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Letting Go of The Past: An Author's View

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...

'Soul Of A Citizen' EXCERPT: Learned Helplessness

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

The reason many of us retreat from social involvement is not that we think all is well with the world. Rather, what leaves too many of us sitting on the sidelines is what psychologists call learned helplessness.

Voices From Haiti: "Stop Feeding on Haiti's Suffering"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

One of two Pediatric tents we visited There is a sign in a damaged Petionville, Haiti bar that reads: "There are no truths, there are only stories....

5 Ways To Help A Friend In Crisis

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.

Misery, Fear, Loss, and Confusion in Haiti Four Months After the Quake

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is my second trip to Haiti after the January 12 earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people and left 1.2 million homeless, although neither of ...

Politicians Can Count on Popular Despair After Copenhagen

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjay Khanna

The possibility that a climate agreement won't be reached is increasingly becoming a reality. For society, the failure could be much more dire than just melting ice caps.

Don't Despair, Understand the Three Stages of Learning

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

Recognizing you've blown it is progress! Whether you move forward has everything to do with how you treat yourself once you notice you've blown it. The trick is to learn from the experience.

Out Of The Desert Of Despair At Last

Rusel DeMaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusel DeMaria

I've arrived at the edge of a desert of despair, the tears forced upon me by a message of hope. For the first time, I've seen the American promise f...

Jack Reacher, Once More Into the Breach - An Audio Book Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

TITLE: "Nothing To Lose" AUTHOR: Lee Child (The Jack Reacher Series) GENRE: Muscular Mystery LENGTH: 14 hours, unabridged PUBLISHER: ...

Stark Contrasts In Denver On Eve Of DNC

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

As we passed the strong police presence around the Denver Convention Center I realized that my quiet home town now looks like the police state scenes in the most terrifying cyberpunk videos. Soon afterward, however, I arrived at the site of Meditate 08 where they spoke about the benefits of letting go of hate and fear within the self as a way of transforming society.