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The Mind Divides, The Soul Unites

The Mind Divides, The Soul Unites

by Elizabeth Philipose, Ph.D. We keep trying to figure things out. We think it through and mull on it. We talk about it to our friends and ask them to think with us. We keep trying to solve problems at the level of the mind and when ours is flummoxed, we ask other minds to think […]

The Alchemy of Intention

The Alchemy of Intention

by Elizabeth Philipose, Ph.D We don’t always go into the world with the awareness that we can influence how the day goes. Our experience tends to be one of being pushed along by outside forces. We might think that’s just the way it is, people are difficult and life is hard, there’s not much I […]

Using the Present Moment to Reach Emotional Freedom

Using the Present Moment to Reach Emotional Freedom

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, LMFT, CMT When we are worried, fearful or in pain, the fight or flight response in our nervous system gets activated.  Our healing and repair mode gets deactivated.  If the worry, fear, or stressor continues for days or even years, then we stay stuck in survival mode and far away from our […]

2 Questions to Find Your Purpose

2 Questions to Find Your Purpose

by David Straus Originally published on inc.com August 28, 2017 Of all self-actualization concepts, purpose is one of the most loaded and most crucial. Finding and acknowledging our unique purpose is powerful because, once identified, it ultimately drives us, with clear, articulated direction, to accomplish everything we do in life. Professionally, it can serve as an invaluable internal compass – […]

Heart Freedom: 6 Steps To Get Unstuck

Heart Freedom: 6 Steps To Get Unstuck

What if you could live your life freely from your heart?  Stuckness sneaks into our creative lives, our relationship patterns, our thought patterns and our habits to de-rail us from spirituality and our higher purpose. The good news is that our hearts and intuition have the power to transform our stuck parts into flow! How […]

Community Is A Nutrient

Community Is A Nutrient

Community is a nutrient. Did you know that social isolation can lead to inflammation in the body, stress, anxiety, and depression? When we view our physical systems holistically, meaning that we see our emotional and physical health as interrelated, community is an uncompromising ingredient to our wellbeing. Social connectedness and a sense of belonging are […]

Cancer New Moon Musings

Cancer New Moon Musings

Thursday, July 12 brings a super moon + solar eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer. Pitta season’s excessive heat combined with the primal intensity of Mars retrograde concoct a spicy summer brew, compelling careful consideration toward the ways in which we approach the cycle at hand. With Cancer’s complicated sensitivity feeling into every aspect beneath [...]
Reexamining the Root Cause of Mental Illness

Reexamining the Root Cause of Mental Illness

Recently, the CDC reported that suicide rates have increased by more than 30% in half of US states and increased in all but one state since 1999. When we see such steep rises in mental illness and suicide in such a short period of time, it challenges the current paradigm that mental illness is simply a brain disease [...]
Gemini New Moon Musings

Gemini New Moon Musings

The approaching cycle welcomes a Super Moon in Gemini on June 13 at 12:43pm PST. Lady Luna’s orbiting proximity warms our emotional waters and mingles sweetly with the discerningly dynamic star twins who lead us to Summer Solstice on 6/21. Gemini’s compelling character brings worthy inspiration to the coming phase, cultivating fertile space for every [...]
Flowers for Thought

Flowers for Thought

Throughout history and cultures, flowers have been a part of religious and spiritual ceremonies, consumed as medicine, adorned for aesthetic appeal, and seen as a marker of new life in Spring.  Lately, flowers have captured my attention for a few reasons. Metaphorically, they can represent a complete whole that is comprised of fragmented parts; a [...]
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