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The Gifts of Imperfection book cover
In many ways, my research has not only taught me new ways to think about how I want to live and love, it’s taught me about the relationship between my experiences and choices. One of the most profound changes in my life happened when I got my head around the relationship between gratitude and joy. I always thought that joyful people were grateful people. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? They have all of that goodness to be grateful for. But after spending countless hours collecting stories about joy and gratitude, three powerful patterns emerged: More
I grew up in an atheist family.  While my parents were raised in religious homes—my father in a kosher Jewish house, my mother in a devout Christian Science one—as adults they renounced their adherence to organized religion and raised me and my sisters in a “religion free-zone.”  More
It is extremely difficult for me to give a message from the spirit world to someone whose thinking is negative and limited, because spirit is expansive. In order for spirits to reach us, our minds must be open to what could be. Negative thinking, skepticism, and control create restriction, and spirits cannot harness the energy from us necessary to communicate. The following example shows how destructive thinking and skepticism closed down the channels to a daughter’s desperate plea for love. More
Stephan Rechtschaffen, cofounder of Omega, suggest that true wellness is about understanding yourself and your body by listening within to become aware of what is healthy and what is harmful. Finding wellness is like experiencing peaceful silence amidst the roar of an urban turbo-charged environment. It’s possible, but requires commitment and effort. More
Jon Kabat Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Stephan Rechtschaffen, cofounder of Omega. More
2012 Horoscopes
Of Aquarius, Water, and Dragons
Eric Francis discusses the Chinese Year of the Dragon and the importance of retrogrades in astrological forecasts in the February 2012 horoscopes. For more details about the year 2012, see Eric Francis' article "2012: The Most Important Year of Your Life." More
2012 Horoscopes
2012 has long been considered a time of transition, according to the Mayan calendar. Eric Francis argues that while the world will not end, it's defeinitely an astrologically significant year. Read your 2012 horoscope here. More
2012 Horoscopes
The Most Important Year of Your Life
According to the Mayan calendar, 2012 has long been considered a time of transition. Eric Francis argues that while the world will not end, it's defeinitely an astrologically significant year. Here are your 2012 horocsopes. For more details about the year 2012, see Eric Francis' article "2012: The Most Important Year of Your Life." More
In this interview by Elizabeth Lesser, Sharon Salzberg urges us to live from love and take care of one another. Elizabeth: You are often called one of America’s leading spiritual teachers. What does it mean to you to be a spiritual teacher? More
Spiritual Activism in the Now
Carla Goldstein explains how spiritual activism invites us to cast off old adversarial habits and assumptions and meet each other in the healing and creative field of presence and mindfulness. People marvel at the way children live in the moment. Yet from the time we are very young we are taught to abandon our direct experience and move lock, stock, and barrel into the abstract land of the reasoning mind. More

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