"The psychohistorical legacy of ancient Mexico, to which the peoples of the Americans are the main heirs, could determine the fate of human life on the planet, for the better or worse. The 2012 end-time may be the point of no return for the Western way of excess and exploitation. It may also be the moment of opportunity for some people in the West to set a course correction for the entire planet."
~ John Lamb Lash in "The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities"
Editor's Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jim Doty at the Science of Compassion Conference summer of 2012, and recently met again at the Wisdom 2.0 conference on Technology and Mindfulness where he informed me he had just finished this interview with Eckhart Tolle on February 12, 2013. Dr Doty is the founder of CCARE at Stanford University, which concerns itself with research in what will allow us to cultivate our original default and essence of who we are as human beings: kind, compassionate, and loving beings--our awareness and attention to this truth determines our health and well-being and that of our world.
by Sherri Carter, MS
There’s a lot of parenting advise when it comes to creating a nightly ritual of getting your children to bed, successfully. Baths, snacks, bedtime stories are usually part of those suggestions, and all good suggestions too. In our home, we’re not very strict on bedtime rituals, which in and of itself, is a ritual. Then, one day when I read something from the Dr. Wayne Dyer blog, a post from Sept 12, 2012, titled How Do You Sleep?...
Editor's Note: About a year ago, after reading a Dr. Wayne Dyer blog post, at bedtime, I started asking my then 4 yr old son what the favorite part of his day was. It’s been a beautiful, insightful addition to our bedtime routine.
Family & Parenting
by Carol Dreibelbis
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about one-third—or 1.3 billion metric tons—of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste each year. While it is easy to recognize the enormity of this number, it is much more difficult to make sense of it in a useful way. An October 2012 study by Jean Buzby and Jeffrey Hyman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to make food waste estimates more meaningful by attaching a dollar value...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: We waste way too much. Why is this happening? How does it impact us? An interesting article to investigate.
Editor's Note from Bernice Chu: Some of our readers may have seen the British Paraorchestra featured in the closing ceremonies of the Paralympics 2012. I wanted to take this time to really spotlight an incredibly inspiring and creative group of young individuals. I believe creativity and motivation has officially been redefined!
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Pat Heydlauff
According to several research studies done in 2011 and 2012, 39 percent of Americans spend more time on Facebook than in face-to-face relationships and 10.5 billion minutes per day are spent globally on Facebook alone...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Pat Heydlauff addresses the quality of our relationships during the current social media frenzy. She describes five negative consequences of excessive connecting through technology and three important things we can do to balance personal interaction with social media. She encourages each of us to take charge and protect ourselves from the downside of social media.
by Jeni James
In August of 2012 at the Being Yoga conference at the Omega Institute, one of my classes, with Manorama, a well-known Sanskrit teacher focused on Yoga and the Inner Warrior. She said, "Everyday we fight the inner and outer battles of life. The yogi in training fights the inner battle..."
by Jeni James
2012 was FULL of change for me. I stepped away from a secure job in Corporate America to pursue my dreams of running my own company and doing the things I love every day. I moved to New York City, a place that I had only dreamed of living. But the reality looked much different with no job, no guarantee of success...
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