poetry

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

Ten Reflections on Why We Write 1.  A poet writes, a baker makes bread. Hungry mouths will eat the bread; will hungry spirits imbibe...
March 21, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

Everyone knows music is beautiful. My mother tried to explain this to me when she closed her eyes and air-conducted to Beethoven’s...
March 20, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

SKEPTICISM: Question everything and transform your life

SKEPTICISM: Question everything and transform your life

I believe most people do not know or appreciate what the word “skeptic” really means. The common vernacular has a connotation of...
March 18, 2015 × 3 comments

sustainable economics

THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

The following is an excerpt from Laurence J. Brahm’s book Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World. The China...
March 16, 2015 × 0 comments

meditation

ACCESSING THE SPACE WITHIN: A guided relaxation meditation to come to stillness

ACCESSING THE SPACE WITHIN: A guided relaxation meditation to come to stillness

Through stillness, you can access what is unconscious and bring it to the surface. You can watch your mind with detachment and open...
March 14, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

FREE WILL: It’s existential, my dear Watson

FREE WILL: It’s existential, my dear Watson

The original quote from Sherlock Holmes of course was “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.” I use this play on words...
March 11, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

JOURNAL DIALOGUE: A journaling technique for digging beneath the surface

JOURNAL DIALOGUE: A journaling technique for digging beneath the surface

There’s a wonderful journaling technique called the “Journal Dialogue” that has been utilized by journaling experts such...
March 9, 2015 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

COLOUR MANTRA: Use this visualization technique to energize, relax and centre yourself

COLOUR MANTRA: Use this visualization technique to energize, relax and centre yourself

Traditional mind control techniques, as purported by the creative minds of Hollywood, bring up pictures of gypsy women staring into...
March 8, 2015 × 0 comments

alternative education

STAY IN THE STRETCH ZONE: Why we should pay attention when we’re bored

STAY IN THE STRETCH ZONE: Why we should pay attention when we’re bored

There’s a learning model educators use to allow students to measure their attitudes towards the topics they’re applying themselves...
March 5, 2015 × 0 comments