Dear Barb – Easter Questions

Dear Barb:

I am in my late thirties and Easter has got me thinking about life and what I can do to become a more spiritual person. My family never attended Church or had any religious affiliations. Recently I’ve been trying to find a way to live a more spiritually, fulfilling life. I don’t want to attend traditional Churches as I find them phoney and money grabbing. I’ve been looking for books to read and there seems to be a lot out there and I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have suggestions on how or where I could initiate a change in my life? I just need some direction, thanks Kyle.

Hi Kyle:

Often as we approach our thirties we begin to think about how we want to live our lives and question our purpose and the direction we want for our lives. As you know there are a plethora of books on the subject of spiritual enlightenment and discovering ways to live a more peaceful life. Some popular authors I would recommend are Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise May, Don Miguel and Dr. Robert Puff. A good place to start is with Dr. Robert Puff, he has several eBooks available on Amazon or Kobo for 99cents each. His books include a complete approach to spiritual health which includes the mind, body and soul. Also Dr. Wayne Dyer has been writing about living a spiritually rewarding life for over thirty years and has written several bestsellers. Dr. Dyer’s book “The Shift: Taking your life from Ambition to Meaning” may be a good starting point to assist you on your journey. As well, there are numerous non-denominational churches that focus on living a spiritually gratifying life. Check online for non-denominational churches in your area and try out few. don’t give up if you don’t feel comfortable at the first one you attended, try a few others. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks Kyle, enjoy!!

Dear Barb:

My parents have an Easter egg hunt every year for their grandchildren. They live on a farm and have a large area for the hunt. It always starts out as fun, but ends up with tears and tantrums. My nieces and nephews range in age from three years old up to teenagers. My children are three and seven. The older ones find all the treats and the younger ones are left with a mostly empty basket. My mom has extra chocolates that she gives the younger children, but that doesn’t always appease them as most of the fun is supposed to be finding the treats. I think my parents should not include the older kids in this hunt, what do you think? Christine.

Hi Christine:

Easter egg hunts should be fun times and be geared towards the younger children. Perhaps your parents could have a cut off age of twelve years old for the Easter egg hunt. Clearly your parents want to include their older grandchildren and they should, therefore they could have a special chocolate bunny or a small basket of treats for the teenagers. Twelve years old is a good cut off point as frequently teenagers feel they are too old for Easter egg hunts but they still want the treats. I’m pretty sure this should level out the playing field and prevent a lot of tears and tantrums. Thanks Christine, happy hunting!

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