Surviving Suffering and Thriving

Surviving Suffering and Thriving

“If suffering is accepted and lived through, not fought against and refused, then it is completed and becomes transmuted. It is absorbed, and having accomplished its work, it ceases to exist as suffering, and becomes part of our growing self.” – Eric Graham Howe & Lilian Le Mesurier, The Open Way Like the bumps we [Continue]

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Sometimes it’s best to pass the mic. I’ve written about how many people use aromatherapy as part of living a wellness lifestyle, and I’ve thought of devoting a whole article to it–but I’m no expert! So, this article was written by two brilliant women who know the practice personally. Please enjoy, and welcome them to our [Continue]

Six Word Summer 2015

Six Word Summer 2015

  Six Word Stories. I’ve grown to love them as a method of focus and reflection in a life—and a mind—of business and fast-paced movement. Click the link if you need a description, read on if you already understand how these 18 words have become one of my favorite seasonal rituals. Maybe they have for [Continue]

Body at Rest; Life in Motion

Body at Rest; Life in Motion

“You’re not healthy, unless your sleep is healthy.” – Dr. William Dement, called the Father of Sleep Medicine   This site is a haven for Wellness seekers; those desiring a healthy, more joyful existence. There is an active component to that—a pursuit. Maybe we are driven toward wellness by a past of ill-health or willfully [Continue]

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host The Christmas Sweater The screen went blue. I had clicked “End Test,” completing my National Counselor Exam. I had faced fear, self-doubt and 200 psychological questions but I really felt like I had rocked it. [Continue]

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

“Everything in life is writable…if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath, Writer Self-doubt. It twists our stomachs, it claims our sleep; it is the sworn arch-enemy of the Self-Help movement. It has a helpful purpose, just like any [Continue]

Swimming in the Stream

Swimming in the Stream

“Character develops itself in the stream of life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Statesman Much of counseling and parenting has been based around the belief that the power to live well is a thing instilled at birth. It may be fostered or frustrated by upbringing and the trials of life, but it’s something “we had [Continue]

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Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” – Abraham Lincoln, Working Dad Dads give up great deal of things as they mature and one of those things is play. “Freud himself argued, back in 1908,” according to Psychology Today, “that adults do not play, and his adherents have [Continue]

Adulthood’s Glory

Adulthood’s Glory

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus, writer We stand at sunrise. Behold, with that first burst of light, the vastness below. The landscape explodes, it is [Continue]

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