Wendy Hamilton

Living and Growing: Gratitude during difficult times

If the title of this article invokes mixed emotions for you, I totally get it. I am a self-professed, lifelong, "glass-half empty" kind of gal. Read more

Living & Growing: My spiritual purpose in life

Much has been written about "finding your purpose" in life, however, I want to explore the idea of finding your spiritual purpose in life. Read more

Living & Growing: Facing life's losses

How do we face the inevitable losses in our lives? Not only face them, but to grow through the process. Healthy grieving can open our hearts and help us to become more empathetic and authentic human beings. Read more

Living & Growing: Slowing down to the speed of love

I am a self-professed speed freak. No, not the illegal drug kind of speed freak, but the kind who has to be busy, busy, busy all the time. I'm always hurrying to get this important thing done so I can get the next important thing to be done. Read more

Living & Growing: Opening the heart through difficult times

We all have them, those days when nothing feels right, those days when you feel like a salmon fighting upstream. Read more

Practicing the Serenity Prayer

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Read more

Living and growing: The hardest gift to give

We are moving into that "giving" time of year - giving thanks, giving gifts, giving kindness to others. It feels good to give, even fun. Read more

Lessons in honesty and humility

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I learned some valuable lessons about honesty and humility. No, it wasn't from gambling or being hypnotized into doing an embarrassing act on stage. Read more

Self-forgiveness as a path to love

At a recent Eckankar seminar, I attended a workshop called "Opening Your Heart to God's Love." I thought I chose this topic because God's love has always been a confusing concept for me intellectually and my mind wanted to understand more. Read more

Knives, onions and spiritual growth

"The sharper the knife, the fewer the tears." I ran across this phrase recently in an article on how to cut onions without crying. Read more

Opening the heart by letting go of judgment

I’ve always known I was a judgmental person and I judged myself for it. I felt somewhat better about it when I learned in my social... Read more

Struggling with Overeating and Food Addiction - Part 2

Part II on Food Addiction and Compulsive Overeating.

Years ago, alcoholics and drug addicts were considered weak-willed and immoral... Read more

Struggling with Overeating and Food Addiction

This is Part I of a two-part series. See Part II next week on Scientific Research on Food Addiction and

Compulsive Overeating... Read more

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