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Author: Julie Peters

It’s Never Too Late to Be Yourself

Getting to Know Davina Kotulski

5 Stretches for a Long Plane Ride

Contorted into a plane seat? Here are a few (discreet) stretches you can do to k…

Breathing into Balance: Explore Alternate Nostril Breathing

Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall a…

Love Earth Now

Getting to Know Cheryl Leutjen

The Warrior Goddess Way

Getting to Know HeatherAsh Amara

5 Stretches for a Long Car Ride

Long car trips can leave us feeling sore and exhausted. These five stretches can…

What Should We Do With Our Judgment of Others?

“The impulse with judgment is usually to shame the person we are judging, to mak…

Against Intuition

Does your gut tell you not to trust your gut? Maybe you should listen.

A Ritual for the Deeper Meaning of Halloween

Connect with the wisdom of this holiday, which comes between the fall equinox an…

Guided Meditation: Progressive Relaxation for Deep Sleep

Move through a guided relaxation process for your mind, your nervous system, you…

Mindful Scrolling

Four Strategies to Stress Less with Social Media

Body as Compass: A Meditation for Decision Making

When you are trying to make a difficult decision, there are often many and compl…

A Ritual For Welcoming Moon Season

Fall is the perfect season to release that which no longer serves us. Try this m…

Three Sensual Practices To Do With Your Partner Tonight (That Aren’t About Sex)

“These three practices all have the key quality of inviting pleasure while reduc…

Feel: Healing the Spiritual Wound of Sexual Trauma

I am lying on my floor with my knees bent, hands on my belly. I am trying to bre…

Honoring Sacred Sexual Energy

Connect to the sacred sexual and erotic energy living in your low belly, pelvis,…

Gift of Crisis

Getting to Know Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley

Not My Problem: A Compassionate Mantra

“Becoming clear on what is our problem and what is someone else’s is revolutiona…

The Thirst for Spirituality and the Rise of Witches

Julie Peters explains why witchcraft appeals to so many people—and how witches c…

Breath-Focused Meditation for Deep Sleep

Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch …

How (and Why) to Feel a Feeling

“The problem isn’t the depth of sadness or anger that we feel. The problem is ou…

Cooling Sleep Meditation for Hot Summer Nights

Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest. …

Teaching a Stressed System to Relax: Living in the Gaps

“The more I practice cultivating the gaps and being really present for them, the…

Guided Meditation: Body as Home

A simple guided meditation to help you connect to your breath and your body. …

The Healing Power of Celebration

Nudge your nervous system out of the stress habit through the act of celebratio…

Healing Meditation for Injury, Surgery, or Illness

This guided meditation will lead you through a visualization of healing white li…

The Alchemy of the Heart: Witnessing Grief

When we allow pain in fully (and then release it fully), the heart can transform…

What’s Your Desire Pattern?

"If you are someone who doesn’t feel randomly and spontaneously turned on all th…

What Helps and What Hurts

Yoga and Meditation for Healing Trauma

Recovering Your Sexuality After Trauma

"Our sexuality is one of the tenderest, most vulnerable aspects of who we are. I…

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Gemstone Staircase

This guided meditation will lull you to sleep as you walk down a beautiful stair…

The 2 Reasons Women Have Low Sexual Desire

Low sexual desire is incredibly common. For some people, low sexual desire can l…

The Anxiety of Intuition

Is intuition a useful tool or will it lead you astray? Julie Peters weighs the a…

3 Rules for Mindful Sex

Want to be more mindful when it comes to sex? Try following these three rules.…

Mindful Sexuality, Divine Sexuality

Sexual energy may be an expression of the divine within each of us. That's one r…

Guided Meditation: Floating Above the Clouds (For Playfulness and Creativity)

In this meditation, imagine yourself playing and dancing with the wind high abov…

Meditation for Emotional Healing: Transformative Fire

This guided meditation allows the listener to release unwanted emotions. …

When Your Calling Doesn’t Call: What Do You Do Without a Life Passion?

“If we don’t know what we want to be when we grow up, is there something fundame…

Toxic Anger vs. Healing Anger

“It’s certainly toxic to express our anger without thought, acting out with crue…

Guided Meditation: The Healing Waters

This gently hypnotic meditation will take you along a dirt path into a candlelit…

Snuggling Up to Our Obstacles

"We need to understand our fears and vulnerabilities, not so we can blast throug…

Moon Practice: Ritual for a Spring New Moon

Julie Peters shares her personal ritual for the new moon.

Guided Morning Meditation

Start your day with intention and mindfulness with this guided meditation.…

Moon Practice: Ritual for a Spring Full Moon

On the full moon, create a ritual that has meaning for you.

Guided Relaxation for Deep Sleep

This simple guided meditation is inspired by the Yoga Nidra meditation practice,…

How to Tell if You Are Following Your Bliss or Chasing A Craving

The work of pleasure and desire is to be honest with ourselves.

Meditation for Heartache or Emotional Pain

An audio meditation for times of emotional pain.

The Humble Power of Habit

The most important habit to start with is the one that will help us listen to ou…

A Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Country Road

A guided visualization to help guide you to a deeper sleep.

