Inspirational Articles

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

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...