Is mindfulness in education just a well-meaning, do-gooder, tree-hugger approach to teaching? U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan says no. It's proven to give children tools to help them cultivate inner resilience, and the unions that can make teaching those tools in public schools a widespread reality.
Is paying your bills and unpleasant and deflating chore? Joyce Hawkes shows you how to turn it around and reap the awareds with this simple practice of gratitude.
A friend of mine, Hilde, an exceedingly successful small-business owner, scolded me when I whined about the time it took to write checks for bills. I expressed how I despised doing that chore from the aspect of both time and the resulting reduction in my bank balance. She explained her way of paying bills.
An alignment of the Uranus-Pluto square, combined with Pluto in Capricorn, can be a time full of new surprises and unexpected events. The key, says Eric Francis, is to practice deep self-awareness and find the courage to stay awake and not go back to sleep. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 2012.
An alignment of the Uranus-Pluto square, combined with Pluto in Capricorn, can be a time full of new surprises and unexpected events. The key, says Eric Francis, is to practice deep self-awareness and the courage to stay awake and not go back to sleep. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see July 2012: A Call To Awakening and Action.
According to anthropologist and shaman Hank Wesselman, it is not enough to suppress the effects of illness with medication. For true healing to occur, the causes of the illness must be addressed.
Nora Ephron (1941–2012), New York Times bestselling author, was a journalist, novelist and screenwriter with a knack for writing about life and love with grace and humor.
Practice isn’t the way to cope with or overcome impermanence. It is the way to fully appreciate and live it, says Norman Fischer.
Life is a long walk through varied terrain, says Joan Sutherland. If we can trust what appears before us, rather than impose our map on it, we can embrace change more easily.
Sometimes we try so hard on our spiritual journey that we get in our own way. Harshada Wagner describes how dropping all effort and spending time in nature helped him recognize his own divine nature.
"Self-effort is the greatest impediment to realization.” The old swami’s words felt like a kick in the stomach. We were having lunch together, discussing sadhana and the role of self-effort on the spiritual path. When he said this, immediately, I was ready to argue.
According to Marc David, the way you navigate your life is the way you navigate your metabolism. The good news is you can change how you live and transform your metabolism starting right now.
Metabolism isn’t something you fix. You can measure certain aspects of it, yet metabolism itself is measureless. You can tweak certain parts of it, yet it remains always whole. You can command it to do your bidding, yet it will always answer to a higher source.