by John McManamy
"You will accomplish more than has ever been accomplished," wrote Haydn at the beginning of Beethoven's career, "have thoughts that no other has had. You will never sacrifice a beautiful idea to a tyrannical rule, and in that you will be right. But you will sacrifice your rules to your moods, for you seem to me to be a man of many heads and hearts. One will always find something irregular in your compositions, things of beauty, but rather dark and strange."
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Susan de Wardt,
ATH Co-Editor of Writing and Poetry Therapy
Sherry Reiter began her career as a drama specialist for the New York City Department for Aging while pursuing her childhood dream to be an actress. When she started using creative writing exercises with her groups she watched as people’s eyes filled with tears and knew then there was something more happening than just recreation...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Registered poetry therapist Sherry Reiter shares insight into the how and why of poetry therapy and the development of professional standards in the field.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Working in the health care industry by providing one-on-one patient care is your dream, but working in a hospital or doctor’s office is not. While nurses are essential to hospitals, they are also needed in a variety of capacities. So, what are some of the more exotic nursing career options with an RN-MSN? If you are looking for a job that’s outside-the-box, here are five suggestion...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shapeshifting is a classic shamanic experience or state or practice. It can happen on many levels, though of course we are always most intrigued by the physical shapeshift. John Perkins has studied and written extensively about shapeshifting, and he has practiced it in amazing and deep ways. In essence, he has gone through an incredible personal shapeshift - a transformation from the inside out - in his career and life - moving from a shady economic terrorist (supported by both corporations and governments) to an incredible teacher and shaman of the art of shapeshifting.
by Jenn Bender
St. John of the Cross gave us the term dark night of the soul, but it is a theme that has been written about by almost every great poet and mystic. Love and dark nights of the soul, the two extremes of living...
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: The dark nights of the soul sounds like something that you would want to avoid. These are the parts of the human journey when you lose a loved one or treasured relationship, face career disappointments, aging, illness, or realize the ongoing dissatisfaction with life. This article by Jenn Bender is about honoring these fragile periods in our lives to delve into the souls deepest needs and finding restoration. It is the art of finding meaning and healing.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Alissa Wolf
This psychic doesn’t wear a turban and gaze into a crystal ball, or predict the meeting of tall, dark, handsome men.
This rather angelic-looking strawberry blonde prefers business suits, and her clients usually have four legs and a tail...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: There are many paths to animal communication, just as there are many paths to each of our career choices. When we get where we are meant to be, the match is clear to all those around us. The beauty of Emerald DuCoeur's match as an animal communicator is pet parents understand their pet and work for a better life, or afterlife, together.
Animals & Pets
by Alison Anton CNE, CMT, FDN
Modern women in the West are blessed to have more freedom in life than ever. We work hard in the world with career, family and community. We delve deep into spirituality and creative pursuits. We pay attention to our bodies, health and wellbeing. If we really want to, we can pursue our every dream. So how do we create the extra energy needed for all this multi-tasking without burning out and fading away?..
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Do you multi-task? Do you ever feel like you need more energy to accomplish what you need to do on a day-by-day basis? The Solar Plexus Chakra functions as your energy center - think of the radiant energy of the Sun, which provides energy for all living things on this Earth. This third Chakra is the source of your personal power.
by Joanne Justis
You may change your birth name many times over in your lifetime, either legally or not--because of marriage, career, or simply because you do not like your birth name. So, what's in a name? Is your name really important? And does it really matter if you change names?...
Intuition & Symbols
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