Pain: Our Most Precious Guide

Precious pain is a term that often brings reactions of outrage and doubt from people. Our society generally views pain as something terrible that must be escaped at all costs. Those who view pain as something useful are thought of as masochists or psychotics. Pain and suffering are thought to be inseparable. Pain is a […]

Second Chance: Life After Death

“The fifteen years since I died have been the best in my life,” says Marvin Barrett, the author of Second Chance: A Life After Death. This, despite two coronaries, a stroke, lymphoma, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and the cardiac arrest which caused his death at 63 in 1984. Barrett wrote of that earlier event […]

Feng Shui – Can It Really Be That Simple?

With the myriad of books and articles available these days, sometimes it seems there are still a lot of questions about Feng Shui. Many people ask me “what is it?”, “how do you pronounce it?”, “who is this Feng Shui fellow anyway?” as if a person with the last name of Shui is out designing […]

Give Your Mind A Break

I am a very organized person. However, I’ve never before let you in on the little secret that I have Attention Deficit Disorder (somewhat mild) and that I have trouble staying focused on one thing at a time because my mind is always running in a million different directions. If you’re saying to yourself that […]

Death of the American Soul: Reclaiming Our Lives and Finding Purpose

I don’t know where I have been these past twenty years – perhaps having worked for small, health conscious, non-profits has isolated me from what is happening to the souls of the majority of Americans – Americans who are forced to wake up well in advance of their own biological clock, who drive maniacally, fighting […]

The Spirit of the Place: Thoughts from My Walk in the Wild

“Place has a deeply spiritual significance because place is not only physical but is also a subtle energetic milieu that [surrounds] a particular land area. This energetic milieu is the source of the particular kinds of plants and animals to have emerged and lived in that place. …each earthly place has its own creative force […]

Self-Esteem = Team Esteem

Teams are composed of individuals. A teams ability to function and the commitment of the members is determined, to some extent, by the team-image. Team-image is dependent upon the self-image and the self-esteem of the individual team members as illustrated in the following story. “It’s not my fault. I don’t care what you say I […]

Sacred Geometry at the Threshold: The Art of Living

We all live lives permeated by geometry, both man-made and natural. The everyday right angles of buildings and rooms, the shapes of our cars, even the furniture we sit upon contributes to our overall quality of life. There are shapes which create intuitive harmony and balance, as well as those which tend to create distress. […]

In Harmony with Winter: A Time for Inward Reflection

Ah, but the winters! The Earth’s mysterious turning-within. Where around the dead in the pure receding of sap, boldness is gathered. The boldness of future springtimes, where imagination occurs beneath what is rigid; where all the green worn thin by the vast summers again turns into a new insight and the mirror of intuition…. -Rumi […]

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