What Winter Solstice Rituals Tell Us About Indigenous People

What Winter Solstice Rituals Tell Us About Indigenous PeopleOn the day of winter solstice, many Native American communities will hold religious ceremonies or community events.The winter solstice is the day of the year when the Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of sunlight and the Southern Hemisphere has the most.

Death and The Spirit World: What Happens At The Moment Of Death?

Death and The Spirit World: What Happens At The Moment Of Death?At the moment of death, our soul rises out of its host body. If the soul is older and has experience from many former lives, it knows immediately it has been set free and is going home. These advanced souls need no one to greet them. However, most souls I work with are met by guides...

A Dangerous Prayer: "Show Me TheTruth"

A Dangerous Prayer: "Show Me TheTruth"A woman told me that gratitude was her constant prayer, and I was impressed. But, I realized that her gratitude was actually a defense against life. 'I am so grateful for sunshine, health, my wonderful family'. 'Do you express gratitude for the storms, for the illness, for the down times too?'...

The Psychology Of Believing In Free Will

The Psychology Of Believing In Free WillFrom coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing fashionable for neuroscientists, philosophers and other commentators to tell anyone that will listen that free will is a myth.

Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath

Presence Meditation: Thought and BreathOver the years I have practiced a number of Buddhist meditation techniques, including Mindfulness of Breathing, Loving Kindness, and Anapanasati on a daily basis. Whilst learning about Eckhart Tolle’s teachings, I developed a meditation technique to directly cultivate Presence.

What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice

What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein in December 1926. ‘I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice.’

What Is The Buddha? Who Is The Buddha?

What Is The Buddha?  Who Is The Buddha?The Buddha is a documentary by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere that tells the story of the Buddha's life, and attempts to answer the questions Who is the Buddha. What is the Buddha. It also features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors

Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Survival

Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Jewish SurvivalBeginning on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018, Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible Jewish holiday.

Sacred Messengers Meditation: Bighearted Love and Compassion with Giraffe

Sacred Messengers Meditation: Bighearted Love and Compassion with Giraffe
The animals and the natural world are relaying messages to guide and support humanity during this time of great change on the planet. The four-leggeds, winged ones, creepy crawlers, and more are coming to assist in this evolution of consciousness. As we release the self-imposed barriers between us and them, we are able to transcend the illusionary veil between us and hear their language. We are given the gift of their wisdom when we connect in love and respect and cross through the barriers that separate us.

A Path to Oneness and Spiritual Realization: Gazing at the Beloved

A Path to Oneness and Spiritual Realization: Gazing at the Beloved
Most of our spiritual traditions tell us that, as humans, we are miniature reflections of God and that we have been created in God's image. If this is so, then it would follow that a more direct way to look upon the face of God would be to sit and gaze at an actual person, a real flesh-and-blood human...

Control Your Attention and Empower Your Mind

Control Your Attention and Empower Your MindIt is possible for the mind to become disempowered. It feels then as if reality is just a given, and all we can do is try to deal with it. The disempowered mind feels it has no choice about what it attends to. Training the attention is definitely one way to begin empowering the mind.

Why The History Of Messianic Judaism Is So Fraught And Complicated

Why The History Of Messianic Judaism Is So Fraught And Complicated

When Loren Jacobs, member of the Shma Yisrael Congregation, offered a prayer for the victims of the Tree of Life congregation at a campaign rally attended by Mike Pence, it left many Jews feeling very upset. The vice president’s office later denied inviting Jacobs to the event.

How to Make a Miracle

How to make a miracleI have spent nearly twenty-five years of my adult life searching through the spiritual culture -- during which time I have worked as a body-mind-spirit publisher, a historian of alternative spirituality, and an individual seeker, sampling and struggling with many of the ideas of self liberation and self-development on the current spiritual scene (and working with the originators of some of these ideas). 

Every Wish Is Like A Prayer: Is Anyone Listening?

Every Wish Is Like A Prayer: Is Anyone Listening?Prayer can be a most difficult and trying task. The experiences of our century with its massive blind destruction, suffering, and carnage cast doubt on the concept of a God involved in the welfare of the created universe.

