Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?

Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. This phenomenon makes some doubt the intensity of their own relationship.

You've Been Diagnosed With Depression, Now What?

You've Been Diagnosed With Depression, Now What?
So you’re depressed. You know this because a health professional has told you so, or you’ve been depressed before and there is no mistaking the symptoms.

How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior

How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior

Earlier this week an impressive cast of academics, policy experts and business leaders gathered in Sydney at the inaugural Behavioural Exchange meeting to talk about “nudgeEarlier this week an impressive cast of academic

You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis

You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis
In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is taken as a strong sign that it’s a boy.

How Nap Time For Teens Might Benefit Their Brains

How Nap Time For Teens Might Benefit Their Brains
Which is better for a teen who can’t get the recommended amount of rest: just 6.5 hours of sleep at night, or 5 hours at night plus a nap in the afternoon?

The Power of Listening and Observing

The Power of Listening and Observing
There is nothing wrong with setting goals, making plans, and then moving into action! Having a sense of direction and actively moving forward in that direction are essential if you want to make a meaningful difference in the world. However, telling life what it has to be and then doing whatever it takes to make that happen can significantly limit our possibilities. It can also lead to a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress.

Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force

Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force
The more you observe, the more you allow yourself to experience the infinite field of energy swirling in you and around you, the more you will discover that orderly patterns exist everywhere in Nature. Then it will probably dawn on you—if it hasn't already—that not only is the Universe intelligently organized, the Universe Itself is Intelligent!

Horoscope Current Week: February 18 to 24, 2019

Horoscope Current Week: February 18 to 24, 2019This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World

Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World
Today, I am committed to spending every day that Charlie and I are together being kind, caring, considerate and loving. There has been enough pain, fear, and suffering. I am determined to see how much beauty and love I can create. And every day, I say a prayer of gratitude for having my life, my health, a devoted husband, my children, grandchildren, friends, and work that I love.

How Your Relationship May Be Better Than You Think

How Your Relationship May Be Better Than You Think
There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here's What You Need To Know

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here's What You Need To Know
You don’t look infertile, you don’t feel infertile, but after many months (or years) of trying to start a family, followed by several months of monitoring your cycle in a fertility clinic, it’s time to discuss IVF.

5 Tips To Help Your Kids Succeed In Sports

5 Tips To Help Your Kid Succeed In Sport
Here are five points for parents, athletes and sporting organisations to consider for talented sports programs – and kids playing sport in general.

Why It's Wrong To Label Students "At-Risk"

Why It's Wrong To Label Students At-risk

Of all the terms used to describe students who don’t perform well in traditional educational settings, few are used as frequently– or as casually – as the term “at-risk.”

The Open Heart: Antidote to Fear, Limitations and Restrictions

The Open Heart: Antidote to Fear, Limitations and Restrictions
Is it likely for most of us that past life, early childhood, and then community experiences all generate doubts and self-imposed limits that cloud our ability to see that we can be a successful creator of a terrific life. Further, such experiences cause us to question our own lovability and the goodness of the universe.

How Social Media Fantasies Can Demolish Your Confidence

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Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are loaded with pictures of people going to exotic places, looking like they are about to be on the cover of Vogue, and otherwise living a fairy-tale existence.

Being On The Same Page: A Human Being Cannot Exist As An Island

Being On The Same Page: A Human Being Cannot Exist As An Island
The truth is that a human being cannot exist as an island. We cannot thrive alone. We don’t want to be excluded. The truth is, we desperately want to belong to each other. And the highest truth of all is that in a universe where oneness is the highest truth of all, there is nothing in this universe that we don’t belong with and there is nothing in existence that doesn’t belong with us.

The Gift of Self: Contributing To -- and Serving -- The Wider Collective

The Gift of Self: Contributing To -- and Serving -- The Wider Collective
In indigenous gift-sharing and kinship societies, individuals do not “win” at the expense of society but rather consider society’s win as theirs. Futurist Riane Eisler referred to this as “linking rather than ranking,” typical of the partnership paradigm, and the antithesis to the dominator paradigm. “Empowerment of self and others” characterizes the partnership model.

How Money Can Change Which News Stories You Believe

How Money Can Change Which News Stories You Believe

We may be more likely to correctly evaluate a news stories’ accuracy and agree with stories that contradict our views when there’s cash on the line, according to new research.

Four Problem Areas That Could Be Bringing You Down

 Four Problem Areas That Could Be Bringing You Down
Do you think your mood difficulties are linked to your childhood, your first romantic relationship, your choice to study one subject in college rather than another, the city you settled in, or your career path? Spending time in the past may help you to answer the question why, but it won’t give you the tools to feel better in the present.

