March 2016

Dharma

Deepak Chopra.

Like all Sanskrit words, Dharma has a multitude of meanings. One definition of Dharma is personal life purpose. Deepak Chopra in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success writes “Everyone has a purpose in life . . . a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with… Read More

Key Decision

For as Carl Jung said “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideas will serve us hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of our lives according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little in the evening, and what was true in the morning, at evening will have become a lie.”

A key decision is a decision we make often unconsciously about how the world operates or about how we can get our needs met. We often make most of our key decisions not only unconsciously, but we make them in our childhood. While that is natural, it doesn’t serve us and often contributes to our… Read More

Oil pulling

Oil pulling, or Kavala, is an ancient Ayurvedic technique where you swish an oil, such as sesame seed oil, around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out.

Oil pulling, or Kavala, is an ancient Ayurvedic technique where you swish an oil, such as sesame seed oil, around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spit it out. Dr. Bruce Fife, who has written an entire book on oil pulling, says the oil acts as a cleanser, similar to a mouthwash… Read More

LOVE

How can I be more loving to myself right now? - Irene Carr

Does anything else provide us with such a range of experiences or definitions? I was recently at a friend’s house and noticed a book on her table. The book was titled, Getting the Love You Want. I did not peruse through the book, so I have no idea what it says. Yet, the book stirred… Read More

Although not technically art therapy, which is well researched for its benefits as adjunctive therapy in healing psychological issues, coloring is accessible to all and lacks the potential intimidation of “not being an artist.

Yes, I received my first adult coloring book this year. I actually have been a closet coloring fan for years. I have several kids coloring books that I not only use with the kids, but alone! Although not technically art therapy, which is well researched for its benefits as adjunctive therapy in healing psychological issues… Read More

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