May/June 2015

Table of Contents

14. Morphing Mother's Day

By Marita Gale

When a woman woke up to what she expected would be a bummer of a Mother’s Day, she decided to turn the day around by making other moms happy. The result? A true masterpiece, any way you look at it.

18. Conscious Parenting

By Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.

A clinical child psychologist who’s also an expert in Eastern philosophy is seeking to transform parenting through the practice of mindfulness. Forget about the old “because I said so” game, she implores. It’s all about connection, not correction.

21. Blessed on Bear Butte

By James A. Houck Jr., Ph.D.

A man climbing a sacred mountain in search of his authentic self discovers the peak of his experience wasn’t the climb or even his time at the top. As this book excerpt reveals, the highlight was the profound truth that found him on the way down.

26. Listening in With … Caroline Myss
Speaking Fluent Congruence

By Katy Koontz

An authority on prayer, mysticism, and energy medicine talks about everyday acts of betrayal, the importance of integrity, the gift of grace, the true purpose of going through a dark night of the soul, and our spiritual evolution (or lack thereof).

30. Uncommon Envoy

By Rev. Ellen Debenport

A former Navy commander sets sail upon an unusual, and unexpected, second career—talking to dead people. Those who have made their transitions still have a lot to say, she insists—including that their love and their guidance live on.

34. Discovering—And Rediscovering—Dad

By June Lemen

Alzheimer’s disease robs people of their identity. However, one woman found her cranky and somewhat reticent father began jovially sharing information about himself never previously revealed once the disease took hold. The experience makes her wonder: Who is the real Charlie Lemen?