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Life Lessons.

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson


In celebration of the New Year and our Sixth Anniversary on the World Wide Web, this season's Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Life Lessons." Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of insight on this subject, sharing personal stories of life lessons learned, and offering us thoughtful guidance and advice for discovering, exploring, and learning from our own life lessons.

May peace and joy be yours as you learn from your life lessons!

Spiritual Growth Articles


"Lessons Learned from Emotions"
by Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., an art therapist, international workshop leader, trainer, and bestselling author of 13 books, including "Recovery of Your Inner Child," "The Creative Journal," "The Power of Your Other Hand," "Living with Feeling, " and her newest book, "The Art of Emotional Healing." She is director of the Creative Journal Expressive Arts certification training program. (www.luciac.com)

"Everything Life Has Absolutely, Positively Taught Me, Sort Of"
by Lionel Fisher, a former journalist, corporate communicator and advertising creative director, Lionel Fisher is the author of "Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude" and two other self-help books on creative writing and working from home. He also writes a column on the art of being alone.

"A Life Lesson: The Power of Admiration"
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.

"Living at the Speed of Life"
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)

"Peace, Passion, and Purpose"
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)

"When the Horse is Dead, Get Off"
by Robin L. Silverman, author of the forthcoming book, "Fullistic Living™." She is also the author of "The Ten Gifts" and "Something Wonderful is About to Happen."  She is a professional public speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant. Her website is www.robinsilverman.com

"25 Resolutions for Happiness: What I’ve Learned…So Far"
Molly Stranahan, Psy.D., uses a synthesis of life’s teachings, including her training and personal and professional experiences, to help people make choices that lead to happier, healthier, more-fulfilling lives. She incorporates the influences of cognitive-behavioral psychology, Twelve Step programs, various religious traditions, and extensive research into stress management and happiness into her work. Her website is www.pathtohappiness.com.

" Life Lessons Learned: The Importance of Releasing Resentments"
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’s Lessons Become Life’s Blessings"
by Genece Hamby, a gracious blend of poet, mystic, and advocate of stillness living in accordance to her essence and own natural rhythm. She facilitates others in living through their own sanctuary of stillness and is currently authoring her first book, “I Can Hear the Grapes Speak.” (www.sanctuaryofstillness.org)

"Lessons, Lessons, Life is Just One Big Classroom After All"
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

"Life Lessons Found in Birthdays"
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)

"What I Have Learned? Hm..."
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.

"Awakening Inner Magic In Midlife"
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)

"Breathing Space between Reaction and Response"
by Tara Topper, a poet, writer, and dancer all her life, Tara has been a bodyworker since 2001 blending massage, deep tissue, core sequencing, craniosacral and visceral techniques with her knowledge of psychology, yoga, kundalini, emotional storage and release, and transpersonal experience. She is currently a student at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

"Five Life Lessons"
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)

"Life is a Lesson in Every Season"
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)

"Turning Mistakes into Lessons"
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)

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