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Melanie Bates's picture

Shape-Shifting Your Story

Cave Story

I have an invitation for you.  But, first…

Whether we realize it or not, our lives revolve around stories and have done so since our cave painting days.

Picture it: Cave peeps hunkered down around a blazing fire situated in the middle of the dirt floor, gesticulating wildly about the day’s hunt while gnawing on cave lion drumsticks and wiping their greasy fingers on their loincloths.  The Shaman crouches alone in the corner capturing the story with images on the cave wall.

Laurie Erdman's picture

How To Jumpstart Your Day: Drink The Ultimate Green Smoothie


There are a lot of wild health claims out there, but I can assure you that starting your morning with a green smoothie will change your life.

Yes, I know this is a bold claim. And I have the evidence to back it up.

Lissa Rankin's picture

How To Deal With Your Inner Critic

Dealing with your Inner Critic

Last week, Martha Beck and I co-taught the first of eight classes in our Coming Home to Your Spirit class. We were very excited about teaching something that would give us a venue to discuss publicly the kinds of spiritual concepts we’ve been discussing privately for three years, not because we think we’ve got it all figured out yet, and not because we consider ourselves experts in spirituality, but because as wildly curious spiritual seekers attuned to the vibration of other spiritual seekers, we yearned to create a way to share, learn from each other, facilitate dialogue, do some spot coaching, lean into the edges of our own growth, push the growth edges of those who participate, and call upon the Divine to awaken us all, if such an outcome is aligned with the highest good.

Starla Fitch MD's picture

The Worry Tree

worry, tree, deep breath, let go

Doesn’t it feel like we always have a bit more on our plate as fall approaches?

I don’t know about you, but it seems like, suddenly, some of my patients appear out of the woodwork to schedule surgeries and exams.

Maybe it’s because they’ve already met their deductibles for the year, or maybe they have a bit more time free now that the kids are back in school.

Trouble is, other patients are already on the schedule and there’s often little room to accommodate the new requests.

Patients often grumble when they can’t be seen right away.

Amy Scher's picture

If Robin Williams Was Your Dad: A True Story

 “Take your goddamn meds.”

That’s exactly what one of my most favorite authors wrote on her blog after Robin Williams’ death. It was a genuine effort to make sure no one feels shame in taking the prescription drugs that many people do; just to get through the day, and maybe even, to stay alive.

But, it stopped me a little in my tracks. Okay, a lot.

Noah St. John's picture

What’s Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals – You’ve Been Given The Wrong Tool

What’s Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals – You’ve Been Given The Wrong Tool

Imagine that you wanted to drive a nail into a wall. Do you think you could do it? Sure you could; if you had the right tool.

Now, let’s say — because I like you, I believe in you, and I really want you to succeed — I went out; and, with great expense and careful thought, bought you a brand new, shiny red…

Alicia Lawrence's picture

How To Make Cleaning Time More Productive


Many of us enjoy the look and feel of a clean space, but most of us despise the time it takes to get it that way. Take the pain out of your cleaning time by making it an efficient part of your already-busy schedule. Use these five simple ways to boost your cleaning productivity, even with a mop in your hand:

Lissa Rankin's picture

Can You Keep Your Spiritual Integrity During Divorce?


A year ago, my husband and I decided to break up but try living in the same house for the love of our eight year old daughter. It worked for a while—until it didn’t work anymore. Yesterday, we filed for divorce with our mediation lawyer, and as so often happens during the divorce process, I watched two people who care about each other start volleying for position as we talked about who would get what and how we would divide up the business of me. My Small Self had an inner tantrum. The running dialogue in my head during divorce mediation went something like this (with some of the four letter words removed for the love of my ex):

Sarah Kappos's picture

Empty Stage: A Prayer To The Muse

Facing Fear

Grace, please quiet my pacing mind and help me stay in one place.

Please bring me back every time I drift.

Help me remember that what I seek is found only on the other side of honest work.


Grace please help me remember to go slow

for it is only when life slows down that I see the details 

It is the details which tell the story


Grace please help me remember - I am not inventing anything.

I am merely a witness who records what she sees.

Help me honor what I see by writing it down.


Thank you for love and fear.

They keep my senses sharp and my soul singing.

Help me honor the mountain of journals which have brought me to this morning.

Grace, please sit with me while I tell my story today.

Jennifer Boykin's picture

Sorrow And Wisdom

Sorrow and Wisdom

We all experience loss. Most of us experience tragedy. And yet some of us shrink from life because of our losses, while some of us seem deepened and even enriched by them.

How can this be?

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