What's Important Now? Tips for Living in the Present

What's Important Now? Tips for Living in the PresentWhen you are living in the present, you know what's important for you, and you act on that knowing. You are able to see the big picture and the smallest detail all at the same time. Your sense of timing and your instincts become sharp. Great athletes show us just how true this is.

How To Survive Your Annoying Relatives This Holiday Season

How To Survive Your Annoying Relatives This Holiday SeasonSocial allergies are a lot like seasonal allergies. They’re annoying, exhausting and hard to avoid. They’re also especially common around the holidays. That’s because the holidays put you at a high risk of exposure.

Overcoming Adversities Is Part Of The Spiritual Path

Overcoming Adversities Is Part Of The Spiritual PathIt's very easy for you to be wholesome and virtuous and spiritual when things are going right. But as soon as a little bit of adversity arises, then the real test begins, especially when you look at how you deal with your family life..

Is There A Limit to Tolerance?

Is There A Limit to Tolerance?
We who value tolerance sometimes behave as if we think tolerance is the ultimate value of the liberal spirit, a cure for all the ills of society. But what if your next-door neighbors come from a part of the world where their homeland custom demands that the man...

Religion Is About Emotion Regulation, And It’s Very Good At It

Religion Is About Emotion Regulation, And It’s Very Good At It
Religion does not help us to explain nature. It did what it could in pre-scientific times, but that job was properly unseated by science. Most religious laypeople and even clergy agree: Pope John Paul II declared in 1996 that evolution is a fact and Catholics should get over it. No doubt some extreme anti-scientific thinking lives on, but it has become a fringe position.

How To Connect with The Powerful Healing Life-Force Within You

In Partnership with the Divine: Being One with GodAll disease, illness, unhappiness, misery, and self-punishment could be healed if we apply two principles of truth into our daily consciousness. The first is that there is a single, divine God that is All in all; and the second, that the Divinity which we call God lives inside of each and every one of us. Knowing deeply and believing completely at every level of our being that we are not separate from God, that we are one with the Divine, will heal us.

Accessing Divine Love and Opening Up To Love and Healing for All

Accessing Divine Love and Opening Up To Love and Healing for All
Divine Love is the needed energy for our planet to heal itself. There are so many well intentioned people and factions who think that they have the only right answers. They are often willing to fight and be mercilessly cruel to prove that they are the most Holy. Sometimes it's necessary to stand up to...

What Is Tonglin and Why Does It Increase Compassion?

What Is Tonglin Practice and Why Does It Increase Compassion?
Tonglin practice is rooted in the breath. If you can breathe in and out, you can practice tonglin. The essence of the practice is to breathe in the suffering of another person and to breathe out loving-kindness, compassion, and healing. As we breathe that healing out, we are making the greatest gift we...

Do You Believe in Miracles? Before You Decide...

Do I Believe in Miracles? I Am Surrounded by Miracles!I was asked 'Do you believe in miracles?' I was taken aback. Did I believe in people being spontaneously cured of cancer, virgin births, raising of the dead, parting of seas, burning bushes, and so on? Did I believe in serendipity, synchronicity, and moments of seeming happenstance that wind up being instrumental to our path?

Everybody Wants To Be Happy

Everybody Wants To Be Happy
The desire for happiness is the universal wish of humankind. On this, everyone would agree. Yet everyone suffers and dies. The basic fact and the basic tragedy of life is that every human being longs for peace and happiness, yet everyone is haunted by the specter of suffering, unhappiness, and death.

How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now

How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now
The Pittsburgh neighborhood in which the recent horrific mass shooting took place isn’t only the home of the Tree of Life synagogue. Squirrel Hill was also Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, the place where he lived and ultimately chose to die in his own home.

Planning For Death Must Happen Long Before The Last Few Days Of Life

Planning For Death Must Happen Long Before The Last Few Days Of Life
Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains in the memories of those around us. As an intensive care specialist for more than two decades, my colleagues and I do the best we can to provide high-quality end-of-life care.