3 Poses for Releasing Neck Tension

The key to letting go of neck tension.

A Love Commitment for Valentine’s Day (With or Without a Partner)

One of the most powerful ways we can support our lovers is by taking care of our…

Guided Meditation for Self Love

In this Valentine’s month, it’s very important to spend some time loving ourselv…

Nonviolence: Self-Care vs. Soft Care

We often think of self care as something we do only when we’re stressed, in grie…

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Cozy Fireplace

A guided visualization to help you drift off to sleep.

Detoxify Your Gut: Relax Into a Healthy Rhythm

The secret to a happy, health gut is knowing it’s not what you eat, it’s how.…

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

Mindfulness meditation can help us befriend the pain sensations and teach the br…

Instant Calm Breathing Meditation

A guided meditation to calm yourself.

Reset and Recharge: New Year Yoga Sequence

During the holiday season, we’re out of our routines, we tend to eat and drink m…

Meaningful Rituals for Winter Solstice

How you can create some new traditions to celebrate the winter solstice.

Winter Solstice Meditation

A time for grieving, acknowledging what's been lost, and letting go.

5 Tips for Holiday Stress Management

Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.…

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Warm Sunset Beach

A guided visualization to lull you to sleep.

Why We Need to Stop

Find ways to pause, rest, and be mindful.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Colorful City of Your Mind

Immerse yourself in a colorful city in your mind to rock you to sleep.

Practices for Death and Rebirth for Scorpio Season

Here are some practices you can do to honor your grief as we enter into the seas…

Guided Meditation for Befriending Loneliness

Tolerate the discomfort of loneliness.

Desk Yoga for Your Hands and Wrists

Use hand mudras to save your hands and wrists from overuse.

Simple Anytime, Anywhere Mindfulness Meditation

An audio meditation you can use anytime to reduce stress and lift your mood.…

Letting Go When You’re Holding On

How can you support yourself to let go?

Meditation for Deepest Desires: The Lush Garden

Invite your desire to speak to you in your dreams.

5 Signs You’re Suffering from Toxic Stress

If these signs feel familiar, here's what you can do about it.

Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Flowing River

Get to sleep using this guided visualization.

Routines of Pleasure

Consider one way you could bring a little bit more pleasure into your day.…

The Naked Truth About Mistakes

Why we shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes.

Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

A guided visualization for better sleep.

The Power of Fierce Gentleness

Gentleness with ourselves and our others sometimes means pushing back.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Wildflower Field

Fall asleep while visualizing yourself in a field of flowers.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Private Beach

An audio meditation for sweet dreams.

3 Poses for Happy, Healthy Hips

Strengthen, support, and stretch out your hips.

Connecting to Your Sexual Energy as Life Force

Connecting to our sexual selves doesn’t always have to mean connecting to anothe…

Meditation for Connecting to Sexual Energy as Life Force

A guided meditation to harness your sexual energy.

Relaxing Guided Meditation for Rest or Sleep

A useful tool to get to sleep.

Breaking the Bad Love Spell

What can your anger teach you about yourself for better relationships?

Guided Meditation and Breath Practice for Balancing Your Energy

Start or end your day with this breath practice.

3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Tension

Learn how to release tension in the neck and shoulders with these exercises.…

Medication Meditation Part 3: Energizing for Lethargy, Sluggishness, or Emotional Blockage

Get a boost of energy with this Ayurveda inspired audio meditation.

Making Everyday Spaces Sacred Through Intuitive Ritual

Draw sacredness into your life whenever you need it with simple intentional ritu…

Meditation Medication Part 2: Cooling Meditation for Anger, Irritation, or Inflammation

An audio meditation to calm emotional and physical inflammation.

Biological Time: Slowing Down the Aging Process

Find little ways every day to slow down, even if it’s just for ten minutes a day…

Meditation Medication Part 1: Grounding for Anxiety or Overwhelm

The first in three-part meditation series inspired by Ayurveda.

3 Simple Rules to Maintain a Healthy Weight, Digest Better, and Heal Your Relationship with Food

 Follow these simple rules (and a secret fourth) and change how you eat. 

Learning from Our Worst Selves: Feeding the Shadow Wolf

Sometimes fear, anger, or sadness are appropriate responses to the complexities …

Meditation for Listening to Your Many Selves

An audio meditation to open our understanding of our different voices.

Making (Good) Gut Decisions

Your gut can be a really important source of wisdom in your life.

Guided Meditation for (Good) Gut Decisions

An audio meditation to tune into how you feel.

3 Exercises to Strengthen (and Relax) Your Pelvic Floor

Simple exercises that anyone can do to increase pelvic floor awareness and tone …

Moment Medicine: An Everyday Healing Practice

We need to feel safe in order to heal.

Meditation for Letting Go with the Waning Moon

An audio meditation for letting go and moving on.

A Goddess of Post Traumatic Growth: Nilapataka Nitya

This goddess encourages us to courageously churn the oceans of our inner selves,…

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at www.jcpeters.ca. Follow her at @juliejcp.

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