Spirituality

  • Purpose: man;s hand extended toward the road

    Living With Purpose And Allowing God To Use You

    Have you been faced with challenges in your life and feel that you are alone in overcoming them? have you cried out to Spirit to heal your wounds?  Do you belong to a Spiritual community that you can lean on during the challenging times?...
  • neck and shoulder treatment naturopathic practitioner

    Learn More About Naturopathic Medicine

    Naturopathic medicine teaches us how to eat, exercise, handle stress and to include spiritual needs to heal our bodies naturally.  When we do not include a spiritual practice, we lose touch in healing the whole, body, mind, and soul.  ...
  • A man covering his eyes standing in front of a wall of roses thinking about life and love

    Reality Check: Life is a Bitch… Snap Out of It

    Often when you are feeling like this, you need someone to look you square in the eyes and say, " Life is a Bitch...Snap out of it!" That someone should be 'you.'...
  • A red lightbulb

    “No” Is A Complete Sentence

    The statement "No is a complete sentence" is something I embraced seconds after hearing it from Judith Orloff, a renowned writer on the spiritual awakening of oneself....
  • Gay Spirituality, Intentions, Beverly Facey, Men's Health, Mind & Body

    What Are Your Intentions For 2018

    The late Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” Go create your reality — no resolutions, only intentions. Happy New Year, Happy New You. We flip the calendar to a New Year  2018, and we begin the journey into a year of new beginnings. For some of us, the...
  • Gut Feeling, Inspiration, Gay Spirituality

    Why You Should Trust Your Gut

    Experiencing a feeling without physical evidence is not odd, it’s what my mother would say is, “a gut feeling.” When we have a gut feeling, it’s a sense of knowing, but often, we reject the belief that what we are feeling is possible or even real. We believe our...
  • Inspirational, Gay Spirituality

    People Don’t Change, They Evolve

    Proclaiming New Year’s resolutions ought to be removed from everyone’s consciousness starting today! I believe New Year’s resolutions do more harm than good and primarily because most often they are set with good intentions but without a plan on ways to achieve the particular goal. Resolutions are goals but...
  • Inspiration Music

    Remember & Reflect: My Life in Songs

    A year-end ritual of mine is to listen to my favorite empowering songs. These songs are from the good and bad of my life. Each song has a special meaning in my life. When I listen to them I am reminded of the periods in my life when I...
  • Dr Tony Ortega, #IsHeHereYet, Book, Gay Dating Advice

    #IsHeHereYet: A Heartfelt Guide To Loving Yourself and Finding the Love You Want

    If you are looking for a book that offers an incredibly authentic approach to improve your relationships and life, I highly recommend reading #IsHeHereYet by Dr. Tony Ortega, a licensed clinical psychologist, and life coach serving the LGBTQ community in his private practice located in Brooklyn, New York. Finally,...
  • Thanksgiving, Spirituality for Gay Men, Gratitude

    Practicing Gratitude For A Healthy You

    “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson What is the meaning of gratitude, and how does it...
  • Gay Spirituality, Holiday Blues

    How to Survive the Holiday Blues

    Here it comes, days are shorter, nights are longer, in most places, the cold weather is creeping in, and many of us want to curl up in a ball on our couch by 6 p.m! The holiday season is when the insanity begins! For many, the holiday season is...
  • Gay Men's Spirituality, Gay Men's Health

    Raw Sexy Spiritual, A Dynamic Duo Telling it Like it Is

    New York City provides ample access for connecting with others. Managing editor, Corey Wesley, and I love living and being a part of this great city and meeting other people on both personal and professional levels. Recently, we were discussing the many people we’ve encountered in our personal and...
  • Gay Men's Spirituality, Mind, Body, Affirmation

    The Power Of Affirmation

    Buddha says, “You Become What You Believe.” Affirmations are specific positive statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging negative thoughts. The statements can help promote positive change in your life to achieve your goals. They help you visualize, and believe in what you are affirming to yourself.  The words...
  • A photo of The Misunderstood Social Worker wearing a white t-shirt with black text, black & handsome!

