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Book: The 5 Love Languages

By |2018-09-23T15:45:55+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth|

At SpiritQuest we support expanding our self-knowledge so we can better express our needs, and learn to love more fully. An open heart can see clearly and decisive actions follow, actions that can improve our ability to connect with others and see their needs. We need connection with others to lead fulfilling lives, yet most [...]

Learning to Love Yourself

By |2018-08-12T15:14:26+00:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth|

At some point in our lives, most of us wake up with the thought: this is it. This face, this conglomerate of bad and good traits, this animal with too much hair here and too little there, this being with all its flaws and positive traits is me and I’m going to have to live [...]

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The Egoic Mind Trap

By |2018-08-02T16:37:52+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth|

Centuries have passed with metaphysicians and theologians exploring our minds and asking important questions as to how we think and what moves us to action. Yet we as humans get caught up in our daily routines and activities and fall back into Egoic Mind games and traps. Mindlessly letting our little “ego self” take the [...]

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I Went On a 3 Day Retreat in Sedona: Here is What Happened

By |2018-06-08T13:43:58+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

This blog was written by SpiritQuest client: Dr. Christina Tarantola, PharmD, CHC about her experience at SpiritQuest. I’m turning 30. I want to go on a spiritual retreat to Sedona,” I said to my mother two months ago. What is it about "30" that makes us all pump the breaks and evaluate our lives? I am [...]

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Who Are You, Really?

By |2018-05-25T18:16:05+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Fear, frustration, and anxiety, in many people, stems from a fundamental misunderstanding about the true nature of the self. Many times we over-identify with one aspect of ourselves, while ignoring other aspects. When you shine the light of awareness at yourself when you are in a quiet, concentrated space, who is there? Are you a [...]

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Attachment, Desire, and the Benefit of Retreat

By |2018-02-14T19:06:56+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized|

Attachment and desire are two terms translated from ancient wisdom traditions that often confuse modern Western students. This article aims to briefly clarify these terms, and then show how a more complete understanding can aid our spiritual journey and practice. On retreat, we can work with more diligence on these hinderances.  On Attachment In Western [...]

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How SpiritQuest is different: Integral Healing

By |2018-01-16T19:11:40+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

There is no retreat center in the United States like SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats because we recognize the interconnected and interdependent nature of health and healing. The body cannot be healthy without activity and conscious eating. Misalignment in the body can also be caused by stress and tension that originates in the mind or the emotions. [...]

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Freshness as a Couple

By |2017-12-22T17:17:23+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

To be in a relationship as a couple requires constant growth. The person we chose to spend our life with isn’t now the person we married or committed to. People change, needs change. We pass through life milestones and enter distinct phases of our lives. When we commit to someone, the truth is that we [...]

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Seeing the World with Freshness

By |2017-12-02T13:29:27+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

It is an old cliche that “the only thing that stays the same is change.” It may be old and well-used, but that’s because it’s true. Nothing is ever the same, ask any toddler. A toddler responds to the present moment, in a way, closer to the true. They are overjoyed by the sky, a [...]

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On Being Present

By |2017-11-28T09:33:10+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Again and again we hear wisdom traditions ask us to “be present,” but what does this really mean? Often we associate “being present” with lovely and nice things: taking a vacation, hanging out with the kids, planting a garden, or making time for a favorite activity. While these things are part of a healthy, balanced [...]

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