The Power of One: You Are Me and I Am You

The Power of One: You Are Me and I Am You
One of the more amazing and beautiful aspects of the internet is that it is becoming the most powerful tool ever to spread ideas instantaneously worldwide, including a growing sense of one world consciousness and our oneness with all life. Little by little, it is assisting us go beyond the old, tired dualistic vision of the world and to spread ever more widely and rapidly the non-dualist consciousness...

Why Being Clever And Wicked Is A Form Of Creativity

Why Being Clever And Wicked Is A Form Of Creativity

Suppose you forgot it was your partner’s birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It’s late at night and no florists are open.

Horoscope Previous Week: February 11 to 17, 2019

Horoscope Current Week: February 11 to 17, 2019
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

4 Steps To Get Kids Into The Flow Of Learning

4 Steps To Get Kids Into The Flow Of Learning

New research outlines a four-step plan to develop students’ connection to their learning environment and achieve an ideal state for learning: “flow.”

Children's Voices and Hearts Need Our Listening Ear

Children's Voices and Hearts Need A Listening Ear
In Africa, it is understood that children hold the knowledge and gifts that ensure the survival of the village and the tribe. In essence, the child is the king of the village. Children complete the community! When a child walks into...

A Planetary Awakening: The Deep Inner Calling Of Hidden Truth

A Planetary Awakening: The Deep Inner Calling Of Hidden Truth
Have you felt the deep inner calling of hidden truth? Do you feel sacred knowledge is just waiting for you to grab it? The Mayas believe this is a time when everyone will begin to remember. In the spring of 1995, we entered a new cycle of time that the Mayas believe to be deeply profound and exceptionally transforming.

Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity and Peace of Mind

Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity
A good way to let go of unconscious beliefs and to see yourself more honestly is to examine the secrets you keep from others. Consider this: the fact that you have secrets is the same thing as affirming, "If people really knew me, they wouldn't accept me".

Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being

Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being
Twelve beliefs and practices for you to cultivate as you develop your abilities to manifest miracles in your life. I use the terms spiritual and non-spiritual in the sense that a spiritual being has a conscious awareness of both the physical and the invisible dimension, while the non-spiritual being is only aware of the physical domain.

Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?

Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?
I had a strong feeling that if I see it, it is my responsibility. I began won­dering what would happen if I started responding to everything that caught my eye. So I began an around-the-clock practice that went like this: anything that entered my awareness became my respon­sibility, anything that was my responsibility I would attend to, and anything I attended to I would complete.

Why Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

Why Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

For decades now, GDP has been the standard measure of a nation’s well-being. But it is becoming clear that an economic boost may not be accompanied by a rise in individual happiness.

Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know

Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know
As a koan teaching tells us, “To touch the absolute is not yet enlightenment.” When these moments come, there is a tendency to think, “Aha, I’ve got it!” Yet, just as on one level this gratifying thought fills us with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment, on another level we can already feel it slipping away, as the moment passes...

You Are More Than Your Sun Sign

You Are More Than Your Sun Sign
To understand yourself and to understand every­one else using astrology, you must explore not only the sign the Sun is in but also Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Every one of those planets (we call Sun and Moon “planets” in astrology) is also in one of the twelve signs.

Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?

Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?
Giving advice is one of the points of greatest tension and conflict. But giving advice often makes matters worse. Your decision to advise or not to advise falls largely on your ability to keep your ego out of the proceedings.

How Joking Around With Your Brothers And Sisters Shapes Your Sense Of Humor

How Joking Around With Your Brothers And Sisters Shapes Your Sense Of Humor
Two siblings are playing on the living room floor. The girl, aged six, looks at her brother, and smiling, sings: “A, B, C, D, E, F – R!” Her older brother, aged seven, grins and joins in with: “H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, PEE! Get it? Pee! Pee-pee!” Both fall about laughing.

Horoscope Week: February 4 to 10, 2019

Horoscope Current Week: February 4 to 10, 2019
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Why The Media Loves The White Racist Story

Why The Media Loves The White Racist Story
Racism isn’t new and will not go away. What is new is the interest in pointing it out and calling out its perpetrators through both mainstream and social media.

The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift

The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift
Rejection can hurt. Perhaps a person can be rejected by a friend, partner, boss, sibling, parent, co-worker, someone you work out with at the gym, or even your grown child. Scientists are discovering that the hurt of rejection can be actually recorded within your body.