The 5 Stages Of Grief Don't Come In Fixed Steps

The 5 Stages Of Grief Don't Come In Fixed Steps
Understanding the normal trajectory of grief matters for the person experiencing the grief and those treating them. Grief can seem desolate for those in the thick of it who often feel unable to imagine a way out of their suffering. But, as time passes, the pain usually dampens or becomes more fleeting.

Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person

Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person
Halloween is a time when ghosts and spooky decorations are on public display, reminding us of the realm of the dead. But could they also be instructing us in important lessons on how to lead moral lives?

Can You Really Can Die From A Broken Heart?

Can You Really Can Die From A Broken Heart?
Grief brought on by the loss of a spouse can cause inflammation that can lead to major depression, heart attack, and even premature death. For a new study, researchers examined the effect grief has on human health by conducting interviews with 99 people whose spouses had recently died. They also examined their blood.

Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind

Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind
The word mantra means ‘mind protection’ in Sanskrit. A mantra carries a vibration and frequency that extends beyond the simple meaning of its words. In the highest sense, mantras carry thought waves that can energize the prana through constant repetition and they can reach deep into the subconscious mind to access the collective consciousness. More simply, using mantra can help overcome mental chatter, and prepare the way for an expansion of consciousness.

Meditation for Busy People

Meditation for Busy People: Just Sit Silently
Meditation for Busy People: Whenever you have time, just sit silently with closed eyes. It will help. It will help you to be more at ease with yourself.

Why Did The Pope Phone The Renowned Gay, Communist Philosopher?

Why Did The Pope Phone The Philosopher?
This summer, during the FIFA World Cup, I went with some friends to watch a soccer game at the house in Turin of the Italian philosopher and former member of the EU parliament Gianni Vattimo. As soon as our team began to lose, Vattimo said: ‘Oh, by the way, I forgot to tell you, the pope called me yesterday.’

The Trump Prophecy And Other Christian Movements

The Trump Prophecy And Other Christian Movements

A new film, “Trump Prophecy,” will be shown in some limited theaters on Oct. 2 and 4. The film is an adaptation of a book, co-authored by Mark Taylor, a retired firefighter, who claimed he received a message from God in 2011 that the Trump presidency is divinely ordained.

The Great Liberation: Abandoning Yourself To Your Experience

the great liberation: abandon yourself to your experience
Scientist and philosopher may argue to the end of time, but meanwhile the human soul thirsts, and psychologist, priest, and mystic have the temerity to suggest that there may be ways of approach to the ultimate mysteries other than laboratory observation and pure logic. For while scientist and logician dissect and analyze, the mystic looks for meaning in the whole.

How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories

How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories
Most of us do not remember our past lives, however it is possible to access some information through a guided past life session. People have different experiences in a past life session. A friend of mine found themselves speaking in a foreign language! Others may have flashbacks or wonder how they knew about something.

Why Atheists Are Not As Rational As Some Like To Think

Why Atheists Are Not As Rational As Some Like To Think

Many atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking. They use arguments such as “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science” to explain that evidence and logic, rather than supernatural belief and dogma, underpin their thinking. But just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research – which is subject to strict checks and procedures – doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.

The Rainbow: Symbol of the Seven Paths to God

The Rainbow: Symbol of the Seven Paths to God
The seven directions and the seven chakras reveal seven paths to God. Although we will discuss these paths in a sequence that may seem linear, one path is no more "advanced" than another. They are simply different expressions, distinct rays of energy that each of us embody.

Are You Guilty of Distracted Living?

The Timely Man’s Mindful Message: Are You Guilty of Distracted Living?
We live in a generation that has many distractions. Even when we try to be focused on the day—today—we’re affected by CPA—not certified public accounting but a syndrome I call “continuous partial attention.” We pay continuous partial attention in an effort not to miss anything—multitasking, surfing the Web, answering our cell phones—yet in the end, we gain nothing.

How An Ancient Islamic Holiday Became Uniquely Caribbean

A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean, where the crowds will push them out to float.

