Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.
Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.
I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.
Are your efforts and commitments for the short term or the long of it? One engenders trust and self-honor, the other, advertises that not you or anyon...
In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum.
Throughout my life, I have been a world-class worrier. My anxieties have ranged from small OCD-type behaviors -- returning home multiple times to make sure I locked the door or turned off the oven -- to the infinitely more fertile field of worrying about my children.
Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions.
Those who have suffered from a serious toothache know how debilitating it can be. So, imagine sitting through an algebra class with one. Then multiply that by the hundreds of thousands of children who suffer silently in school.
But, there is more to what we choose to eat than how it tastes. Having a connection with food is relative to the food choices we make. Appreciating the food we eat is the first step in bridging the gap between "tastes good" and "does a body good.
I have to admit after Deepak had spoken about cosmic consciousness, the big bang theory, and how we're all made out of stars, my mind was left trying to comprehend it all. Right now, maybe it's a little beyond comprehension.
Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.
We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.
While progress may be being made in some areas, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all kids and youth are meeting the daily physical activity guidelines, and perhaps even more work to be done to ensure that getting outdoors is a part of that daily routine.
Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" But what exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years of counseling clients and taking a stab or two at letting go of my own "stuff," I recommend the following strategies...