In The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition, author Debra Silverman describes human nature in a compassionate and succinct way. We are all made of four basic elements – Water, Air, Earth, and Fire. When we’re in pain, it means these elements are out of balance in our lives. The key is to be able to discern your own personality and understand where you can strengthen the parts of your elemental nature that are out of balance.[Read more…] about Find a New Way to Understand Yourself Using the Four Elements
Pregnancy is a unique experience, and every pregnancy is different. Whether you’re in your first trimester or a few days before your due date, meditation can help you relax and prepare your body and mind for childbirth. Below is a meditation script for expecting mothers.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: A Meditation Script for Expecting Mothers
Using affirmations in your meditation practice can help you feel more self-assured, confident, and motivated. Moreover, they can also help you let go of negative thought patterns and welcome new, healthier beliefs. Here’s a meditation that includes affirmations for self-love and acceptance.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: Affirmations for Self-Love and Acceptance
“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot out‐perform our level of self‐esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”—Iyanla Vanzant[Read more…] about Building Self-Esteem
When you think about the word “yoga,” what crosses your mind? Most likely, you imagine today’s modern yogi decked out in fancy leggings and performing convoluted shapes on an expensive yoga mat. Truthfully, our idea of yoga today is far from its true and original meaning. So what does the word “yoga” actually mean?[Read more…] about What Does The Word “Yoga” Actually Mean?
Lately, I’ve been hearing tons and tons of stories from people who believe in the law of attraction and have experienced its transforming power in their lives. And after all this reading, and a lot of pondering, too, I couldn’t help but start to notice the threads—the little themes that seem to weave through many of these stories. And so, today, I’d like to share what I believe to be the most prevalent and most powerful of those common threads, namely:
You gotta relax a little.
Now, the word “relax” isn’t always supposed to be seen as a good thing—not in spiritual circles, anyway. A lot of times, we well-meaning believers encourage each other to “pray more,” “say more affirmations,” “try this new technique.” And it’s not just other people—people who’ve been doing this for a long time and are much more experienced, spiritually-speaking, than me.
I do it, too.[Read more…] about My Little Secret: Why the Law of Attraction Works So Well For Me