• Hug It Out May 11, 2011

    Dannion Brinkley was struck by lightning - twice. Apparently after the first time he didn’t listen to, or obey, the powers that be over/up there, so they socked it to him again, with both fists. After this second near-death experience, and a protracted recovery in hospital he got the message. He now knows his calling - or should I say yelling!

  • What's Happening May 3, 2011

    **The only things that are collapsing are those that are unsustainable. **This was the observation made by Gregg Braden at a lecture he gave in San Francisco on the weekend. Speaking to the enormous changes and turmoil that the earth, its people, and its institutions and societies are experiencing, he argues that we are at the end of what he calls a Great World Age. Everything, he argues, that is not fit for the new age will not survive the transition.

  • All Our Dreams Apr 26, 2011

    A friend of mine recently found herself in the most enviable of positions. She had two excellent job offers on the table and she couldn’t decide which one to accept.

  • Brilliant Failure Apr 20, 2011

    Brilliant failures, a term coined by an organization that studies them, are those where people with all the right intention and commitment actually fail in their efforts, but then go on to recover and achieve brilliantly as a result of what they learned from their failure.

  • Yoga, Envy and Truth Apr 14, 2011

    My beautiful yoga teacher Roxanne continually encourages us to stretch our spine as far as possible, to push out our chests, and broaden our shoulders and hips to their fullest extent, urging us to take up our full space, to move into our fullness of being.

  • A Man and His Monkey Apr 7, 2011

    On National Public Radio today I heard an article about a young man, Ned Rogers, who is now a quadriplegic and severely brain damaged as a result of a car accident six years ago. He was told by the doctors that he would never speak or move again.

  • The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic Mar 29, 2011

    I was at a concert recently in a new age church in Santa Cruz. I picked up their hymn book and found pasted in the book leaves a translation of The Lord’s Prayer from (presumably) the original Aramaic.

  • Give Peace a Chance Mar 23, 2011

    Yesterday I heard a war veteran, and now anti-war activist, tell his story. Posted to Iraq, Camilo Mejia’s first assignment was in a POW camp where he was required to inflict tortuous practices - sleep, light and space deprivation - on prisoners of war, with the aim of ‘softening’ them for interrogation.

  • Healing Ourselves Part 2 Mar 18, 2011

    I had this searing pain in my tooth. It was debilitating and I had to go to bed to cope with it. In those days I didn’t use painkillers - a leftover from my upbringing - but something had to be done, I couldn’t bear it much longer.

  • Healing Ourselves Part 1 Mar 2, 2011

    We need a new medical model, and we need it fast. Although the medical establishment will not always tell you this, but we have the power to heal ourselves. Everything we need for this process we already have, if we but knew it.

  • Feminine Rising Feb 24, 2011

    It’s not just the weather that seems unsettled and unseasonal. It feels like we are experiencing cyclones, earthquakes and volcanoes not only physically but also politically, socially, and philosophically. Change is occurring rapidly and most of us are staring open-mouthed wondering what’s next.

  • Desire After Desire Feb 16, 2011

    Most of us did not get from our parents and family of origin all the things we would have liked. Some of us got things that were problematic for our health and well-being. Others were downright abused and traumatized.

  • Life Is Difficult Feb 13, 2011

    I was talking with a young mother recently. She told me that before she met her partner she thought one option open to her was to be a single mother. Knowing what she knows now though, having a much better idea of how much work a baby is, she said she’s glad she hadn’t made those life choices. Her partner is an incredibly active, and pro-active, father, yet still this young mother has been shocked by how much hard work is involved in caring for a baby.

  • We're All Going Somewhere Feb 1, 2011

    This was how John Travolta’s character in the movie Phenomenon tried to not only comfort his two young friends when he told them that he was dying, but to give some insight into the truth about life. We are all going somewhere.

  • Starting Over Jan 26, 2011

    When I was in California last year I attended a talk by the popular writer/speaker who goes by the name SARK. Her schtick is encouraging people to acknowledge their feelings, not to ignore them or deny them. Rather in the vein of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ (as Susan Jeffers says) SARK encourages people to accept their feelings, even if they are negative, and let them be, but also to keep moving forward through those feelings, not giving them the power to paralyze us or hold us back.