Inspirational Articles

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...

The Greater Good: A Mother's Review

A new documentary urges debate on vaccine safety.A dear friend who doesn’t have children asked me (a mother of two) to watch a new film about the vaccine debate, because she trusted my take on it. Fifteen minutes into The Greater Good, I c...

Morning Wellness

In 1980, my then wife, Kathryn, and I were on vacation in Hawaii. She began waking in the mornings with nausea, although she was otherwise healthy. We had been eagerly working on having a second child. After a couple of days of this, reality dawned...

Too Many Things

When you spoil your children with material goods, is the motivation coming from your own inner child?One of the greatest things about children is that they have the ability to entertain themselves for long periods of time with something as...

Happiness is a Choice

Although it may be tempting to dismiss a call to happiness during troubled economic times, world strife, or personal grief as overly optimistic or too simplistic, I believe these are just the occasions for a reminder that when it comes to...

Also labeled: Author Todd Smith, Issue #30

Consciousness and Healing: The Two Faces of Individual and Collective Transformation

The call for healing can be heard echoing around the world. With extreme political unrest in the Middle East, the after- math of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and earthquakes shaking the globe, people everywhere are feeling pain and desta-...

Rewriting the Reality Code: The Quantum Power of Our Participatory Universe

“What strange beings we are!” noted the 13th-century mystic Rumi, “that sitting in Hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own immortal- ity!” Perhaps it is actually the power to choose our immortality, as well as everything from our...

Also labeled: Author Gregg Braden, Issue #30