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Surrounded by Death and Wondering: Can Talking About Death Lead Us to Become Less Violent?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

For me, I admit -- even though I don't find it easy either -- that we can cope with almost anything, as long as it is grieved in company that will hold us and try to understand us, find also the parts in themselves that echo or awaken.

Who Needs Origins? 8 Comic Book Films That Just Dove Right In

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There exists at least a handful of comic book adaptations that either completely eschew or compartmentalize the origin material. Be they successful as art or not, they represent the idea that it is possible to start (or restart) a comic book series without retelling the same origin.

Habit #6: Divine Regard

Willow Dea | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

Divine regard refers also to the living practice that every person we come across is also sacred, just as they are. We are invited to relate to them as part of ourselves -- even our most challenging students!

Cows on the Beach: Exposing Our Political Shadows and Lessons on Sharing

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is true. There were cows on the beach -- on a beach of a deliciously gorgeous, multicultural, blue-violet-turquoise sea in Corsica, the French isla...

Are Liberals Nicer? Maybe Not So Much.

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If we progressives are to stand for a difference, then we need to learn how to both talk and listen.

The Roman Spectacle of Charlie Sheen and the Gladiator Within Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Smaldino

As we watch uprisings in other parts of the world, we don't recognize that it takes popular participation to stop the bullying. Instead, we fix our own addictions by visiting the modern Coliseum of TV or Twitter to see who said what.

Pacing In The Shadows Of Our Finger-Pointing

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

To be therapeutic, addressing our differences must include seeking truth, both the subjective and the factual. This can only be done when we see our own mistakes, and recognize how much in common we all have.

"Fair Game": Seeking Clear Memory and Truth

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We can no longer afford traditions that tell us to if we dare to question the rule of our nation then we do not love our country, that to honor our parents or children or planet is not to question the accepted procedures.

The Human Climate: A Real Ecological Crisis

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

No matter how much we feel we care about our planet, to be confronted with the parts of ourselves that we may have amputated can be more alarming than anything else.

America's Politically Adolescent Behavior

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

In my clinical practice, I have actually seen and tried some of the ways that might represent a pathway to transition our society from a culture of hate to one of listening.

Bullying From the Inside Out

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

We need to listen to our own intolerance and prejudice and to the hatred that kills through taunting. We won't learn anything about any of it unless we understand why we hate and from where it comes.

Crosstraining for Body, Mind And Spirit: Integral Life Practice With Terry Patten

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

I always encouraged people to meditate, I always encouraged people to exercise and eat a right diet, I always encouraged people to do all the different elements of a conscious lifestyle.

Tiger Woods: Predator Or Prey?

Debbie Ford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Ford

One by one they are exposing Tiger's hidden shame -- a porn star, a pancake waitress, a VIP hostess, a club promoter. Are they coming forward to help Tiger's family heal, or are they wounded -- seeking justice?

The Mask of Tiger Woods

Debbie Ford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Ford

Tiger couldn't maintain his "Nice Guy Overachiever" act his entire life. How could he or anyone continually push down all his unmet needs and human impulses that are built into our everyday human wiring?

Why Americans Can't Learn from History

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It it is repeated often: What we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat. History is available as a source for comprehending how we can change from making war to exploring peace.

Negativity: The Path Of The Unattractive

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

In Jungian Psychology, your negative state of mind is referred to as 'The Shadow.' This aspect of yourself is why much of your life is the way it is. If not recognized it will create and attract harmful situations in life.

Johnny Appleseder, What Rosh Hashanah and Autumn Equinox Have in Common

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Whitehurst

The pages are turning on the Jewish New Year as we offer expressions of joy and thanksgiving for the healthy harvest that the coming Autumnal Equinox portends.

The Ethics of Insight

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Distraction is the redirection of attention from the social, economic, political, and climate emergencies that afflict us locally and globally.

What A Jerk!

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The reluctance to accept parts of ourselves that don't fit the self-image we've created -- who we think that we are, and who we want to appear to others -- is actually a universal human experience.