February 2017 Issue
Conscious Dying as a Transformative Healing Journey
by Linda Sechrist
properly viewed, the thresholds of all of life’s transitional moments can be
both emotionally and spiritually rewarding. Whether it involves marriage or
birth, job loss or illness, gleaning insight from the experience can yield
fresh perspective on how to live life more fully today, if we remain mindful
and lovingly attentive through the process.
Relax into Nurturing Furnishings
by April Thompson
We all relish a cozy nest, whether that means light-filled views, the embrace of form-fitting sofas and chairs or plush rugs that snuggle bare feet. A beautiful, comfortable home that reflects our personal style and embodies our values can be achieved by learning the origin of furnishings and investing in sustainably made pieces that will stand the test of time, say experts.
Their Gentle Empathy Helps Us Heal
by Sandra Murphy
Physical therapists have long used horses to help patients improve balance or strengthen core muscles. Now they're helping to teach empathy.
by Emily Esfahani Smith
Psychologist Ty Tashiro reports in The Science of Happily Ever After that only three in 10 couples remain in healthy, happy marriages. Psychologist John Gottman, in New York City, has studied couples for four decades seeking to understand successful relationships. He and his psychologist wife, Julie, founded The Gottman Institute that helps couples build and maintain loving, healthy relationships based on scientific studies.
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