How to Control Your Emotions

Intense emotions can arise at the most inopportune times, with the capacity to overwhelm you when least expect it. Your mind shuts down and instantaneously you’re a deer in the headlights. Frozen and consumed by the emotion. Have you ever experienced the intensity of emotions such as anger, anxiety or fear? It seems there is […]

10 Steps Toward Taking Control of Your Subconscious Mind

There are two parts to our brains- the conscious mind, which handles all things we are aware of and the subconscious mind, which controls everything else. The conscious mind works only some of the time (when we are awake). But the subconscious mind is always at work. Whether we are aware of it or not, […]

Are You Missing Balance in Your Life?

There is a  principle that is often missed in our current cultural worldview.  This principle is a key to health, happiness, and success in everything we do.  It may not sound very exciting at first, but the more you investigate it, the more it can positively impact every dimension of your life.  Are you missing […]

Far From the Maddening Crowd – Find Peace With Meditation and Spiritual Retreat

In the year 2005, I found myself among hundreds of my neuroscientist co-workers, attending a spiritual conference that enlightened us on meditation therapy. Like any other aspiring young, those were nothing but mere lectures to me. In fact, I didn’t realize its benefits until I went on a 10-day meditation retreat in the year 2010. […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – October 2014, Week One, “How Your Mind Becomes Matter”

Welcome to a new month and new topic, as we follow Kevin Schoeninger’s exploration of our mind’s ability to create physical changes in our bodies. To do this, Kevin introduces us to an amazing new book, You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. We’ve all heard of the placebo effect. […]

How to Increase Your Productivity in Just 20 Minutes

We’ve always had gadgets to make our lives easier. Ever since we crawled out of the primordial soup and developed opposable thumbs, we’ve been coming up with new and wondrous ways to make our lives easier. The I-Rock from the Paleolithic era was no doubt very helpful for breaking open the shells of nuts, the […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – July 2014 – Week Three, “Seven Secrets for Transcendence.”

Welcome back to our journey with Kevin Schoeninger, as he guides us along the Spiritual Growth Monthly path. This month Kevin has been delving into four different stages of meditation. We started with Conscious Relaxation, followed by Deep Concentration, both of which were easy enough. Maybe even familiar. But now we encounter bigger concepts. Concepts which […]

How A Daily Gratitude Practice Changed My Life

How A Daily Gratitude Practice Will Instantly Change Your Life I recently did a test. I did a test on myself first to make sure it would work. It was basically a simple test to see how quickly I could get positive things to consistently show up in my life by simply choosing sincere gratitude […]

Emotional Contagion: 4 Ways to Limit The Spread

Bad moods infectious? Negativity spreads faster than the flu? Once we stop to think about them, we know how true these statements are, but all too often, we find ourselves trapped in the disappointments of the day, the week or the month…and we breathe out the contagion of anger, frustration, and sheer negativity on whomever […]

How to Meditate – A Newbie’s Guide

Now, that you have decided to incorporate mediation as a daily practice, you are now questioning, where and how to begin. The best way to begin is prepare to meditate since as a beginning student you want the experience is to be successful. The next consideration is contemplation because we want to bring to mind […]