"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."
This season, our Feature Articles, dedicated to personal growth and spiritual development, are exploring the topic of "Personal Empowerment."
Our contributing authors have provided us with a wonderful and varied collection of thought and wisdom on this subject, offering invaluable advice and techniques for tapping our inner resources of strength and power and soulfully empowering
May peace and joy be yours as you claim your personal power!
"Yes, You’re Flawed. And You’re Perfect. Chew on That"
Moran, author of numerous books, including her
newest, "Fat, Broke & Lonely No More!" Her other books include, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body & Revitalize Your Spirit," "Fit from
from Within," "Creating a Charmed Life,"
"Shelter for the Spirit," and "Love
Yourself Thin." Her website is www.victoriamoran.com.
"Building Spiritual Muscles"
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)
"Personal Strength and Power:
Which Part of You is Seeking It,
Which Part Already Has it?"
by Neil Fiore, Ph.D., author of the bestseller "Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self Sabotage." Neil is a psychologist, speaker, and coach in Berkeley, CA. His other books include "The Now Habit: Overcoming Procrastination and
Enjoying Guilt-Free Play" and "Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer."
"Empty Your Backpack and Claim Your Power"
Wilder, author of the widely acclaimed "Money is Love; Reconnecting to the Sacred Origins of Money," and "Embracing Your Power Woman: 11 Steps to Coming of Age in Mid-Life." She is an internationally recognized workshop and seminar leader and is also the founder and director of the Transformational Light Center in Boulder, Colorado. (www.barbarawilder.com)
"Don't Let Others Drain Your Strength and Power"
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
"Know Thyself: Relating to Yourself, Relating to Others"
Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., an art therapist,
international workshop leader, trainer, and bestselling
author of 13 books, including "Recovery of Your
Inner Child," "The Creative Journal,"
"The Power of Your Other Hand," "Living with Feeling, " and her newest book, "The Art of Emotional Healing." She is director of the
Creative Journal Expressive Arts certification training
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)
"The Promise of Personal Power: Real Life Observations from a Life Coach"
Lynn McDonald, founder
of Applied Ability, a Canada-USA coaching, mentoring and
marketing company for mind-body-soul advocates ready to
apply their abilities to fulfill their heart’s
passion. Mildred Lynn is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a
Certified Integrative Coach (CIC), member of the
International Association of Integrative Coaches (IAIC),
and author of "Dance to the Beat of Your Own
Heart" e-book. (www.appliedability.com)
"Keys to Consciously Creating Your Future"
by Jackie Lapin, author of "The Art of Conscious Creation; How You Can Transform the World," tours the world teaching Conscious Creation and Personal Frequency Management. She is also the founder of United World Healing, an organization dedicated to harnessing the
conscious intent of people and organizations globally to synergistically create a healthy, compassionate world. (www.theartofconsciouscreation.com)
"Intention and Personal Power"
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."
"Choosing Personal Power at Every Crossroads"
Jennifer Baltz, a holistic minister and intuitive
teacher. She offers clairvoyant counseling and distance
learning classes on creativity, intuition, spiritual
growth and well-being. She is the co-author of
"Aura Awareness: What Your Aura Says About
You." Her website is www.creativespirit.com.
"Personal Power: A Short Guide to Getting it, Keeping it, and Giving it Away"
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
"Sovereignty Ain’t Easy"
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 Gift of Your In-Born Personal Strengths"
Carol's Quarterly Column, "Your Unfolding Path,"
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
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)
"Connect with Green Tara for Personal Strength and Power"
Laurie's Quarterly Column, "For the Goddess in
You," at SoulfulLiving.com
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)
"Your Personal Power Can Save the World"
New Quarterly Column, "Seasoned Living," at
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)
"Personal Power, Strength and Empowerment"
Karen's Quarterly Column, "Being Present," at
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.
"Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives"
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)
"Authentic Power: How to Claim It, How to Keep It"
Kathleen's Quarterly Column, "Scribing the Soul,"
by Kathleen Adams
LPC, RPT, a licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in journal therapy, she is also the director of the Center for Journal Therapy, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Kathleen is the author of six books on writing and healing, including the bestselling
"Journal to the Self ."
"Finding Personal Strength through Numerology"
Read Rob's Quarterly Column, "What's Your Number?," at
by Rob Ragozzine,
expert numerologist, owner of www.simplynumbers.com,
monthly columnist at SoulfulLiving.com
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