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Ira Israel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

Sculpting a Less-Anxious Brain

Kathleen Smith | Posted 09.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

Ships will come and go in the harbor of your mind, but you'll be able to decide which ones to unload. Slowly but surely, you can fashion a mind that is aware of it self and amazed by its complexity and powers of compassion.

10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Adolescent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Accept that what you did yesterday won't work today. Your child is changing and growing and your relationship with him or her has to accommodate that growth. To do this, your behavior is going to have to change, too.

Back to School With Heart

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Janine Francolini

It is time to be going back to school with more than brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Here's to the 2014-15 school year kick-off with vigilant attention to EVERY aspect of our children's health and development!

Carolyn Gregoire

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally brin...

The New 3 Rs Of Education

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Klein What if all it took to better your health was inner reflection? The willingness to look inward can significantly affect our physical...

How Should Parents Handle Their Teenagers' Relationship To Technology?

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Just about anyone can observe that teenagers have become essentially inseparable from devices like smartphones and tablets, but what's less certain is...

Making a Difference in the Lives of Teenagers | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents

We know that teenagers are prone to engaging in risky behaviors, but what are the solutions? In addition to intervention and professional support, parents can play a key role in their adolescents' well-being and their ability to make good decisions.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

Occupy Oakland Activist Faces Life Imprisonment After Third-Strike Arrest

East Bay Express | Rachel Swan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

The threat of life imprisonment looms for Occupy Oakland activist Marcel Johnson - better known by his alias, Khali - after a third-strike arrest duri...

Jason Cherkis

Mayor Quan's Legal Adviser Quits Over Her Handling Of Occupy Oakland Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- As a platoon of Oakland Police Department officers began clearing out Occupy Oakland's encampment for a second time at Frank Ogawa Plaza...

The Obama Legacy at Occupy Oakland

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Whatever happens in this election year, the new generation of activists I've seen in Oakland are my reason for hope, and there's room here for all ages. Together, we must create the changes we believe in.

The Unexpected Value Of Getting To Know Yourself

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Mindsight is a method of self-understanding through which people can gain insight and empathy by exploring the workings of their own mind.

LA Times Festival of Books: Notable Speakers & Hot Books

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

At the LA Times Festival of Books, I was thrilled to meet the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Gary Small, author of iBrain, Sebastian Junger, author of War, among others.

Can Meditation Change Your Brain And Affect Your Genes?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

In last week's blog, Susan Smalley, Ph.D., founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA, shared with us her fascinating journey. Af...