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Be Still and
know that I am God.
In honor of the winter season and the opportunities it brings for quiet reflection and personal retreat, this quarter's Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Being Still."
Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of thought and insight on this subject, sharing personal stories of surrender and solitude, along with sage advice and guidance for quieting the mind and body, in the
cultivation of calm serenity, silent awareness, and peaceful stillness.
May peace and joy
be yours this season as you become still!
Muddy water, let
stand, becomes clear.
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)
"A Sanctuary of Stillness"
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)
"The Healing Power of Silence"
Rabbin, author, speaker, self-inquiry facilitator, and
leadership consultant. He began practicing
meditation and self-inquiry in 1969 and subsequently spent
ten years studying with meditation master Swami Muktananda.
He is the author of "Echoes of Silence: Awakening the
Meditative Spirit." (www.robrabbin.com)
"Presence, Impermanence and Botox"
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.
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)
"The Seven Highest Gifts"
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
"Be Still: In the Eye of the Storm"
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
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.
"Serenity is an Unconditional Yes"
Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., a psychotherapist, teacher, and
writer, who emphasizes Jungian, transpersonal, and
spiritual perspectives in his work. He is the author of:
"How To Be An Adult," "When Love Meets
Fear," "Unexpected Miracles," "Shadow
Dance," and his newest book, "The Five Things We Cannot Change." (www.davericho.com)
"The Other Half of Life"
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.
"Having, Being, and Stillness"
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)
"Pausing for Breath"
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.
"Honk If You Love Silence!"
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)
Laura's Quarterly Column, "Gifts of the Soul,"
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)
"Being Still and Still Moving the Pencil"
Nessa's Quarterly 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).
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