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What is the First Law about and what does it mean?

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

by Dr. Tony Bruner FIRST LAW: EXPECT OTHERS TO ACT FROM SELF-INTEREST From childhood, we are taught that life is like a two-way street where we can expect that our displays of niceness, fairness, favors, hard work, and respect will usually help us get along with others and contribute to social success. As adults, we become

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Trust Your Own Goodness

Feb 8th, 2018 | By

by Ann Betz Hat’s off to all of us who are authentically on the growth and development journey. We become adept at acknowledging our dark sides, asking for feedback, and exploring all the shadows of our complicated souls. We know we are works in progress with much yet to learn and transform. And we continue to dig in,

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Beyond New Year’s Resolutions: An interview with Tom Lombardo, author of Future Consciousness

Jan 9th, 2018 | By

Award Winner of the Network Book Prize for 2017 by the Scientific and Medical Network “for a book written by a member that makes the most significant contribution towards a new world view.” by Tim Ward We make New Yearʼs resolutions because we believe we can become a better person. While we may fall short

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Giving without Misgivings: Modern Machiavellian advice for surviving the holidays

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Christmas, the Season of Giving, can sometimes be filled with misgivings! how can you best negotiate the sometimes difficult terrain of exchanging gifts without inadvertently being trapped in a power struggle? How can you tell when giving too much might create resentment instead of good cheer? To handle these and other prickly questions that might

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What the Reviewers Say – A Vegan Ethic

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

“Concise, accessible, and informative, A Vegan Ethic reminds us that compassion is not divisible, and neither should our activism be. Mark Hawthorne’s empowering book explores why and how we can achieve social justice goals by working together and treating ourselves and others with compassion and respect. (And don’t miss the helpful question-and-answer section!)” —Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics

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Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Sep 21st, 2017 | By

Extract by Robert K.C. Forman (Chapter 1)   …  About a month later, with a sensation so strong that I grabbed at my neck, a tiny tube inside the back of my head suddenly went “zip.” And it instantly became silent. Even after my skin had shifted into quiet, I had never noticed any particular

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Aug 24th, 2017 | By

by Ann Betz At BEabove Leadership, we have learned that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) needs just the right amount of stress/stimulation to function optimally. Too little excitement, challenge, purpose, etc., and the chemical balance skews, too much stress, pressure, or demands, and the same result. (For more on the mechanics of this phenomenon, see here.) For me,

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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 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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