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Millions Are Missing: Will The World Finally Notice?

Maureen Hanson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Maureen Hanson

Let's hope that the Millions Missing ME movement will finally convince everyone of the seriousness of this overlooked disease and garner the respect and support that will allow its victims to resume their lives

MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action

Rivka Solomon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Rivka Solomon

(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruine...

Gnash: "Hopefully The Second Single Makes Me A Household Name"

FaceCulture | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment

Rapper, singer, and producer Gnash has embraced the power of the internet, and it's paying off. The 23-year-old released his single I Hate U, I Love U...

How To Make Sure That Trumpism Never Returns

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Read More: By Deepak Chopra, MD the Problem Isn't Donald Trump but Trumpism—Many Commentators Feel Safe Enough to Utter These Words. What Made Them Feel Unsafe Over the Past Year, Despite the Toxic Extremism That Trump the Man Represented, Was Timidity. Someone Posing as a Strong Man, Capable of Viciously Demolishing His Political Enemies, Posed a Potential Threat to Anyone Who Spoke Out Against Him. but Now More People Have Found a Way, Even a Growing Handful of Republican Politicians, To Denounce Him.   There's a Collective Sigh of Relief That Trump Has Become His Own Worst Enemy, But Relief Isn't the Same as Feeling Safe, Much Less Immune. America Hasn't Seen the Last of Trumpism Until Remedies Against Its Return Are Undertaken Seriously. as a Physician Sees It, We Are Past the Prevention Stage, Past the First Signs of Disorder, And Well Into Rampant Symptoms That Threaten a Full-Blown Outbreak. in a Word, Trumpism Has Become a Persistent Virus, And Although It Fuels a Sense of Self-Righteousness to Blame the Long Line of Republican Presidents Going Back to Nixon Who Planted the Seeds of Trumpism, We Can't Afford That Luxury.   to Compress Trumpism Into Its Essential Ingredients, They Are Actually a Batch of Stubborn Illusions That Have Been Turned Into a Belief System, As Follows:   — the Illusion That Anyone "Not Like US" Is Inferior, Bad, Lazy, And Dangerous. From This Illusion Springs a Belief in US-Versus-Them Thinking. — the Illusion of Racial Superiority. From This Illusion Springs Overt and Covert Racism. — the Illusion of Absolute Patriotism, Or "My Country Right or Wrong." From This Illusion Springs Xenophobia. — the Illusion That Violence Works. From This Illusion Springs a Belief That War Accomplishes More Good Things Than Bad. — the Illusion of Egotism. From This Illusion Springs the B, Me, And Mine" Actually Count.   the List Could Go On, And There Are Commentators Who Focus on Such Things as Sexism, Income Inequality, Immigration, And Fear of Globalism. Trumpism Has Many Arms, No Doubt. but I Think It Is Best Viewed as a Psychological State That Permits the Welling Up of Our Darkest Impulses. Until the Country's Collective Psychology Stops Being Tainted by Fear, Anger, And Resentment, Trumpism Will Continue on the Metastasized Negativity That the Far Right Cannot Survive Without.   President Obama Followed the Course of Being the Adult in the Room, Which Hillary Clinton Is Continuing. but if We Consider the 16 Other Republican Candidates for President That Didn't Get Nominated, Each Exhibits Some Form of Trumpism-Lite. in Private, Even a Gentlemanly Mitt Romney, Assuming He Wasn't Being Taped, Expressed an Appalling Disdain for the Average American. the Current Crop of Right-Wing Candidates Fester in a Party Where the Majority of Republicans Believe That Obama Is a Practicing Muslim.   This Implies That Being the Adult in the Room Is Too P, And Activism Begins With Each of US Examining Our Own Attitudes and Beliefs.   — We Must Respond to Toxic Emotions With Rational Solutions. — We Must Be Brave About Standing Up and Speaking Our Truth. — We Must Stop Secretly Agreeing in the Bla, But in Our Own Hearts as Well.   I Know That These Sound Like Moralistic Steps, But as David Brooks Has Been Pointing Out in the New York Times, The Basic Objection to Trump Is a Moral One, And Our Society Has Become Timid, Self-Conscious, Embarrassed, Or Indifferent to Public Morality. as a Result, So-Called "Conservative Values" Have Taken US Through the Looking Glass Into a Landscape Where the Worst Among US Cloak Themselves as the Best and Most Moral.   It Seems Set in Stone That Elected Officials on the Local, State, And Congressional Level Will Refuse to Budge From Toxic Positions That Get Voters to Turn Out.  but This Is Largely Because the Bad Have Driven Out the Good. Moderate and Progressive Candidates Shun the Opportunity to Run for Office Because of Their Dist, As Trump Demonstrates, Uses Scorched-Earth Tactics as a Normal Way of Conducting Politics. but There Is No Other Remedy Other Than Good People Stepping Up Once More.   What's Needed in the End Isn't a Moral Crusade, Which Only Inflames the Opposition to More Intense Levels of Abuse, As Witness Trump's Completely Unpunished Habit of Doubling Down on His Vitriolic Rhetoric. Morality Returns Naturally When People Have Expanded Awareness. We Are Living in an Era Where Outside Threats, Real or Imaginary, Have Caused Our Collective Consciousness to Contract. if This Wasn't So, There Would Be No Secret Trump Admirers Falling for the Illusion That All We Need Is a Strong Male to Fix This Mess. Expanded Consciousness Begins at Home. Each of US Must Find the Core in Ourselves Where Being Truthful, Strong, Tolerant, Compassionate, And at Peace Comes Naturally. This Level Exists in Everyone, And When We Arrive There, The Toxic Illusions of Trumpism Have No More Power Over US. Deepak Chopra MD, Facp, Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Is a World-Renowned Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal Transformation, And Is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He Is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. the World Post and the Huffington Post Global Internet Survey Ranked Chopra #17 Influential Thinker, Including Numerous New York Times Bestsellers. His Latest Books Are , Politics News
Deepak Chopra

