We all know that we live in perilous times. Considering the issues, I might observe (dispassionately) that the moment has truly come for us to create a new cultural mythos—one that will redefine who we are, who we can be, as well as who we wish to become...
Editor's Note: In such perilous and confusing times that only seem to get worse, we should try to "see" things from the perspective of our wise indigenous brothers and sisters, for if we can not understand the reasons for our current crises, what chance do we stand of solving them?
Basic Aromatherapy Introduction, Dawn Larsen, Certified Registered Aromatherapist...
Editor’s Note: Great introduction and explanation to all of the questions that the public may have regarding Therapeutic Aromatic Medicine in a holistic approach to healing from a compassionate instructor who has personal experience with the power of essential oils when used appropriately.
Some time ago, a film director friend showed me a video anonymously sent to him. It was of the execution of a murderer who had been found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. Those images have left a strong impact on me ever since, not so much because of their grotesque and morbid nature but because of what they have shown me about our global society –and I include myself as part of the whole...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Yes, yes. I love this article. Please read it and think. Roxana writes so clearly here how our old methods of punishing criminals just don't work. We are moving into a time of the heart. In doing so, we must reconsider and break down old beliefs. We must meditate, find sanctuary, find quiet. If we can do these things internally, it allows us to do them externally as well and to open to more compassion and forgiveness... even to those that seemingly don't deserve any. If we can do this, we can break detrimental cycles that ultimately hurt us all.
While some poets may argue passionately that poetry isn’t true poetry unless it adheres to the rules of classical form, there are times when a well-used poetry form can go stale for you. Knowing that there are many more different types of poems and poetry, may lights your fires as a reader or a poet, to get you going...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you've been hung up on form or afraid to write poetry because you think you don't know how check out these simple directions for writing poetry from MakeLiterature.com. Try their TwiHaiku - a Twitter application for writing brief but soulful expressions of life experience. Enjoy!
Anyone who lives in a medium to large size city knows how stressful driving can sometimes be. With our busy-paced life, there are many times when we find ourselves running late for some appointment. As we're driving along, we find ourselves watching the clock move too quickly toward the time we're supposed to be somewhere. We might be thinking that if all the traffic lights will just cooperate, we'll make it. Then all of the sudden we have someone pull quickly out in front of us from a driveway or a side street.
Editor's Note: When I need a quick lift in mood for the day, I can always find words of wisdom on Linda's Blog. She is a psychotherapist who brings compassion, loving kindness, and mindfulness into the simplest things in life.
Passion is great, but what do you do when you just aren’t feeling passionate about much of anything? Leadership and learning expert Kevin Eikenberry shares six ways to unlock this powerful paradox, both in your work and in the rest of your life...
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
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