• Genes Are the Clay; Thought Is the Sculptor Feb 21, 2014

    Katie Couric had a guest on her show recently who said that 85% of all physical illness and disease is stress related. Interestingly, around the same time, National Public Radio broadcast a study that showed that negative effects of stress are greatest when the individual believed that stress was bad for them. People experiencing similar levels of stress but who did not believe that they would suffer negative consequences as a result displayed significantly fewer stress-related symptoms.

  • Inspired, by Grey's Anatomy Feb 5, 2014

    Every problem has a spiritual solution. That’s what international bestselling author Wayne Dyer says and I think he’s onto something.

  • Feminine Knowing Jun 4, 2013

    This new world age arrives as the earth and sun shift back into alignment at the center of the galaxy. With it dawns a new era for feminine wisdom and ways of knowing, which will hold a new place of power and status. Historically ignored as irrational, illogical and unscientific, the intuitive feminine is about to come into its own.

  • The End (of a World Age) Dec 21, 2012

    Whilst the sensationalist tabloids just love the sound of headlines like “The End of Time” or “The End of the World,” revelling in apocalyptic predictions of doom and destruction, and gen Y’s across the globe are dancing like there’s no tomorrow at “end of the world” parties, now’s the time to talk about time.

  • Nothing To Fear Oct 22, 2012

    It is clear to all that we are in a period of rapid and enormous change. The ground is shifting beneath us and nothing is immune to the powers and forces at work here. The transition of our world is underway and it is too late to look back or wish it to be otherwise.

  • Woman Empowered Sep 28, 2012

    We hear a lot these days about empowering women. Conferences, workshops, lectures abound on this hot topic. The trouble with the notion is that implies that women are powerless and that they must find the ways and means

    • physical, psychological and political - to be all they can be.

  • No Doubt Jun 1, 2012

    I’m not sure why women allow it to happen, but we seem to be fine with allowing others telling us not only what we should do, but how to do it.

  • United Breaks Guitars May 17, 2012

    You’ve probably heard about it by now. Dave Carroll, traveling with his band on United Airlines, saw the baggage handlers recklessly throwing his $3500 guitar around, ultimately breaking it. When Carroll tried to claim compensation the airline obfuscated for 8 months and then finally informed Carroll that they would not pay.

  • The Best Parent (We Can Be) May 5, 2012

    I recently heard an interview with an internationally renowned writer and feminist. She was recounting her thoughts at the time when she was a young adult and deciding what she wanted to do with her life. She’d just graduated from a top tier American university and she was part of the nascent Second Wave of feminism and she was riding its crest.

  • No Disputes Apr 20, 2012

    About 6 months after my family and I had moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1992, we received notice of a legal judgment against us for damages to the property in which we lived in Cleveland.

  • Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Apr 15, 2012

    When I lived in Singapore (ten years ago) I found it very difficult coping with the extreme humidity. Even after the two years prior spent in Jakarta did not prepare me for it. It was so bad all normal outdoor activity, including sitting or slow walking, caused the body to be completely covered in sweat.

  • Right Thing, Right Time Apr 5, 2012

    Elizabeth Gilbert recently wrote a column about how, after the enormous success with her international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, she lost quite a few friends. She wanted to share some of her newfound wealth with friends who were struggling financially but, to here surprise, this somehow led to the breakdown of her relationships with the very friends she was endeavoring to help.

  • Flexible And Strong Mar 22, 2012

    I have noticed at yoga that there is a bit of a pattern. The women are flexible and not so strong, while the men are strong and rarely flexible. Upon reflection, this seems to me to be generally true of men and women in life.

  • It Just Doesn't Matter Mar 8, 2012

    I’ve had some glitches occur in a couple of my relationships lately. One particular series of events left me feeling frustrated, hurt and ultimately angry. The more I thought about how things went down the more upset I got. My heart started to pound and one particular night I was worried I would get so irritated that I would have one of those sleepless nights that I dread.

  • Honesty Protection Mar 3, 2012

    How’s this for a statistic? Studies show that we may be lied to anywhere from 10 to 200 times on any given day! In her recent article for CNN Pamela Meyer cites a further study that shows strangers lie three times within the first 10 minutes of meeting each other.