Challenge Twelve: Nurture the Soul

A prison might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering the benefits of regular spiritual practice. Yet, the success of a meditation program offered to inmates at a high-risk prison in Alabama gives weight to the adage “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The William E. Donaldson Correction Facility is a maximum-security prison located in Bessemer,… Read More

Challenge Eleven: Keep Learning

Whether pursuing a formal university degree or taking a music class for fun, furthering your education can make life more enriching and rewarding. There are many reasons to invest in your own education – perhaps you want to start down a new career path, or simply fulfill a life-long dream of playing Stairway to Heaven on the guitar. No matter… Read More

Challenge Ten: Eat Right

Want to make some changes in your life to help the planet? One of the most important things you can do is change what you eat. The environmental benefits that can accrue from changing your diet far outweigh the impacts of most other actions you can take, such as recycling or using CFLs. The good… Read More