Essential Reads

The Replacement of Awe

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Many of the most popular media events in history are similar in that they elicit a sense of awe. In doing this, they can replace sources that traditionally have inspired people.

The Loss of Awe

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
One of the great stories of our time has largely went untold: the loss of awe. Routines have replaced astonishment. However, individuals can take steps toward greater awe.

Is This the Missing Piece in the Happiness Puzzle?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 02, 2016 in Living Single
One of the important pieces of the puzzle of human happiness is almost entirely missing from the proliferation of writings on the topic: consideration of our physical space.
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Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 22, 2015 in Mind In The Machine
Does it feel like anything to be a beetle? How about a plant or a computer? One theory posits that consciousness exists wherever information is being integrated—and is measurable.

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When Is It Time to Stop Fixing Ourselves?

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Writing for Addiction Recovery

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 09, 2016 Minority Report
If you're an addict & want to gain greater insight into your behaviors, triggers, and overall addictive tendencies, what do you do? Research shows journaling can aid in recovery.

A Way to Enlist the Help of the Cosmos

By Susan Rako M.D. on February 08, 2016 More Light
Is there a way to extend a compelling invitation to Providence?

Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The Wonderlands of the Mind

The creative lengths to which the imaginative mind can go....

Four Ways Spirituality Can Help You Cope with Difficulty

From our earliest days humanity has searched for a deeper meaning to existence, especially in the face of unbearable conditions and experiences.

Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and Spiritual Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and spiritual healing.

Dreams of Death

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 Think, Act, Be
Some people believe it's impossible to die in your dreams. Thankfully that's not true.

The "Psychic"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 How To Do Life
How they "read" you

Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

The future of mental health interview series continues with Isabel Clarke on psychosis and spiritual experiences.

Religion Matters

Humans take religion seriously..but how well do they know the global religious landscape?

The Sexual Ethics of Star Wars

Why must erotic love compromise a person's ability to use the Force for good?

How Religion Can Disconnect Us from Ourselves and Others

We're familiar with common addiction, but might we consider how religious beliefs can become an addition?

Achieving Happiness: Advice from Pascal

Pascal wants us to consider the big questions of life and give them the attention and deep thought that they deserve.

Changing the Game: Politics and the Call of Self

With politics big on the horizon, can we become better people? What if change does start with us? Let's not make everyone who disagrees with us, a "bad guy." That's a good start!

Story of A Soul: An Intimate Conversation with Mirabai Starr

By Mark Matousek on January 27, 2016 Ethical Wisdom
The renowned mystic scholar and author talks about grief, healing, and the powerful medicine of transformation.

5 Ways To Use The Power Of Mindfulness and Compassion

By Marty Babits on January 26, 2016 The Middle Ground
How to use mindfulness and compassion to unify your family.

Day 8: Henry Shukman on Buddhism and Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Henry Shukman on Buddhism and healing.

Seed Money

The dark time of the year is the time to plant seeds in our psyches--including seed money.

Ho'oponopono: Ancient Concept for a Modern World

Holding a grudge? Want to let it go, not for their sake but for yours? Learn the ancient way Hawaiians stayed healthy and pono with the practice of Ho'oponopono.

So Human an Animal: Homo Sapiens?

Perhaps dogs have the edge on us as a species when we study the history of mankind in nature’s world.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences:What Are the Odds?

Statisticians explain coincidences as random events. So they look for ways to explain why non-statisticians find other explanations.

Shift Into Freedom: Lessons From A Master Of Mindfulness

By Mark Matousek on January 14, 2016 Ethical Wisdom
The master of mindfulness meditation talks about his new book, Shift Into Freedom, and how we can live awakened lives in the midst of everyday changes.

Do You Expect Too Much from Yourself?

We burden ourselves when our expectations are unrealistically high. Being human means having limits and sometimes failing. But failure can be a doorway to future success.

Learning to Live Well with Chronic Illness/Conditions

By Dan Mager MSW on January 13, 2016 Some Assembly Required
If you experience a chronic illness/condition, with time and practice, you can make the adjustments necessary to establish a “new normal.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Princess Leia has not lost faith. Persephone is rising.

New Ways to Renew Your Body?

To get new results, combine old, proven ways.

Is Islam Jewish?

By Izzy Kalman on January 08, 2016 Resilience to Bullying
The realization that Islam and Judaism are versions of the same religion has tremendous potential in promoting world peace.

Jo McFarlane, Survivor!

Jo's story and her poetry reveal the essential spiritual truth that, however dark and difficult life becomes, hope for a future of love and joy is never to be denied.