Depression and Anxiety on the Rise

Depression has become one of the prevalent problems in the world today and is becoming a major killer as well. It’s staggering that 15% of depressed people will commit suicide, and that statistic is so sad and so unnecessary. Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age […]

Giving Is Good for the Soul

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou Most people have heard that giving and volunteering are “good for the soul” but they have little, if any, actual proof. In his book, “More Give to Live”, Douglas Lawson cites research that shows how helping others […]

Meditation Basics

Meditation has been defined as: “self regulation of attention, in the service of self-inquiry, in the here and now.” The various techniques of meditation can be classified according to their focus. Some focus on the field or background perception and experience, also called “mindfulness”; others focus on a pre-selected specific object, and are called “concentrative” […]

A Life Without Judgement

To release judgment requires going “beyond” ourselves. It requires relaxing into a timeless space of wholeness. And in that space, love enters automatically. We are beings of Love. We are the energy of pure Love. Judgment blocks our experience of feeling this love because of the barriers of separation it builds. The love of a […]

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

One day you open your front door and are greeted by the signs of spring. You notice the daffodils and crocuses have burst into bloom. The air around you feels noticeably lighter. The world of nature and all its creatures are stepping forward to begin the process of rebirth. You take in a deep breathe […]