Less is More: Simple Living and High Thinking

In modern society there is not only a push to do more and achieve more, but a constant bombardment from media to consume more....

A Mother’s Wedding Gift from Heaven

That now familiar feeling I had come to know as my mother was poking at me again. Strong enough this time to wake me...

Five Steps to Positivity: Good Mental Hygiene

It's often said that "where the mind goes, the body follows." That's why we keep our eyes on the road and our hands on...

Tiny Houses: An Interview with Pioneer Jay Shafer

You've probably seen a tiny house on Facebook and reacted like most people, exclaiming, "That is so cool!" At just over 100 square feet,...

Walking the Stairs of Life: Embracing Life’s Journey

Life is about learning and growing, developing new ideas and embracing concepts that feel just out of reach. I am a student of life...

The Circle: A Component of Council

An excerpt from Talking Stick: Peacemaking as a Spiritual Path Three simple things make council special as a way of meeting together, making decisions, solving...

Strength of Sensitivity: A Conversation with Dr. Kyra Mesich

"Being empathic is being sensitive to emotional energy. It is vital to understand empathic ability in order to fully, holistically understand yourself as a...

Self Esteem, or Self-Importance?

Ego is an important aspect of a healthy consciousness. It helps us to know and honor our own personal truth in life. It helps...

In The Prison of Your Mind

This is a sincere invitation that may well be the most relevant you will ever receive. It involves forever walking out of the prison...

Eight Fearless Questions

Excerpt from "A Call to Fearlessness for Gentle Leaders" address at the Shambhala Institute Core Program, Halifax, June 2006 I THINK THESE questions are worth...

Write the Script of Your Own Life

As a new year begins, many of us ponder what the future will bring. I encourage you to create your future rather than letting...

Common Ground: Resolving Conflict without Violence

Conflict is fueled by and often stems from our indirect attempts to express our unmet needs, such as respect, appreciation, autonomy and equality. Instead...

Virgo: sensual, practical and self-sufficient

Virgo is most often symbolized by a woman holding an armful of grains, sometimes wheat, and sometimes corn; she is associated with the Corn...

Five easy Tips to get Grounded to ease & solidify your...

Aloha! As the theme of this month's issue is Holistic Food Shopping, I thought I'd add some tips for staying grounded, especially for those...

Pleasure is Medicine!

Pleasure feels good. That's kinda the point, right? But did you also know that the experience of pleasure is vital for maintaining a healthy...

Pride, egotism challenge the charismatic Leos

During the last week of July and most of August, with the arrival of the full warmth of summer, the sign of Leo, ruled...

Calling in Your Beloved: The Truth about Soul Mates

On Valentine's Day and wedding anniversaries, our thoughts turn to love -- or more precisely, romantic love. It's a concept that's been around since...