Happy New Year! A Time to Reflect

This time of year, I’m inclined to look back on days past – the successes and failures, the joys and sorrows great and small. And with life’s shifting circumstances, I try to remind myself to focus on what matters. For me, spirituality is a guiding principle. I know it is for many of us. During…

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Changing the Brain in One Month Flat

We know meditation can change the brain, but can just one month of meditation really make a difference? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD and his research team from Texas Tech University looked at the impact that short-term meditation has on the brain’s white matter. White matter is fatty tissue that covers brain…

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Spirituality in Healing: A Worldwide Connection

We’ve talked a lot about connection during our Spirituality in Healing series. Well, you’re not just talking about connecting – you’re doing it. More than 10,905 practitioners tuned in to the 2012 Spirituality in Healing webinar series. That’s a remarkable number. And those practitioners joined us from 75 different countries. That’s a record. You’re making…

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Body, Mind, and Spirit: Good Practice, and Good Science

Psychoneuroimmunology and spiritual healing . . . I think they share common ground. For psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) researchers, it’s important to work with the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and not just a single biological system. Here’s some research that shows the connection between PNI and spiritual health. Ruth Tanyi, DrPH and her…

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The Courage of Surrender

Sometimes, it feels like we’re fighting for control in our lives. Maybe we’re afraid to surrender. Caroline Myss, PhD thinks it’s time to be brave. In this video, Caroline reveals the miraculous power of surrender. You might find yourself changing your approach to some of the most important things in your life. It’s only 3…

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Finding Wisdom Wherever You Go

We’re all searching for wisdom. In this series, we found it in so many places – in the eyes of a newborn, in a doctor’s dream, in the whispered words of a guru. But if there’s one thing we know about spiritual wisdom, it’s that you can find it anywhere you look. So we couldn’t…

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