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Entries tagged with “1 Billion Rising For Justice”

2012 M(a)y(an) Ass

Damn, damn, damn. I don’t know about you but I was planning to enjoy my final months on earth as the Mayan calendar came to an end on December 21, 2012. I got a reverse mortgage on…

Acupuncture Eases Cancer Suffering and So Do Fake Needles

Consider this: a new study by Vetenskapsrådet, the Swedish Research Council, reports that a “simulated” acupuncture treatment, using a telescopic blunt placebo needle that merely t…

Book Review: Occupy Spirituality

Too often, our spiritual pursuits can be wrongly perceived as being eons away from the day-in, day-out business of making a living, and that of making a difference in the tang…

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

For some addicts, hitting bottom and having a spiritual awakening are the first steps along the path of recovery. That's why Alcoholics Anonymous, the oldest and largest of the twe…

Does God Favor Abortion?

Is God in favor of abortion? Maybe so. An article in The Tennessean newspaper told the story of a fifteen-year-old unmarried girl pregnant with triplets. The pregnancy was not goi…

End of the World as We Know It: 3 Rituals for Solstice 2012

Well, folks, we’ve almost made it through 2012. The end is nigh. As someone with absolutely no authority or ability to predict the future, I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely…

Extreme Permaculture

From the rainy coast of British Columbia to the Texas desert to the snows of Sweden, these die-hard off-the-gridders test the limits of complete sustainability.

Getting into the Spirit of 2012

The winter solstice on December 21, 2012, is said to synchronize with the end of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Although no one knows how the Mayan prophecies will unf…

Getting Unstuck

Last May, in order to pursue his dream of an integrated life of travel, writing, and photography, a smart, attractive thirty-something named Zero Dean quit his job, terminated the …

How Urban Gardening Makes Cities Safer

Cleaning up and greening up urban blight—neighbors working together to turn the site of a demolished building into a community garden or park—has become the feel-good story of urba…

Missed Treasures: Summer Spirituality Book Club

Join Zen practitioner and S&H columnist Geri Larkin on a guided reading of three essential spiritual texts. For June: A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

On the Virtue of Knowing Nothing

The very title of this blog, “Spiritual Search,” puts doubt and open-mindedness at the center of our endeavor. Think about it. If we already know the answer, why even begin th…

Practicing Intellectual Foreplay

I am starting a new relationship after a divorce. I feel cynical about marriage and long-term relationships, yet I understand the incredible gift of lessons from my first marriage.…

Rabbi Rami: How Can I Get My Faith Back?

My dad is dying and angry and takes his frustration out on me. I don’t want to abandon him, but being with him is painful. How do I handle this?Rabbi Rami: Dr. David Reynolds, foun…

Relationship Resolutions 2012

Ah, the New Year. That wonderful time when we feel like we get to start fresh, renew, redesign, get a grip, set goals, and make New Year’s resolutions. Now is the time we gear up f…

Renewing the Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. The Nobel Committee declared, “[Former Secretary-General] Kofi Annan had been preeminent in bringing new life to the o…

Rio+20: Meeting Global Challenges with Hope and Heart

For the last few weeks my thoughts, prayers, and gratitude have been with those attending the United Nations events in Brazil. Imagine: the warm, balmy streets of Rio, filled with …

Stop Slavery in Our Lifetime

Imagine one twelve-year old girl in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. She both lives in the room, and works in the room. Her room costs about $20 a day, and the hotel is happy for the st…

The Art of Receiving

There’s an origin story that many yogis have: there was a first moment, a realization, a falling in love, a desire to shout from the rooftops: “Yoga saved me!”. For me and many oth…

The Dance for Equality: One Billion Rising for Justice

Imagine what the world would look like if we all stayed present to love 365 days of the year. And not just love for another person, but love for all beings, big love at a meta leve…

The Lenses Through Which We Believe

 We all know the concept of looking at the world through “rose-colored glasses,” an accusation of being overly or unduly optimistic. But lately I’m observing that more often t…

The Secrets of Your Core, or Why You Don't Need to Punch Your Yoga Teacher

The other day, my friend and yoga teacher Meghan Currie said to me about the core: "There's just this layer of energetic garbage around your core. You kind of have to burn through …

What is Holistic Parenting?

Parenthood is life changing. Beyond the obvious, for many parents, it is the first time we really start to pay attention to the things we put in and on our bodies. We start reading…

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