Is Getting Sick a Failure?

Is Getting Sick a Failure?

Dear Meli,  It seems like people who are into consciousness sometimes make getting sick a failure. What’s your take on this? I have an illness that I have been living with for years now. Even though I still wish I didn’t have it, I have learned to adapt...
Why Do Siblings Have Such Different Childhoods?

Why Do Siblings Have Such Different Childhoods?

Dear Meli, Why do siblings who grew up in the same family have such different memories of their childhood? This might not sound like a spiritual question, but my sister and I, who are very close in age, have very different memories of our childhood, and this has...
How Do You Raise Your Self-Esteem?

How Do You Raise Your Self-Esteem?

  Dear Meli,  This may be a weird question, but aren’t spiritual seekers supposed to like themselves? I’ve been involved in a spiritual practice for a long time, and it has definitely improved my life. But sometimes it feels like my self-esteem has...
How Do You Let Go of Being a Victim?

How Do You Let Go of Being a Victim?

Dear Meli, I recently had someone tell me that I have a tendency to be a victim. Pretty annoying, right? Well, it’s not the first time I’ve heard this. Lately, I’ve made the commitment to be more self-aware. And . . . Bingo! Do you have any advice of...
How Do You Move On?

How Do You Move On?

Dear Meli, I have been in a difficult relationship for a long time. We have both been growing a lot, and for a long time it made sense for me to stay. But now I am realizing that it’s time to go. It’s hurting me too much to stay in this relationship. And...
Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, This may be a silly question, but do you really need to meditate if you’re on a spiritual path? I ask because I really hate to meditate. I have a really hard time sitting still and quieting my mind. I’m a runner and that seems to be my preferred...

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