Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Ten years ago, I was at a crossroad in my career.  Working in the corporate arena, I was put in  a challenging position of choosing between 1) staying at a company that was forcing me to relocate or move into a different role or 2) find a new job. I can still recall the effects of that […]

Gratitude and Why You Need to Practice It

You’ve probably heard a lot about gratitude, or perhaps you’ve heard the popular phrase, “Have an attitude of gratitude.” Gratitude is an important characteristic to develop. However, it’s important to realize that gratitude is far more than just expressing gratefulness aloud – it involves living a life of gratitude. As President John F. Kennedy said, […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – August 2014 – Week One, “The Astounding Effect of Accumulated Stress.”

Welcome to a new month and new topic as we follow Kevin Schoeninger’s weekly messages on Spiritual Growth Monthly. This month Kevin explores the book Total Recovery, by Dr. Gary Kaplan, to show us how many of the ailments we live with every day may be the result of a lifetime of accumulated stress. Dr. […]

Relax and Rejuvenate

Do you take the time to relax? Do you allow yourself the time to truly rejuvenate? Do you know how to really recharge your batteries? What works for you? We live in a society that appreciates and values the 80 hour work week. We applaud those who are workaholics, talking about the amazing work ethic […]

Are You Unhappy? The Secret To Happiness

We were all born happy. Think about that for a moment. When you were born, did you have any negative beliefs or experiences that kept you from being happy. Of course not. We were born in a happy state. Happiness doesn’t come from any outside source. It comes from within. It doesn’t exist in the […]

Positive Thinking And Its Effect On Your Health

The first situation to consider is the relationship between thoughts and conditions like depression and stress. A crucial question is whether the person’s thoughts are creating the physical depression or the physical depression is creating the negative thinking. When it comes to how you can use your mind to help, this can be accomplished consciously […]

Do You Need A Good Night’s Sleep

An increasing number of are us saying how much we are in need of a good night’s sleep. Even after an early night and a full 6-8 hours many of us still feel jaded and unrefreshed. This can gradually impact on several areas of our lives, causing energy levels, good humour and enthusiasm all to […]

A Little Mid-Forties Depression?

When we hit our mid-forties, our bodies stop fooling around and become serious about disintegrating! It can seem at times as if we age 20 years in the span of one or two years, which can be quite a shock if we have been so caught up with life that we haven’t noticed the subtle, […]

13 Steps For Avoiding Stress and Finding Happiness

“The past, present and future walked into a bar together – It was tense.” Part of having a positive attitude is avoiding tension and depression in your life. Ways to find happiness include taking the emphasis off of ourselves and moving forward in a sensible and positive direction. When we’re in a stressed or depressed […]

The Road to Better Health, Curing Depression and Easy Ways to Feel Better

How to begin… How to begin down the road to better health; how to start can be overwhelming! The road to better health can be a confusing one. There are so many factions out there trying to convince you their method, diet or, too often, drug is best. The fact is that for most people, […]