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Surrender to Silence

by Robert Rabbin There’s one truth, and it is silence. All truths come from, exist as and return to silence. Silence is behind every holy thought, word and act. All holiness is silent. This is what all sages know and say: Enter silence and we leave behind the rubble of self and no-self, time and death. Enter silence and we ... Read More »

Guilt-Free Feasting

No Next-Day Regrets with These Approaches by Lane Vail The holiday season is ripe with an array of spiritual, cultural and familial rituals. We celebrate, reflect, give gifts and of course, feast. Unfortunately, the media also teems with tips on how to avoid high-calorie holiday goodies, says Dr. Michelle May, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. ... Read More »

Find Your Fitness Style

Workouts that Suit Your Personality by Wendy Worrall Redal While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of our lifestyle, a concept that has traction among exercise experts. Jonathan Niednagel, founder and director of The ... Read More »

Toxin-Free Beauty Salons

Pampering Minus the Harsh Chemicals by Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist When clients walk into New York City’s Swing Salon, they may be surprised by what they don’t smell—the range of chemicals usually wafting around in hair salons. That’s because the owners have decided to use only natural and organic products. While many people assume that all salon hair and body treatments are ... Read More »

Singing the World Awake

The Healing Power of Sound by Tom Kenyon [Article adapted from the film, Song of the New Earth] When I was a youngster, I clearly remember reading a book, The Boy Who Sang to the World, although I later learned it doesn’t exist. I read it in some other realm of consciousness and that’s what I became. I sang to ... Read More »

Gabrielle Bernstein on Creating More Happiness

by April Thompson Motivational speaker and bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein knows the gravitational pull of addiction firsthand. Although introduced to spiritual practices from an early age, she turned away from that upbringing in her 20s, pulled instead into a vortex of drugs, alcohol and unhealthy relationships while running a public relations firm promoting Manhattan nightclubs. After hitting rock bottom at ... Read More »

Co-Sleeping with Pets

Is Sleeping Together Healthy? by Erik J. Martin There was a time when Eliska, a three-pound Prague ratter, would curl up and sleep next to owner Krista DeAngelis, and most of the time she and the dog enjoyed a peaceful night’s slumber. Then DeAngelis married, and her husband banned the dog from the bed for fear of unintentionally squashing Eliska ... Read More »

Kid Power

There Are Lots of Ways for Youngsters to Contribute by Ellen Sabin This article is written especially for young readers eager to embrace the true spirit of the holiday season. Sharing it with them can help cultivate a lifelong practice of giving. Have you ever seen someone do something that changed a situation from bad to good? Maybe your parents ... Read More »

Spirited Action

Brings Peace and Joy to the World by Judith Fertig The butterfly, a universal symbol of transformation, reminds us that becoming our best selves is an ongoing process. Yet these delicate, fluttering creatures are suffering a decline, especially the vivid orange and black monarch butterflies that depend on milkweed flowers for sustenance during their migration from Mexico to Canada and back. ... Read More »

Calcium Supplements Raise Risk of Brain Lesions

A Duke University study published in the British Journal of Nutrition this summer found that calcium supplements taken by elderly persons may increase the risk of brain lesions that are identified as hyperintensities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans. The researchers studied 227 adults over the age of 60. The patients were assessed for supplemental calcium intake and received ... Read More »

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