Wisdom

Doing Nothing

Why Time-Outs Matter by April Thompson In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take time-outs to do nothing. But when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces ... Read More »

Kid Talk

How to Communicate with a Child  by Amber Lanier Nagle Dudley Evenson didn’t set out to devise a strategy to foster constructive, nurturing communications between parents and their offspring. Yet as she and her husband, Dean, raised their three children decades ago, timeless guiding principles emerged. “We were like other parents—learning and growing along with our children,” says Evenson, a ... Read More »

Indigenous Wisdom

Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life by Anita Sanchez First, 27 indigenous elders from 23 North American tribes, two African tribes, a Tibetan Buddhist and a Sami from Finland gathered at Turtle Mountain, in Dunseith, North Dakota, in 1994. Recently, 13 elders from 10 tribes from Russia, Columbia, South Africa and the U.S. gathered in Kauai, Hawaii. Other such gatherings, ... Read More »

Reclaim Your Magic

Make Your World Wondrous Again by Paige Leigh Reist We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy. 1.Live with Earth’s cycles Our ... Read More »

Eating More Mindfully

by Elizabeth McMillan It has been a long day at work, you come home and feel ravenous. You just want 20 minutes to yourself before picking up the kids from soccer. You sit down with a bag of chips to have a snack and poof, before it’s even time to pick them up the entire bag is gone. How many ... Read More »

How to Heal Relationships with the Hawaiian Prayer

by Carol E. Richardson, M.Div., MPH The Hawaiian prayer has become one of my favorite tools for helping my clients. I recommend it because I have personally found it has healed dysfunctional work relationships, family relationships and increased my income. There are no limits to what the Hawaiian Prayer can be used to heal. The Hawaiian prayer became famous through ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve Intention Setting and Yoga

The end of the year is always a very sweet time of the year for many. While the holidays can drum up their own levels of stress, sitting back to reflect on what actually took place this year is a deeply humbling and powerful experience. Consider doing something different to launch 2018 with a New Year’s Eve intention setting and ... Read More »

Inspired Living

Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle by Kelly Martinsen Inspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when ... Read More »

Peace on Earth

Conflict Resolutions that Work to Bridge Divides by Linda Sechrist Healing happens when we handle conflict in a healthy and transformative way. Call to Action Thirty years ago, notable voices began urging Americans to embrace a sustainable worldview of unity in diversity, recognizing our core oneness as a solution to an increasingly out-of-balance society. Success in this endeavor depends primarily ... Read More »

12 Happy Holiday Tips

How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James Feelings of comfort and joy can seem elusive when the holiday to-do list looms or runs amuck. The season can seem more like an endless burden than a parade of cheerful events and glad tidings. Amidst celebratory chaos, these simple rules will help restore inner peace and create greater happiness. ... Read More »