How 10 Minutes A Day Can Improve Your Cognitive Function

How 10 Minutes A Day Can Improve Your Cognitive Function

Practising mindfulness meditation for ten minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function known as “working memory”. The brain achieves this by becoming more efficient, literally requiring fewer brain resources to do these tasks.

Do Psychotropic Drugs Enhance, Or Diminish, Human Agency?

Do Psychotropic Drugs Enhance, Or Diminish, Human Agency?From medication to recreational and spiritual substances, drugs offer us respite from pain, open opportunities for mental exploration, and escape from – or into – altered psychological states. They are our most widely available formal and informal implements for tweaking our mental condition. Consider the cold beer after a hard day at work, the joint before putting the needle on the record, the midday espresso, the proverbial cigarette break,

Healing The World: Beyond Science, Religion, and Materialism

Healing The World: Moving Beyond Science, Religion, and Materialism
As an academic - a researcher and senior lecturer at a university in the UK - people are often surprised by my unorthodox views on the nature of life, and of the world. For example, when I mention to colleagues that I’m open-minded about the possibility of some form of life after death, or that I believe in the possibility of paranormal phenomena such as telepathy or pre-cognition, they look at me as if I’ve told them I’m going to give up academia and become a truck driver.

How To Access More Energy and Mind Power

How To Access More Energy and Mind Power
You are made of energy that is constantly vibrating. This energy is changeable and transformative. It is amazing how our body, mind and soul has the ability to heal and change. Watching people change, heal and transform has been one of the most humbling and exciting experiences of my life.

Be a Witness to Your Thoughts: Watch The Movie On Your Mind's Screen

Be a Witness to Your Thoughts
Meditation needs great work. It is arduous, it is an uphill task. To remain non-meditative is easy in a way. You have not to do anything about it, you are already non-meditative, everybody is born non-meditative. But to become meditative really needs great courage, great determination, great patience, because to go beyond the mind is the most complicated phenomenon.

What's the Goal? Being A Buddhist, or Being A Buddha?

What's the Goal? Being A Buddhist, or Being A Buddha?
Buddhism explains the profound truths of life. But it also provides an immensely practical method for overcoming obstacles and transforming oneself. It can be applied to every area of your existence: family, work, relationships, health. And it can be applied by anyone. Each and every human being contains the inherent capacity to be a Buddha

Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World

Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World
Blessing is a way of sending unconditional love, peace, healing, goodness to a person or a situation, or simply seeing them bathed in that love. Blessing isn’t associated with any religious denominations. It can be practiced by anyone, and I have an atheist friend who purchased my first edition of The Gentle Art of Blessing, and even gave copies away!

What The First Bible Was Like?

What The First Bible Was Like?
In the years after Jesus was crucified at Calvary, the story of his life, death and resurrection was not immediately written down. The experiences of disciples like Matthew and John would have been told and retold at many dinner tables and firesides, perhaps for decades, before anyone recorded them for posterity.

The Heart Chakra: Where Matter and Spirit Meet

The Heart Chakra Encompasses Lungs, Arms, Hands, Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
The heart chakra is where matter and spirit meet. It marks the halfway point, with three chakras below and three above. This is a very important chakra indeed, as it’s our center of love and connection. Here you move into a greater awareness and love flows from you. You are peaceful, joyful, and compassionate. Your actions are no longer self-serving but are motivated by helping others overcome suffering.

It's Not All In Your Mind: How Meditation Affects The Brain To Help You Stress Less

It's Not All In Your Mind: How Meditation Affects The Brain To Help You Stress Less

In Australia, about one in six adults practise meditation, while one in ten practise yoga. People often turn to yoga or meditation as a way to to take time out and manage the stress of their day-to-day lives. Stress is common, and ongoing stress can contribute to the onset of a range of psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety. Meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce people’s self-reported levels of stress. This is likely due, at least in part, to the effects that meditation and yoga have on the brain’s stress response system.

How Some Suicidal Men Find Support On Reddit

How Some Suicidal Men Find Support On Reddit
New research illuminates how some men and boys who are contemplating suicide are finding emotional support in an unexpected place: Reddit. Responses to those posts often contained gendered language of their own, like, “Hey, bro, I’ve been through that before,” or, “What’s bothering you, man?” Sometimes referred to as the “front page of the internet,” Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion website that’s especially popular among young adult males.

