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Byron Katie
People talk about living in “the now.” I live in the now all the time, and so do you. Actually, there’s nowhere else you can live. You may not always be aware of it, though. Have you ever stopped to realize that even “now” is the story of a past? As soon as you think it, the now is gone, just like everything else in the world. More
The Neuroscience of Enlightenment
Neural networks are a plastic, dynamic architecture, a constellation of neurons that light up momentarily to perform a specific task. This is why, as you mull over a particular thought (good or bad), or practice a particular activity (beneficial or detrimental), you reinforce the neural networks that correlate with those thoughts and skills. Each time a situation reminds you of an actual fearful or dangerous experience from your past and instinctual emotions are brought up, that specific neural network is reinforced. More
2012 Horoscopes
Spring 2012: The Deep Background
Eric Francis discusses the latest in eclipses, retrogrades, and transits in your May 2012 horoscopes. For more details about the year 2012, see Eric Francis' article "2012: The Most Important Year of Your Life." More
Gods and Goddesses Within
Elizabeth Lesser questions the role power plays in our lives and the forces that come together when feminism and spirituality merge. More
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
Stephan: The Stress Reduction Clinic, which you founded in 1979, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Since that time, we’ve seen incredible changes in the fields of health and healing, including the introduction of mindfulness into mainstream medicine and culture. What drew you to devote yourself to this teaching? 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


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