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The Gift of the Moment
by Dr. Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

During this beautiful season of light, miracles, gifts and kindness, the world is in an uproar. Rather than bathe in the beauty and love around us, rather than graciously receive the gifts given, our fight to conquer ourselves and others goes on and on. Our struggle to be important. Sides are drawn, relationships ended, weapons […]


9 Ways To Say Goodbye to Financial Struggle and Hardship, Forever
by Shaun Grant

dollar bills

Yep, you read that correctly. My highest objective is to help you to bid farewell to poverty consciousness, financial struggle and financial hardship. What’s tough is that something as important as finances should have been one of the most prominent things taught throughout grammar and high school. But it wasn’t. There’s a crazy ass reason […]


Our Single Greatest Need
by Marianne Clyde – Virginia

Zentivity by Marianne Clyde

If you could help humanity in just one area, what would that be? What is the world’s deepest need? Thought provoking question, isn’t it? I recently posted an inquiry on my social media sites, seeking to narrow down that question to an easy answer. In response, I received five pages of answers that just seemed […]


Recognizing the God-Essence in Everyone
by Annette Cravera Goggio – Oakhurst, CA

Healing: A Conversation A Field Guide To Redemption Annette Cravera Goggio Forward By Dixie Yeterian

Letting go of the prejudices we hold against others who represent beliefs so extremely different from ours is very difficult. It may be one of the most difficult of tasks we are asked to complete in this time as it involves reconciling differences among most of the individuals in our life— even the ones we […]


Connections: Beyond the Holidays
by Milissa Castanza Seymour M.S., C.H

Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our wellbeing and survival. ~ Dean Ornish During the holidays, what is more important than connection? The holiday season affords us the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones, friends, […]


Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

Two soldiers from different countriesshaking hands

When I texted my niece Jordin, an attorney who works as a public defender, she told me she was at a softball game. Every month, she explained, the town lawyers get together with the inmates at the local prison, along with the guards, and play softball. I was jarred to hear this, as I usually […]


Honor and Pursue Your Ambitions
by Mitch Horowitz – New York City

Woman looking at an image of a brain

I had never dreamed of wealth or wanted to be surrounded by fancy things. I believe in labor unions, moderately redistributive tax policies, and personal thrift—not gross consumption. But there is something vitally important to earning a good living, and that fact cannot be hidden or ignored. Nor can this: Your mind is a creative […]


The Actual Benefit of Diet Versus Drugs
by Michael Greger, MD

A notepad surrounded by vegetables

Based on a study of more than one hundred thousand Minnesotans, it appears that seven out of ten people may be prescribed at least one prescription drug in any given year. More than half are prescribed two or more drugs, and 20 percent are prescribed five or more medications. All told, physicians dispense about four […]


All Cottons Are Not Created Equal
by Beth Fiteni – Oyster Bay, NY

100% Cotton Towels

“Isn’t all cotton organic?” my aunt asked over Christmas dinner. It took some explaining to get through to her that unfortunately the answer is no. During the course of conversation at our annual holiday family gathering, it came up that the skirt I wore for the occasion was made with organic cotton. Back in the […]


Widening the Circle of Compassion
by Brenda Davis, RD and
Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

Plastic toy animals in a pile

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~ Martin Luther King It takes immense inner strength to oppose the status quo. It takes courage to resist the pressure to accept what the influential people in your life consider morally and culturally reasonable, and perhaps even necessary. Yet, if […]