Manifesting True Love

My love life peaked in fifth grade. I had my first (and only for many years) boyfriend. It all seemed pretty easy and fun....

Thankful for a Moment to say Goodbye

My husband, Tim, died peacefully in my arms. A true gift. A true honor. Because we confronted his death with conscious awareness, I'm no...

Spirit of the Game: Resolving conflict

Recently I was honored to speak at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center's Sunday Service about conflict resolution and honoring all walks of life. Some people...

Intention, the European Constitution and Bumps in the Road

When anyone initiates an intention, they are creating a resolve regarding something significant they intend to do or achieve. Intentions can be formed by...

In the Present Moment | A walk along the beach

Sophrology: a structured method created to produce optimal health and well-being. It consists of a series of easy-to-do physical and mental exercises that, when...

Being Authentic on the Internet

I have noticed that as soon as you go on the internet, especially if you are not just on social media but are building...

Practice for Balance

IT'S COMING SOON. I know you don't want to think about it. Last winter was one of the longest winters I have ever lived through....

Tableau of Aspiration

Many names of yoga poses come about because the sight of the pose brought something to mind for the viewer. Many of them make...

Happiness: It’s what We make of It

One of the best ways to find happiness is to choose to be happy. There is so much power in choice! There is so...

Women invited to Empowerment Retreat

ARE YOU LOOKING for that perfect getaway to unplug from the modern world and reconnect with your spirit? The Empowering the Wisdom of the...

Holding a Butterfly: An Experiment in Miracle Making – Part 2

Last of a two-part interview with spiritual teacher Lynn Woodland Lynn Woodland, an award-winning author, international teacher, and human potential expert with a 35-year career...

Postcards from the Recession

Got knocked down, got up, and then got better Though I wasn't a voluntary casualty, the truth is, I live in a happier place now. Two...

What the Statue of Liberty Learned from the Indian Princess

An excerpt from The Secret Life of Lady Liberty (Destiny Books) Thomas Paine wrote about the Goddess of Liberty in his 1775 poem "The Liberty...

Overcome the ‘Shoulds’ that block your Authentic Self-expression

There are no shoulds.... In our world of globalization and a gazillion possibilities, it's often too easy to forget who we are at our core. We...

Lights in the Sky

When I think of a spiritual day trip, often I remember my trips in the evening, or even at night. Sometimes, I climb in...

Painting as Spiritual Practice

During one of Ram Dass' lectures on psychedelics back in the '70s, he encountered a curious woman seated in the front row. In contrast...

The Voice of Fate vs. the Voice of Destiny

It's human instinct to reach for the familiar, but the soul is here for experience, not security. A life without risk, loss, death and...