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Book Reviews

Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron are writers and writing teachers well known for their approach to writing as a spiritual practice. As I’ve followed their work for about 20... 



Book Review: Through Time into Healing

Books for an Inner Journey- THROUGH TIME INTO HEALING by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. Fireside Books, Simon and Schuster Psychiatry can cure emotional problems stemming from one’s... 



Seekers of Being

What a wonderful – packed full of surprises, shifts in awareness and joy filled – ride I’m on! At last, my intentions and work over the course of my life is bearing... 



Reflection on Mothers

Mother Teresa once said, "I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love." As Mother’s Day approaches, I reflect... 



Grieving and Giving

My son Colin died this year on the last day of March. Actually, Colin was my stepson, but I had been in his life since he was 11. He was my son. Colin had been very ill; in the... 



Giving Back

Recently, through a spiritual regression, I came to realize the simplicity of giving back. It was something I knew intuitively but my thinking was trying to make it more complicated... 



Canine Capers: Selecting a Trainer

Spring is a great time to start or continue training your dog. What do you picture when you read the words ‘dog training?’ A large class with many people and their dogs? Endless... 



Giving

It is not an accident that the words "giving” and "giver” are related to the word "gift.” In each instance, the act, if genuine, is done out of a sense of openness... 



Book Review: Your Soul’s Assignment

This book may very well be of interest to you if you’ve heard about the "new spirituality” or "new thought” philosophy and spiritual path, but don’t quite... 



Book Review: Dance of the Fallen Monk

This is an autobiography of a man who lived as a cloistered Trappist monk for 17 years, then left the monastery, spent time working for the military, studying theology at the graduate... 



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