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Entries tagged with “Current Events”

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

Here are five food policy issues that the presidential nominees aren't talking about—even though they should be.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.

7 Ways to Take Care and Take Action

What do we do when facing what appear to be insurmountable challenges of our time?

A Dose of Reality

In a media-filled world, stay present for your relationship.

Being Honorable

For me, that meant resigning from the State Department and now resisting our new president’s vision of America.

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Book Review: The Song of Increase

The Song of IncreaseListening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better WorldJacqueline FreemanSounds TrueIt is rare to find an author as enamored with a subjec…

Conscious Activism: How to Transform Anger

How anger is used can determine activist effectiveness. 

Creating Calm from Chaos

The issue of stress is rampant in our culture. With ever-lengthening lists to get done, and increasing demands on our time and attention, stress is showing itself at every level of…

Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous

Most deeply spiritual people, regardless of their ancestral religion or their chosen path, esteem human beings who exhibit certain qualities, such as empathy, compassion, lovingkin…

Film Review: Circle of Poison

Circle of PoisonEvan Mascagni and Shannon PostCollective Eye FilmsThe “circle of poison” refers to the process whereby American companies manufacture pesticides that have been bann…

Film Review: Love Is a Verb

Love Is a VerbTerry Spencer Hesser and Stephan MazurekDark Sky FilmsThe Muslim thinker and academic Fetullah Gulen has been a controversial figure in his homeland of Turkey for&nbs…

Finding the Center

In hearing about Trump's executive order to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, it brought forth a vision for me of little children on a beach. In this vision, the w…

Heal Yourself, Heal the World

Drawing from the wisdom of spiritual teachers, writer Emma Pearse focuses on healing herself to heal the world.

Healing in Brussels

Our producer said she was happy that the concert venue would be mostly full that night. Many people had stopped coming to concerts because of the intense fear that overtook the cit…

How the Split Brain Affects Our Political Observations

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How to Keep Your Mind

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ISIS: Rabbi Rami Answers Your Questions

Rabbi Rami’s inbox is full of questions about ISIS. In this special edition of Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler, here is a collection he compiled and comment below to…

It’s not “Islam,” It’s not “Religion,” It’s Fanaticism

The hideous massacre in Orlando on June 12 has been analyzed from a variety of angles: as a terrorism issue; a gun control issue; a mental health issue; an election campaign issue;…

Making Time for Truth

<p>Lucia Horan is offering a <a href="http://lumeriamaui.com/yoga-retreat-hawaii/upcoming-retreats/" target="_blank">Moon Lodge retreat</a> beginning on Mother’s day at the beautiful Lumeria Maui.</p>

Maybe the “First Agreement” Is “Don’t Bite Anybody”

Then Comes “Share the Wealth,” “Reduce Your Footprint,” and “Don’t Poison the Bugs Inside You.”

Music Review: Call It What It Is

Call It What It IsBen Harper & the Innocent CriminalsSTAX RECORDSSinger/guitarist/songwriter Ben Harper is better known for his soulful, socially conscious folk rock than for h…

Music Review: Future Politics

Future PoliticsAustraDomino Recording CompanyElectronic pop band Austra was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 2009 by opera-trained vocalist Katie Stelmanis. (Austra is her middle nam…

Music Review: Peace Trail

Peace TrailNeil YoungReprise RecordsNeil Young’s latest release is as rustic and lo-fi as you’d expect from an album recorded in just four days. The singer/songwriter’s sociopoliti…

On the Passing of Michael Stone and Mental Health in the Yoga Community

Yoga, self-care, and alternative forms of medicine cannot always fix everything.

Overcoming the History and Failings of Papal Infallibility

Infallibility was a “nineteenth-century novelty” gone wrong

Rabbi Rami: Everyone Says “Follow Your Heart.” But How?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: Has Religion Primed Us for Fake News?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Raising the World’s Vibration

I find myself feeling despair, grief, and fear rise as I listen to the news of shootings, racism, hate crimes, discrimination and innocent lives lost. In my silent moments I questi…

Roadside Assistance Special Edition: Orlando

Rabbi Rami offers his insight to the influx of questions filling his inbox after the tragedy in Orlando in this special edition of Roadside Assistance.

The Commons: How to Occupy the 100 Percent

Over Thanksgiving weekend in 2011, while visiting my wife’s family in Los Angeles, we purchased a bag of groceries to distribute to protestors and brought our tents and sleeping ba…

The Heart of Money: What has happened to America?

I can’t breathe.  What has happened to America? How could Donald Trump get elected? I am so horrified and sad when I think about the next four years.Paul Sutherland: Trump and…

The Heart of Money: Why Trump Is My Teacher & Guru

When Donald Trump appeared on the political scene he seemed a joke, but now the joke is on us. He’s a wall builder and a hatemonger in a world that desperately needs to tear down w…

The Role of Sacred Geometry In Informing Us

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United We Stand Ceremony

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Us and Them: The Eternal Division We Have to Transcend

Almost every weekend, my wife and I hike on a well-maintained trail abutting Los Angeles. The hikers we come across are as diverse as the passengers on a New York subway. We see fa…

You are My Valentine. And You, and You…

We all know Valentine’s Day is devoted to showing our loved one(s) a little extra attention, devotion, and sweetness. But what if we raise the ante and direct our love to everythin…

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