Fully Engaged

An excerpt from Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life (New World Library) To be fully engaged in an activity means to be...

Living in Alignment creates Abundance

In my quest to gain spiritual wisdom and live a more authentic life, I have explored several topics over the years. One of the...

Happiness can’t be found in the Future

In the United States, it is about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In our lives, we chase after happiness. If I just...

The Art of Practicing Mind Fasting

An excerpt from Fasting the Mind (Inner Traditions) Fasting the mind is easier said than done. It requires immense discipline and a transformation of lifestyle....

Top 10 Breakthrough Moments

They've taken years to cultivate and continual effort to maintain. Here are the top 10 "ah-ha" moments that have shaped and transformed a new habitual pattern...

Loneliness — and Connection

An excerpt from The Anatomy of Loneliness Connection can be thought of as perceiving a link or association between yourself and another thing. But in...

True Communication requires Your Presence

The most important skill needed in building and keeping a loving relationship is communication. When we begin relationships, we attend to the other person...

Authenticity Tips: How to be our Real Selves all the Time

Authenticity originates from the inside and emanates outward. I find it essential to connect with Divinity, higher self -- whatever the terminology -- and...

Emptying the Old, Welcoming the New

Our life is a collection of transitions from one state to other. Birth and death are major transitions. During death, we transit from the...

They see me smile but they don’t know what I feel...

Stay with me. I've got a story for you that you might have experienced yourself at some point in the past, as well --...

Expanding Your Connection with Nature and Cosmos

An excerpt from Weave the Heart of the Universe into Your Life Your body "knows" connection with nature when you hike, garden, watch the moon...

Technology & Meditation: An Unlikely Beneficial Relationship

Technology today is increasingly more prevalent and integrated into everyday life. With the rise of smartphones, individuals are constantly checking their devices. In fact,...

News from the Edge

New organic cafeWEST ST. PAUL, Minn. - Cafe Juliahna is a labor of love. Owner Sherry Asplund has combined her three passions - healthy...

A Day of Sacred Silence

Nine weeks at Satha Sai Baba's ashram in Puttaparthi, India! An 11-day Vipassana silent retreat in the California Sierra Nevada! A vision quest in...