God Grant Me the Serenity to Accept the Stress I Cannot Change, the Courage to Change the Stress I Can, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Stress can start in the work place and spill over into home life affecting marriages and parenting patterns.  Stress is linked to poor health in 150,000 people in 142 countries. (www.womenshealthmag.com/health/stress-symptoms ) It  causes heart disease, depression, sleep problems, rashes, mental health issues, anger and anxiety. It destroys job satisfaction and motivation. Stress  can sneak […]

The Zen Approach: How To Master What You Think, Feel and Do

How you act is based on how you think. If you’re saying, feeling, or doing things that don’t reflect the real you, the higher you, the you that you desire to express – it’s because your thinking is off. Your thoughts control your feelings and they control your actions. And it’s not about what you […]

How to Be Happy Every Day

I’ve been asked the same question over and over again throughout my life: “Why are you so happy?” The question isn’t why am I so happy; it’s why not? Happiness is a choice that is made every day. It isn’t a permanent state of being that a person is somehow gifted with for all of […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Inspire People to Become a Better Person

“Good actions gives strength to ourselves and inspire good actions to others.” -Plato Giving inspiration to others to be a better person depends on how you think and act. Your actions and words have a major impact on the lives of other people. Doing good things is not only for us to stand out, but […]

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 No. 1 Way to Make the Right Decisions

Do you make the right decisions easily and effortlessly? Have you ever found yourself asking friends, family, or co-workers to help you make the right decisions about an opportunity that came up for you?  It might be whether or not you should take a chance on a new job offer or move out of state […]

How to Live Fully In the Present

Stuck In The Past Your mind fluctuates between a stressful thought about a future event while simultaneously recalling a thought from the past. You’re caught in a vice-like grip buried between two thoughts which hold you captive. You have abandoned all hope of staying grounded in the present moment, despite your best intentions to let […]

Living Your Life In Forward Motion!

If you were to rate yourself on how happy and fulfilling your life is right now on a scale of 1-10, with “1” being not at all and “10” being fantastic, where would you rate yourself? It’s an interesting question, because, if you’re like most people, you use generalized terms to describe your life, like, […]

The Secret Diary of An Aspiring Meditation Master – June 2014 – Week One “10 Questions to Discover Your Life Purpose.”

Welcome to June, and a new month following Kevin Schoeninger’s weekly messages on Spiritual Growth Monthly. Kevin continues exploring how we can improve the connection we have with our intuition, by asking us to consider the Big Questions we have for our lives. The Big Questions are the ones that matter the most to us, […]