    The Misunderstood Social Worker Will No Longer Be Misunderstood

    Celebrity this, celebrity that is what we see feeding our news feeds but when you look closely you’ll see that the real stars are the individuals using Facebook Live or Instagram to spread positivity. It’s a shame, the soldiers fighting for change remain overshadowed by the sensationalism within mass media....
  • Spring Fever, Friendships, Breaking Up, Letting Go

    Spring Fever Can Change Your Friendships

    “Spring Fever” is a term frequently used to define a person in a relationship, restless and itching to explore when the weather breaks. It’s a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring. However, it’s not just those in intimate relationships that experience spring fever. As...
  • email, stress, hours, work, &quot, messages, time, pressure, &nbsp, levels, week, & email-related, day, output

    Your Emails Are Killing You

    A couple of weeks ago, I caught an episode of The Dr. Oz Show, and the topic was so compelling, I stopped what I was doing to watch. They were discussing emails and how we check our emails 20 to 100 times a day and how it’s affecting our...
  • Oprah, Meditation, deepak chopra, iTunes, Sleep

    Imbalance in Your Lifestyle Is Affecting Your Sleep

    Deep, nourishing sleep is the natural result of making choices that cultivate physical and emotional balance throughout the day. In our modern society, the most common lifestyle imbalance that leads to sleep issues is the conflict between relaxation and arousal. When the relaxation signals in our brain are blocked...
  • Spiritual Healing, Prayer, Spirituality

    The Power Of Prayer

    What is prayer you might be asking yourself?  If you are someone who believes in a higher consciousness greater than yourself, the power of prayer will heal you. For me, it is spiritual healing.  In the universe we are experiencing despair everywhere.  The political climate in our country right...
  • Inspirational words, Oprah, Intentions, Positive Thinking, Mind & Spiritual

    Intentions To Set For Your Most Authentic Life

    Proclaiming a daily intention is a relatively new practice for me.  I started to repeat the question, “what is your intention?” after watching a brief video clip of Oprah speaking about one’s purpose and the impact it can have on your life. Initially, I felt weird doing it because the...
  • Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus & Sleep Better

    An App to Help You Stay Calm, Relax, Focus & Sleep Better

    Meditation can be challenging, and often our frustration with the process can cause us to give up too quickly. Meditation is a practice and as we all know “practice makes perfect.” Committing to the meditation process is harder when you’re attempting to do it on your own with no...
  • Spiritual Healing

    What Are the Benefits of Having Faith?

    Do you believe in faith? During challenging times in our lives, we rely on faith to see us through. Martin Luther King Jr, one of his famous quotes, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” How profound is this statement right now?...
  • Spiritual Healing, Forgiveness

    Self Forgiveness Is Essential For Healing

    Forgiveness is how we grow; it’s also how we rid ourselves of unnecessary pain, guilt, and regret. It is always important to forgive yourself. I had to learn the hard way. When I refused to forgive myself and others, the negative energy and thoughts would build up within to...
  • Music, Spiritual Healing, Men's Health, Mind, Body & Soul, Inspiration, Music Videos

    6 Songs To Get You Through Hard Times

    Where do you find inspiration when you’re struggling in life? What inspires you to keep moving through difficult times?  Two loaded questions I frequently ask myself and surprisingly my answers change daily. My trustworthy divine source (GOD), along with daily prayer, and self-love are the root of my inspiration and...
  • Spiritual Healing, Mind and Body, Men's Health

    How to Find Yourself When Feeling Lost

    “I’ve lost myself” are words we’re all familiar with but when you carefully examine the words, they make no sense. How can a person lose themselves? Physically, it is impossible for a person to lose themselves, but spiritually or mentally a person can lose their way quickly, and especially...
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