performing arts

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC: How the balance of tension and release in music affects our appreciation of it

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC: How the balance of tension and release in music affects our appreciation of it

I don’t know the name of the selection or the pianist performing it. When the simple jazz improvisation came over my radio one afternoon,...
March 25, 2014 × 0 comments

green living

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

If you don’t like being stinky, but you also don’t like slathering store-bought deodorants with questionable ingredients like...
March 24, 2014 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

Dated Evidence Spider plants hang everywhere;they are badly in need of water.Half a mug of cold coffeewith lipstick stainsrests atop...
March 23, 2014 × 0 comments

quotations

HUMOR AND INGENUITY: 25 artful witty quotes

HUMOR AND INGENUITY: 25 artful witty quotes

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s...
March 22, 2014 × 0 comments

video

The Science of Character

The Science of Character

The six core virtues (listed at the top of each column), and the 24 secondary character traits which help us cultivate them. Click...
March 20, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

REAL WORLD OR MIRAGE?: Connect to the sense of magic to see things as they really are

REAL WORLD OR MIRAGE?: Connect to the sense of magic to see things as they really are

Metronomes are the little pendulum-type devices that keep time for musicians. In a recent video I watched the metronomes were started...
March 19, 2014 × 0 comments

essays

FAT-SHAMING: Why do I owe an excuse?

FAT-SHAMING: Why do I owe an excuse?

She’s back, again. According to 32-year-old mother of three Maria Kang, whose claim to fame is a Facebook image that went viral,...
March 18, 2014 × 1 comment

personal growth

GETTING UNSTUCK: How to identify when you’re stuck and how to push through it

GETTING UNSTUCK: How to identify when you’re stuck and how to push through it

There comes a point in everyone’s life where we reach a fork in the road. It could be a career, it could be a relationship, it could...
March 17, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE MYTH OF LOVE SCARCITY: We do not lack love; we lack the knowledge of how to harness its enormous supply

THE MYTH OF LOVE SCARCITY: We do not lack love; we lack the knowledge of how to harness its enormous supply

This article was excerpted from Vironika Tugaleva’s book The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness. A...
March 15, 2014 × 0 comments