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Halfway to Wholeness
Halfway to Wholeness

By Matthew Mathis Four years ago, after getting up and doing kundalini yoga every single morning from 4:30am to 7am for exactly a year and a half, I discovered a truer meaning of yoga by suddenly stopping. At the soon-to-be-opened Nike store downtown. By working three 14 hour days in a row. Short story: In […]

My Women’s March On Washington
My Women’s March On Washington

My Women’s March on Washington — Learning from the humanity of others By Evan Henshaw-Plath Participating in the Women’s March on Washington was a profound, life-changing experience. Coming on the heels of a depressing inauguration, the march was both necessary and inspirational, and I’m glad I went. But, what affected me the most wasn’t the march itself, […]

The Atheist Default Mode
The Atheist Default Mode

By Christy Oeur Life is a practice and living as an atheist for several years will hone one particular skill quite remarkably – skepticism. Anything that isn’t backed by strong empirical evidence was hardly worth discussing and yet, I discussed such things anyway as a means to humor myself. Perhaps I indulged in such conversations […]

Practice of Self-Healing
Practice of Self-Healing

By Anonymous There’s this little thing I do that keeps me centered, calm, cool and collected. Everyday I devote time to this practice, from a few minutes to a few hours. I like to refer to it as a practice of self-healing of inner discovery, and growth. The way I see it is that life […]

A City Boy With Centered Tendencies
A City Boy With Centered Tendencies

By Julian Gudger I was born and raised in the inner city of the Nation’s Capital. The rule for Saturday mornings was to disappear until Momma finished cleaning the house, which meant I was out playing from the moment I awoke until I was hungry for a midday refueling. Most of my memories about early […]

Breaking Down Walls: One Woman’s Journey
Breaking Down Walls:  One Woman's Journey

By Anonymous My 35th birthday fell on Father’s Day this year. I’ve been watching Brene Brown videos on youtube every time I get restless and am in need of a breakthrough. I’d been thinking about walls and coming out from behind them and vulnerability and all of the things that Brene Brown says spurs creativity […]

A Transformative Journey
A Transformative Journey

Ryan Hammer, of Chicago Illinois, shares his own transformative journey through his experience in the creative process of making music and cultivating coffee. Movers Makers Groovers & Shakers – Ep 02 from RottoBella on Vimeo.

Your Sanctuary
Your Sanctuary

By Susan Kulka   For many years I have heard about having your own personal space for winding down, reflection, and reading or praying, – your sanctuary. This idea stayed on the back burner as I go on retreats, visit the adoration chapel in my parish church and have many places I visit to unwind and […]

Transpersonal Musings
  • Synchronicity as Psychospiritual Practice By Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. This is my first piece for Transpersonal Living. Having spent the past 15 years writing within academic contexts, this opportunity brings a profound sense of freedom. I have long been fighting for the right to express my voice in my own original way. Here is another moment to seize it! Surprisingly, I find myself pausing to call upon courage. It’s like stepping out naked onto a stage. The best I can do is set the intention that whatever written contributions I ...
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Community Journal
  • Halfway to Wholeness By Matthew Mathis Four years ago, after getting up and doing kundalini yoga every single morning from 4:30am to 7am for exactly a year and a half, I discovered a truer meaning of yoga by suddenly stopping. At the soon-to-be-opened Nike store downtown. By working three 14 hour days in a row. Short story: In early 2010, I’d found myself in very close proximity to a yoga studio and then found myself grieving for my mother who had just passed away (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27567474@N06/), and I started doing kundalini ...
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Training Workshops & Groups
  • With and Without: Mindful Photo Reflection Group With and Without: Mindful Photo Reflection Group  By Jessica Thomas, PhD The practice of mindful photography, as introduced by Jessica Thomas,PhD engages the outside world, while cultivating deeper awareness of your inner world, and learning how these two worlds integrate and create meaning. Jessica is presenting a new 4-week introductory series based on her own research. Over the course of the series you will learn the practice of mindful photography, and have an opportunity  share your life journey and express yourself creatively.  You will need to bring your ...
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