Why Aren’t We Fulfilled?

Fulfillment requires care for our body, mind, and soul. Regardless of our station in life, we each possess these resources that each require nurturance

B. F. Skinner’s Struggle with God

B. F. Skinner is often cited as a par excellence scientist of behavioral psychology whose scientific work and behaviorism confirmed his atheism or found him agnostic. My work with him over twenty five years revealed a thinker who struggled with both religion and God with greater uncertainty.

Health and Happiness From Spiritual Living

Spirituality today is identified as invaluable for health and happiness. Learning how to access the “fruits of the spirit” points to mutual interests for those seeking viable health and faith for those in both psychology and religion.

Self-Awareness and Pride vs. Narcissism and Egocentrism

Most of us seek to do and be our best. These personal efforts, however, should never squeeze out "the rest." Few experiences are more boring, imposing, and burdensome than narcissists who only see themselves and cannot embrace "the rest." Meaningful relationships can be our best guides to achieve our personal best.

Having a Model, Map, and Paradigm for Life

We may not always be aware of the models and maps that direct our lives—yet they are nonetheless present. Each of us must ask: what is the paradigm for my life? How do I envision my journey? Who has determined the paradigm that establishes my possibilities? Am I living my truth?

Actions Tell Much about Character

The person who spontaneously come through for another in need or danger usually sees himself or herself as just doing what comes natural and is right. Developing such good character is the result of being awake and alive inside.

Can Modern Men and Women Believe in Miracles?

When science is elevated and equated exclusively with empiricism and materialism, people deny their authentic spiritual nature. How can men and women today embrace miracles?

Medical Miracles--Embracing Spiritual Phenomena

Medical miracles have historically referenced remarkable outcomes and events unanticipated by medical science. Developments in recent decades show that the understanding of medical miracles has expanded as spiritual healing demonstrate significant results in health outcome studies and the contributions of psychoneuroimmunology and spiritual practices enhance wellbeing.

Spiritual Growth Through Prayer of the Heart

How do you embark on a journey of spiritual growth? What do we learn from those who have pursued spirituality as the pathway toward meaning? While unique journeys characterize contemplative paths of those seeking to grow spiritually, across world religions important stages of spiritual growth describe those finding fulfillment and purpose.

Critical Connections for Fulfillment and Longevity

Do you want to live to be 100 and feel vibrant? Feel youthful in your eighties and free from disease? Attention to the “blue zones”—locals where the majority experience longevity and happiness—reveal the answers that zero in on how this is within our reach by attending sensibly to our fundamental needs.

Children, Spirituality, and Society

Our spiritual life is one of the most significant areas of human existence—too significant a matter to be ignored. Parents are essential for helping their children awaken, discover, and develop this powerful dimension of their life.

Do Your Friends Double Your Joys and Divide Your Sorrows?

At the height of your achievement or in your darkest hour, there is no greater companion than a true friend. Are you a true friend? Do you have a true friend?

Can You Recognize a Miracle?

If miracles exist, what is their purpose?

Do You Know Your Truth?

Our Truth is something that we live; it's what we really believe. What's the connection between beliefs and living Truth?

Embracing Genuine Spirituality

A spiritual life is the most distinctive part of our nature. Consider whether or not you have developed in these the traits of genuine spirituality as you develop your meaning and fulfillment.

Twelve Qualities of Authentic Spirituality

Are you on an authentic spiritual path in life? An authentic path is True and enables you to grow and acquire your greatest potential. How do you assess the authority and correctness of your spiritual and religious understanding? And how do you define the characteristics of authentic and inauthentic spirituality and religiosity?

Seven Qualities of the True Self

Seven qualities distinquish awareness to our True Self. Engagement of these uniqely human capacities reveal our true nature and permit fufillment over mere existence. The ability to tap into this essence engages a meaningful life.

How to Reset and Find Balance

The pressures of daily routines often remove us from the awareness of our talents and gifts—and even from perspective of life itself. Monks maintain a daily routine to counter the dangers of losing connection to their true self.

Getting Real, Being True, and Having Self-Awareness

Chasing for answers outstide of ourself often leaves us unfulfilled. By recognizing the exhileration of our own gifts we are moved from looking at life, as a spectator, to being trully alive.

“Feeling Aliveness” Through Our Body and Soul

Each parent’s dream is to place his and her children on the road to discover their unique path—on a meaningful and fulfilling journey of life, to achieve their potential and find their "self." Supporting the development of your child's true self is the natural path toward this goal.

Talking with Tom Hanks about What Really Matters

We learn most from those who maintain balance when making it to the top of their game. In this excerpt of interviews, Tom Hanks explains his vision of self, others, and God that defines his discernment and his efforts to live out his true self.

Ten Ways to Know Who’s Good

Sometimes we feel disappointed when looking around for signs of goodness; however, tapping into the Power of our innate Goodness is within our grasp, within own means. Countering our largest challenges through enacting paradoxical responses can quickly turn life around to the joy of Good.

Search Within; There You Will Discover Your Soul

With all that modern life provides, spiritual awareness often remains elusive. Attending to our soul, knowing our direction and purpose consistent with our authentic design, is the determining factor for inner peace and fulfillment.

The “Cost” of a Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Openness to embracing understandings of others, though different from our own, can expand our relationships and deepen our appreciation of our deepest values.

Should Therapists Rush in Where Angels Dare Not Tread?

Can religious and spiritual issues get a fair hearing in therapy? Should therapists treat a patient without attention to his or her spiritual concerns? Is it possible to address a person’s psyche (soul—the Greek root of psychiatry and psychology) or whole person without attending to spirituality and religion?

Enter Within

To love—your self, another, or even God requires really knowing that person. Maya Angelou shares with me here how coming to know God--understanding God’s love (over her approach to love)--permits her to see herself and others with wider and more expansive vision—a powerful insight into spirituality.

What Is the Spirit?

Spirituality speaks to our core nature and innermost being. As spirituality taps into the mystery of life itself, however, it cannot be anatomized and often gets omitted from the psychological task. How does psychology address the Spirit? Should spirituality be part of the therapeutic process? Can we really understand human nature separate from the Spirit?