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Unity versus Separation by Owen Waters – Texas


The eternal theme of human history on Earth has been that of good versus evil. We generally define good behavior as that which is unselfish and supportive. Evil, its opposite, is then defined as behavior which is self-serving at the expense of others. Underlying these opposing definitions is a common principle, that of separation. Long […]


Your Attitude Can Change the Life of Your Loved One – and Your Own!
by Helene Berger – West Stockbridge, MA

two heads back to back

Shortly after our fiftieth anniversary, my husband, Ady Berger, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His response when hearing the three fatal words, “you have Alzheimer’s” was, “I don’t want to live anymore.” During the first year after the diagnosis, he followed the typical path: stubbornness, frustration, irritability, rigidity, annoyance (if not anger) and inappropriate behavior. During […]


Adversity is Your Greatest Ally
by Michael Taylor – Stafford TX

rock climber

At the age of 23 I was living the American Dream. I had the house, the wife, the 2.5 kids the 401K and by society’s standards I was pretty successful. The only thing missing was the white picket fence. Within approximately a 6 year time frame my dream turned into a nightmare as I experienced […]


Alarming Decline in Millennials’ Health by Arthur Firstenberg – New Mexico

cell phone

Millennials—the first generation to grow up using cell phones—are experiencing an unprecedented decline in their health when they reach their late 20s. On April 24, 2019, the American health insurance association Blue Cross Blue Shield released a report titled “The Health of Millennials.” It showed not only that the health of this generation takes a […]


The Autumn Leaves of Life
by Elaine P. Morgan – Warrenton, VA

autumn leaves

My husband died at home in Hospice Care. The hospital bed was in the middle of the living room, the largest room in the house. Our journey together had encompassed almost three-quarters of our lives. I wondered where he went. The tall sailor in Navy whites with the southern drawl and the mischievous smile, now […]


Finding Your Deepest Truth
by Sanaya Roman
channeling Orin

If you are in a difficult situation radiate love. Love heals and protects you.

This lifetime is a journey of finding your deepest truth. Every situation in your life that is a source of struggle or pain is an area in which you are learning about being true to your soul, your innermost Self. You have many roles you play, and you experience different truths at different times. You […]


The Importance of Challenge
by Ronald D. Whitmont MD – New York City

children playing tug-of-war game

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. ~ Mark Twain Following the news can be extremely discouraging. From the top of our society down, it seems that we are living in a world that no longer values honor, justice, truth or science. The government, which used to […]


It’s Not Just “Going With the Flow”
by Sky Nelson-Issacs

I believe we are creatures of flow. Flow is natural to each of us in our own way. At a party we may feel engrossed in a conversation and want the rest of the party to disappear, or we may naturally feel the ending of the conversation when one person goes to refill their drink. […]


The Best Rejection
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

heart surrounding human figure

When composer George Gershwin was developing his career, he contacted his esteemed role model Maurice Ravel and asked if Ravel would take him on as a student. Ravel, familiar with Gershwin’s work, rejected him, replying, “Why become a second-rate Ravel when you are already a firstrate Gershwin?” A true teacher does not inculcate students to […]


Getting Fish, Birds and Amphibians Out of Experiments
by Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.

research lab

More than 100 million animals are used in experiments in the United States each year. But that’s just an estimate, because 90 percent of those animals including birds, fish and amphibians, are not formally counted. That is because the Animal Welfare Act— the only federal law designed to regulate the use of animals in laboratories— […]