The problem isn't Donald Trump but Trumpism -- many commentators feel safe enough to utter these words. What made them feel unsafe over the past year, despite the toxic extremism that Trump the man represented, was timidity.

Me and I: There Is a Difference

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

There is another ME now -- the feeling one, the loving one. The one who stops thinking to feel the flowers. There is more joy, and a much more enjoyable one, in feeling than in thinking, in loving than in winning arguments.

Edgy and Experimental: An Interview With Indie Film Producer, Director, Writer, & Actor Jef Levy

Jordan Schaul | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jordan Schaul

I"ve heard Jef Levy describe himself as a recluse, and indeed the Los Angeles-based film producer, director, writer and actor may be reclusive and eni...

Edgy and Experimental: An Interview with Indie Film Producer, Director, Writer, & Actor Jef Levy

Jordan Schaul | Posted 03.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Jordan Schaul

I"ve heard Jef Levy describe himself as a recluse, and indeed the Los Angeles-based film producer, director, writer and actor may be reclusive and eni...

Edgy and Experimental: An Interview with Indie Film Producer, Director, Writer, & Actor Jef Levy

Jordan Schaul | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Jordan Schaul

I"ve heard Jef Levy describe himself as a recluse, and indeed the Los Angeles-based film producer, director, writer and actor may be reclusive and enigmatic, but after a long and illustrious career in television and feature film work, the cinematic scholar continues to make edgy movies.

Tommy James' New Movie, His Music, the Mob, and a Whole Lot of Hanky Panky

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Whenever I hear Crystal Blue Persuasion, no matter what I'm doing or what's going on around me, I have to pause as, for just those few minutes, I am t...

Holidays: The Pain With the Glitter

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn King

In the holiday season, my thoughts are about those who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Find the Time

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

There are days when we just can't get out of bed. The very thought of facing the day ahead of us seems daunting. Shoulders ache, eyes droop and we jus...

Virus Hunters Turn to Social Media -- and Chili Peppers

Llewellyn King | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Why were two of the world's most eminent scientific researchers sitting down to munch their way through a plate of chili peppers, flavored with Tabasco sauce, setting their mouths on fire?

The Difference Between Your Lover And Your Ex Lover In One Handy Chart

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Martha Rosenberg

Big difference!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Sarah Hannah | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Hannah

It's the 18th of December and the Christmas countdown is officially on. Last week, I came across a new trend unravelling on my Instagram -- #ShareATre...

First Nighter: Shepard's "A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)," Behar's "Me, My Mouth and I"

David Finkle | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Sam Shepard and Stephen Rea have collaborated on projects for 40 years, ever since Shepard directed Rea in a Royal Court production of Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer.

Putting the Emphasis Where It Belongs

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A leader's primary role is to advance her team and to engage their collective talents towards the goals that they have set. How she performs individually is of little consequence if the process falls behind schedule or comes in over budget. When the team wins she wins.

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

How I Recovered From ME: My First Steps and Redefining Success

Veronica Layunta Maurel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Veronica Layunta Maurel

Through my healing process I have experienced the biggest shifts and the greatest miracles by redefining what a happy and successful life is to me. Success means now health, boundaries, honest expression, connection, sharing, creativity.

What Should Doctors Do When They Don't Know What to Do

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The difficulty accepting uncertainty is just as strong today as it ever has been. It leads now to excessive testing, quack treatments, and blaming the patient. We need to expand our frontiers of knowledge, but also to recognize our limitations and do the best we can within them.

Are Your Physical Symptoms in Your Head?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

'It is all in your head' is no more helpful an answer to the patient's puzzling and troubling question than were 'the spirits are angry' or 'the gods are punishing you' or 'your four humors are unbalanced.'

PHOTOS: Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Take a detour from America's massive cities and embrace the charm of our small towns.

Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthropy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthropy Group Draw Similar Conclusions

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

According to venture philanthropist Mario Morino, outcomes-based practices produce "meaningful, measurable, sustainable benefit for those served."

Infatuations with Science, Business Keeping Philanthropy, Society from Real Progress

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Foundation officers often mistakenly seek to apply scientific principles to complex social problems. And, civil society is endangered by an increasing market mentality on the part of new nonprofit leaders.

An Impulsive Truth about the McCain-Palin Republican Ticket

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Adult ADD (ADHD) makes for obvious disadvantages, some less apparent but equally meaningful advantages, and traits that can be positive or negative, d...