Personal Growth

Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, describes the spiritual context that runs through all her work and relationships.

Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, and writer, describes his "click moment" as a young man discovering poetry, how a poem can change a life, and how each of us can contribute to shifting the cutlture of gender.

Omega: Can you define military sexual trauma and discuss its prevalence?

Lori: Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as “psychological trauma which...resulted from...

Indian Springs is a natural hot springs resort in Calistoga, California. It is one of those places people go to unplug, relax, and enjoy the healing mineral waters.

I was enjoying a long, hot soak in the outdoor pool when a loud voice...

Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends?

don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of...

Last night I watched the first episode of the new season of the world’s longest-running television drama, Dr. Who. The show is a light-hearted time travel story that, over its 55 years, has become more complex, more mysterious, and more...

A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love.

At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change?

And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form...

Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers.

On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the...

When we get hooked on the latest video game on our phone, or our favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, we are tapping into one of the most evolutionarily conserved learning processes currently known to science, one shared among...

Strange to imagine, but we're already at the mid-spring holiday—Beltane. After April Fool's Day, it's my favorite ”special” day of the year, as it makes such a lovely point: of honoring the Earth and women as part of the divine feminine, which...

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