How To Follow Your Passion When You’re Just Trying To Pay The Bills

During tough economic times, many people think they need to sacrifice passion and focus solely on earning money. From a spiritual perspective, this is the exact opposite approach to generating real abundance. Yes, paying your bills takes practical action. But it also requires an internal belief system powered by inspiration and passion. Without an emphasisContinue reading “How To Follow Your Passion When You’re Just Trying To Pay The Bills”

This for That – A modern look at bartering

Before money existed, the first Americans bartered for all of their necessities. Tobacco, corn, pelts, and beads–these goods were the Native Americans’ currency, which they traded for European goods of equal value. Because our nation was built on the principles of barter–the exchange of goods and services–business sectors have historically used barter to replace moneyContinue reading “This for That – A modern look at bartering”

Advice on Advice – What to heed and what to ignore

One need look no further than a newspaper’s advice column to better understand the human condition. Amazingly, the questions don’t change all that much over time; neither does the advice. Do we ever learn? Few of us actually write letters to columnists, but nearly all of us seek the advice of friends or family atContinue reading “Advice on Advice – What to heed and what to ignore”

Life as a Game – Five rules for coming out ahead

We frequently refer to life as a game. As with any game, rules prevail. Yet in life, we’re not given a rule book. Each of us plays with our own unwritten game book, made up of our own rules, as well as those that have been imparted to us by our parents, friends, and peers.Continue reading “Life as a Game – Five rules for coming out ahead”

Serendipity in Every Day – Lifestyle

We all know that person. The man or woman with the seemingly perfect life, all in control, with everything seeming to always break his or her way. “They’re just so lucky,” is a familiar refrain. And so it would seem. I would argue, though, that luck has little to do with good fortune. It isContinue reading “Serendipity in Every Day – Lifestyle”

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers. Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Which is worse, failing or never trying? If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like soContinue reading “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine

Life is an act of affirmation. Each day that we rise from our bed and engage in the moment-by-moment activities and choices that script our personal story, we are saying “yes” to life. Some do it unconsciously. Some do it with great relish and joy. Some do it consciously and with skill. It is aContinue reading “The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine”

Mindful Breathing – body awareness

The term diaphragmatic breathing refers to a type of breathing in which the focus is engaging the diaphragm as fully as possible and expanding the rib cage and muscles of the abdomen. This enables the diaphragm to fully descend and rescind during the breathing cycle. This can be seen as an expansion (ballooning) of theContinue reading “Mindful Breathing – body awareness”

Body Awareness – Are We Ships Without Sonar?

That pain in your jawbone. The ache in your back. Or is it a persistent twinge between your shoulders? Do you pay attention to what your body is telling you? Or do you turn a deaf ear? “Our bodies often tell us about stress before we consciously perceive it,” notes Dr. Matthew McKay, who withContinue reading “Body Awareness – Are We Ships Without Sonar?”

Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Headaches

Headaches are commonly categorized as tension, migraine or sinus in origin. They may also be caused by a pathological disease process that is far less common than the other three causes. Tension headaches are typically caused by physical or emotional stress. This includes factors such as eyestrain, poor posture, a neck injury like whiplash, orContinue reading “Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Headaches”