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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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The Psychology behind the Meme

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

by Tim Ward and Teresa Erickson The word meme was coined by philosopher of science Richard Dawkins. In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene he mused about how ideas influence human evolution. Our ideas pass on mental information (“units of culture”) encoded electrically in our brains’ neural networks. Through “survival of the fittest,” the winning

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Obesity and Food Addiction: It’s Not About Willpower

Feb 25th, 2017 | By
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(This article first appeared in the Huffington Post) While it’s nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an “obesity epidemic,” our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebola epidemic by saying to those who contracted the disease, “Try harder not to get sick.” Despite what our culture, exercise and diet industries would

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Striking at the Roots, Mark Hawthorne

Feb 1st, 2017 | By

The power to act for animals – to work for change on behalf of the voiceless – is within all of us. It does not require a vast amount of knowledge, although understanding the abuses animals suffer will make you more effective. Activism does not demand a lot of time, either: you can make a

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Zombies on Kilimanjaro – Tim Ward

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

Impossible to Climb – Arrival: Moshi, Tanzania “Your guide will probably tell you,” Ezekiel said, “that the name Kilimanjaro comes from kilima, the Swahili word for ‘mountain,’ and jaro, the Maasai word for ‘white capped.’ But that’s just for the tourists. We Chagga people who have always lived here, we believe the name comes from

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A New Enlightenment

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

by Rick Smyre and Neil Richardson We are in a transition from an Industrial Society to an Ecological Civilization that will transform the fundamental principles of thinking and organization. Although it took 100 years for the First Enlightenment (1720–1820) to emerge, eventually a phrase appeared amongst the moderate thinkers of the time that personified the

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO START HEALING FROM ABUSE?

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

by Carla van Raay Healing from abuse is a topic high on the agenda now that stories of abuse are being revealed almost every day. It is a time for truth to come out that has long been hidden in fear. It is also a time for starting to heal the terrible legacy of abuse

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