Amy B. Scher, Purpose Fairy
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Gautama Buddha
You know exactly how it feels, but do you know how to fix it? Being overwhelmed is part habit, part addiction and the rest simply not knowing how to do things … More
Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay
Aristotle (384–322 BC) reported a mysterious light, distinct from fire, emanating from decaying wood. Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD) mentioned feasting on a glowing, sweet fungus found on trees in France and, in the late fifteenth century, a Dutch consul gave accounts of Indonesian peoples … More
Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor
Due to disruptive nature of society, it’s probably the case that with most, the lower self is separated from higher spiritual awareness at a pretty early age. Whether it be the programmed and conditioning behaviours of our parents, excito-toxins in our food or the … More
Joshua Becker, Guest
“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” – Henry David Thoreau
Net-worth – your assets minus your debts.
Self-worth – the quality of … More
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
The other day I was talking with a person who is an addiction counselor, and of course our conversation turned to the young people who are her clients. I wondered what she sees as the core problem that brings a young person into addiction… is … More
Josh Richardson, Prevent Disease
Our world of duality is slowly changing. More of us are seeing each other for who we are and why we’re here. Every aspect of our lives revolves around how we think and feel about ourselves and those around us. If we understand what … More
Alex Redmond, Contributor
It starts with you…..
Governments cannot change the world, neither can churches, society nor any other authority. Nobody can be forced to show compassion, tolerance, respect and nobody can be forced to change.
Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world”.… More
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Does it matter if the girl at the bank knows what GMOs are? She’s a sweetheart… teaching me how to speak Spanish. She says I’m good… my accent is hardly noticeable. So we get into a new phrase every time I see her. She … More
India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down.
India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has advised state governments to ban dolphinariums and other … More
Roman Krznaric, Greater Good
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
This essay is adapted from How to Find Fulfilling Work (Picador).
The idea of fulfilling work—a job that reflects our passions, talents, … More