The Power of Optimism in the Stories We Tell

As he was growing up, Mezzapelle had an interest in the stories his relatives would tell. He says, “When I looked back, I realized that their stories had three things in common....

Dialogue: Habits of the Heart

What often passes for dialogue these days is negotiation or debate. However, Backman feels the true aim of dialogue is mutual understanding rather than trying to convince another...

Changing Our Story To Save The World

Shadyac says, "We participate in a society that disconnects us from that. It says, 'okay, that was fine. Now, you have to get back to the 'real world.' This idea of a 'real world'...

The Power Of The Grimm Brothers' Collection Of Folktales

The collection of tales by the Grimm Brothers deal with some very murky human passions, and they hold the possibility of a productive way of being, on the other side of difficulty.

Moving Beyond the Noise to Pristine Attention

We are in a constant deluge of noise and information and chat, whether it is from our email and social media or the 24-hour news cycles with its constant announcements of breaking...

Lessons from a Fledgling Democracy

How are the successes and failures of the fledgling South African democracy relevant to all democratic nations? Why a nation cannot truly thrive without full socio-economic...

Becoming a True Wisdom Elder

With extended longevity comes a chance to become a true wisdom elder. To leap from adulthood to elderhood, we're challenged to uncover our unconscious denials and resistances...

Waking Up to “Real” Reality as Taught By the Buddha

Buddhism is not a religion but is an engagement with “real” reality. The entire Buddhist tradition is built on a philosophical scientific foundation. The Buddha was more a...

Quantum Wholeness

Nelson-Isaacs shares the good news that the cosmos is responsive and synchronicity occurs to help us come into our wholeness. Here we explore some of the filters that hold us back...

Redeeming The Body And Its Hungers With Self-Love

Here we explore an alternative to looking at our bodies through the lens of the brutal forces of cultural bias that highlight the personal shaming that tears down the expression...

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