During extra-ordinary times like these, stronger than usual stresses and strains pull on us from all directions. It is easy to get caught up in the economic trauma of the day, and potentially lose sight of who we are, and what is truly important to us. These ideas below are a compilation of wisdom coming to us from all corners of this planet. They include spiritual awareness practices, states of mind, levels of thinking, and wellness and life balance practices that have been around for a long time. They represent “practices” – covering both the “beingness” and “doingness” side of our life experiences.