Tag: Self-Improvement & Inspiration

Busy Moms: How to Show Up for Yourself

In the middle of everyday chaos—sleepless nights, piles of laundry, and the other 85 things competing for your attention—it can be difficult to give yourself permission (or find the time!) to slow down and re-center. Motherhood can be intense: it’s easy to neglect your own needs and forget the importance of self-care. But being a …continue

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part Two)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the second segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques. You can read part one here.    The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part …continue

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the first segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques.   The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One) People turn to the …continue

Die Wise: Lost Nation Road

Speaking at venues across the continent, Stephen Jenkinson—author of Die Wise—examines the three most critical questions his book asks: Why is it so hard to die? Why do we have to learn how to do it? Why, if dying is so common, is it so much a mysterious, troubling thing among us? Jenkinson encourages his readers …continue

Five Easy Ways to Connect with Your Heart

We spend so much of our time living in our heads and not our hearts. It can take some practice to reengage with our bodies. This short and simple exercise in connecting with the heart appears in Jalaja Bonheim’s book The Sacred Ego: Making Peace With Ourselves and Our World, which is part of our Sacred Activism series.   …continue