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Self-Care: The Value of Journaling for Wellness

By |2019-02-01T11:32:24-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Uncategorized|

The practice of journaling has received significant attention as one of the most affordable and helpful wellness activities. While we know many of our greatest minds, both artists and scientists, kept journals, the activity has only recently been subject to rigorous study. The results of these studies have been surprising: journaling, it turns out, is [...]

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Mindfulness-Based Healing

By |2018-12-31T18:06:13-07:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

The power of mindfulness to transform your daily life is limitless. While many aspects of this tradition and skillset have been explored, in my practice, I find that mindfulness has yet another hidden benefit: the power of spontaneous healing. The Physical Body The physical body, if wounded, begins it’s healing process as if by magic. [...]

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Allowing Happiness Now

By |2018-11-27T14:34:46-07:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

We are entering the season of self-reflection culminating in the vow and resolution-making of the New Year's. Our resolutions are well intentioned and full of energy, but often fail or even backfire. Let's look at this paradox in more detail. The Paradox: You identify something not working in your life, and associate certain habits with [...]

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Book: The 5 Love Languages

By |2018-09-23T15:45:55-07:00September 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 [...]

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Learning to Love Yourself

By |2018-08-12T15:14:26-07:00August 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 |2018-08-02T16:37:52-07:00August 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 |2018-06-08T13:43:58-07:00June 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 |2018-05-25T18:16:05-07:00May 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 |2018-02-14T19:06:56-07:00February 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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