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
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
Henry Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994) was a Los Angeles writer and existentialist, who wrote about the poor and downtrodden when it was unfashionable to do so, publishing over 60 books in his career...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: “You have to die a few times before you can really live.” Bukowski often lived on the edge of society and wrote about the poor and downtrodden when it was unfashionable to do so. His writings are edgy and still relevant to modernity. These 'top 10" quotes are my favorites.
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: Since we’re approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share a 10-minute video which is one of the most beautiful expressions of gratitude I have seen in quite awhile. Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. As a visual artist, he has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time.
by John Perkins
I’ve often written that we’ve entered the biggest revolution in history, the Consciousness Revolution. People are waking up and taking action in unprecedented ways...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shapeshifting is a classic shamanic experience, 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 (http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/aug1/johnperkins1.html), 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. What we as a global community need the most right now however, is a paradigm shapeshift. John writes about perhaps the seed of this below...
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
Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: An art therapy patient speaks about her art as being 'a window into her inner world' which gradually opened up her ability to speak about her experience of psychosis. An art therapist speaks about his work as maximising the use of the arts in the health realm and as assisting with destigmatisating mental health problems.
Arts & Art Therapy
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.
From Wikipedia: Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She has since been the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work. Throughout her career, she has amassed 13 Top 40 hits including "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Coming Around Again".
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