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Spiritual Growth Articles



This season, our Feature Articles, dedicated to personal and spiritual growth, are exploring the topic of "Connection." Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of insight on this subject, sharing personal stories of connection, as well as thoughtful guidance and advice to help us become more present and engaged in everyday life, available to make powerful, soul-to-soul connections.

May peace and joy be yours as you make a soulful connection!


Spiritual Growth Articles


"The Law of Making Positive Connections"
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)

"The Spirit of Connection"
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.

"Practical Spirituality: It's In Your Connection"
Judith Sherven, Ph.D. and Jim Sniechowski, Ph.D., husband-and-wife psychology team , are the bestselling authors of "Be Loved for Who You Really Are" as well as two other relationship books. They provide corporate trainings on maximizing success and relationship workshops about The Magic of Differences--romance based on respect and value for each other's unique ways. (www.judithandjim.com)

"Midlife Connections"
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.

"One Plus One Equals One"
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."

"Connecting Right Now"
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

"Bridging the Worlds of Flesh and Spirit"
by Dan Millman, a former world champion gymnast, university coach and college professor, is author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior - now a major motion picture starring Nick Nolte. Dan's thirteen books have inspired millions of readers in 29 languages. He also speaks worldwide. For more information, visit: www.peacefulwarrior.com

by Sandra Lee Schubert, poet, author, and founder of Wild Woman Ministries and Wild Woman Network - forums to explore and express creativity and spirituality. She co-facilitates a popular writing program called the Wild Angels at the historic Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. She encourages us to explore our own stories, share them and to live them fully. Her website is www.wildwomanministries.org

"Infinite Connections"
 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)

"Places in the Heart"
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)

"We Are the World"
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)

Read Father Paul's Quarterly Column, "As You Think," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Father Paul Keenan
, popular author of five books, the most recent being "Elisha’s Jars:  Enjoying Abundance and Prosperity when Lift Seems Limited" and the forthcoming "Beyond Blue Snow:  Essays Toward the Refreshment of the Soul, " both from Illumination Books.  He is the host of “Sleepless with Sirius” on the forthcoming Catholic Channel 159 on Sirius Satellite Radio and a parish priest in the Archdiocese of New York. (www.fatherpaul.com)

"Creating New Connections: How to Form a Woman’s Spirituality Group"
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)

"Using Numerology to Help Foster Connections"
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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