Cathy Chester | An Empowered Spirit

Buddhism

Four Ways To Mentally Prepare To Make Your Dreams Come True

Four Ways To Mentally Prepare To Make Your Dreams Come True

  My husband and I grew up in suburban New Jersey.  We left for a few years to attend school, then came back, met, married and built our home. We raised our son in New Jersey and continue to live…

How One Simple Act Of Kindness Can Make A Difference

How One Simple Act Of Kindness Can Make A Difference

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love this quote because it reminds me of the hope I hold in my heart that if my…

When I Walk: A Documentary Premiering On PBS Is An Honest Look At Life With MS

When I Walk: A Documentary Premiering On PBS Is An Honest Look At Life With MS

The film “When I Walk” by filmmaker Jason DaSilva will premiere on PBS on Monday, June 23, 2014. It was an Official Selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and the Best Canadian Feature at HotDocs, 2013. Original music is…

Life Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

Life Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

We all know the quote that is attributed to John Lennon saying, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” The quote is brilliant because it’s honest and true. An ordinary day can turn on a dime. A…

Wordless Wednesday: How The Ocean Eases Stress And Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? I’ve always found the ocean to be the perfect natural antidote. Why don’t I live closer to my beloved ocean?   Linking up with other Wordless Wednesday bloggers: Wordless Wednesday Wordless Wednesday @ The Jenny Evolution Other…

The Women’s Health Symposium (Part Two): Living Mindfully Can Change Your Life

This is part two in a three-part series of what I learned at The Women’s Health Symposium in Philadelphia. “Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice which has profound relevance for our present-day lives.  This relevance has nothing to do with…

What Did Paul McCartney Remind Me And What Does It Have To Do With Handling Stress?

“When I find myself in times of troubles,Mother Mary comes to me,Speaking words of wisdom,Let it be. What’s a nice Jewish girl doing writing a post that begins by singing praises of Mother Mary? Yesterday, I re-watched Sir Paul McCartney…

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