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"If only they knew: For us, fear is not a choice. A little fear is necessary for survival: Ask any gazelle. But too much fear can be as crippling as too little."
Our meditation group had six stalwart sitters yesterday for our four-hour block sitting, in spite of the our city’s annual summer festival being in full swing, the gorgeous weather…
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
Several months ago, a student of my summertime yoga and writing workshop gave me a thank you card with a powerful, mesmerizing quote cut from the final pages of a insightful book, …
I once asked a friend whether she knew anything about Russian literature."No," she intoned, shaking her head with a studiedly blank look in her eyes. "Not a thing."Later I learned …
When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn't come easy.
Growing up, we believed that doing well in school was the key to success. Good SAT scores and a high GPA will get you into a good college, which will lead to a good job and a successful future, right? Not necessarily.
Not long ago, the prevailing wisdom was that if you wanted to succeed in life, smarts, education, and effort would do the trick. The niceties of human relations were a something yo…
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory evidence.
Research shows how first impressions can color later interactions.
Adapted from Everything Mind by Chris Grosso
Mental and physical benefits of tending to plants
Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks to physician Deborah Gordon, MD, about the benefits of going paleo. Read her full story in the May/June 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health.…
One Doctor's Story
Crafting A Binding Contract With The Sacred
A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.
“Seeking the death penalty and securing the death penalty should not obligate us to implement the death penalty.”
One of my most precious experiences was finding a list in my dad’s handwriting as I sat in his recliner in my parents’ home. When I asked my mom about it, she told me it was his pr…
Reflections on Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy and my return to being Catholic