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Interview with Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., author of Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution

Jul 18th, 2017 | By

Original published on Spiritual Media Blog 1. What is Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution about and why did you write it? Before answering your opening question, I want to thank you for the opportunity to explain my new book to you and your readers of the Spiritual Media Blog. But to begin, one simple explanation I give of

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How to tell people at work what you really think of them

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Reprinted from michelleray.com by Michelle Ray, author of Lead Yourself First Act One Scene One:  Learning a brand new way of implementing: “Don’t get mad, get even.” During a recent training session regarding workplace relationships, I asked attendees to think of a time when a co-worker, client or manager’s words left them absolutely speechless.  Shock

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

by Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward. This blogpost is based on the work of the authors of CM’s new publication, The Master Communicator’s Handbook, and originally appeared in the Huffington Post.  In our work as communications experts and advisors, we often hear our clients ask for a short list of effective communications tips. We’ve boiled

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Mindfulness for the solopreneur

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

by Michelle Ray When it comes to making choices such as pursuing a new vocation or business, your most important asset is mindfulness. It is all about practicing “Me” management—being able to effectively manage yourself. The process begins by connecting with what truly feels right to you. Can you discern your own truth and are you

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Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

May 20th, 2017 | By

by Tim Ward, author of Zombies on Kilimanjaro: A Father-Son Journey above the Clouds (Changemakers, 2012). Originally published in Huffington Post Travel. There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can’t guess. You are near the top of

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Falling into Easy – Help For Those Who Can’t Meditate by Dee Willock

May 10th, 2017 | By

Watching the Breath We start by watching the breath. We won’t be watching the breath in the usual way. We will simply be noticing how the body moves as we breathe. Somehow, something somewhere is moving as we breathe. What moves? What doesn’t move? What expands? What doesn’t? How does air feel when it moves

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Life Purpose: elusive or obvious?

Apr 30th, 2017 | By

by Anne Betz I’ve knocked around the coaching world for nigh-on 15 years now, and, as such, have taught many classes on life purpose, taken people through endless guided visualizations, had numerous coaching sessions on the topic where we created cumbrous statements rich with metaphor, and even researched where it might live in the brain. I’m

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Ten Ways You Can Help Humanity with Vegan Ethics

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

by Mark Hawthorne Ten Ways You Can Help Humanity Never tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia, bullying, or any other forms of discrimination. If you’re in the company of someone who uses a homophobic slur or tells a racist joke, for example, speak up and let them know how you feel. Write to a prisoner of conscience,

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Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be, Robert K. C. Forman

Apr 16th, 2017 | By

Waiting for Enlightenment It wasn’t supposed to be like this. When we took up meditation in the early seventies, we all were going to gain enlightenment. It would be life-shattering, the end of all neurosis, clean. It was to be the end of all suffering, the revolution of the soul. Enlightenment will, we heard, … put an

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The Philosophy of Being Co-Active

Mar 25th, 2017 | By

by Ann Betz and Karen Kimsey-House Philosophers have debated the complexities of balance and integration for centuries: yin/yang, light and dark, masculine and feminine. The concepts behind the philosophy of Co-Active aren’t new at all. In fact, being Co-Active might be more aptly described as a modern approach to ancient wisdom that has been largely lost in

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