The transition back to everyday life can be the most important aspect of your retreat. It is the bridge between your truest self and the self that braces against life. Irini Rockwell shares five essential guidelines for making a smooth transition.
Once retreat is over, how do you avoid resuming your “same old” life? How do you return to your life with the lessons learned from retreat intact? More
Judith Orloff shows you how to distinguish between true intuitions and irrational fears.
My approach to transforming fear has two stages. First, take stock of what makes you afraid and distinguish irrational fears from legitimate intuitions. Second, take appropriate steps to heed protective fears and transform the others with courage. At times you may foresee real danger, but more frequently unproductive fears clobber you. More
It became clear to me, after years of interviewing people who had experienced spontaneous remissions and healings, that most of these individuals had four specific qualities in common. They had experienced the same coincidences. More
Feeling judged by others is an experience with which most of us are familiar. Your body type, politics, and sexuality are only some of the reasons that people might pass judgment. Even well-intentioned family and friends may look down upon us if we are not living our lives in accordance with their beliefs. I have faced skepticism and judgment many times in my life. I am an openly gay man who earns his living as a professional psychic and life coach. I am pretty sure Mitt Romney would have given me an aggressive haircut in a headlock if we'd gone to high school together. More
Change requires becoming aware and deciding how you no longer want to be. And that level of awareness takes a certain amount of mental effort and restraint. But why should we, or why would we want to change? Why would we actually want to create a new self or a new life? What are the benefits? More
In September, after the turbulence of the past seven months, Eric Francis suggests that you strike a balance between easing off and easing into some real accomplishments. Set your agenda carefully, and make sure you include your most significant goals. Explore the effects of Virgo and Chiron in your life. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see September 2012: Welcome to Virgo.More
In September, after the turbulence of the past seven months, Eric Francis suggests that you strike a balance between easing off and easing into some real accomplishments. Set your agenda carefully, and make sure you include your most significant goals. Explore the effects of Virgo and Chiron in your life. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 2012. More
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste provides tips on how to master posture alignment techniques for yoga with weights. They're great tips for a yoga practice without weights, too. More