Reflection of the Critic’s Own Insecurities

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son.  You never walked in that man’s shoes.” ~ Elvis Presley All of us at some point in time have experienced a wrath of criticism from someone, and it’s hurtful whether we admit it or not. There’s nothing we’d like more than to verbally blast the critic with everything […]