Spirituality and Social Justice: How One Woman Transformed Her Piece of the World

This year Mary Quinalty sold her home in an upmarket neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, gave away her possessions and moved into Trinity House, a Catholic Worker “house of hospitality” for homeless people where she is the full-time, unpaid administrator. Mary Quinalty is eighty-one years old.

Read about Mary’s remarkable story and the spiritual awakening that motivates her social justice work at:  Beliefnet

Radical Awareness named in Aspire Magazine’s Top 10 Inspirational Books!

Radical Awareness was named in Aspire Magazine’s Top 10 Inspirational Books of May 2015!

“Experience a profound engagement with life through the transformational power of spiritual awakenings. Presenting a simple and safe system that can be applied to daily living, Radical Awareness shows you how to achieve the mystical state of oneness. You’ll discover meditation techniques, hands-on exercises, and breathwork methods for enlightenment and expanded awareness.”

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The Power of Acceptance – Loving My Friends for Who They Are

How to love your friends for who they are rather than who you think they “should” be.  See The Power of Acceptance – Loving My Friends for Who They Are, the fourth of twelve articles on the power of acceptance written for Sibyl Magazine’s April edition.

The Power of Acceptance: The Foundation of Effective Communication

The Power of Acceptance – The Foundation of Effective Communication, my third of twelve articles on the power of acceptance in Sibyl Magazine’s March edition.

The Power of Acceptance: Loving the Body I Have (2 of 12)

The Power of Acceptance – Loving the Body I Have, published in Sibyl Magazine,  Accepting our body as it is rather than criticizing it for not being taller, shorter, thinner, younger…can lead to healthier and more sustainable exercise and diet routines.

Sit Up Straight: A Simple Technique to Feel Better and Have More Energy

Want to feel better and have more energy with no costs and no side effects?  Read Sit Up Straight, in Positive Health Magazine – a science backed article on how posture affects mood and depression and how something as simple as sitting up straight can help us feel better.

Five Ways to Make Enlightenment Work in Everyday Life

Many of us experience moments of enlightenment—41% of us in fact, or so a 2002 Gallup poll tells us. Enlightenment is that state of radically expanded awareness where the boundaries of our individual self melt into a blissful union with the life force. We are at one with the cosmos and feel a sense connection, love, and peace that’s beyond rational understanding. Some people, the Gallup organization for example, call it a religious experience. Others call it mystical, an awakening, an altered or peak state, or (in the 1960s) a trip. But no matter how wonderful our period of radical awareness is or how long it lasts, it passes. We may be transformed by it in some way, but the life we return to is not. So how do we put radical awareness—enlightenment—into practice in our daily lives?  Read more at Llewellyn Worldwide.

3 Reasons to be Self-Compassionate and One Way to Do it.

Read my post on three science based reasons to be compassionate with ourselves published on the Llewellyn Worldwide website.

2 Ways to Move From Powerless to Empowered

Think about what happens when a young child doesn’t get what he wants.  Tantrum.  No holds barred anger.  That’s our untamed, natural and healthy response to powerlessness.  Our caregiver’s job is to teach us how to regulate and manage that well of anger in appropriate and effective ways.  But if life teaches us to be victims, that anger can go underground.  One of the way’s to begin the journey back to empowered personal effectiveness is to make friends with our hidden anger. Read more

The Power of Acceptance: Letting Go of “Should” (1 of 12)

The Power of Acceptance – Letting Go of Should  is the first of 12 articles on the power of acceptance in daily life, published in Sibyl Magazine.   Accepting what is, reality, can open a world of possibilities, possibilities we can’t see while we remain stuck in what “should” be.  Letting go of our “should” about ourselves, others and life in general  can bring freedom of choice and the power to co-create our own lives.