just physical health. My spirituality
is part of my everyday living."
"My beliefs are important, but I think
my actions are what really matter."
but my life is so busy all of the time!"
"I want my life to make a difference.
I want to contribute to a better world."
as I have aged. I'm always
inquiring, always learning, and
looking more deeply."
"Holistic health for me includes body,
mind and spirit. I have never lost my
curiosity and enthusiasm for inquiry."
courage is to be willing to dialogue
with those who disagree with us.
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.
In this article, Ms. Dantes takes readers beyond the goal of "personal transformation", what too often becomes a limited, self-centered action. Differentiating between personal change and transformation, she shows the way to a deeper awareness of the existential need for transformation in humanity as a whole. I would like to propose that Human Transformation is a…
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…
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…
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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 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…
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…
People are often worried about, or even fear, their own negative thoughts and feelings. Regret, anger, or self-condemnation about sad events or failures in the past, dissatisfaction in the present, and anxiety or fear for possible events in the future comes about compulsively in our consciousness and makes us suffer. It can be said that…
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