Is Religion A Universal In Human Culture Or An Academic Invention?

Is Religion A Universal In Human Culture Or An Academic Invention?
If anything seems self-evident in human culture, it’s the widespread presence of religion. People do ‘religious’ stuff all the time; a commitment to gods, myths and rituals has been present in all societies. These practices and beliefs are diverse, to be sure, from Aztec human sacrifice to Christian baptism, but they appear to share a common essence. So what could compel the late Jonathan Zittell Smith, arguably the most influential scholar of religion of the past half-century, to declare in his bookImagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown (1982) that ‘religion is solely the creation of the scholar’s study’, and that it has ‘no independent existence apart from the academy’?

Increasing the Light and Co-Creating Peace

Increasing the Light and Co-Creating Peace
Spiritual creativity is a way of life, a way of wholeness. It is a path of integrity. Integrity entails not just a few beliefs or specific acts, but an attitude that we adopt and practice in our everyday lives...an ongoing process that can bring you much joy.

Where Do We Go Between Births?

Where Do We Go Between Births?
Where do we go between births? One can look at this a different way and see birth as a death—a dying to the world of light, a suppression of those memories. Which is our true home? Which is the real going out: our visits to earth or our visits to the world of light?

Final Words of the Dying: Hearing Is Healing

Final words
The awe-filled exclamation of Apple’s Steve Jobs — “Oh, wow! Oh, wow! Oh, wow!” — is an example of the intensified language we hear at the threshold and is true to the personality of the inspired innovator. Chaz Ebert, wife of celebrity critic Roger Ebert, shared a de­tailed account of her husband’s last words, in Esquire in 2013.

An Orca Mother Grieves: Tahlequah and her Calf

An Orca Mother Grieves: Tahlequah and her Calf
Tahlequah made headlines around the world as she carried the body of her dead calf at the surface of the water, sometimes on her head, sometimes in her mouth, for at least 10 days, in a heartbreaking “tour of grief”, as one of the foremost experts on her pod and her family, Ken Balcomb of the Whale Research Foundation, called it.

Evolve Yourself: Evolution Equals Growth, Development and Transcendence

Evolve Yourself: Evolution Equals Growth, Development and Transcendence
A lot of what we've been taught by well-meaning parents, teachers, and clergy, is not conducive to self-realization. We've been taught how to fit in, get by and do what we're told. That's fine for children. But there comes a time in everyone's life when you have to start thinking for yourself.

It's Time To Awaken The Higher Brain

It's Time To AwakenThe Higher Brain
The old lower reptilian brain is designed to keep you from being eaten by a tiger. The higher brain does the opposite, it turns on your body’s ability to rejuvenate and feel a sense of inner calm and meaning. That feeling of well-being is meant to be your natural state. 

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Grieve

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Grieve
People don’t die in the same way that they used to. In the past, a relative, friend, partner would pass away, and in time, all that would be left would be memories and a collection of photographs.

Compassion is a Verb, Not A Feeling

compassion
Compassion is not a thought or a sentimental feeling, but is rather a movement of the heart. Compassion is born out of lovingkindness. But we may get distracted, we forget, we get caught up in something else, or we confuse another feeling for the state of compassion.

Finding Reasons to Feel Good: Is There Another Way To View This Situation?

Finding Reasons to Feel Good: "Is There Another Way To View This Situation?"
Have you ever suddenly and inexplicably felt depressed or irritable when just moments before you'd felt fine? That happens to all of us from time to time. The next time it happens, take a moment to remember what occurred just prior to your shift in emotions. What did you tell yourself about the comment or situation that made you feel bad? 

Breath: The True Barometer of Your Health

Breath: The True Barometer of Your Health
Breath is the foundation of everything, and everything begins with breath. Breath is the true barometer by which to measure your mental, physical, and emotional states: levels of anxiety, fitness, tightness, ease, or stress. The quality of your breath indicates how balanced and aligned the different systems of your body are at any given time.

