Editor´s Note from Nancy Burnett: Faith Jegede's powerful talk on her experience of growing up with her brothers' autism inspires and challenges.
by Baeth Davis
From my fingerprints, formed in utero between the 14th and 16th week and which do not change for this lifetime, my Life School is the School of Love...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: In part two of Baeth Davis' inspirational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she shares her motivations and the life choices for her path to wellness, which includes learning to love herself unconditionally. Her dream is that people take back their healing power and trust their inner guidance. A must read for anyone facing the 'c' word! See Part 1.
by Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten
ATH Asst. Editors of Family & Parenting
1) Prepare a weekly healthy menu ahead of time. Once a week go grocery shopping for the ingredients you'll need to be able to stick to your menu. Make sure to include healthy low sugar breakfast items to start your kids off with brain fuel. Remember to include healthy after school snacks and items for extra curricular events during the week. On a budget? Check the local sale adds before heading out to shop. On the day of your extra after school activities stock a small ice chest full of healthy snacks or a prepared meal to have on hand to avoid the temptation of the fast food urge. Get the kids involved in learning about making healthy choices and planning out the weeks menu and getting them involved in cooking the meals.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: We thought this would be good for those of you out there who need a little extra help in the organization department. So many times parents want more knowledge on how to organize but don't know where to even begin. Have fun reading through our tips. Be sure to pick the ones that are most beneficial for you and your family. Enjoy!
Family & Parenting
by Kim Olver, MS, LPC, NCC
The first need is called love & belonging. It is the need that determines how much connection you require with others. Generally speaking, relationships work best when you have equivalent strengths of the love & belonging need...
Editor's Note: This article discusses five basic needs of choice that each person experiences in life and in their intimate relationships suggesting that comparing these needs with those of your partner is a good indicator of compatibility. Suggestions are provided for learning how to become more compatible with your partner.
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: One of the many sacred sites and wonders of the world, Stonehenge belies many secrets and fascinations. Enjoy learning about Stonehenge and it's spiritual significance in this short video. Visiting Stonehenge is certainly one of my goals in life.
Intuition & Symbols
by Raphael Cushnir -- Interviewer
Brother David Steindl-Rast
"...when I heard the title, Teaching What We Need To Learn, I thought, “Do we ever teach anything that we don’t need to learn?” We always pick exactly what we need to learn and then we teach it, and if you are lucky, then we learn what we teach. And I think every teacher will say how much they have learned from their students, and I think we choose the areas in which we teach precisely because we want to learn. It’s not always conscious. I think that most of it is subconscious but I think that’s just a fact..."
Editor's Note from Diane Renz: Learning the art and practice of gratefulness is the key to resilience and well-being. We often wonder how can I possibly be grateful in the midst of great difficulties? Right in the center of our chaos we can find meaning and possibility and return to the present through gratitude, helping us then to remember what is essential in us as always available, no matter our circumstance. Here you will be inspired by someone who lives this truth.
by Rebecca McClary, MA, MT-BC
One of the highlights of visiting distant lands is learning about unique local customs and indigenous music, especially those with a healing heritage. In my recent travels to Kauai and Australia I had several serendipitous musical adventures that illustrate the powerful spiritual connections inherent in the music of many cultures...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Christina Sarich
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
I am not the only one who has been delivered shocking and upsetting news. Sometimes our karma seems to come back to bite us so strongly that we can’t imagine what previous thoughts and deeds led to the culmination of this moment...
Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: Use asana, pranayama, meditation and silent communion with your God (whichever your religion) to help minimize your current karma and change your future karma. If you stay stuck in the negative emotions which accompany the experience of past negativity, then you will forever aim at the same, unpleasant experience. You owe it to yourself, and your spiritual development to choose more wisely.
We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations
dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body,
spirit and the planet at large.
||Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.