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Life Balance.

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life --
 learn some and think some and draw and paint and
sing and dance and play and work every day some.

--Robert L. Fulghum

This summer season, our Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Life Balance." Our contributing authors have provided us with an outstanding collection of thought and wisdom on this topic, offering sage advice and powerful methods for creating balance in the four quadrants of life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. By bringing more balance into our lives, we create a richer, fuller life -- one filled with more purpose, joy, inner peace, and personal fulfillment.

May peace and joy be yours as you live a more balanced life!

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of
balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
--Thomas Merton

Personal Growth Articles


"Vitamins for the Soul"
by Sonia Choquette, Ph.D., a renowned visionary intuitive and spiritual teacher for over thirty years. She is the author of best-selling books, "Trust Your Vibes," "The Wise Child," "The Psychic Pathway," "Your Heart's Desire," "True Balance," and her newest book, "Vitamins for the Soul. Sonia is a refreshing and inspiring jargon-free teacher who makes the esoteric easily accessible, and the spiritual world grounded, user friendly, and engaging. (www.soniachoquette.com)

"Living Life in Balance - Myth or Reality for Mid-Life Women"
by Jennifer Wright, “Mid-Life Spirit of Adventure Guide for Women,” coaches women globally in over-40 transitions of mid-crisis, pre-retirement, empty nest, career change, and workplace adaptations. Her company, Midlife Heroine was profiled in the May 16 TIME cover story, Female Mid-Life Crisis. Her website is www.midlifeheroine.com.

"Up or Down: What is Balance Anyway?"
by Rev. Sandra Lee Schubert, interfaith minister, poet and founder of Wild Woman Ministries, a forum to explore and express creativity and spirituality. As a minister and coach, Rev. Schubert helps people discover and unlock their creative potential -- through creating art, producing classes and workshops or just pursuing a life long goal -- and is committed to assisting people in fulfilling their dreams. Her website is www.wildwomanministries.org

"Midlife Magic for Designing a Balanced Life"
by Daina Puodziunas (Dinah - Midlife Fairy Godmother), helps women become their own midlife fairy godmothers. She has been passionately helping self aware, spiritually focused, fun loving women move past obstacles to an enchanted life her entire life. Midlife Magic For Second Half Bliss is a five step formula she offers through life coaching, telephone and in person workshops, speaking engagements and articles. (www.midlifefairygodmothers.com)

"Creating a Balanced Life for Sensitive People"
by Jennifer Baltz, a business and life coach and creative mentor with over 18 years experience helping people consciously create their dreams. She offers individual coaching, classes, seminars, and mastermind groups to help you create change in your life, from personal and creative growth to small business development. Visit Jennifer's website for more information, www.creativespirit.com.

 "Oh Where, Oh Where Did My Heartbeat Go?"
by Mildred Lynn McDonald, founder of Applied Ability, a Canada-USA coaching, mentoring and marketing company for mind-body-soul advocates ready to apply their abilities to fulfill their heart’s passion. Mildred Lynn is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a Certified Integrative Coach (CIC), member of the International Association of Integrative Coaches (IAIC), and author of "Dance to the Beat of Your Own Heart" e-book. (www.appliedability.com)

"Have You Got Rhythm?"
by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D., a life-balance expert, author, and national lecturer. Through her writing, coaching, and seminars, she helps individuals and work teams reach their full potential. With a personal mission to nurture growth, she supports practices that lead to energy, empowerment, and the realization of meaningful goals. Her books include "Recharge In Minutes" and "Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul." (www.tickleyoursoul.com)

"Trust the Wisdom of Flow"
by Judith Orloff, M.D., author of the new book "Positive Energy: Ten Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear Into Vibrance, Strength, and Love." She is also author of the bestsellers, "Guide to Intuitive Healing" and "Second Sight." She is a psychiatrist, a practicing intuitive, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and is an international workshop leader on the interrelationship of intuition, energy, and medicine. (www.drjudithorloff.com)

"Finding Peace in a Stress-Filled Day"
by Chrissie Blaze, teacher, author, astrologer, media personality and senior minister of The Aetherius Churches. She has written books including: "Power Prayer," "Workout for the Soul: Eight Steps to Inner Fitness" and "Mercury Retrograde: Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious Time of Year!" Her website is www.chrissieblaze.com.

