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See the Happiness You Already Have
by Nir Bashan – Orlando, FL

We spend such a large portion of our lives pursing happiness. We look for it everywhere–almost to the point of obsession. And often, that search is in vain. We try to do numerous things we think will make us happy. Maybe we get a new outfit or car, or shop to fill the void. Maybe […]


The Way from Conflict to Peace by Constance Kellough
by Constance Kellough – Vancouver, Canada

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The Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing. However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of death.” J. Krishnamurti Some rare individuals have awakened to their true identity spontaneously, but often after experiencing severe suffering; others through devout prayer and service. Meditation, which […]


Mindful Gifting
by Beth Kempton – Devon, England

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Mindful gifting comes down to three questions: whether to give, what to give, and how to give. Whether to Give Gifting is part of the fabric of human relationships in every culture on earth. And make no mistake, it is a social contract. You give to me, I accept the gift, then I am obliged […]


Setting the Sensitivity Record Straight by Theresa Cheung

I sincerely want to help gentle people recognize their own true worth and feel empowered and at peace, rather than fragile and conflicted and ashamed of feeling things deeply. I would like to offer gentle people coping tools to help them manage their emotions and navigate insensitive environments. I would also like to help sensitive […]


Heartbreak from “Social Distancing” is Real
by Dr. Stephen Sinatra

If the pandemic has made you stressed, you’re not alone. There’s no shortage of things to worry about—from the fear of catching the virus to activities and milestones missed, not to mention the economic toll it’s taken on us individually and collectively. But beneath these obvious pressures is a silent stressor – one that concerns […]


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 […]