I AM Guided

Affirmation: I am in tune with Spirit’s guidance. I’m not asking for much. All I want is a little guidance. A burning bush would be nice. A few words written in the sky. Some days, I’d even settle for a particularly relevant fortune cookie. Please, God, just give me clarity in the midst of my confusion. But alas, I’ve yet to discover a message emblazoned on the horizon...

Rejoice Always

This article originally appeared in Daily Word Christmas offers us many opportunities to cultivate our attitude of gratitude. The “Spirit of Christmas” is not just a season—it is a way of living in gratitude for God’s loving presence active in our lives. Gratitude opens our minds and hearts, our eyes and ears to see and give thanks for the good in the Now! As we enter...

I Am Love

Affirmation: My thoughts, words, and actions reveal my loving nature. Live a Life Full of Love Love is easy. Easy-going in the way it glides and unfolds in each of us. Love is yours and mine to feel and give, as it is centered in our very nature. But that belief—love is a universal power—can be obscured by all the attention given to romantic love (think Valentine’s Day)...

The Power of Peace: Eight Ways to Discover It

Affirmation: In quiet times of prayer, I am filled with a sense of tranquility. If it is up to each of us to be peace, how do we find it, amidst the chaos, real-life tragedies, predicaments, and pain in our families, neighborhoods, and world communities?   Our paths to peace are as individual as we are. Like a diet tailored to your health needs or the spiritual practices that bring...

10 Tips for a Smooth and Comfortable Recovery After Surgery

In the third installment of this healthy lifestyle series from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D., she shares her tips to recovery that she learned after a recent unavoidable surgery after all natural treatments had been exhausted. There would be times during the years before my hip replacement surgery that the pain was not responding to my natural treatment regimen. It was taking a toll on my emotional...

More Joy and Less Stress in Eight Easy Steps

In the second installment of this healthy lifestyle series from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D., we will learn the importance of reducing stress in our lives and how to achieve it. Why is reducing stress so important? Believe it or not, the American Association of Family Physicians reports that two-thirds of all doctor visits are due to stress-related ailments. It's also believed that 80 to 90...

Creating the Health We Desire

In the first installment of this healthy lifestyle series from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D., we will learn what led her down the path of healthy living and how it influenced her career. You can accomplish anything if you do not accept limitations … whatever you make up your mind to do, you can do.—Paramahansa Yogananda At 17 years old, my grandmother Fritzie taught me to live a sacred...

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