Self-Help List

  Many people want to become better in some capacity. Better people, better citizens of society. At the same time, there are so many ways of which people can improve themselves that often times, people don’t know where to start. I can tell you that there isn’t a true blueprint of things for people to…

A Moment of Awareness

  “On a long flight, after periods of crisis and many hours of fatigue, mind and body may become disunited until at times they seem completely different elements, as though the body were only a home with which the mind has been associated but by no means bound. Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses….

A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed

  Recognize the signs. When my stress levels go up, two things happen: I have stress hormones flooding my body, and I tend to rush around and jump from one task to another really quickly. These are great signals that something is going on! So the first step of this method is to realize that…

Why I Wake Early

  “Why I Wake Early Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety –   best preacher that ever was, dear star, that…

The Path of Fearlessness

  The more I work with people who are struggling with habits or life problems, the more I see how fears are holding us back. Fears stop us from building healthy and productive habits. Fears cause us to procrastinate, keep us from finding work that is meaningful (or doing that work if we’ve found it)….

Protect Your Space

One of the greatest things that I have done for my growth is protecting my space. What do I mean by that? Let me explain.  Your space, your energy, your aura, and presence is sacred. It is your foundation. The roots for which you can ground yourself. How you manage your space will greatly affect…

The 5 Keys to Forming Any Habit

  We all struggle with our habits — sticking to them, staying motivated, getting started, dealing with disruptions, it can become a big struggle. And yet, to change our habits is to change our lives. If we can’t make habit changes, we will be stuck in our current way of doing things, which might not…

Two Rivers

A poem exploring the power of coming together. Two rivers, separated by distance — separate entities. Flowing at different paces, Facing different barriers within the beds of their waters. As water, You share the same properties, Same chemical makeup. However, you travel down different paths. Paths forged by the Earth That create different experiences, Perspectives,…

How to Embark on a Spiritual Journey

How to Embark on a Spiritual Journey By Mary Jaksch Every true spiritual journey is a quest. Which means that we set out to discover something. Not just anything, but about who we truly are. And what life is about. Those are big, uncomfortable questions. Embarking on the spiritual journey is like getting into a…

Don’t Waste Your Opportunity

  For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted. I’m as guilty as anyone else: I wake up and rush into online work or reading, forgetting to appreciate what a miracle this new day is. I’m alive! I’ve been given another amazing day, full of opportunities, and that is truly breath-taking….

Tips For Cultivating Mindfulness

I’m just going to dive in and share my favorite tips for creating a year of mindfulness: Commit to sitting daily for a month. It would be great to commit to a year of sitting meditation practice, but I think that’s too long for the brain to commit to. So I recommend trying to sit…