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On Fatherhood

Guiding a child into adulthood involves unending learning, a deep faith in trial and error, and the willingness to be changed in unexpected ways.

When We Set Out

Our soul is like a sail, filled by the wind of Spirit; our job is to harness our will to let Spirit take the rudder.

The Heart of the Wild Reveals Our Spiritual Life

A child, accidentally marooned in a cave, feels her fear morph into wonder—a lesson that nourishes her for life.

Reframing Your Life Story

By viewing yourself as a character on a heroic path of self-discovery, you can regard yourself from a new perspective and make wiser, kinder decisions.

Sacred Passage

By being deeply attentive, we can turn the dying process of ourselves and others into a profoundly moving, loving and more peaceful experience.

Kissed By Kindness

Sure, hormones help, but it turns out that what most keeps love romantic and alive is simply being kind to our beloved.

Sky High

By relaxing gently into unfocused vision, we enter into a state of spacious calm that invites us into stillness to serenely observe passing thoughts.

Live as Your Heart Lives

Our deepest wisdom and bravest truths reside in our heart rather than our mind.

Loving Large

Emerging scientific findings reveal what sages have long taught: Our core nature is love, and love is the organizing principle of the whole cosmos.

The Art of Blessing

Getting in the habit of sending forth daily blessings is a good spiritual practice, for we can bless our world as we have been blessed.

Tree-Mendous Love

Just like us, trees can communicate, nurture one another and protect each other from danger.

The Secret of Sublime Living

When we pay attention to life’s small, sweet pleasures, we enter into sublime experiences of pure perfection.

Music as Medicine

Whether it involves strumming a guitar, humming, or listening to a favorite tune, music has potent healing abilities for what ails us, from depression to addiction to pain.

Earth Guardians

A young Colorado boy has started a worldwide network of youngsters from Bhutan to Brazil that fight environmental degradation.

Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling

When you’re on track with your life purpose, the people and money you need to fulfill your calling flow to you in unexpected ways.

Real News That Matters

The monopolistic control of mainstream media means that we often get only one side of the story on crucial eco-issues, topics such as healing and spirituality, and upbeat markers of progress.

Emotional Smarts

Emotionally intelligent people focus on the positive, set boundaries and adopt other sensible strategies that help them thrive in the world.

Happy All Day

By working into our days more mindfulness, movement and gratitude, we can make ourselves more deeply happy.

Picture Your Future

Putting together a collage that graphically illustrates your deepest hopes and desires propels a new future.

Earth Song

When we step away from our manicured lawns and enter into wide-open natural spaces, we move into a lyrical realm of peace and beauty.

Color Me Calm

We don’t have to be kids to once again take up coloring pages of inviting graphics that induce calm, improve fine motor skills and enhance our creativity.

The Power of Friendship

True friendships transcend age and time, come in many flavors and make for happy and healthy lives.

Deep Listening

How often do we really listen to another? Yet listening deeply opens up vistas of creativity and healing in ourselves and others.

Key Signs We’re Approaching a Defining Moment

Significant events in life—often unplanned and painful ones—inspire us to dig deeper into their potential to move us toward authentic wholeness.

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