Mindfulness Meditation For Everyday Living

By Padma Gordon



When you are mindful of your breath and grounded in your body it makes it much easier to navigate everyday tasks and the nuanced dance of relating to yourself and others.

Mindfulness is the ability to notice what is in present time. When you notice signals of stress like scrunching up your shoulders or holding your breath, you can pause and make a new choice.

Mindfulness offers you the option of breaking physical, mental and emotional holding patterns which enable you to make healthy choices.

You can choose to relax, breathe and drop your shoulders. You can begin freshly.... Read More

The Fork and the Road

By Umair Haque

The Fork and the Road

One day, a weary traveller came to a fork in the road.

He was desperate to find his way home. “But which way is mine?!”, he cried.

The fork replied, gently, “all these roads will lead you home”.

The man, offended by the fork’s illogic, didn’t notice for a moment that the road was speaking to him.

“How can that be! This road goes left, and that road goes right. I am seeking the end of the road. But only the right road! That is my way home. That is everyone’s way home,” he added.

The fork laughed. “All these roads will lead you home”, it said to the weary traveller, again, this time even more gently..... Keep reading

Springtime Foraging in the Pacific Northwest

By Jeremy Puma

Springtime Foraging in the Pacific Northwest

These are just a few of the local edible delights popping up in and around Seattle this spring.
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The Birds, Buddha and a Flower

By White Feather


Somewhere, an enormous stadium-sized flock of birds is laughing. "Return to one-ness?" they ask. "How can one return to one-ness when it is impossible to be separate from it?" The birds live their entire lives in one-ness and have no concept of separation, so they laugh. Those goofy humans, however, have created a perception of separation and this has given them an opportunity to see one-ness from the perspective of learning what one-ness is not. While the birdies live in one-ness, as that is all they know, the goofy humans have expanded their awareness of that one-ness--or at least moved into a possibility of expanding their awareness of that one-ness. They stopped living in one-ness in order to expand their awareness beyond simply living in one-ness. They will eventually return to living in one-ness but they will have a new awareness of it when they do. Through the humans, one-ness will have a new awareness of itself. That is when the humans will finally laugh..... Keep reading

Master Your Brain: Neuroscience For Personal Development

By Gregory Careman



Discover the NeuroCognitive and Behavioral Approach. Learn how 4 brainstructures run our lives and how to take control.

The NBA (or Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach) is a fascinating, innovative and multi-disciplinary approach born out of 25 years of scientific research. It combines the fields of neurosciences, social psychology, behavioral sciences and many more to come up with one overlaying, comprehensive theory which gives unique insights in our complex human nature. It was originally developed by the French scientist J. Fradin.

As the director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism I had the chance to work with Dr Fradin and become an expert in his groundbreaking approach. I've developed this course as to make his work accessible to all, regardless of background or prior knowledge. I'm much more a communicator than a scientist myself. And that's exactly my contribution to his work: explaining complex matters in a comprehensive and entertaining way.... Read More

5 Animals Threatened By the Border Wall

By Cybele Knowles

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The U.S.–Mexico border traverses deserts and forests, mountains and canyons, rivers and floodplains, and coastal beaches and waters. This terrain is the home of thousands of species; as a matter of fact, the border region is one of the most biodiverse places in North America.

The boundary we’ve drawn across the continent cuts through numerous wild pathways, and one of the many reasons Trump’s wall is a terrible idea is the harm it will cause to plants, animals and ecosystems.

We’ve witnessed the adverse effects on wildlife from the barriers already in place along several hundred miles of the 2,000-mile-long border. If the wall of Trump’s paranoid imagination comes to pass — impregnable, high and unbroken — many more species will be affected, including the ones listed below..... Keep reading

Shamanic Inititation For Spiritual Awakening

By Sharon Ramel



Your spiritual growth and transformational healing begins here. Today, you are invited to explore and experience a unique deeply spiritual journey. You are personally invited to learn, to be initiated into the Nine Rites of Munay Ki engaging in the quest for deeper, broader vision of who you truly are. The Munay Ki rites are intended to help you to become a person of wisdom in your lifetime.

Spirituality is a core human need. Spiritual explorers receive a calling, something that speaks to us deep inside.... Read More

The Magician of Lhasa

By David Michie

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas to safety.

Half a century later, in a paradox of similarly troubling circumstances, Matt Lester is called upon to convey his own particular wisdom as a scientist, when Matt's nanotech project is mysteriously moved from London to a research incubator in Los Angeles.

Tenzin and Matt embark on parallel adventures which have spine-chilling connections. Tenzin's perilous journey through the Himalayas, amid increasing physical hardship and the ever-present horror of Red Army capture, is mirrored by Matt's contemporary, but no less traumatic challenges, as his passionate relationship with his fiancée, Isabella, and his high flying career undergo escalating crises.

It is at the moment when both Tenzin and Matt face catastrophe that their stories converge, spectacularly transforming our understanding of all that has gone before.... Keep Reading

Can a Weed Keep You Healthy?

By DoctorLynn

Can a Weed Keep You Healthy?
Photo courtesy of Unsplash
When we think of weeds we usually think of them as something that needs to be removed so plants can grow. But many weeds are actually medicinal and health supporting. One such weed is watercress.

Although watercress is a weed, it’s not just any weed. It’s packed with youth giving antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This wondrous weed can be found growing alongside streams and riverbeds in nearly every U.S. state..... Keep reading