Spirituality & Health Magazine

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By:
Julie Peters
Okay, so we all know we need to work on this thing called the “core” we keep hearing about. We know it’s good for the lower back, the digestive system, and we all want little teeny tiny bellies. But the way many of us have come to understand the core in the fitness world is not really, well, right...
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Dr. Lisa
Cathexis: the investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object or idea. Freud used the word cathexis to describe an investment of sexual energy, related to the libido. Of course, Freud believed that everything psychological harkens back to sex, and all psychological dysfunction harkens...
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Celebrant Institute
by Kezia Bacon-Bernstein September 23 is the equinox, a twice-annual occurrence during which the Earth tilts neither toward nor away from the sun. The word “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). On the equinox, night and day are more or less equal in length. Here in the...
By:
Emily Bingham
Few Americans haven’t been affected on some level by the current economic recession. Author and journalist Lorilee Craker was feeling the pinch herself when, in 2009, a book agent called her up and asked if she’d consider writing a book about Amish money habits, which allowed them to emerge...
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Fleda Brown
This week in my local meditation group, we started our discussion of Goldstein’s One Dharma by looking at the “unskillful action,” called sexual misconduct. We read that whole section together and looked at how complicated that issue is! There’s always sheer commitment to responsibility to restrain...
By:
Fleda Brown
At my local meditation group, we had several new people and another really good discussion last night. We’re starting Chapter 5 of Goldstein’s One Dharma , “Doing No Harm.” The first few pages are crucial to understand WHY we are concerned with ethical and moral behavior in our Buddhist practice...
By:
Fleda Brown
I’d say we had at least 15 people coming and going for our meditation group’s four-hour sitting on Sunday. It’s great when you’re able to come even for an hour. The more often we choose to sit with the group, the more we embed in ourselves the commitment to the practice, and our support of others...
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Dr. Lisa
Last September I was called home, somewhat unexpectedly. I was called home to be a mother to my children, just when I had imagined they might no longer need me. I had left behind the hold-me-all-the-time baby stage, the watch-me-all-the-time toddler stage and the guide-me-all-the-time preschool and...

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