Unknown Unknowns: The Amazing Secrets of Nature

Unknown Unknowns: The Amazing Secrets of Nature

by Kim Tingley. Scientists are tapping into the secret wisdom of trees—even when they don't know what they're looking for.…
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Healing the Earth & Ourselves: Returning Spirit to Our Food

Healing the Earth & Ourselves: Returning Spirit to Our Food

by Jim PathFinder Ewing. A Lakota medicine man told me that when he was a boy, there often was no food for his family to…
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Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing Came

Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing Came

by David Schock. One morning I awoke and realized I had absolutely no plans for the day. The gallery was closed until the…
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Facing Your Fears: Taming Them & Recognizing the Good Ones

Facing Your Fears: Taming Them & Recognizing the Good

by Denise Linn. Each fear is like a small subpersonality inside of you demanding to be heard. One 'fear-being' might…
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Once Upon a Mine: The Legacy of Uranium on the Navajo Nation

Once Upon a Mine: The Legacy of Uranium on the Navajo Nation

by Carrie Arnold. On a low, windswept rise at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation, Jackie Bell-Jefferson prepares…
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Your Brain Has Been Lying to You!

Your Brain Has Been Lying to You!

by Nancy du Tertre. Did you know that you actually “see” the world upside down? Well, you do. You just don’t know it…
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How to Manage Stress: One Change at a Time

How to Manage Stress: One Change at a Time

by Dawn Groves. Life doesn't have to be a process of ongoing damage control. There are many things we can do to keep…
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Fat Free and Natural? Seven Food Labeling Tricks Exposed

Fat Free and Natural? Seven Food Labeling Tricks Exposed

by Sandra Jones, The Conversation. If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. Marketers use a variety of tricks…
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Antidotes to Depression: Stop, Look, Listen

Antidotes to Depression: Stop, Look, Listen

by Julie Tallard Johnson. A lot of people experience various degrees of depression and anxiety. Even in good times, an…
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Horoscope Current Week: April 14 to 20, 2014

by Pam Younghans. This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights…
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InnerSelf Newsletter: April 13th, 2014

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 13th, 2014

In life, it often helps to see things from another perspective. This week, we present the testimonials of people who…
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Life is Good! Even After a Heart Attack

Life is Good! Even After a Heart Attack

by Sarah Varcas. Despite the obvious challenges of recovering from a heart attack, the blessings of this bizarre sequence…
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Discovering What Works for You (and what doesn't)

Discovering What Works for You (and what doesn't)

by Shari Arison. Taking time for your personal development isn't indulgent, selfish, or self-serving. Rather, it is…
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Hollywood Goes Big On Climate Change With Year Of Living Dangerously

Hollywood Goes Big on Climate Change with "Years of Living Dangerously"

It’s being billed as “the biggest story of our time.” This weekend viewers of Showtime, the US cable channel, will be…
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Magnetizing Your Desires: The Magnetic Power of Divine Love

Magnetizing Your Desires: The Magnetic Power of Divine Love

by J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda). Certain attitudes are automatically more magnetic than others. Willingness,…
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A Healing Adventure: Experiencing the Comfort of Forgiveness

A Healing Adventure: Experiencing the Comfort of Forgiveness

by M. J. Ryan. When the stock market plummeted in 2003 and I lost a third of my savings, I had a very hard time getting…
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Making Love to a Woman: The Joy of Giving Pleasure

Making Love to a Woman: The Joy of Giving Pleasure

by Barry Vissell. Many men admit that the physical act of sex helps them to open their hearts to connect with their…
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How to Live Off the Grid in a Tiny House

LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and…
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The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five…
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Cooperation And Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone

Cooperation and Collaboration: Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone

by Kristin Moe. Is it climate change, which makes droughts more severe and more likely to persist? Is it the labor…
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Should You Change Your Passwords Because Of Heartbleed?

Should You Change Your Passwords Because of Heartbleed?

If you’re struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you’re not alone. Some…
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How to Be Active & Peaceful at the Same Time

How to Be Active & Peaceful at the Same Time

by Frank J. Kinslow. If we could choose one word that would define the lives of modern humans, it would have to be hectic.…
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If You’re in Control of Your Life, Stop! Don’t Read This!

If You’re in Control of Your Life, Stop! Don’t Read This!

by Sara Chetkin. You can cross all of the t’s and dot all of the i’s and still things don’t work out. Two days ago I was…
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The Remaking of a Counterculture: The Barefoot Teacher

The Remaking of a Counterculture: The Barefoot Teacher

by Cecile Andrews. I read a quote from Thoreau, and his words stopped me cold: "We are all schoolmasters and the universe…
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When It Comes To Discussing Climate The Facts Are Not Enough

When It Comes To Discussing Climate, The Facts Are Not Enough

Can the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change most recent report or a star-studded Showtime mini-series change…
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Seeing Things from a Different Perspective: What If I Chose It?

Seeing Things from a Different Perspective: What If I Chose It?

by William Fergus Martin. Those who recover the best from painful events are those who find something meaningful in the…
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Radically Redefining Success: Being Better Than Yourself

Radically Redefining Success: Being Better Than Yourself

by Phil Cousineau. According to H. A. Harris, the ancient Olympic Games were an integrated preparation for a life of…
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Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

by George & Sedena Cappannelli. A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires…
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Is Misinformation About The Climate Criminally Negligent?

Is Misinformation About The Climate Criminally Negligent?

Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it…
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Masters in our Midst: Recognizing the Seeds of Greatness (photo of Joshua Bell)

Masters in our Midst: Recognizing the Seeds of Greatness

by Alan Cohen. Might we all have moments in our life when we are in the midst of genius without recognizing it? The seeds…
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Blame & Self-Blame: Opposing The Miracle of Peacefulness:

Blame & Self-Blame: Opposing The Miracle of Peacefulness

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona M.D., Ph.D. The people who consult me are often desperately scared. An illness threatens the length…
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Why "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" Doesn’t Work For Some

Why "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" Doesn’t Work For Some

The ability to look on the bright side when times get tough — and, conversely, always expecting the worst — may be…
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Chattering Brain Cells Hold The Key To The Language Of The Mind

Chattering Brain Cells Hold The Key To The Language of The Mind

Let’s say Martians land on the Earth and wish to understand more about humans. Someone hands them a copy of the Complete…
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Altruism vs Compassion: From Separation to Oneness

Altruism vs Compassion: From Separation to Oneness

by Matthew Fox. Compassion is the way we treat all there is in life -- ourselves, our bodies, our imaginations and dreams,…
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unknown-unknowns-the-amazing-secrets-of-nature by Kim Tingley. Scientists are tapping into the secret wisdom of trees—even when they don't know what they're looking for. Thomas Swetnam understands...Read More
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