Accessing Spiritual Direction When You Have A Problem

Accessing Spiritual Direction When You Have A Problem
Who or what grows our fingernails and beats our heart even as we sleep? What is this force that keeps the planets in place and hurls our world through the galaxy at a breathtaking speed? Spirit is what I have chosen to call the formless, invisible energy...

What Is The Christian Idea Of “Heaven”?

What Is Heaven? Illustration of Dante’s Paradiso
When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a question of ultimate significance to each of us.

How To Breathe in Relaxation, Confidence, and Better Health

How To Breathe in Relaxation, Confidence, and Better Health
How you breathe reflects your self-esteem. How you breathe directly correlates to your enjoyment and satisfaction in life. If you breathe deeply, you imbibe of life and what it has to offer. If you are a shallow breather, perhaps you are not confident and feeling safe.

Practicing Surrender and Acceptance of What Is

Practicing Surrender and Acceptance of What Is
Surrendering doesn't mean you don't have to make plans. You do. I call this doing my homework -- I do my best to look at the situation, then I make one or two or three plans, and then I wait to see what the Divine has to say about all this.

Cultivating Inner Silence Through The Practice Of Daily Meditation

Cultivating Inner Silence Through Daily Meditation
Despite the seeming explosion of meditation in modern culture, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what it is, being used interchangeably for thinking, daydreaming or contemplating on a particular issue. With lack of a cohesive understanding about what meditation is, it can naturally lead to confusion about how to practice it and what it is really supposed to do.

How Yoga Is Changing To Meet Contemporary Needs

How Yoga Is Changing To Meet Contemporary Needs
On June 21, on International Yoga Day, people took out their yoga mats and practiced sun salutations or sat in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today is practiced all over the world.

What It Means To Be A Christian In America Today

What It Means To Be A Christian In America Today
Americans have debated what it means to be religious in politics throughout American history. Because a wide majority of Americans have claimed some form of Christian belief, these debates focused on Christianity. And they continue today.

Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind

Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind
Our identity, or ego, is the aspect of ourselves that attempts to control and plan our present and future experience. But as we all know, no matter how hard you try to control life, it somehow has a way of changing those plans.

Be "Here" Totally, Rather Than Stressing About The Past or The Future

Be "Here" Totally, Rather Than Stressing About Later
Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being "here" but wanting to be "there," or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It's a split that tears you apart inside.

There Are Signs When You Need Them

There Are Signs When You Need Them
While driving home one day, I noticed that someone had posted some cardboard signs along the roadside, leading guests to a party on my street. At every important choice point, there was a sign. It occurred to me that this is how Spirit gives us guidance -- we get signs when we need them...

Beware the Burden of a Busy Mind

Beware the Burden of a Busy Mind
There is a huge tendency to have way too much going on inside our minds, at the same time. Hundreds of thoughts and decisions about various things are all vying for our attention. There's also memory...

Caring for Our Aging Parents

Caring for Our Aging Parents
As anyone knows who’s cared for an elderly parent, it’s not easy. It’s an unquestionably sacred and transformative task, but it can also be extremely difficult. The demands placed on caregivers are huge.

The Bogey Man Within: He Isn't Real, Never Was

Bogey Man Within: He Isn't Real, Never Was
Think of a problem or challenge that you may be experiencing at this time. Where did it originate? Out of a belief in two powers. We grew up with this belief. As children, we had battles to fight, pains to alleviate, losses to compensate for, and...

How To Manage Exam Stress

How To Manage Exam Stress
A little stress around exam time can be a good thing, as it motivates you to put in the work. But sometimes stress levels can get out of hand, particularly at the end of an academic year.

In Praise Of Doing Nothing

In Praise Of Doing Nothing
In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time. However, modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?

Why Being A Progressive Christian Shouldn't Be An Oxymoron

Why Being A Progressive Christian Shouldn't Be An Oxymoron
The kind of Christianity that makes headlines today is the Mike Pence brand – conservative and aligned with the United States Republican party – leaving many people to believe, including progressive Christians, the religion is politically irredeemable.

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