contemplations

THE GRATITUDE CHALLENGE: What are you thankful for today?

THE GRATITUDE CHALLENGE: What are you thankful for today?

On my Facebook news feed a couple of months ago, I started seeing posts in which people I knew were expressing their gratitude in...
October 20, 2014 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

CREATING RITUAL: 7 easy steps to make 2015 your best year yet

CREATING RITUAL: 7 easy steps to make 2015 your best year yet

The following article is excerpted from Your Hidden Riches – Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning. Do...
October 14, 2014 × 0 comments

alternative education

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

The classic dilemma of mainstream liberal educational systems today is “how do you get students to care?” There are libraries...
October 13, 2014 × 0 comments

mind-body

PAIN & STRESS: Uncover layers of stress to resolve chronic pain

PAIN & STRESS: Uncover layers of stress to resolve chronic pain

How can we avoid upheaval and challenges? We can’t. No one is immune to stress. Each of us faces the ups and downs, the yin and...
October 11, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

This year has been a year of higher than usual visibility for feminism as random and not-so-random celebrities have claimed identification...
October 9, 2014 × 1 comment

personal growth

REFLECTION: Let go of the day by doing these exercises before bed

REFLECTION: Let go of the day by doing these exercises before bed

The following is an excerpt from Barb Schmidt’s book The Practice. Reflection is our final exercise of the day. This is when...
October 7, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture, video

Tent City

Tent City

“Get a job, you bum.” That’s what less-than-sympathetic people are often heard saying to the long-term homeless....
October 4, 2014 × 0 comments

mind-body

THE G MAN: Focus on the purpose, not the task

THE G MAN: Focus on the purpose, not the task

Excerpted from naturopathic doctor Joseph Christiano’s latest book, Living Beyond Your Chronic Pain, in which he teaches people...
September 30, 2014 × 0 comments

essays

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

The following story is an excerpt from Max Reif’s forthcoming book, Toward an Interior Sun. 1. I first encountered the name...
September 27, 2014 × 2 comments