Category Archives: Our Culture

Being in the Now with Elisha Goldstein

Dr. Elisha Goldstein addresses a concept that comes in the form of a question, which he and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn suggest we ask ourselves when life’s demands seem overwhelming to us. A simple question with a centering result. Continue reading

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Random thoughts on Creativity, our Brains, Steve and Albert

Clearing my desk, I found a haiku I wrote which started this creative train of thought for my blog today. fall shadows fallingchanging light toward healingmother nature rests________________ Albert Einstein said “the intuitive mind is a Sacred Gift, and the … Continue reading

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Resilience After Capture – Meet Inspiring Women

Stories about Resilience as seen in an Auschwitz survivor ,Jaycee Dugard, Amanda Lindhout, and Rachel and Chris Chapman; all inspiring women who were kidnapped and survived extreme conditions Continue reading

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29th Verse of The Tao Te Ching

Is it possible times haven’t changed that much over the last 2,500 years? I keep hearing about how fast the changes are coming these days. It feels that way, but let’s not confuse speed and chaos with reaching a higher consciousness.

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Violent Video Games Ruling and the Brain

In a 7-to-2 decision, the Federal Supreme Court struck down California’s restriction on the sale of violent games to minors using the 1st Amendment as their reason. Justice Scalia likened the games to the protection given to books, plays and … Continue reading

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Writing to Change the World by Pipher

When you change yourself and you change the world. If your intention is also to make the world a better place with through speaking or writing, then you will find Pipher’s personal thoughts and observations, elaboration on writer’s formats and techniques to use and, many references and quotes from such inspirational people as Thich Nhat Hanh as motivating as I have. Pipher’s book’s tagline reads, “An inspiring guide for transforming the world with words.”
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Another Reason to Clean Your Plate

With all the news about the obesity epidemic, not cleaning your plate is the motto of the day…or is it? I was startled to read that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. isn’t consumed. If thrown in the trash or left to rot or provide a haven for bacteria in your fridge, it eventually goes into landfills. Once there, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23 times more potent in trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

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What if You Couldn’t Smile?

Check out this brief documentary by a woman who has facial paralysis and hear how it effects her interacting with strangers. Thank you to the NY Times for providing this article titled “A Face Without Emotion” produced by Karen Barrow. … Continue reading

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Marketing and Meditation Share the Steps to Success

Meditation and marketing have some things in common. Seth Godin, the genius of marketing for businesses, recently wrote in his blog about the hierarchy of success from his standpoint and it occurred to me that the same concept could apply to meditation. Seth and I begin at the bottom of the list with execution. This is where most people place their focus- often by asking me ” what is the right way to meditate?” Continue reading

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