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Exploring self and Self with Alanis Morissette

Many spiritual teachings poo-poo this ego self, at a great cost, as I see it. Some teachings assert that this self is to be

Are You an Empath? Take Dr. Judith Orloff’s Self-Assessment Quiz

An empath is a naturally giving, spiritually attuned, good listener whose nurturing nature can also lead to absorbing the emotions of stressful situations and people. To

“Pauses Are Essential”: Sharon Salzberg on Compassion and Lovingkindness

Irrespective of age, taking a look at our intention before we post or even open our devices seems like a good idea—what do we really hope to get out of engaging in this way, at this

“Some songs are prayers”: Alanis Morissette on Creativity, Spirituality, and Bravery

Anger is such a vital, powerful, light-filled life force. It can be labeled as feistiness or—in my experience—as passion, and

Ancient Practices for Healing Modern Traumas: An Interview with Martha Beck

Technically trauma is anything that is outside the range of normal human experience—something that most of us won’t experience...But you can also see the same effects symptoms that are very similar to post-traumatic stress

Talking About Conversation, Diversity, and Gatherings with Krista Tippett of On Being

I am trying to make space for the conversations that we most deeply long to have—the questions of what it means to be human, how we want to live, and who we

You Can’t Have It All: Heartache or Relief?

If you’re anything like me, after years of those five words sounding to your go-getter ears like a worldview trying to stifle you—one fine day, you start hearing them a little differently. And what once struck you as a blockade starts to resemble a gateway. And what once looked like not enough

Martha Beck on Using Fear to Propel Your Life

We’re like people who go on munching on something poisonous without paying attention to the way it makes us want to vomit, simply because everybody around us is doing

“The Veil Is Lifting”: Alanis Morissette on Women, Culture, and Today’s Reckoning

What’s happening now in culture, in the feminist movement and in the consciousness movement, is that people are slowly moving toward awareness of their essential selves,

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Learning How to Think like da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a fascinating character, a gifted artist, and an original thinker whose skill crossed so many disciplines that he is the quintessential "Renaissance man."