3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.

It Pays to Trust Your Inner Knowing

It Pays to Trust Your Inner Knowing
You and I are home to an unexplainable intuitive guidance. The counsel we receive from this wise and loving presence is often protective. Some­times a mysterious awareness arrives to help us avoid doing something we feel is not in our best interest...

The Biggest Spiritual Challenge

The Biggest Spiritual Challenge
I always found spirituality, the disciplines of meditation and silence, very simple. My challenge was between activity and stillness. I always got off on the adrenaline trip of being active. That's why I've traveled around so much.

What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?

What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?
Do you prefer to rise early with the lark or stay up late with the owl? Your preference turns out to be partly decided by your genes.

Will You Be Old And Unbefriended?

Will You Be Old And Unbefriended?
For the first time in Canada’s history, more people are living alone or without children, according to the 2016 Census. Coupled with increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.

How To Get Out of the Blame Game

How To Get Out of the Blame Game
Most of us think of blame as the melodramatic pointing of a long, crooked finger towards one who has done scandalous wrong. Yet we're actually into blame just about every waking moment of our days. From weather, to rude drivers, to toothpaste caps, we blame from sunup 'til sundown and never think a thing about it.

Can You Life-Hack Your Way To Love?

Can You Life-hack Your Way To Love?
There’s never been a shortage of dating advice from family, friends and self-help authors. Yet in the digital age, people are turning to nerdy hacker-types as guides.

How To Practice Silence: Be Quiet and Listen Carefully

How To Practice Silence: Be Quiet and Listen Carefully
From TV sets and radios to sirens, jet aircraft, horns, and the constant yammer of too many people with too much to say, our world is filled with noise. When we are not engaged in listening to something or someone, we are usually yapping away ourselves, either externally or at least in our own heads.

How Online Dating Can Be Deceptive

How Online Dating Can Be Deceptive
On the internet, you can become anyone you want to – at least for a while. And though deception doesn’t fit well with lasting romance, people lie all the time

What Impact Does Epigenetics Have On Our Psychology?

What Impact Does Epigenetics Have On Our Psychology?
In the battle of nature versus nurture, nurture has a new recruit: epigenetics - brought in from molecular biology to give scientific heft to the argument that genes are not destiny.

How The Catholic Church Came To Oppose Birth Control

How The Catholic Church Came To Oppose Birth Control

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued in the aftermath of the development of the birth control pill.

Horoscope Week: January 28 to February 3, 2019

Horoscope Current Week: January 28 to February 3, 2019
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

God Is In The City; Wherever I Am, God Is!

God Is In The City; Wherever I Am, God Is!
Many people have this fear of the city. It's understandable. Each night, on the evening news, the major emphasis seems to be on the latest stabbings, shootings, rapes, and suicides. The good news is often not heard. But fear of personal danger isn't the only problem people have with the city, and out-of-towners are not the only ones guilty of misconceptions.

A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right

A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right
We live in exciting times because Science—more specifically quantum physics—is proving what the Mystics and Metaphysicians throughout history have long proclaimed. We are bundles of information and energy, living in a swirling sea of infinite energy. We are in truth, Creatures of Light, as the Mystics long have described us.

Balancing the Scales and Spending Our Allowance of Time Wisely

Balancing the Scales and Spending Our Allowance of Time Wisely
Balance in all things is the correct way to live. So how do we balance our scales to get the correct perspective of life? We must weigh up each situation that comes into our lives and balance our minds to understand what feels good and what doesn't. 

Self Care and Nurturing Practices for the New Year (and Beyond)

Self Care and Nurturing Practices for the New Year (and Beyond)
If you’re like me, you might be finding that you need a bit of a breather this month. It’s important to take time to rest, to let everything settle in, shake out, and shake down, and allow the inner and outer transformations that we have all experienced to take root deeply within our bodies, our psyches, and our souls.

Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind

Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind
I began meditating at the young age of 20, when meditation was not com­mon in the United States, and I took very much to heart my guru’s instruc­tions to develop a regular and committed meditation practice. Over the years I found an intuitive faculty developing, a way of knowing that surpasses the rational, logical mind.

What Makes You A Man Or A Woman?

What Makes You A Man Or A Woman?
There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking, sex starts when you’re just a tiny group of cells in your mother’s uterus.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me

Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me
In the sixteen-century, people suffered from hunger, disease, hatred, and war. "How could God allow such terrible things to happen? Perhaps," Luria suggested, "it is because God needs our help." When you see something that is broken, fix it...

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