Inspirational Articles

Culling the Weeds: The Surest Way to a Robust, Healthful Life is to Tend the Garden of Our Minds

The mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet sometimes so difficult to control. We find ourselves thinking a certain way, knowing that this thought may be creating trouble for us, yet we find it difficult to stop. For example, many...

The Sacred Genius of Generosity

The Sun, each second, transforms four million tons of itself into light, giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. For four million years, humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of plants a...

Gratitude: Upgrade Your Life

We are always self-creating. When we focus our consciousness toward gratitude, beauty and communion, we weave peace into our very cells. This isn’t just flowery sentiment; this comes from leading-edge research in the fields of positive psychology a...

Underneath the Noise

The whisper that reassures us everything is okay delivers its message with quiet confidence. Once we hear it, we know it speaks the truth.You may have noticed that if you want to...

Don’t Judge, Enjoy! Your Present Moments are Precious

I’ve discovered that I have greater success with living life in the present moment when I remove judgment from what I’m experiencing. Rather than making an event a bad or a good experience, I find myself being in the “isness” of the moment; that is,...

Positively Grateful: 3 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Loving and Positive State of Being

To consistently express the nurturing and attentive love that attachment parenting is all about is no easy task. It’s far too easy to become out-of-yourmind sleep-deprived, weary of toddler tantrums and stretched to your capacity to care for your...

Balancing Emotions

Many people oscillate between elated and depressed states, and feel out of control in regard to their own lives. They do not experience true fulfillment, and suffer from depression without understanding how to see the magnificence of their current...

Traditional Healing, Modern Science

If you want to understand why ancient healing methods work, look to humankind’s most modern science: quantum physics. Wave-particle duality, the properties of electromagnetic fields, the holographic effect, the impact of the observer—these dis...

Be Open: Embracing New Information

When taking in new information, always use your own intuition to see how the information feels to you. Living in an information age, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the constant influx of scientific studies, breaking news and even spiritual...

Gratitude Enhances Health : A Thank You a Day

The health benefits of gratitude are an amazing example of just how sturdy the bridge is between the mind, body and emotions. Research shows that heart-centered feelings associated with gratitude, appreciation and caring—essentially, love—enhance...

The Nature of Dis-Ease

Sometimes, the body’s natural harmony breaks down, and we experience dis-ease, which is a reflection of the body’s inability to maintain normal control of its function-providing systems. Because behavior is created through the interaction of pro...

Counting Our Blessings

Getting used to our blessings is one of the most important non-evil generators of human evil, tragedy and suffering. —Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality

The World According to New-Edge Science

What does science say about this mind-over-matter stuff? That depends upon which science you ask. The science of conventional medicine tries to reassure us that none of the healing phenomena we describe in our book, Spontaneous Evolution,...

Appreciating the Process of Birth

The knowledge of how to give birth is already inside every woman. Women need encouragement to have more faith in, and a greater appreciation for, their bodies’ wisdom. The nonprofit organization Birth Works International provides that encouragement b...

A Pregnant Pause

Pregnancy is obviously a time of great physical change in a woman’s life, but take the time to honor the emotional journey as well. Pregnancy is a transformative time in a woman’s life, bringing about powerful physical, mental and emotional...

Blessings

Last week I was on vacation at a friend’s mountain home in California. Not only do I adore her and her family, but I also fell in love with her home, situated on 15 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains. During one trip down the mountain into town, I...

Also labeled: Author Alicia Bayer, Issue #23

Too Hot to Handle

Imagine that you forget: That the coffee was made with boiling water. That the tea kettle just came off the burner. That the car radiator fluid was boiling as you removed the cap. How long before you remove your hand from the source of the...

What Do You Expect?

A busy road near my home is under construction right now. I travel this way twice every day, but yesterday I noticed a sign I hadn’t seen before. It said, “New Lane Configurations— Expect Delays.” This didn’t seem strange to me at first, but as I...

Fly Fishing is a Family Affair

ellness is the big buzzword in the healthcare industry. We all want to be well in our physical, mental, and spiritual health. And as parents, we want the same level of wellness for our children. In order to lay the groundwork for our children’s’...

Gratitude & Appreciation As a Secret to Success

The best attitude you can possibly aspire to express year-round is one of gratitude and appreciation. Being truly grateful for what is already present in your life will automatically and effortlessly attract more good into your life. Make a...