Inspiration

Harold Koenig on Why Science Finds Faith a Healthy Choice

by April Thompson Physician Harold G. Koenig, an international authority on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine, has dedicated his career to understanding the relationship between faith and health. Koenig, who has surveyed the scientific literature, shares the mounting evidence linking the power of faith to better health and well-being. Koenig struggled for three decades to determine his life’s ... Read More »

The Inner Journey

by John Mays Midlife can be a wonderful or stressful time in the life cycle of an adult. Many adults begin to question their purpose and direction in life. Many become more self-aware and restless as they struggle with concepts such as aging, their mortality and a renewed sense of purpose in life. Midlife is actually just a transitional stage ... 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 »

Nonagenarian Rockville Author Inspires Others

Rockville resident Frances Chavarria wrote an environmental awareness book, Let Us Dream of Turtles, to encourage people to protect the planet, and now is learning that her own personal story of publishing her first book at age 90, is inspiring people to follow their dreams as well. Through this love story of two people from very different cultures, Chavarria takes ... 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 »

Sharable Thanksgiving

Ways to Share What Really Matters  by Marlaina Donato Thanksgiving inspires a season of appreciation for what sustains and gives meaning to life. Share Good Food “I think true sustenance is when our hunger for connection and belonging meet,” says Sarah Ban Breathnach, the Los Angeles author of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. “When my daughter was small, we ... Read More »

Personal Growth Challenge: A Game of Self-Discovery

Developed by an Area Coach and Entrepreneur by Robin Fillmore Local entrepreneur and personal coach, Alexis Sullivan, has come up with an idea that may revolutionize the way that anyone can get on a journey to understand themselves a bit better. She has developed the “Personal Growth Challenge ~ A Game of Self-Discovery.” Players and seekers are invited into either ... Read More »

Nature Photographer Robert Llewellyn

On Moving from Looking to Seeing by April Thompson For the past 40 years, Robert Llewellyn has photographed thousands of unique beauties—many of them trees, flowers, seeds and other landscape elements. “For a photographer, anything can be a good subject, even dirt,” he says. “My mission is to move people from merely looking at things to deeply seeing things as ... Read More »

How Changing Our Thinking Changes Everything

by April Thompson For 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences but also our bodies—a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ ... Read More »