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A Conspiracy of Goodness™ of Our Times
by Dr. Lynda Ulrich

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When I was a boy, I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.’ ~ Mr. Rogers Are you beginning to look for the helpers amid the current upheavals: the people who have found a way to be thoughtful, helpful, […]


The Art of Disobedience
by Dr. Will Tuttle – Healdsburg, CA

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From the time we’re infants, we are continuously pressured to obey, conform, and be pleasing to others and to authorities. When we do this well, we may get our rewards in social approval, and if we don’t, we may suffer the consequences. The problem is that if we are merely an obedient product of our […]


Like Falling Through a Cloud: Coping with Forgetfulness, Confusion, and a Dreaded Diagnosis
by Eugenia Zukerman

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A few years ago my daughters told me they were worried about my forgetfulness, my loss of words, my confusion. They suggested… or rather insisted… I get tested. A flutist, writer, artistic director, busy playing and performing, I simply refused. But when l finally agreed to trek uptown with my younger daughter to a hospital […]


The World Changed Overnight: Now Its Education’s Turn: The Case For Social-Emotional Learning in Schools and How We Get it Done
by Jean Paul Paulynice, MBA


With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, the fight for racial equality and a significant disruption to our children’s daily routines, parents and educators have their hands full. From distance learning to basic everyday activities, our kids are coming of age in a new, ever-evolving world, a world significantly different from the one we grew […]


Become a Warrior, Not a Worrier
by Bob Hillary

It takes a certain amount of bravery to step out with determination on the path to a simpler life, in tune with yourself and with the Earth. I encourage you all to become warriors for the Earth. By doing so, I guarantee you will learn to let go of all the things that are cluttering […]


The Ho’oponopono Forgiveness Practice Can Transform Your Life
by Eileen Silverberg – Florida

It is not easy to let go of people or situations that have hurt us. Resentment is like holding hot charcoal in our hands, it only burns who is holding it. When we have been wronged, forgiveness is the prescription to relieve the pain. However, making the conscious decision to forgive others and forgive ourselves […]


What It’s Really For
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

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I was stunned to see the long line of customers waiting in front of the rental car desk. As I counted 50 people and just a few agents to service them, I realized I would be here for at least an hour. Never again will I rent from this company. As I chatted with Tom, […]


What Death Can Teach Us About Changing the World
by Karen Wyatt MD

& Lessons for Living from the Dying by Karen Wyatt MD

Life has a way of leading us to unexpected places. As for me, back when I was a hospice physician making house calls to care for the dying patients on our service I never dreamed I would one day write a book about that experience. I didn’t know that my own life would be profoundly […]


The Spiritual Side of Sports
by Rupert Sheldrake – London

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Most people do not think of sports as spiritual practices; sports seem supremely secular. Yet in modern secular societies, sports may be one of the most common ways in which people experience the self-transcendence that can come through being in the present. A meditator may find his mind wandering and only occasionally come back into […]


I Found the Secret
by Ruby Walker

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If I had to describe how depression made me feel in four words, I’d say unwelcome in my mind. That was the primary sensation. That’s why it was different from just being sad. Day in, day out, I was bullying myself. I was under constant attack. Of course I was tired! Of course I broke […]