Reflections on Grief ll By Faye Maguire, MA, LAC

My mother died this year.  What can prepare us for the loss of this most unique, and often, most fraught relationship? Her loss has caused me to ponder our relationship, and to think about her life, and the paths that shaped each of us. If I was skipping along, smelling the roses, and sometimes veering…

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Why Meditate? ll By Faye Maguire, MA, LACC

Over the years, and especially in recent months, I have been encouraging my clients to try meditation, and have suggested it as a major change agent in their lives. As meditation has grown in popularity over the years, and as more information about it as a practice has been written about, many people have given…

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What is People House Spirituality? Steps to Transformation in 2021 ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.

It’s paying attention and growing in consciousness. It’s watching your energy—consciousness and energy cannot be separated. Energy manifests itself in your body in the form of physical sensations, usually because of an emotional response—joy, fear, shame, anxiety—to an inner or outer experience. It’s discovering, remembering your own truth. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it…

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There’s Magic in the Air ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.

So sings Kermit in “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” On the one hand, we hear the word “magic” and we rational humans relegate it to the trash heap of irrationality. On the other, we’re hoping it’s real and that we can recreate that magic through our traditions. I propose a third option, built around that liminal…

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Crystals for Calm and Clarity ll By Megan Anderson

I think we’ve probably all seen it by now, from It Girls to Instagram – crystals are having a moment. While it may seem like a recent trend, there is something beautiful, magical and mysterious that’s drawn humans to rocks and minerals throughout history. It’s no coincidence that the Hope Diamond is one of the…

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