Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: An empassioned and poignant message from Rachel McKibbens as she describes first her own experience with poetry and mental illness then her work using poetry to inspire self-expression for youths also suffering mental illness diagnoses - and finally the lessons she learned. Inspiring for anyone who suffers in silence and a useful example for therapists and writers who want to make a difference through poetry.
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
ARIES : "I am born to lead, a pioneer of the unique, inclined to reckless actions, foolish and naive, bold, fearless, direct, passionate and physical. I am a free sincere spirit, generous to the extreme. Luck follows me. I live for the here and now. I rely on my instincts and intuition. I am lucky with inheritance. My love is fiery. I have few friends and a sexually passionate and beautiful spouse. My face and speech is beautiful. I am curious to know things but fickle with my interests. I put effort into life and am quick to achieve..."
I drove along the tree-lined streets of a quiet neighborhood with all the windows down letting the spring air caress my face. The smell of fresh cut grass tickled my nose. Through the windshield, my tear-filled eyes beheld the bluest of skies while I pounded the steering wheel with rage...
Editor's Note: I am so excited to introduce you to a dear friend of mine today. Linda Joy has such a loving heart, and she is passionate about empowering others to live fully and authentically. In her article below, she shares one of the most pivotal moments in her life.
Anger is a commonly experienced human emotion that can cause significant suffering and requires compassion on the healing journey. In my work as a psychologist, I’ve found that “ACT on life not on anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger” provides a fantastic framework for understanding and healing anger...
Editor's Note from Janet Gillett:Learn how to overcome your anger and embrace your life and the healing process.
Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz:The world need not be ruled by Pepsi and Coca-Cola and their toxic chemicals. There are still hundreds of small, mom and pop, soda bottlers that use pure ingredients that your body recognizes and can assimilate.
John Nese is the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop in Los Angeles. His passion for his industry is inspiring, his smile is infectious, and he has a tremendous message for all of us from corporate greed (watch his response to Pepsi's pitch to his freely sharing of his products and his delight at doing so), to toxic products (watch his take on energy drinks), and so much more...
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.
It has become a truism in our culture that we need to have high self-esteem in order to be happy and healthy. Psychologists have conducted thousands of studies touting the benefits of self-esteem. Teachers are encouraged to give all their students gold stars so that each one can feel proud and special...
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