Essential Reads

Improving the Experience of Online Education

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Can online courses provide the kind of experience crucial for students to develop critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity? New research suggests the answer is "yes."

Understanding Your Child’s Spiritual Life

By Kate Adams Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in Child's Play
How well do you understand your child's inner life?

Estimating the Quality of a Coincidence

What are the odds? Coincidences can be rated on a scale of 1-10 for their quality. The lower the probability, the higher the quality.

Are Americans Really Becoming Less Religious?

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in More Than Mortal
Are Americans becoming more secular or just finding new ways to explore spiritual questions and beliefs?

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The Happy Brain

By Mark Banschick M.D. on December 04, 2016 in The Intelligent Divorce
It's hard to be positive if you're hung up on the negative. Just know it's possible to change your state of consciousness.

How Dreams of Deceased Loved Ones Affect the Dreamers

What messages do visitation dreams convey?

Are Humans "Born to Move"?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in What a Body Knows
The New York Times asks: “Are we fighting thousands of years of evolutionary history and the best interests of our bodies when we sit all day?"

The Strange Coincidences Between the Media and Our Minds

Media coincidences provide evidence of an increasingly closer connection between human minds and our rapidly expanding involvement with the internet.
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Deathbed Visions: Part ll

End-of-Life visions comfort the dying.

The Evaporation of Self

What is the impact of experiencing the holy?
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What Kind of Religion is Vedanta?

Vedanta asserts that, whether we know and accept it or not, we are all engaged in the same endeavour: the search for God.

Why Even Some Smart People Are Superstitious

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
Hidden benefits of magical thinking

Between a Meat Puppet and a Heavenly Soul

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on November 19, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
If we don't have a Heavenly soul, does that mean we are just meat puppets? No, and this blog explains why.

Why Trump Won and What Psychology Says We Can Do About It

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 15, 2016 in Ambigamy
Drop the moral outrage. It's not working. They're not doing politics or morality, they're pretending to be infallible and invincible, and it's working – for now. Try this instead.

Much More Than a Turkey

By John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D. on November 14, 2016 in Alive Inside!
Researchers confirm that giving thanks is essential for a "good life."

Solving the Mystery of the Angel of the Asphalt

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on November 11, 2016 in Play in Mind
Most of us can look back, and with good reason, wonder how we ever survived our childhoods.

Self-Care Is Resistance

Self-care is not only a form of self-love, it is a form of resistance.

Coincidence Psychodynamics

Conventional psychology can offer good explanations for some coincidences without having to invoke God-Universe or probability.

The "I Ching" as Facilitator in Psychotherapy

By Susan Rako M.D. on November 06, 2016 in More Light
When therapy seems stuck, ancient Chinese wisdom may come to the rescue.

Why Is It Better to Give Than to Receive?

How does giving of ourselves lead to us feeling more full?


By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on November 04, 2016 in Out of the Darkness
We normally perceive as individuals, living inside our own brains and bodies, but this may not actually be the case. We live in connectedness, not separateness.
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Party On, Dearly Departed

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on November 02, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
The Day of the Dead on November 2 is quite festive in Oaxaca, Mexico, where a funny thing happened to us in a cemetery.

Your Most Incredible Days, and How Often You Can Expect Them

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on November 01, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Are crazy life events signs of miracles or karma?

The 2 Things You Need to Find in Any Partner

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2016 in Finding Love
The way we approach dating determines the kind of love we are likely to find.

For Hallowe’en: From the Devil’s Point of View

By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on October 28, 2016 in Excellent Beauty
The devil turns out to be not that bad and God not that good. What's going on?

Spiritual but Not Religious

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on October 28, 2016 in Hot Thought
Spirituality is no better than religion at making sense of the world in ways consistent with evidence and argument If you don’t like religion, you shouldn’t be spiritual either.
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Spiritual Leadership

To be effective spiritual leaders, our major task is to concentrate on our own spiritual development.

Is There a Physical Basis to the Notion of "Spirit"?

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Mindbloggling
The feeling bears leave you with has little to do with how smart they are, or their demeanor. It’s more a sense of the essential life force they emanate from, corny as that sounds.

Making Ofrenda With Our Clients

Engage children teens and adults with a culturally meaningful art project for Day of the Dead or Halloween

Ghost Righter

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
A bit of Halloween fun, let's consider therapy in the afterlife for those who made poor choices while alive.

The Power of Dance to Work with Trauma

In this article, Life, Death and Transformation: Keep Moving, three Turkish therapists learn how to use dance to express the affirmation of life in the face of death-

Trump's Sexism Is Deeply Biblical

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on October 12, 2016 in The Secular Life
The oppression and objectification of women is Biblically-based

How Long Does the Present Last?

How long is the present moment? It depends on how you look at it.

Chi Whiz! Energy Exchanges Between People

Interpersonal energy exchanges seem to take place both in the same space and at a distance.