Video - Can Internet overuse result in destructive behaviors? Here’s a short film that offers a glimpse into a correctional facility set up for young Internet addicts in China.
Travis Bradberry – Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.
Daniel Dowling – What we see as problems are actually brilliant and compassionate ways for us to recognize the imbalances that lead to hate and racism…
Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.
Charles Eisenstein, The Fix Waking Times Instead of a moral failing or physiological malfunction, is addiction an adaptive response to circumstances? You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and […]
Stuart Wilde, Guest Waking Times Some people don’t need redemption, they believe they are perfect, the rest of us need as much redemption as we can get our podgy little hands on. But in order to have forgiveness and acceptance you need to offer it to others. If you can’t, then you are stuck. Often […]
Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times Few, if any, plants have been revered as thoroughly — by the religious and scientific community alike — as a healer of the human body, mind and soul, as beautiful turmeric. It could be written off as an overly imaginative cultural oddity that ancient Indians understoodturmeric to be the […]
Rene Descartes, Contributor Waking Times If you “sense” that big changes are coming, you’re right. And consider this: You can physically prepare until you think you are nearly invincible, but you can lose it all in an instant. Social, political, or natural forces could disrupt or wipe out your preparations. Even the most powerful governments […]
Uwe Blesching, Contributor Waking Times Make no mistake, bankruptcies or foreclosures, are a serious crisis. The sustained mental and emotional stress commonly experienced during the months or years of bankruptcy or foreclosure process is toxic stress. This type of stress has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic de- generative diseases such as […]
Humanity Healing Waking Times The embrace of the path of Spiritual Activism enables individuals or groups to develop the noble qualities of compassion, wisdom and gratitude. It is in itself a Path of Transformation – a Spiritual Blueprint for living. We can shift our perspectives of reality through seeking service beyond self by practicing the […]
Rebecca Gladding, M.D., Guest Waking Times I recently saw what seemed to be an inspiring quote attributed to Mother Teresa: “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people […]
Joshua Becker, Guest Waking Times “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 being worthy of esteem or respect. As humans, it […]
Alex Redmond, Contributor Waking Times 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”. The world will only be […]
Josh Richardson, Prevent Disease Waking Times The qualities the world desperately needs more of, namely love, kindness and compassion, are indeed teachable. Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts […]
Chris Renzo, Guest Writer Waking Times To not recognize the darkest aspects of our way of life disables us from being the greatness that we are. To claim we are wise and spiritual without acknowledging the darkest aspects of who we are is superficial. This does not mean we should dwell in the darkness. Rather […]
David Peers, Guest Writer Waking Times My life is organised and aligned with Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Zen. I teach Yoga. With the wisdom of one and the mindfulness of the other, my life becomes simpler. I realised, some time ago, that we spend most of our time comparing our own life against that of […]
Peter Russel, Spirit of Now Waking Times The ancient Chinese symbol for crisis, wei-chi, combines two elements: danger and opportunity. The danger is that if one continues to pursue approaches that are no longer working, then disaster is imminent. The opportunity is to let go of the old patterns and find new ways of being […]