Counselor-Mentor-Coach

As we grow through life, we are often presented with various challenges and obstacles. We may experience grief, loss, or confusion; we may have difficulties in our relationships, or be at a crossroads—deciding which way to proceed forward on our path. If you find yourself in need of support or guidance, if you’re struggling in…

In Memory….

I met Robin Williams some years ago during the filming of Patch Adams. I was living in North Carolina at the time–where Patch Adams was being filmed. My friends and I would go to the set to see if we could get close to the cast and crew. This was during my ashram days, so…

Spring Equinox and the Origins of Easter

Easter, as we know is a very significant day for people of the Christian faith. Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we have learned with other Christian holidays—oftentimes more than one tradition is followed. Modern-day Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: one Judeo-Christian and the other Pagan. Both Christians…

The Cultural Creatives

From the New Age Journal–1997 edition: cited on: http://www.lightparty.com/Spirituality/Culture.html The Rise of the Cultural Creatives A NEW PHENOMENON is emerging in American culture, according to the results of a recent social research survey. We are at a watershed in history, when the country is shifting away from the modern technocratic society toward what sociologist Paul…

Understanding the Paranormal

“What exactly does paranormal mean?” The term paranormal is used to describe a wide variety of activity and phenomena. According to the Journal of Parapsychology, the term paranormal describes “any phenomenon that in one or more respects exceeds the limits of what is deemed physically possible according to current scientific assumptions.” The actual word is…

Living An Ordinary Life in An Extraordinary Way

As we are starting off the New Year, I thought it would be a great idea to share some tips and guidance for living an extraordinary life–not only for the year 2012–but from here on in…..In Extraordinary You: The Art of Living a Lusciously Spirited, Vibrant Life by Vanessa Talbot–along with ten powerful voices–we learn…

The Year 2012 and the Mayan Calendar–What does it all mean?

The year 2012 is the year that has been frequently talked about. We have heard many different things regarding this particular year. Some people say that it is the end of times; some people say that is a time for transformation. There seems to be some confusion regarding the year 2012 so I’d like to…

Wisdom from The Gospel of Peace

As the holidays come around and we honor the life of Jesus Christ, it is essential for us to remember that there are certain universal teachings that are meant to uplift everyone whether or not we consider ourselves to be Christians. When we think about Jesus, we often think about qualities such as compassion, forbearance,…

The Meaning of Christmas

As the holidays are approaching I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the significance of the traditions that we follow to make the holidays even more meaningful. I was thinking about all of the different traditions that we observe and wondered if people (in general) knew why….tradition for tradition’s sake….is that…

Vegetarian Nutrition & Reasons For Choosing A Vegetarian Diet

I find it interesting to see how vegetarianism is becoming increasingly popular in our world today. Many people are recognizing the value of eating a healthy vegetarian diet and reducing the intake of meat. It’s common to think that if we omit meat from our diet that we will run the risk of having nutritional…