Inspiration

Rediscover Your Personal Greatness Without Using Data

Retreat Spotlight by Paul Klinger Technology is the greatest tool of our modern time. It is also the greatest culprit of removing us from our unique greatness. For the most part, technology was designed for governments, corporations and businesses to maximize staff productivity. These technology advances and software were designed to, literally, make us compute faster, place more demands and ... Read More »

Chant4Change Festival Offers Music to Heal the Nation’s Soul

At a time when the noise of division dominates the national political discussion, meditative music offers a peaceful alternative. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 8, one month before Election Day, the Lincoln Memorial will host a free festival of more than 20 musicians and inspirational speakers. The event is free with registration. Chant4Change organizers say their goal is ambitious: to ... Read More »

Fly By Light Film Screening at MLK Memorial

In partnership with the Memorial Foundation, the nonprofit, One Common Unity, is hosting a screening of their award-winning documentary film Fly By Light at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial. The screening takes place at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 9, with live music starting at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to this special screening of the film that is considered ... Read More »

The Red Tent: The Sisterhood of the 21st Century

Women through the ages have been ostracized and shunned because of their womanhood. Through the prior century and until now, it has been a man’s world but “The times, they are a-changin.” The Red Tent is a multicultural place of love where women gather to nurture one another and learn to appreciate the different stages of womanhood (menarche, motherhood, perimenopause and ... Read More »

What My Yoga Practice Has Taught Me

by Nya Alemayhu When I reflect on who I was before I began my practice, it is not an exaggeration to say, I hardly recognize myself today. Entering the yoga portal has not only regenerated my heart, but it has restructured my thoughts, my beliefs and my attitude to and relationship with the earth. The very first yoga lesson I ... Read More »

Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves by Judith Fertig The plugged-in, stressed-out world that challenges adults can be even more difficult for teens in the throes of hormones, peer pressure and a selfie culture. Parents can help their children thrive and become empowered individuals by nurturing desirable character traits such as resourcefulness, resilience, perseverance, self-reliance, independence, empathy and social ... Read More »

Life-Changing Journey to Peru

Bringing together ancient traditions of healing and spiritual practice from around the world, Heart of the Mother Retreats provide the opportunity for seekers to enter into deep communion with the ancient plant sacrament, Ayahuasca, while being fully supported by experienced facilitators. Held in a safe and loving space, Ayahuasca ceremonies bring profound healing and understanding through a process of surrender ... Read More »

How Qigong Healed a Wounded September 11 Firefighter

by Jonathan Henderson On duty the morning of September 11, 2001, New York city firefighter Jonathan Henderson searched for lost friends after the World Trade Center Tower collapsed and then volunteered for 30 days of 12-hour shifts to recover their remains. 343 firefighters died that day and the death toll is still climbing as a result of breathing in toxic ... Read More »

A Foundation of Healing Presence

by Tyme Gigliotti Connect with the patient’s spirit so the body will heal. The importance of this simple concept was once highly valued among physicians, but has become understated or omitted entirely in much of medical education to make room for additional science courses. Yet, today the value of relationship-centered care is becoming more appreciated in all areas of health ... Read More »

Buff and Balanced

Bodybuilders Turn to Yoga by Aimee Hughes We don’t typically envision iron-pumping bodybuilders also flowing and breathing through yoga postures, yet many are combining these complementary disciplines to realize huge benefits. Competitive Edge Nicolina Sandstedt, a yoga teacher trainer and anatomy expert with the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Baja, Mexico, observes, “The body awareness and alignment focus that the practice ... Read More »