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Positive focus

One thing that makes positive focus so powerful is that it keeps you from being pulled down by all the little things. The details of your life can work for you or they can work...


Banish Negative Thoughts with Happify's Science-Based Activities

Want to feel happier? Let science show you the way! Learn about the happiness-boosting strategies from groundbreaking research in positive psychology.

Christianity for the Spiritual but Not Religious

Happify and Changing Our Brains

Can the “brain’s plasticity” be used to create a better, happier life?

Awakening Whats Next

Hats Off To a Successful Success Summit!

A commentary on the Success 3.0 Summit and the framework that underlies it . . . wake up, grow up and show up as the irreducible expression of Source.


Generating a New Vision

We're hoping that each attendee is someone who really wants to evolve and who is willing to participate in changing the game for everyone, to contribute to the evolution of love.

Quest for Meaning: A UU Collective

Subjectivity, Existence, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

All of us are born into a world we do not understand. All human beings who have ever lived were born into a world they did not understand. What has humanity done with the mystery of our existence? We tell stories. And thus, slowly, we learn. Stories. Stories that explain the origin of the universe. [Read More...]

The Divine Feminine

Ancestry……how important are you?

I remember…….Charlie Cuozzo’s Italian grocer in Washington [D.C.]. Once a week, without fail, my Nonie and Poppa [immigrant grandparents] would drive slowly, and carefully, into downtown southwest Washington. Boisterous greetings and waves meet everyone who came and went in the store. Family, old friends, neighbors, kids, gathered; and yes, even long suffering rivalries were forgotten [Read More...]

The Principles of Spiritual Living

The Prism of Your Soul

Do you like it when people pigeon-hole you into category assigned you a label? I sure don’t. Human beings are multi-faceted creatures. To make situations easier for ourselves we frequently place each other into convenient categories. All too often these labels fall far short of describing who we are as individuals. Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb [Read More...]

Conversations with God

How can spiritually conscious people respond to our world?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a five-part series by Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch on the role of today’s Cultural Creatives in the evolutionary process now unfolding on the Earth with increasing intensity.) I cannot remember a time during my half century of adulthood when the average human being on this [Read More...]

Revealing Your LuminEssence

Life in the Past Lane

Step out of your comfort zone and be an explorer throughout each day’s set of experiences. When we view our life as a grand adventure, we see and think anew.

Project Awaken

#StephenSoulTalks: Lessons Learned In Season 2

After season one reached nearly 100,000 people and changed me in ways I never could have expected, I knew #StephenSoulTalks had to continue. There were more wonderful people to interview, more life-changing stories to be heard, and more aha moments to experience. 10 interviews later, now featured on Patheos, with twice as many subscribers and [Read More...]

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Five Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness

Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

Astrological Musings

A Pope for the Uranus/Pluto square

As you know if you’ve been reading the astrological news in the past few years, we are now in the waning phase of a square aspect (90 degrees) between Uranus and Pluto.  You can read more about this phase in the sidebar of this blog if this concept is new to you, and you may [Read More...]

A Happy Medium

How to Celebrate when Missing Someone

The commercials for the holidays started early, and I’m noticing from my sessions that so has the deep missing and depression that tags along during this time. Whether you’ve experienced a divorce, the end of a friendship, or the loss of a loved one, the holidays can make the missing even more painful. Instead of [Read More...]

Wake Up Call

Can you be a spiritual person and still have a wild streak?

I consider myself a spiritual guy. Though I’m a lapsed Catholic, I believe in God. I meditate and pray daily. I like nothing better than to spend an hour or two reading a good spirituality book. Oh, and I write the Wake Up Call column here at Patheos. Yet, there is a side to me [Read More...]

Sarah Over the Moon

#TheNewPacifism: Preston Sprinkle, and the Cost of “Privileged Pacifism”

It’s that time of year again! My friend Rod is hosting the second annual #TheNewPacifism synchroblog over at Political Jesus. This synchroblog is for starting new conversations about pacifism, in light of privilege, injustice, and the intersections of gender, race, class, queerness, and other factors. Last year I contributed with my series on Privileged Pacifism. I [Read More...]

Pluralism, Pragmatism, Progressivism

Deeds Not Creeds, Behavior Is Believable

Each year the congregation I serve as minister holds an auction. As is customary, I put up for bid, an opportunity to hear me preach on whatever topic the highest bidder is passionate about, or thinks would be particularly important or meaningful for the congregation to hear. This year I was challenged to speak to [Read More...]

Spirituality and Consciousness


AURA LIFE COLORS Pamala Oslie   Your aura contains many different-colored bands. The one or two bands closest to your body reveal your priorities, methods of processing life, and primary purpose for being on the planet. These are your Life Colors, the aura colors described in this book. These bands do not usually change. The [Read More...]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: A Guided Meditation with Images
By Christine Valters Paintner