Home Articles Channels Daily Retreat Inspiration Classroom Boutique Community Singles Resources Contact

SoulfulLiving.com :: Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, Self Help and Self Improvement

Your #1 Online Resource for Personal and Spiritual Growth Since 2000.
Mandala and Chakra Pendants
New Age Gifts and Products, Buddhist and Tibetan Jewelry, Meditation and Yoga Supplies
Mandala Art Prints



Our Sponsors:

The Mandala Collection :: Buddhist and Conscious Living Gifts
Inspirational Gifts

Energy Muse Jewelry
Energy Muse Jewelry

Body of Grace
Eco-Friendly Gifts

Yoga Download
Yoga Download

The Mandala Collection
Give a Gift with Soul

 Soulful Features

Spiritual Growth Articles

Personal Empowerment.

"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."
–Marianne Williamson


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 ourselves.

May peace and joy be yours as you claim your personal power!


Spiritual Growth Articles


"Yes, You’re Flawed. And You’re Perfect. Chew on That"
by Victoria 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 Within," Lit 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." (www.neilfiore.com)

"Empty Your Backpack and Claim Your Power"
by Barbara 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"
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)

"Know Thyself: Relating to Yourself, Relating to Others"
by Lucia 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 program. (www.luciac.com)

"Personal Power"
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)

 "The Promise of Personal Power: Real Life Observations from a Life Coach"
by Mildred 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." (www.signs-of-spirit.com)

"Choosing Personal Power at Every Crossroads"
by Rev. 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)

Personal Growth Articles

"The Gift of Your In-Born Personal Strengths"
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)

"Authentic Power"
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)

"Connect with Green Tara for Personal Strength and Power"
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)

"Your Personal Power Can Save the World"
Read Bret's New 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)

"Personal Power, Strength and Empowerment"
Read Karen's Quarterly Column, "Being Present," at SoulfulLiving.com
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"
Read Laura's Quarterly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
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"
Read Kathleen's Quarterly Column, "Scribing the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
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 ."   (www.journaltherapy.com)

"Finding Personal Strength through Numerology"
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

Personal Growth Articles

Energy Muse

Spiritual Growth Articles



Life's Deeper Meaning


Life Lessons

Being Still

Life Balance

Spring Cleaning

Life Reflection

Letting Go

Moving Forward

Spiritual Practice

Life's Crossroads

Living Your Dreams

Graceful Living

Midlife Wisdom


The Best of Soulful Living

Your Authentic Self

Peace Begins with You

Animals and Spirituality

Rituals for Romance

Living Soulfully

The Feminine Spirit

The Soulful Home

Decluttering Life

Stress Relief

Loss and Grief

Shadow Work

Self-Improvement II

Self-Improvement I

Signs, Symbols and Meaning

Abundance and Prosperity

Love and Relationships

Mindfulness & Being Present

Prayer and Manifestation

Family and Community

Female Wisdom & Spirituality

Flow & Synchronicity

Personal Rituals

Understanding Dreams

Affirmations and Visualization

Conscious Living

Soul Nourishment II

Soul Nourishment I

The Soul of Love

Finding Life Purpose

Inner Peace

Gratitude & Giving



Art & Creativity

Finding Joy

The Soul and Intuition

The Soul at Work

Writing for Reflection & Intention

The Soul and The Environment

Creating a Soulful Home II

Creating a Soulful Home I

Personal Growth Articles


Soulful Thoughts
Inspiration for Your Soul
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"
Laura Grace - "Gifts of the Soul"

Kathleen Adams - "Scribing the Soul"


Energy Muse - Sacred Yoga Jewelry

Copyright © 1999-2014 Soulful Living®.

Soulful Website Design by The Creative Soul®.