Entries tagged with “Current Events”

#MeToo: A Teachable Moment

The nuances of assault, harassment, sexual advances and responsibility.

3 Reasons to be Optimistic for Our Future

Spiritual progress is breaking down outworn religious structures and bringing a new demand for justice in the political arena, and yet... many cling to the old ways. Why be optimistic today?

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

Here are five food policy issues that the presidential nominees aren't talking about—even though they should be.

5 Steps to Solving the Opioid Crisis

By paying attention and anticipating pain (tension, need for energy, and so on), people come to “health consciousness” and are less likely to abuse prescription drugs.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.

7 Ways to Take Care and Take Action

What do we do when facing what appear to be insurmountable challenges of our time?

A Dose of Reality

In a media-filled world, stay present for your relationship.

Being Honorable

For me, that meant resigning from the State Department and now resisting our new president’s vision of America.

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Book Review: The Song of Increase

Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

Conscious Activism: How to Transform Anger

How anger is used can determine activist effectiveness.

Creating Calm From Chaos

The issue of stress is rampant in our culture. Mindful Yoga Therapy, supported by Give Back Yoga Foundation, is offering a path to healing for these individuals.

Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous

Most deeply spiritual people, regardless of their ancestral religion or their chosen path, esteem human beings who exhibit certain qualities, such as empathy, compassion, lovingkin…

Film Review: Circle of Poison

Circle of PoisonEvan Mascagni and Shannon PostCollective Eye FilmsThe “circle of poison” refers to the process whereby American companies manufacture pesticides that have been bann…

Film Review: Love Is a Verb

Love Is a VerbTerry Spencer Hesser and Stephan MazurekDark Sky FilmsThe Muslim thinker and academic Fetullah Gulen has been a controversial figure in his homeland of Turkey for&nbs…

Finding the Center

In hearing about Trump's executive order to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, it brought forth a vision for me of little children on a beach. In this vision, the w…

Heal Yourself, Heal the World

Drawing from the wisdom of spiritual teachers, writer Emma Pearse focuses on healing herself to heal the world.

Healing in Brussels

Our producer said she was happy that the concert venue would be mostly full that night. Many people had stopped coming to concerts because of the intense fear that overtook the cit…

Heart of Money: Bitcoin and FOMO

Columnist Paul Sutherland shares his perspective on cryptocurrencies.

How the Split Brain Affects Our Political Observations

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