Inspirational Articles

Game Changer

Gratitude can change the lives of young people. Meet Jeffrey Froh, Psy.D., who’s researching its wondrous effects.Remember how exciting it felt as a kid to meet someone at the playground who liked the same things as you? That’s the feeling I...

Embracing Imperfection: Is it Possible to Find Peace as a Parent?

I had the opportunity to spend a beautiful spring day at the Tucson Peace Fair. It prompted me to spend some time thinking about what peace means to me. Throughout the course of my life, my definition of peace has changed. I used to think...

Rejecting a Pre-Packaged Life

How many things do you do because you’re supposed to? Because your relatives and neighbors expect it? Because it’s easy and you don’t have to think about it? How many of those things are taking you and your kids in a positive and healthy direction?...

Also labeled: Author Sandra Dodd, Issue #36

Spiritual Stewardship and Planetary Health

As spiritual stewards, we awaken to the truth that every choice we make affects our lives as individuals. Every choice we make also influences the collective awareness of groups, families, organizations, communities and humanity as a whole....

You Say You Want a Resolution

…but too often, they lead to failure. Try setting a New Year’s intention for better results.Whether or not we make New Year’s resolutions, we think about them. We tend to tell ourselves that after the holidays are over we are...

Finding Presence Through Parenting

Our children live in the moment. We should learn from their example.Many of us are unaware of our boundlessness, our infinite potential and limitless essence. This is because we are confined by the cages of our thoughts, one thought after...

Radical Freedom

Some moment it will dawn on you: You’re free, and always have been. Radically free. You’ll realize you never needed to try so hard. You’ll realize that all along you had what you wanted. You already were it.

Also labeled: Author Jan Frazier, Issue #35

What Is Education?

A burning desire to learn is the key to a fulfilling lifestyle. It’s something school rarely inspires.What is education? Is it knowledge in basic skills, academics, technical disciplines, citizenship…or is it something else? Our formal...

Also labeled: Author Bob Webb, Issue #35

The Benefits of Gratitude

It’s true: Our world is pretty messed up. There’s certainly no shortage of justifications for disappointment and cynicism. But what are you grateful for? It’s a question that could change your life. Recent studies have concluded that the...

Designed for Hope: How Chiropractic Honors the Health Already Within Your Child

As chiropractors, we are confident that your child can live a healthy and abundant life. Chiropractic itself is based on hope…hope that you and your children are designed for health. It’s interesting that most people never think to ask a...

Everything is Energy and Energy is Everything

Everything—every single thing—we do or think takes energy. Easy to see…right? But everything we do or think also releases energy. When you are in a good mood, for example, people around you can tell. They can feel it. Likewise, when you are crabby or...

The Spirit Of Fatherhood

Excerpt from Fathers-To-Be Handbook, by Patrick M. HouserSpirituality is another element of becoming a father. The child you are caring for is more than just a body. There is also an invisible yet vital element that is the soul or spirit....

Conscious Global Change From the Inside Out

The unsustainable condition of the human and the humanly impaired natural world constitutes a global emergency, and it calls for global-level cooperation to avert a global-level breakdown. Global-level cooperation is a new requirement in the...

Top 10 Things My Children Taught Me

…about how to ensure a long and strong relationship with your kids.10. Drop your assumptions that you know what’s best for them.

Fostering the Flip Side of Gratitude

Cajoled into seeing a friend’s obstetrician—the one she praised so highly—I came prepared with a list of questions folded up in my jeans pocket. But I didn’t get a chance to ask my questions about a doula or the Leboyer method. The doctor walked in,...

The Law of Prayer

For centuries, mankind has lived with prayer. When most people think of prayer, they think of asking for help from a Higher Source, to aid them in the traumas or tragedies or anxious circumstances of their lives. That is great; who could be against...

Conscious Decisions: The Popular Choice isn’t Necessarily Right for Everyone

Just because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Part of the way that something becomes popular is that many of us don’t take the time to determine what’s right for us; we simply do what most people we know...

A Grateful Resolve

Each January, with renewed determination, most of us make New Year’s resolutions and plan to better our lives. There are two basic components that affect our ability to make a change: 1) our thoughts, feelings and words; and 2) our actions. Every...

Also labeled: Author Patti Teel, Issue #32

Celebrating Changes

Breaths come and breaths go. Tens of thousands of times, every day of your life, your breath changes its direction. The events of your life come and go, too. Nothing stays constant. Everything is changing. The attitude that you choose to...

Making the Everyday Extraordinary

So much gets overlooked when life is lived at a rapid clip.Last week I had the opportunity to attend a parenting conference with a breakout session in mindfulness. I expected deep breathing, but the first exercise was pretending to cut...