How Do I Handle Spiritual Body Shamers?

How Do I Handle Spiritual Body Shamers?

Dear Meli, I am an active member of a spiritual community. I have been in this community for a long time, and have always considered myself a valuable member. Others in the community treat me with respect and kindness. Lately, however, there has been a change. A new...
How Do I Handle My Fire Trauma?

How Do I Handle My Fire Trauma?

Dear Meli, I know that you live in Sonoma County, so I’m curious to hear your take on this. I was evacuated from my home during the recent wildfires here in Santa Rosa. I was out of my house for about a week, but after that I was able to return home. Not...
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...

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