Displaying items by tag: InSpiration
Mom’s, Replenish Yourself This Mother’s Day!
by Anahid Lisa Derbabian, LPC, MA, NCC
As a dedicated, hard-working mom, do you sometimes feel neglected and feeling off? There is a reason for this: Many moms...
The Heart of the Wild Reveals Our Spiritual Life
Excerpts from “America’s National Parks” from The Hour of Land
by TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS
It was standing inside Timpanogos Cave (a national monument) as an 8-year-old child that marked me. Hiking to the entrance of the cave with our church group, we were ushered in by a park ranger. Immediately, the cool air locked inside the mountain enveloped us and...
Reframing Your Life Story
Create Your Own Hero’s Journey
by KIM SCHNEIDERMAN
Every life unfolds as a uniquely dynamic, purposeful and potentially heroic story that is open to interpretation, especially our own. We are the star and spin doctor of this work-in-progress, with the power to tell our stories as triumphs, tragedies or something in-between. Our life story is filled with...
Kissed By Kindness
by EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH
Psychologist Ty Tashiro reports in The Science of Happily Ever After that only three in 10 couples remain in healthy, happy marriages. Psychologist John Gottman, in New York City, has...
A Simple Gaze Invokes the Infinite
by SANDY C. NEWBIGGING
Imagine being outside on a sunny day, looking at a clear, blue sky. It’s natural to feel calm and wonderful while contemplating this expansive view. Then a...
Live as Your Heart Lives
by LYRIC BENSON FERGUSSON
Where your heart wavers, your heart overcomes...
The Art of Blessing
Sanctifying Everyday Life
by Dennis Merritt Jones
Most blessings are done quietly, in the silence of one’s own mind and heart; most often others don’t even know about it. How a blessing is done is not as important as...
How Trees Care for Each Other
by MELISSA BREYER
From learning to communicate to physically caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and...
Music as Medicine
Music Soothes, Energizes and Heals Us
by KATHLEEN BARNES
As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and “om” meditations sounding in...
The Secret of Sublime Living
Savoring Perfect Present Moments
by CARL GREER
Life has many sublime pleasures: watching the sun rise over the horizon and observing the changing colors of the clouds; laughing with a best friend; or simply feeling the grass, dirt or sand under bare feet. The Japanese have a term, mono no aware, for that...