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Open Eyes, Open Arms
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

It’s so easy to go through life with our eyes closed, dreaming, hoping, planning for better days. Of course as we do so, we not only miss what’s here right now, but have no idea how to greet the next day when it comes. Dreams seems to comfort us, give life meaning and direction. We […]


Raising Kinder Children
by Robyn Spizman – Atlanta, GA

Loving Out Loud by Robyn Spizman

We can all raise kinder children and teach kindness, one child at a time. We give birth to kids and to kindness alike. Together we create the next generation of humankind and humans being kind. Raising kinder children is something all parents would agree is a meaningful goal. When asked what we want for our […]


Who is in Charge? The Illusion of our Choices
by Jill Mattson – Oil City, PA

People ingest sound like you eat food. We don’t just consume with our mouths, but with all of our five senses. We turn into what we tune into. Music is energy, just like food. Before and after you listen to a song, you can look at all of the frequencies in your body and observe […]


Life is a Mirror
by Owen Waters – Texas

Karma, in the popular view, is often perceived as the bogeyman of Eastern philosophy, as the stick that punishes you for doing the wrong thing. In reality it is much simpler than that, and it carries no judgmental overtone at all. Karma is simply reflectance. Reflectance is a property of the universe. Therefore, life reflects […]


COVID-19 Fact Sheet
by Gabriel Cousens, MD

Dear Friends, Putting together an understanding of the COVID-19 event with all the mass hysteria, misinformation, and hyperbole is not easy. In approaching this, I’ve tried to stick with statistics and published papers; however, I’m choosing not to footnote everything because this isn’t a doctoral thesis. I share here a list of facts that give […]


Everything is Nothing
by Scott Haas – Cambridge, MA

Why Be Happy? by Scott Haas

Years spent visiting Japan changed my outlook on how I use space back home in the States. Like many people, I had tended to hold on to things, stretching back years, and while there is little or no utility or purpose to these things, I found it hard to let go.* How could I throw […]


by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

Most of the time we live our lives, waiting for tomorrow. We plan, prepare, dream and hope that our dreams will come true. Or, the opposite happens, we live in fear of what may be on the way and become frozen. What we imagine lays up ahead becomes more real than what is happening right […]


by Arthur Firstenberg – Santa Fe, NM


Here are a few reasons to NEVER use a cell phone: Damage to you. In animal experiments, even a single two-hour exposure to a mobile phone, at low power, destroyed up to two percent of the animals’ brain cells: Salford et al., “Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain after Exposure to Microwaves from GSM Mobile […]


Getting Sleep Habits Back on Track
by Dr. Patrick Porter

sleeping woman with dog

COVID-19 assaulted both our health and familiar ways of living. As a researcher in the fields of brain and mental wellness, I examine the effects of sleep deprivation. I couldn’t help but pay close attention to the ways in which the pandemic exacerbated this already prevalent issue. Lack of sleep and physical relaxation is a […]


You Never Ask The Meaning Of Life When You’re In Love
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

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Most of us do not see the connection between Zen practice and love. But Zen is the practice of being in love with all of life, becoming one with it, no separation. We look for meaning everywhere, find it briefly and then it leaves. A sense of hollowness arises and this search can continue endlessly. […]