Alive, AWAKE, Alert: Unlock Happiness with Evan Sutter

Author of Awake: a Journal, a Guide, a Retreat, a Friend The older I get and the more I reflect on my experiences in life – the good and bad – the more compassion and understanding I have for everyone and everything around me. Life is tough and, in many ways, life as a human being on Earth is absurd. News outlets paint the picture of great wins in economic growth, increases in house prices,…

Practicing Zen and All That Jazz

by Michael Elliston, author of The Original Frontier: A Serious Seeker’s Guide to Zen. Zen is more like jazz than classical music. More like a chart, lead sheet, or fake book of old standards outlining the key and time signatures, chord progressions, and suggested melodies around which we can improvise, rather than a sheet of notation spelling out each note and precise accents, emphasis, and feeling — e.g. adagio versus allegro — attempting to recapture…

The Meeting of Science & Spirituality

by Anthony “Sensei Tony” Stultz, author of The Three Principles of Oneness: How Embodying the Cosmic Perspective Can Liberate Your Life. “Dear Sensei Tony: Where Do Science and Spirituality Meet?” I always like to start addressing a question by defining the terms that we are exploring. Let’s start with science. The word itself comes from the Latin for “knowing.” What kind of knowing is science? It is the gathering of knowledge about our incredible universe. It is…

Inspirational Visions

by guest author Judy Mastrangelo, creator of RedFeather’s new release: Inspirational Visions Oracle Cards. Welcome to my world of Fantasy, where I create imaginative paintings, write and illustrate fairy tales, and communicate with the spirits of nature.  Flowers, trees, mountains, and clouds are just a few of the fantastic and beautiful aspects of Mother Nature, and they are our friends.  I love to share these feelings of love for the world around us.  I also…

Creative Self-Care with Smudge Sticks

How to Make Personalized Wellness Bundles from Herbs, Plants, and Flowers by Peg Couch, author of Creating Smudge Sticks: 15 Projects to Remove Negative Energy and Promote Wellness. “Protect your peace, get rid of toxicity, cleanse your space, cultivate love.” Author unknown If you are not already aware, smudging is the act of burning sacred herbs (typically white sage) to clear a space of negative or stagnant energy. Smudging is deeply rooted in Native American…

Mindfulness Strategies During COVID-19 and Beyond

by Pax Tandon, award-winning author of Mindfulness Matters: A Guide to Mastering Your Life Mindfulness is the cultivating of attention so it is sharp, clear, and focused on the present. In other words, it is present moment awareness. Part of the benefit, relevant now more than ever, is that the practice allows us to sit with whatever our truth is in the present — to notice it, and not react to it, but simply allow…