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"To me, a holistic lifestyle is not just physical health. My spirituality is part of my everyday living."

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"My beliefs are important, but I think my actions are what really matter."

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"I want to find time for reflection, but my life is so busy all of the time!"

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"I want my life to make a difference. I want to contribute to a better world."

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"My spiritual life has evolved as I have aged. I'm always inquiring, always learning, and looking more deeply."

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"Holistic health for me includes body, mind and spirit. I have never lost my curiosity and enthusiasm for inquiry."

OUR MISSION

To inspire independent thinkers, especially the religiously unaffiliated, to find their own deepest meaning and purpose, connect with others, and contribute to a better world.

Has the secularization of Mindfulness Meditation "thrown out the baby with the bath water"?

Mindfulness Meditation practice has its origin in centuries-old religious-spiritual practices. In recent decades in the West, this practice has been "cleansed" of its religious-spiritual roots for therapeutic use in clinical settings, and "self-improvement" uses in corporate settings. But maybe something quite important has been lost. In December 2015, the Harvard Business Review published an article…

Do religious people really cope better with old age and death? Maybe it is not so clear.

Research in recent decades concluded that older people who are more religious are better at coping with the stresses of aging, such as the diagnosis of a terminal illness, death of a spouse, or declines in physical functioning and generally have better health outcomes. But more recent studies question these conclusions and suggest the data…

Inequality. Is it a question of perspective?

The huge disparities in the distribution of wealth, power, opportunity and justice are global problems. But most of us don't need to look far to see stark disparities in our own communities, towns or cities. If I am relatively comfortable, how honest can I be about really caring to solve these problems? Maybe the status quo…

My productivity strategy is working great! So, why do I feel worse?

Productivity strategies can be quite helpful and do in fact result in greater productivity, but for many people something important is missing. Oliver Burkeman offers a refreshing view on this issue in a withering analysis of the time management schemes to which so many of us resort as we struggle to fit everything important into…

God's Secret

God used to be no more than a few flights up from The Floor and I gladly did the climb to visit. Many called on Him for one reason or another, came regularly and left in a hurry. Unable to settle on a tangible reason for being there, I often lingered and at times, frustrated…

Center Stage Principles of Healing

I would like to balance our science-based articles on medicine with our wisdom-based articles on healing. Everyone must relearn the fact that they exist as their own best physicians. Every system of healing relies on the individual to care for themselves, while dealing with illness through the guidance of a physician/healer. Naturally, the success of…

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