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In My World, All is Well
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. —J. Stanford Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a spiritual master in the Advaita (Oneness of All Life) tradition. He proclaimed, “In my world all is well.” What a strange statement for a person to make! Didn’t he watch the news? Wasn’t he depressed by […]

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Your Built-in Power to Heal a Divided World
by Lisa Hromada

person standing with tree branches

Over the past year, we have seen and experienced a separateness unlike many have experienced before. It has been highlighted by social divide, political divide, racial divide, civil unrest, and an unprecedented physical distancing between communities, colleagues, friends and family as the 2020 pandemic worked its way through the nation and the world. You may […]

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How Do We Get From Tolerance to Unity?
by Hope Fitzgerald

I’ve been grappling with some ideas that I feel compelled to share and will tell you right now that they may push you against the edges of your comfort zones. But, it’s for a higher purpose … Unity Consciousness. Because isn’t this where we want to go? Isn’t the new world we envision based on […]

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The Great Divide
by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

“Thank you for sharing your thoughts,” has become a genuine reply that both calms me, and also feels true when parsing my way through this cultural great divide. Engagement, can otherwise feel like entrapment/ entanglement, if we are not loving and holding ourselves well. Centered. Take responsibility for the way you are showing up in […]

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An Open Letter to Survivors of a Pandemic The Great Divide
by Toni-Cara Stellitano LCSW – Commack, NY

There is nothing wrong with you for feeling afraid, anxious, depressed, depleted, lethargic, frustrated, lost, and confused. Your body is an organism in response to its environment, and our outside environment is in a state of chaos. Before you rush off to seek medication for soothing these feelings, remember that your body is having a […]

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Butter and the Boomerang Effect
by Dr. Will Tuttle – Middletown CA

We are each other’s teachers, for better or worse, and what we teach is who and what we are, and what we practice. Everything comes back, it seems, to our ongoing practice of living. Thoreau summed it well: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the […]

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Peace and Happiness
by Owen Waters – Texas

Peace resides in the human heart. Inner peace creates outer peace in your relationships and in the effect that you have upon the global consciousness. Peace is a choice. It respects your boundaries and it respects the boundaries of others. When you set your boundaries and stop others from intruding into your space, when you […]

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We Long For Freedom and Accountablity
by Mia Birdsong – Oakland, CA

How We Show Up by Mia Birdsong

The American Dream tells us that freedom is the state of being unburdened and unconstrained by others or systems. It’s about having choices and being able to fully express ourselves. It’s having the power to be who we want, go where we want, and do what we want. But we tend to understand it as […]

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To Block, Unfriend, or Unfollow?
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

emptying out cell phone

“To block, unfriend, or unfollow… what do you do when encountering meanness on social media?” This question posed to Facebook friends received over 120 comments… everything from a three-strikes-you’re-out rule to a simple gesture of ignoring what is not appreciated. After reading the responses, though, I began to wonder if to feel guilty or not […]

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Life Beyond Labels
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

person on top of ladder with binoculars

Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. ~ Toni Morrison You have been taught that if you name something, you gain power over it. Yet this principle backfires when we become so fixated on giving things names that they gain power over us. The title of a book by Carlin Diamond brilliantly captures this […]

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