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Life's Deeper Meaning.

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person."
–Anaïs Nin

 

In honor of winter, as the days draw shorter and the nights grow longer, we offer you the opportunity to reflect and ponder the deep and meaningful subject of this season's Feature Articles, "Life's Deeper Meaning." Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of thought and insight on this topic, sharing stories and anecdotes of what life's deeper meaning means, personally, to each of them. It is our hope that their essays will inspire and stimulate an interest and curiosity in your own personal search for life's deeper meaning.

Finding one's deeper meaning is as personal as each individual. What one person finds meaningful in life is likely to be very different from what another might find meaningful. We can begin to search for our deeper meaning in our personal truths, values, beliefs, and in that which we hold most precious in our hearts. We may find life's meaning in life's lessons learned, our mistakes and triumphs, our blessings and miracles, as well as in our struggles and hardships. We discover our deeper meaning by living in the moment and just "being," and by enjoying and truly relishing in the beauty, joy and gloriousness of every blessed moment of our lives.

Our lives can be as meaningful as we wish to make them. Every single day of our lives can be a wondrous, sacred, and deeply meaningful experience. We each have the power to make it so.

May peace and joy be yours this winter as you search for life's deeper meaning!

 


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FEATURE ARTICLES:

"The Deeper Meaning of Life"
by Barbara Biziou, author of The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals, is an internationally acclaimed teacher of practical spirituality. She is a certified coach, hypno-therapist, meditation teacher and Inter-faith minister. Barbara has been featured in articles such as Body & Soul, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, and Parents Magazine. She was featured on Morgan Spurlock’s hit show 30 Days and is the everyday ritual expert on New Morning airing on the Hallmark Channel. (www.joyofritual.com)

"Getting in Touch with Life’s Deeper Meaning"
by Betsy Hedberg, a teacher who facilitates stress reduction classes for busy adults. She has ten years of experience in facilitating adult education courses and professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Stress Reduction Clinic. Her web site is www.stressreductionpath.com.

"Searching for Life’s Deepest Meaning: Lessons from a Dying Midlife Woman"
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.

"Live, Learn, and Love"
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)

"Finding Meaning"
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

"Life's Deeper Meaning"
by Debra Dadd Redalia, 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." (www.signs-of-spirit.com)

"Dive! From Life’s Pale Shallows Into Technicolor Depths!"
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.

"Mining for Meaning"
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)

"Our Destiny of Wholeness"
by David 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)

"Life's Meaning--Well, Let's See"
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.

"Life's Deeper Meaning"
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)

"Life’s Deepest Meaning: Teach Only Love"
Read Laura's Quarterly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Laura Grace
, Spiritual Leader of the Circle of Spiritual Enlightenment in Central Coast California, and a national author and speaker. Laura provides spiritual counseling and offers numerous workshops and retreats for awakening the heart and spirit. She is also the author of the books Gifts of the Soul and The Intimate Soul and a syndicated columnist for more than twenty publications. Laura is the host of the show "Relationship Wisdom" on Public Access Television. (www.laurahyde.com)

"Live a Successful Life"
Read Carol's Quarterly Column, "Your Unfolding Path," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.,
an internationally-known workshop facilitator and author whose books have been translated into over fifteen languages. Her books include "The Purpose of Your Life," "Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life," and her newest, "When Life Changes Or You Wish It Would." She also co-authored with James Redfield, "The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide." (www.caroladrienne.com)

"Realizing That We Are Always In The Right Place At The Right Time"
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)

"Utilizing Numerology in the Search for Life's Deeper Meaning"
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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Laura Grace - "Gifts of the Soul"
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