How I Weather Incoming Storms

This week has been a whirlwind, to say the least. It’s funny how you can make plans for your life, and then have everything turned upside down when unexpected storms are at your doorstep. I say this in the physical sense, as we in Florida have been bracing ourselves for...

Becoming Comfortable With Feeling Uncomfortable

I recently participated in a round-table discussion that tackled a wide variety of topics, from spirituality to politics, to wellness and diversity, and self-care in the social media age. To be honest, I felt a little intimidated even being invited to have a seat at this table. This invitation was...

The Truth I’ve Learned About Purpose

For much of the past few years I’ve felt completely obsessed with purpose. I distinctly remember years ago, hearing in a seminar that finding your purpose was the key to unlocking the life you truly wished to lead, and that once you knew your purpose you would certainly succeed in...

How I Learned to Be Brave

I never really considered myself a brave person. Growing up I was always very shy and reserved. I didn’t like too much attention put on me, and I certainly didn’t like to ruffle any feathers. Confrontation of any kind was my biggest enemy, and I always sought to follow the...

How I Manage My Relationship with Grief

Easter is a holiday that brings up a lot of emotion for me. I was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, and even though my Easter won’t be celebrated until next weekend, I felt called to share the feelings of grief that always come through for me at this time...

How I Take and Implement Advice

Very recently I was presented with a situation where a close friend of mine gave me advice. It was harmless advice, in good faith, but it really didn’t sit well with me! I didn’t resonate with it, and I felt very conflicted by the information that was given to me,...

My Thoughts on Breaking Down Hate

When I was younger, my parents often told me that with great privilege comes great responsibility. That sentence played in my mind throughout my life, and it’s on repeat lately. I was born into a life of great privilege. I am a white, straight, able-bodied woman, from a financially stable...

How to Stay Hopeful

A few years ago, I was really, really frustrated with life. I can’t remember exactly what was happening that had me in such a state, but I would guess it likely had something to do with boys, body issues, or the daunting question of life’s purpose. I remember sitting in...

My Favorite Practice for Achieving My Goals

There are few things as frustrating in life as feeling stuck and unable to fully reach goals or manifest desires. There was a time when I lived in that stuck, struggle place, and it was so unpleasant, challenging, and annoying. I’ve encountered resistance in my life, and I tend to...

My Tips for Receiving the Answers You Seek

I recently discovered something about myself. I’m a closeted know-it-all. It’s weird for me to write that, but I really, really like to be right, and I really, really like to know things. I honestly never would have characterized myself as such in the past, but I’ve come to own...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles