Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debra Moffitt, author of Awake in the World and the new Garden of Bliss.
Everyone wants to find happiness, but what if there is something deeper, something more lasting? Happiness is good. It's a wonderful feeling that comes from buying a new dress or eating an ice cream cone. It may be connected with having physical desires met, but happiness can be fleeting and temporary. Joy dives deeper and last longer. It touches into the spiritual and comes from within. Bliss is the ultimate harvest of spiritual life; it's an experience that transcends the physical and, according to wisdom traditions, it is our true nature. If you want to find that path
Sleep. Is it your friend or your enemy?
I know I’m far from the only one who suffers from the occasional monster of insomnia and I’ve been seeing more and more articles on the importance of sleep lately. Mehdi René’s 6 Tips for Waking Up Early and Getting Sh*t Done reminded me of something I already felt in my body…going to sleep and waking up late was not helping me. But aha! There are ways to nudge a messy sleep habit in the right direction and thanks to René I’m on my way. The 30 Day Sleep Challenge by Katja also reminded me not only how important sleep is (more important than food? Yes!), but also how I can positively influence the quality of my sleep, which mirrors the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening and the new Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones.
The array of colors in our energy field and all around us is part of the life giving force that keeps us alive and well. The vibrancy and sparkle of the colors can make the difference between having a hum drum existence to one that is exuberant and full of joy. Here are some guidelines to inspire you to add specific colors for specific reasons in your life. Use the color of clothes (including undergarments and pjs), color of foods, color of décor, and the colors of your gemstone jewelry to add these good vibrations to your
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Anxiety. Just the word makes me tighten up my shoulders and lose my breath. More and more people are realizing and admitting to their experience with chronic anxiety. In a fast paced and depend-on-yourself society, it’s not hard to imagine why this unwelcome experience and condition is flourishing. We’re losing our breath. We can’t relax. We’re bombarded and overwhelmed with task after task with no one but ourselves to rely on, and we’re just waiting for the moment when things will finally fall apart. Are you feeling it? That monkey on your back? The weight on your shoulders,