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 Soulful Features
ummer-Fall 2006

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Spiritual Growth Articles


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
–Anaïs Nin


This season, our Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Courage." Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of insight on this subject, sharing personal stories of courage and bravery and offering thoughtful guidance and advice to help empower us to create a fuller, richer life, through our own everyday acts of personal bravery.


We dedicate our Courage Issue of SoulfulLiving.com in memory of our friend, author Katherine Martin, who died earlier this year of cancer. Katherine was a true woman of courage. Her life mission was to awaken the courage in each of us and to inspire people to make a difference. Through her sold-out theater performances, public appearances, and books, including "Women of Courage" and "People Who Dare," she provoked a new conversation about courage, busting myths, getting real, and empowering people to live their lives boldly and authentically. www.PeopleWhoDare.com. Articles by Katherine Martin at SoulfulLiving.com: The Heart and Soul of Courage, The Courage to Follow Your Wisdom, Living a Courageous and Abundant Life


May peace and joy be yours as you live your life courageously!

Spiritual Growth Articles


by Barbara Biziou, author of "The Joys of Everyday Ritual" and "The Joy of Family Rituals," is an internationally acclaimed teacher of meditation and a life-strategy coach. As one of America's foremost ritual experts, she teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy to use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun. (www.joyofritual.com)

"The Long Road to Courage"
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 and is committed to assisting people in fulfilling their dreams. Her website is www.wildwomanministries.org

"Joyful Courage"
by Patricia Rose Upczak, author, speaker and Reiki Master, who first began her studies of this healing method 15 years ago. She is a Special Education teacher with 25 years of experience working with children and teenagers. Her books include "Reiki: A Way of Life, "Steve," "Synchronicity, Signs & Symbols," and her newest, "A Synchronistic Journey." Her website, Synchronicity Publishing, is located at www.csd.net/~synchron.

"Spiritual Courage is Remembering Who We Are"
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.

"Brave Hearts"
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)

"Midlife Courage"
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.midlifeadventure.com.

"The Courage to Follow Intuition"
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)

 "Life After the Leap"
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)

"On Being Prepared"
by Donna Henes, Urban Shaman and editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed quarterly, "Always In Season: Living In Sync with the Cycles." She is also author of "Moon Watcher's Companion," "Celestially Auspicious Occasions," and her newest, "The Queen of My Self: Women Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife." She has offered lectures, workshops, circles, and celebrations worldwide for 30 years. (www.donnahenes.net)

"Valor Yes. Foolhardiness No."
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.

"The Courage to Heal"
by Steven E. Hodes. MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist with over 25 years private practice He also has a degree in Religious Studies and teaches Contemporary Metaphysics at Brookdale College as well as lecturing and writing on Kabbalah and Healing,  the Jewish View of Afterlife and on Near-Death Experience. His daily blog, Physician to Meta-Physician, is at www.meta-md.com.

"The Many Faces of Courage"
Read Father Paul's 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)

"In a Call to Courage"
Read Karen's Quarterly Column, "Being Present," at SoulfulLiving.com
by KD Farris, Ph.D., a successful counselor, healer, and bodyworker, who, for more than fifteen years, has taught extensive self-discovery workshops. She is the author of, "MESHE, HESHE, MISON & ORBIT: What My Grandmother Taught Me About the Universe." Her website is www.MESHE.com.

"The Courage to Be Happy"
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)

"Call Forth Your Spiritual Warrior with Joan of Arc"
Read Rev. Laurie's Quarterly Column, "For the Goddess in You," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway, an interfaith minister who is often called upon to teach, speak and write about women’s spirituality and The Feminine Faces of God. She is author of the new book, "A Goddess Is A Girl's Best Friend: A Divine Guide To Finding Love, Success and Happiness." (www.weddinggoddess.com)

"The Season to Be Courageous"
Read Bret's 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)

"The Courage to Change"
Read Valerie's Quarterly Column, "Everyday Miracles," at SoulfulLiving.com
 by Valerie Rickel
the founder and creator of SoulfulLiving.com. Valerie practices what she promotes, living the soulful life she shares with her readers. Deeply committed to the opportunities open to her through her website, her mission is to share what she is most passionate about in life—soulful living—and in so doing, to inspire and enhance the lives of others. (www.soulfulliving.com)

"Courage Through 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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featuring quarterly columns by:
Carol Adrienne - "Your Unfolding Path"
KD Farris, Ph.D. - "Being Present"
Father Paul Keenan - "As You Think"
Laurie Sue Brockway - "For the Goddess in You"
Bret S. Beall - "Seasoned Living"
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