1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting adequate sleep at night. According to The National Sleep Foundation, adults 26-64 should plan to get a solid 7-9 hours each night and anyone above the age of 65 should get at least 7-8 hours.
Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, but it can be dangerous for your health and wellness if you don’t make it a priority. Sleep can improve your personal and professional life, your creativity, your decision making, your personal relationships, and so much more – it can even help you live longer.Continue reading
Is there any better gift than a book? Not to me!
There’s a lovely tradition in Iceland that I would love to see embraced here in the U.S. In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is considered a book. It’s traditional to exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading them!
So here are some books and CDs you might consider giving as gifts, unless your shopping is already done!Continue reading
Thanksgiving prayer is common to most religious groups. Native Americans had days-long ceremonies just for the purpose of expressing thanks. I find it sad that in modern America, Thanksgiving has become more about a meal than gratitude for all we have.
This Thanksgiving Prayer comes from the Seneca Nation in the Northeastern United States and is at least 500 years old. It gives thanks for everything given us by Mother Earth.
It is traditionally done around a fire, with spiritual food on the altar. I have conducted this prayer as a ceremony for many years. You might wish to use it as a Thanksgiving Prayer on our national holiday:Continue reading
Holiday shopping is easy with these inspirational books and CDs by Molly Larkin and Bear Heart. Thousands of buyers can’t be wrong! Happy Holidays!Continue reading
Dear Readers: This guest post by Loîs Talagrand demonstrates the point I’ve been making over the years about meditation. It can even enhance your golf game!
A few years ago, I heard about a strange practice that could take my golf to the next level.
If you’re anything like me when I was a kid, you would watch the PGA tour and your jaw would hit the floor. How were these people able to hit the ball so far and with that much accuracy?
Watching these pros was like watching modern-day magic being to me. I became instantly hooked and the desire to play the game has never left me.Continue reading
There is a spiritual war going on in the world today, and our future depends on how well we deal with it. What’s happening at Mauna Kea in Hawaii is a prime example of the problem.
So is Standing Rock, Native American land on which oil companies wanted to build a pipeline without Native permission.
And the desecration of Uluru in Australia by tourists for generations, even though it has been spiritual home to the Anangu tribes of Central Australia for 30,000 years. While tourists climb to the top of Uluru, the Anangu don’t.
Have you noticed all the sacred land being confiscated for use by corporations and oil companies? It’s not just for them to make money fracking or drilling for oil, or putting up a telescope.
All this sacred land that is being confiscated and defiled has been cared for by indigenous peoples for time immorial.
The land is sacred because many of these locations are portals to allow celestial energies to come through and help us. This is why indigenous people fight so hard to protect these lands.
By taking over the sacred lands, the corporations are shutting down the light and divine guidance coming to this planet. We simply must not let that happen.Continue reading
In the words of Charles Dickens, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Those words apply just as well today. How can we keep sane?
I have found meditation to be an excellent resource.
If you have a garden, I know you spend time weeding. Many consider it an inconvenience. But true gardeners can get in “the zone” while doing it – and that is actually mindfulness, or meditation.
When I purchased my first house over 20 years ago, I was pretty darn excited. About everything, even weeding.
I do know that, in the bigger picture of things, weeds are simply plants that we don’t know the use for. . . yet.
But sometimes they grow where we don’t want them. And what’s to be done, but … weeding!Continue reading
This year, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2016, at 2:50 a.m. EST.
Our ancestors celebrated all equinoxes and solstices, but the autumn equinox seems to have been a little less celebrated than the others. I’m not sure what the historical reason is, but for myself, I’m sad to see summer coming to an end and am not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the fall.
But it happens. It’s part of the cycle of life, and to be in tune with the natural world, it’s important to honor these special natural events.Continue reading
I am pleased to enjoy excellent health at the age of 73 and I owe it to four things:
1. A 30-year yoga practice
2. 40 years of a daily morning stretching routine
3. A vegan diet
4. Daily meditation and breath work
I am delighted to present this guest post by ______________ on Restorative Yoga, along with a link to an amazing infographic. Give it a try and I do believe you will enhance your health!Continue reading
The June 2019 issue of England’s Spiritus Magazine published an article I wrote about the need for patience in healing. And in a previous podcast, I conducted an interview with Spiritual Healing practitioner David Karg which explains more on what Spiritual Healing, also known as energy healing, is. I hope you enjoy this cast history of remarkable results.Continue reading
In this week’s episode of the Molly Larkin Show I’m delighted to bring you a chapter from the audio book of The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman. It includes the sacred ceremony for newborn babies of the Muskogee Creek tribe: introduction to the elements.Continue reading
Last week I was a guest on the Intrinsic Motivation podcast to discuss my books, particularly breath work and The Fountain of Youth Is Just A Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality as a way to reduce stress and improve health.
The interviewer, Hamza, did a great job and you can listen to it here:Continue reading
Whenever I mention the 7thGeneration principle to most people, they think I’m talking about the ecologically friendly laundry detergent company. I’m always surprised that more people don’t know the origin of the term, so I felt it deserved an episode, particularly at this time in our history, where our very future is at stake. […]Continue reading
If you’re looking for methods of improving your health, your self-care and helping others, today’s episode on spiritual healing is for you.
My guest is spiritual healing practitioner and instructor David Karg. David and I are both USA trainers for England’s The Healing Trust, the largest energy healing organization in Europe.Continue reading
Do you ever look up at the night sky and feel a longing? A familiarity? As if perhaps you came from the stars? I do. Whenever I look at the Pleiades I feel a calling to home. Many indigenous tribes say they came from the Pleiades. And there’s a reason for that and […]Continue reading
I’m very excited that my podcast, The Molly Larkin Show, will be launching on Wednesday, May 8.
The first episode will be an interview with Bear Heart by journalist Mike Watkiss, recorded in 1988 after Bear Heart prayed for snow in Colorado during a snow drought. And, yes, it snowed, making headlines.Continue reading
The Wind Is My Mother, which I co-authored with my teacher Bear Heart is now an audiobook.
Read by Native American actor Larry Winters, the audiobook carries the same meaning and depth as the physical book.
The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman was first published in 1996 and translated into 12 languages. Still in print after 22 years, it is considered an “evergreen” in the publishing industry: a book that goes on selling for years because of its timeless message.
.Here’s what I wrote in the Epilogue added in 2012:Continue reading