Could This Be the One Thing Stopping You From Living the Life You Really Want?

I’ve been thinking about why so many people complain a lot about not living the life they really want yet never really do anything to make it happen. Hmmm.   Then the more I thought about it, the more I realized there’s really one big thing that’s sure to keep any of us from moving forward, […]

Get a Happy Life in 60 Minutes

What is your biggest obstacle when it comes to living a happy life? I know what mine is; Time. But does it really have to be so time-consuming to do activities that lead to well-being? Fortunately the answer is “no”. Keep on reading and I will tell you how to get happier in less than […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – December 2014, Week One, “Two Secrets to Happiness.”

Welcome to a new month and new topic from Kevin Schoeninger on Spiritual Growth Monthly. This month Kevin begins an exploration of the Pursuit of Happiness, a very appropriate theme for the holiday season, since we are all supposed to be especially happy this time of year, and we may feel more than a little guilty […]

Happiness: Is There A Key?

“So, how exactly, do you decide to be happy?” My friend looked bemusedly at me as she replied to my statement that I thought happiness was a decision we made. “LOOK at that tree!” I exclaimed loudly and with vehemence, knowing that my reply to her question required more than a little explanation. My psychologist husband entered […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – September 2014, Week Two, “3-Step Conscious Wealth Creation Formula.”

What does wealth mean to you? Lots of money? Or a life rich in experiences, full of loving family and friends. This week in Spiritual Growth Monthly, Kevin Schoeninger takes a closer look at how we define wealth, and how that determines if we attain the life we really want. When I think of “the rich,” […]

The Crankypants’ Guide to Brighter Mornings

Not all of us can be morning persons. It’s never easy to wake up with a gigantic smile on our faces, eager to jumpstart our day. But we also can’t be the biggest morning Grinch. I used to be one, and I bit off more heads on my way to work than I could possibly […]

Do You Embrace the Mindset of Positive People?

As you age, you sometimes become jaded because you’ve been through so much. However, it’s important to realize that the same attention you pay to negative things can be better spent refocusing your thoughts on the positive.  There is no point holding on to negative images when they only create more self-doubt, guilt and suffering […]

Words to Live By

“Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in.  Forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense!” ~ Ralph Waldo […]

Outdoor Activities That Will Boost Your Self-Esteem And Mood

Everyone needs self-esteem in order to be in good mental health. The lack of self-esteem deteriorates the mood and makes a person feel oppressed and melancholic. It is essential to always make sure you are happy with yourself and you take the right measures to live a healthy life. One of the most effective ways […]

Happiness Busters and How You Can Banish Them!

Happiness buster 1: Focusing on the future too much Focusing on the future too much can lead to anxiety about it. We start to worry about what might happen. Our brain fills up with negativity and worse case scenarios. In reality, the things that we worry about the most do not end up manifesting; things […]