To reclaim our rightful autonomy and make sense of the world’s crises, injustices and destruction, we must understand the true drivers of human dysfunction — Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively … [Read more...] about The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
Community & Humanity
Ditching the over-commercialization of holiday madness in lieu of a practice for connecting to the sacredness of the solstice season — My mission (in creating The 13 Holy Nights Oracle Deck and companion book) is to take the over-commercialized winter holidays back from the … [Read more...] about 13 Holy Nights: Reclaiming the True Magic of the Solstice Season
Standing at a critical technological crossroads, we have become oblivious to our own demise in body, mind and spirit — Have you realized your unique creative potential? In living your precious life, how much have you evolved emotionally, spiritually or ecologically? Have … [Read more...] about Social Greedia: Has Our Evolution Been Derailed?
A provocative dive into the body politic in search of meaningful change and results, requiring the active participation of us all — How many politicians do you know who are actively committed to their own personal growth? How many do yoga, meditate or … [Read more...] about Politics: Palliative Care for a Curable Disease?
Once locked away in a prison cell for 25 years — one extraordinary man discovers how to heal his own pain through the service of others — Usually, people think that I’m a strong, happy person…but behind my smiles they just don’t know how much I’m in pain and almost … [Read more...] about Give Me Your Pain: One Man’s Quest to Bear the Pain of Others’ and Heal His Own
What’s happening beneath the tears we cry? Whether they are tears of joy or sorrow — they connect us to pieces and even forgotten parts of ourselves. — “I love to cry — as long as it’s not about my life.” It was a simple statement, a line I’ve said a thousand times before. … [Read more...] about What Are You Really Crying About?
Personal musings and an excerpt from Mark Nepo’s latest book guide us through darkness and life’s messiness — to emerge with meaning and connection — Since books arrive like children, after months of labor, the timing of their arrival is well beyond us. And so, in the midst … [Read more...] about Living What Matters: Reflections, Prose and 52 Prompts for Self-Inquiry
Times of disruption can provide opportunities that serve us — allowing us to transform challenge into meaningful new choices — As we move more deeply into this time of global quarantine, many people are feeling out of control, frustrated, trapped and unsure about the … [Read more...] about Dancing with Life in a Time of Global Challenge
A soldier discovers his true mission and the power of nature as he heals deep psychic wounds inflicted by war — and the survivor’s guilt that followed — I never thought I would live this long. This past Veterans Day, I realized that was both a conscious and an … [Read more...] about At War…With Myself: A Soldier’s Story of Spiritual Survival
Question Bridge White Women, a social experiment, seeks to bridge the gap between the diversity of thought in one demographic, white women — and to initiate honest civil discourse — A question is a powerful thing, a mighty use of words.~ Krista Tippett In an age of … [Read more...] about Building Bridges of Understanding One Question (and Answer) at a Time
After being contacted regarding a #MeToo article, a former fashion model revisits her own story and finds inspiration to shift the bigger picture narrative ______ I don’t talk a lot (if ever) about my former modeling career. It feels as if it’s a distant and closed chapter, … [Read more...] about From #MeToo to #WhatNow: A Former Fashion Model Puts The ‘Self’ Back In Self-Empowerment
Inspired by those locked away and too often forgotten, one woman shines light on incarcerated men through education, poetry and hope — I remember the first time I shut the classroom door behind me in a maximum-security men’s prison. I don’t remember it because it was … [Read more...] about Writing From The Inside Out: Incarceration Through The Lens Of Humanity