Wisdom

Jacob Liberman on Light as Our Essential Nature

by Deborah Shouse As a boy growing up in Havana, Cuba, Jacob Liberman struggled with reading—that’s one reason this Maui, Hawaii, resident finds it miraculous that he was called to write books. An optometrist, Liberman initially specialized in helping children with vision-related difficulties find ways to better learn and pay attention. That evolved into working with professional athletes and eventually ... Read More »

Party Healthy

Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock ... Read More »

Holiday Happiness Helpers

Six Ways to Bring On Joy by James Baraz To truly enjoy the holidays, try these simple, research-based practices to maintain a healthy state of mind. Set an intention to enjoy the holidays. By making the conscious decision to be open to true well-being and happiness, we’ll be more likely to have our “antenna” up so we’re alert to uplifting ... Read More »

Kristi Nelson on Why Gratefulness Brings Happiness

by April Thompson Kristi Nelson has dedicated her career to leading, funding and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Today, at the helm of Network for Grateful Living, she is helping awaken thousands of people around the world to the life-changing practice of gratefulness. Co-founded by Benedictine monk, teacher and author David Steindl-Rast, the network offers educational ... Read More »

Abundant Living

10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve imagined. Be one ... Read More »

Meditative Melodies

How Sound Deepens Meditation by Dudley Evenson When life is stressful, we know we need to relax. The question is how. Many wonderful ways involve combining music with a meditation practice. Although we can’t always control our surroundings, we can learn to control how we react to and internalize what happens around us. On the value of meditation and mindfulness, ... Read More »

Yoga Meets Life’s Essential Questions

Tapping into Our True Nature by Michael A. Singer In 1972, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening and went into seclusion to focus on my inner growth. This awakening helped me see that I’m not my mind—I am the observer of my mind. I watched this chattering mind creating an obstacle to self-realization and true happiness. I also came to ... Read More »

Simplicity Parenting

Why Less Means More Happiness by Deborah Shouse Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want tos”; less second-guessing and more confidence. For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the ... Read More »

Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need for Silence

by Randy Kambic Explorer, publisher, art collector and author Erling Kagge inspires us to find silence around and within us as a transformative experience. The lengths he’s gone to make himself an authority in this pursuit include being the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North and South poles and Mount Everest summit. He has also ... Read More »

A Kinder Heart

Cultivating a Life of Compassion by Amy Leigh Mercree The path to mentally transcending the world’s intrusive bustle is to be compassionate with our self and others. It begins in a relaxed heart from which emanate daily thoughts, words and deeds. Here’s a helpful centering exercise. Sit or lie in a quiet spot for about 10 minutes with eyes closed ... Read More »