Tips and Tools

Practical Tips and tools to help you in your spiritual and personal growth journey.

3 Simple Steps to Set Yourself Free

By Rev. Marla Sanderson It’s time to let go of behaviors and expectations that set you up for unhappiness. I used to be a quitter. If any small thing got in my way, I simply gave up. Was it fear?…

Money, Meet Mouth

By Gregg Sanderson “Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”—Richard Bach “You have cancer,” the doctor said, as casually as if she had said, “Hello Mother.” Right away I…

Tips for the Empath

By Alison Olkowski Ever since I can remember I’ve been classified as “sensitive.” I have a sensitive heart and a sensitive mind. I am a feeler. As a small child, I would suddenly be invaded by some foreign emotion. Although…

The Change Cycle

By Natalie Rivera Nothing in life stands still. Science has shown us that the entire human body—every cell—completely regenerates itself within a span of about seven years. Brain scientists and psychologists have agreed that in each moment our brains are…

How to Overome a Bad Day

By Rebecca A. Watson Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t…

Let Forgiveness Set You Free

By Rena Greenberg What prevents us from keeping an open heart and giving the love at our core freely? For most people the primary barriers include the fears of making mistakes and getting hurt. It makes no sense from the…

How Happiness Works (and How You Can Work It)

By Gregg Sanderson What makes you think you need needs? We get a lot of support for the idea that life and happiness are all about satisfying needs.  I brazenly proclaim, “NOT SO!” As you move from everyday stress to…

2 Little Words (That Can Change Your Life)

By Gregg Sanderson Don’t pursue happiness, create it. In early columns, we introduced the new paradigm for happiness. Instead of Stimulus —> Response, where you’re at the mercy of circumstances, we have: Stimulus —> NEED —> Response …where you are…

5 Deadly Emotions that Derail Your Happiness

by Rena Greenberg Five deadly emotions can stop you in your tracks if you don’t have awareness of them and the danger they present in your life. That means that, left to their own devices, these emotions are like a…

The Search for Happiness

By Marcia Bender Are you a happy human being? Anyone who studies human nature realizes that physical beings go through life in a fluctuating state of mind, at times deep in despondency and pessimism, at times at the heights of…