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 Soulful Features
April-June 2005

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Spiritual Growth Articles

Spring Cleaning.

Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity.
From Discord, Find Harmony.
In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity.
--Albert Einstein

In honor of the spring season and the opportunities it brings for personal renewal, rebirth and fresh starts, our April-June Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Spring Cleaning for the Soul." Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of thought and insight on this subject and offer us practical tips and advice for cleaning out and clearing away our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter. The simple act of clearing one's clutter can serve to open up and create space for new growth, change, and unlimited possibilities!

May peace and joy be yours as you embark on some soulful spring cleaning!

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"Spring Cleaning for the Soul"
by Kathryn L. Robyn, a Reiki Master, healing coach, and author of "Spiritual Housecleaning: Healing the Space Within by Beautifying the Space Around You" and co-author with Dawn Ritchie of the new book, "The Emotional House: How Redesigning Your Home Can Change Your Life." She has also led transformational workshops and support groups for over fifteen years. (www.emotionalhouse.com)

"Rituals for Springtime Soul Cleansing"
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)

"Spring Cleaning as a Spiritual Act"
by Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed as "The Queen of Green" by the New York Times, she has been a leading consumer advocate for products and lifestyle choices that are better for health and the environment since 1982. She is author of six environmental consumer guidebooks, including "Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise," "The Nontoxic Home & Office" and "Home Safe Home." Her website offers free email newsletters links to thousands of nontoxic, natural products.

"Spring Cleaning for Your Dreams"
by Suzanne Falter-Barns, author of "How Much Joy Can You Stand? A Creative Guide To Facing Your Fears and Making Your Dreams Come True" and her new book, "Living Your Joy: A Practical Guide to Happiness." Her free ezine, The Joy Letter, brings you a crisp, fresh burst of inspiration for your dream every week or two. It will teach you exactly what you need to know -- and think -- to create the stuff you dream of in life. (www.howmuchjoy.com)

"Removing the Deadwood"
by Sunny Schlenger, a professional organizer for over 25 years, working with large and small corporations, non-profit agencies, and individuals to help them manage their time and space more creatively and effectively. Sunny is the author of the best-selling "How To Be Organized in Spite of Yourself," a Book-of-the-Month-Club featured selection, and her newest, "Organizing for the Spirit," published by Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons in April 2004. (www.suncoach.com)

"Tips for Springtime Space Clearing"
by Christan Hummel, author of the "Do-It-Yourself Space Clearing Kit." She travels internationally lecturing and teaching people how to use sound for personal healing and awakening, and to activate power points for planetary transformation. Christan is the co-creator of the international seminar, Geobiology-Earth Acupuncture and co-founder of Earth Transitions. Her website is www.earthtransitons.com.

"Clearing Spiritual Clutter"
by Gaylah Balter, a practicing Feng Shui consultant, who has been teaching meditation and Chinese healing classes for fifteen years. Her publishing company, Learning Tree Books, produces books that motivate, inspire, create healing, and deepen our bonds with the Earth. Gaylah has been active for many years in social action and environmental organizations. Her website is www.learningtreebooks.com.

 "Give Yourself the Gift of You"
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)

"Spiritual Spring Cleaning"
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)

"Trash and Treasure"
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)

"Imaginary Borders"
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)

"Soul Cleaning 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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