"Summertime . . . and the Living is Easy"
by Jim Donovan, author of the International bestsellers, "Handbook To A Happier Life" and "This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal." He is also the founder and CEO of FreelanceHelp.com, an Internet network for creative professionals. His articles, books and newsletter are available at his website www.jimdonovan.com.

"Without Balance, We Totter"
by Hubert Pryor, author of "Soul Talk: Positive Mind Treatments to Turn Your Life Around" and the forthcoming book, "SERENITY 101: Spiritual Wisdom, Ancient and Modern, for Peace of Mind Today."  Formerly, he was editor-in-chief of "Modern Maturity" magazine and of "Science Digest" and a senior editor of "Look" magazine.  He lives in South Palm Beach, Florida, where he is a free-lance writer and editor.

"A Sure Sign that I'm Out of Balance"
by Marilyn Kentz, of the comedy duo "The Mommies." Her original stage show led to an NBC sitcom and the ABC Talk show “Caryl and Marilyn: Real Friends.” Marilyn is also an accomplished artist and author. Her books include, "Not Your Mother's Mid-life: A Ten Step Guide to Fearless Aging" with Nancy Alspaugh and "Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys" with Nancy Alspaugh and photographer Mary Ann Halpin. (www.fearless-aging.com)

"The Spiritual Law of Gravity"
Read Father Paul's New Quarterly Column, "As You Think," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Father Paul Keenan
, popular speaker, author and radio co-host of WABC Radio’s "Religion on the Line." Widely experienced as a national and local television and radio news commentator, he is the author of "Good News for Bad Days," "Stages of the Soul" and his newest, "Heartstorming: The Way to a Purposeful Life." (www.fatherpaul.com)

"A Recipe for Balanced Living"
Read Bret's New Quarterly Column, "Seasoned Living," at SoulfulLiving.com
 by Bret S. Beall, MS, PhD (Cand)
, who applies his scientific training as an evolutionary paleontologist to help people easily live fantastic lives via consultations, demonstrations, lectures, articles and his free e-newsletter about Cooking, Entertaining, Décor, Budgeting, Simplification, Prioritization, Organization, and Travel via his company, Global Organic Designs Lifestyle Services. (www.god-dess.com)

"Balancing Your Wheel of Life"
Read Laura's Quarterly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Laura Grace
, co-founder of Infinite Wisdom, author, and national speaker. As a regular contributor for publications across the US and Canada, she writes about human awareness and spiritual growth. Laura is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "Gifts of the Soul" and is the creator and teacher of various personal growth programs. (www.laurahyde.com)

"Balance -- Creating a Map to Take You There"
Read Nessa's Monthly Column, "Writing Our Hearts Out," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Nessa McCasey,
a former technical editor for NASA, street/performance poet in Denver, corporate writer, single mom, marketing communications specialist, and church music director. She is charting a new path for work and life in the profession of Poetry Therapy serving as a State Representative for the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT).

"Balancing Life with the Help of Numerology"
Read Rob's Quarterly Column, "What's Your Number?," at SoulfulLiving.com.
by Rob Ragozzine, expert numerologist, owner of www.simplynumbers.com, and 
monthly columnist at SoulfulLiving.com

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Flow & Synchronicity

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The Soul of Love

Finding Life Purpose

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Finding Joy

The Soul and Intuition

The Soul at Work

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The Soul and The Environment

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featuring quarterly columns by:
Carol Adrienne - "Your Unfolding Path"
KD Farris, Ph.D. - "Being Present"
Laurie Sue Brockway - "For the Goddess in You"
Father Paul Keenan - "As You Think"
Bret S. Beall - "Seasoned Living"
Laura Grace - "Gifts of the Soul"
Nessa McCasey - "Writing Our Hearts Out"
Valerie Rickel - "Everyday Miracles"


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