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Date: 2016-04-04 By: Erin Byron MA
It is a busy world and most of our lives are full. So full, in fact, that we barely have time to notice how we are living as life hurries by. This sense of disconnected rushing leads to stress and, in time, pervasive anxiety. Mindfulness, or the act of bringing awareness to our thoughts, bodies, and the present moment, is a powerful practice for reducing stress. Here, Erin Byron, MA, co-author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living, presents five areas that mindfulness can help us relieve stress and anxiety.
Date: 2009-05-18 By: Deborah Blake
Most of us would agree that there is more to being a Witch than celebrating the Sabbats or casting a spell under the full moon. That being said, many modern Pagans struggle to find ways to integrate their spiritual beliefs with their busy and often stressful mundane lives. Work, family, significant others, and all the responsibilities that come
Date: 2015-06-18 By: Margaret Ann Lembo
June is the month we honor our fathers, as well as those graduating from academic programs. This is the time of year that supports our connection to the energy of taking action, accomplishment, and acknowledgement. It is aligned with masculine energy. How can we balance, embrace, and nurture this masculine energy? With gemstones! Margaret Ann Lembo, author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones, gives us five stones perfect for balancing our masculine energy.
Date: 2010-04-19 By: Ellen Evert Hopman
Spring is a time for skinned knees, bug bites, and other injuries as we (and the sleeping Earth) emerge from our hibernation. There are many herbal remedies than can be used to comfort and heal. Ellen Evert Hopman, author of The Druid Isle and Priestess of the Forest, details five such herbs.
Date: 2013-02-18 By: Richard Southall
Route 66 is a 2,448-mile roadway that connects Illinois to California; along with its many twists and turns come stories of ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal activity. Why does this road, one of great history and legend, inspire paranormal activity? Richard Southall, author of Haunted Route 66, provides five reasons.
Date: 2015-03-23 By: Kerry Nelson Selman
A vital component of ongoing wellness is being able to re-balance ourselves, both inside and out. We are able to do this through a number of avenues, but the combination of specific crystals, plant essences, and oils can combine synergistically to enhance the individual power of each—amping up our healing process. Kerry Nelson Selman, author of the new Crystal Resonance, provides five reasons why these combinations can be so powerful in helping us live our lives well.
Date: 2011-08-08 By: Debi Chestnut
As a paranormal investigator, one of the first questions Debi Chestnut is often asked is, "How did the ghost get here?" The answer isn't as simple as it sounds—it requires asking a lot of questions of the homeowner and conducting hours of research. That said, Chestnut believes there are generally five reasons why a ghost takes up residence in a home. Here the Is Your House Haunted? author discusses five main reasons your house may be haunted.
Date: 2015-05-11 By: Melissa Harris
Perhaps you don't consider yourself creative. But, we are all creative: our creativity simply emerges in different ways. Consider the imagination one employs to make intelligent financial decisions, or how one can come up with yummy and inexpensive recipes with healthy ingredients. We call upon our creative selves many times in the course of a day, but some of us don't count these acts as imaginative. Melissa Harris, author of the new 99 Keys to a Creative Life, has provided the following ways to support your creative urges. If you don't think you are creative, or if you are feeling creatively blocked, these five simple suggestions will help you push through.
Date: 2015-12-21 By: Nathalie W Herrman
We really, truly, can achieve any goal in life. It may be finances, or time, or a shift in attitude or behavior. However, the process might not be easy, nor at first enjoyable. In order to make it a reality, we have to set it up. Here Nathalie Herrman, author of The Art of Good Habits, present a five-step process for achieving our goals.
Date: 2015-10-12 By: Robert Butera PhD
Stress and anxiety affect us on all levels. Be it the body's pounding heart, the rapid pace of breath, overwhelming feelings, racing thoughts, or a disconnection from our deeper beliefs, stress weaves its way into all levels of our experience. Yoga Therapy teaches us to understand how to address our stress on all layers of being. Robert Butera, Erin Byron, & Staffan Elgelid, co-authors of the new Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, provide five steps to managing stress through yoga and its principles.