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Challenging Our Set Ways of Thinking by Meeting Others in a “Third Place”


Research has shown us time and again that potent creative ideas result from encountering different points of view, perspectives and disciplines. Read More »

Lose the Indifference


Indifference prevents us from exploring circumstances and possibilities, as well as the internal landscape of our own heart and mind. It makes us less vulnerable, available and effective. Read More »

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts


Calm thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that are expectant of good outcomes can lead to effective stress responses. Read More »

From Field Holler to Mass Movement to Concert Halls

Sam Cooke of the Soul Stirrers.

The black people of Hollywood, South Carolina, like black people all over America, loved this music for the power it instilled in them; for the hope it engendered and for the spiritual feeling it awakened in them. Read More »

How Righteous Anger Keeps You Up the Tree (And How to Get Down)


Often people become angry because they’re not getting what they want or they’re not receiving the recognition they believe they deserve. Read More »

God and the Planetarium

neil degrasse tyson

Whenever I’m in a conversation about the planetarium I like to make people laugh (and think) by telling them that from the looks of the real night sky, I think that God must have been to the planetarium too. Read More »

Health Care and Spirituality Can Be Hard to Discuss Together

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality

But doctors and medical schools are taking patients' attitudes toward spirituality more and more seriously. Read More »

The Arrogance of Certainty (Or, How to Wake Up the Soul)


Letting go of our need to know, to convert others, or to be certain brings us into the present experience, whatever that may be. Read More »

No Lesson Here (Or How to Make Meaning from Tragedy)


Problem-solving can limit our ability to see the larger picture and the possibilities that a difficult experience may give rise to. Read More »

False Memory Syndrome is False (and How to Grow a Tale)


We are often reminded that we can’t change the past. But we can change the stories we carry around with us about our past. Read More »