Carol Moss

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“H” is for Help!

“Help, I need somebody. Help, not just anybody. Help, you know I need someone. Help!” The Beatles I love the spirituality of the Beatles song “Help!” I doubt Lennon and McCartney were thinking of God when they wrote “Help,” but you have to admit there’s a powerful message in those lyrics (and many other Beatles tunes as well.) Just consider the opening: * “Help, I need somebody.” First of all,.. Read More

“G” is for Gratitude

One of my favorite songs, ever, is “Grateful” by John Bucchino. If you want to have a spiritual experience, just listen. He captures the struggle and joy of boiling life down to its basics in order to hit the “reset” button. It’s no secret that the quickest way to turn your day around, especially if it’s one of those really lousy, no good, terrible, horrible days, is to find something.. Read More

“F” is for fear

In the August 2009 issue of YOGA JOURNAL, there is an article entitled “No Worries.” At first I thought it was yet another missive telling me, basically, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” (which, by the way, was a mantra first uttered not by Bobby McFerrin, but by Indian mystic, Meher Baba). This business of worry/fear is a subject that has fascinated me for years. In my therapy and coaching practice, the.. Read More

“E” is for Exercise

Think there’s nothing spiritual about exercise??? Think again. Some of my best, most excellent, moments have been while I’m walking on the beach talking to myself and God. Or looking for sea glass. Or marveling at the cloud formations. While living in the midwest often leaves much to be desired, I feel so fortunate to live within walking distance of Lake Michigan. A walk on the lake is always a.. Read More

“D” is for Dark Night of the Soul

Warren Buffet, the 78-year old billionaire, recently said that our economy has “fallen off a cliff”. His words really struck me. And yet, even with 50 trillion dollar losses, he believes the world economy will still revive, in time, accompanied by inflation. He outlined specific tasks for the government, the federal reserve, the banks and consumers. The only thing I can actually do, if I were to follow his advice,.. Read More

“C” is for confusion

In writing about spirituality, and my commitment to a year of living positively, I have some confusion. How does spirituality relate to positive thinking? I know it does, I’m just not clear. Recently, I attended a lecture by a Jesuit priest from Loyola University in which he defined spirituality as, “the lived experience of faith.” I see this as separate from religion, which can contain spirituality, but spirituality doesn’t necessarily.. Read More

“B” is for Breathing

What can we do in these very troubling, unstable and fearful times? Each day that subject comes up either in conversation or in sessions with my clients. There seems to be a universal sense of panic and for some, helplessness, in the face of daunting financial drama. I believe there are a number of things we can do, right now, that will help us to stay centered and grounded as.. Read More

Spirited Away

OK – so that’s the title of an old animated film, but so what, it’s a good title. Because of my ongoing studies on spirituality through the Institute for Spiritual Leadership and desire to deepen my own understanding of the mystery of it all, I’m going to create a “Spirituality 101” exercise. For now, what that’s going to look like is this: I will go through the alphabet and offer.. Read More