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Self-Limiting Beliefs

May 23rd, 2018 | By

by Heather Jayne Wynn Throughout the course of your life, mostly when you were growing up, you sucked in information into your subconscious mind just like a sponge sucks up water. You picked up snippets of conversations, comments, media stories, family values and teachings from your family, peers and the people around you, ultimately creating

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Uniting Psychology and Spirituality: Awareness is Freedom

May 12th, 2018 | By

By publisher Tim Ward. Originally published in the Huffington Post. Psychology and spirituality are often seen as opposite, even antagonistic, ventures. The scientists who conduct psychological research raise their eyebrows skeptically when the topic of spirituality is raised: It all seems so fuzzy and subjective. On the other hand, spiritual practitioners are often just as

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Extract: Strip: The Making of a Feminist

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

Catlyn Ladd gives us a compelling and dramatic view into the world of desire. Her journey, mind and body and heart, takes the reader into her experience as a voyeur without judgment and with critical insight. The book is raw, dangerous, sensitive, and real, like the life Ladd portrays. It reads like social science with

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Mar 12th, 2018 | By

by Neil Richardson Surfing like other complex tasks requires going with the flow and adapting to new situations as they emerge. Letting go and allowing some chaos into your life is essential for growth. In my book co-written with Rick Smyre Preparing For A World That Doesn’t Exist-Yet we explore how communities and organizations can thrive in

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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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