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Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies

This article was first posted here. Most of us are not what we could be. We are less. We have great capacity. But most of it is dormant; most is undeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the saxophone. It is unlikely to…

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Luxury or Nourishment?

The post Luxury or Nourishment? appeared first on and was written by Anahita Joon. As I write this, I am nine months pregnant and I just hired the last person on my birth-care team, my postpartum doula. . . Incase you don’t know what a postpartum doula does, she cares…

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Synchronicity: Creating Your Own Luck

Humans are split between two worlds: The first is the world of space and time, cause and effect, energy and matter; the second is the world of histories and futures, stories and meanings, memories and hopes. The happenings of the first world can be measured and predicted as a way to understand the…

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How to Discern Bias and Credibility of a Website

Years ago I attended a workshop with a Yogi who shared a tale illustrating how there are always at least three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth – which is usually somewhere in the middle. Everyone who reads or hears something has the bias of the messenger…

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A Class Divided

Jane Elliott is an American former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator who is known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise. She first conducted her now-famous exercise for her students on April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. 50+ years, her exercise is still (unfortunately)…

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Self-Care: A Radical Concept

After the election in 2016, many of my friends and colleagues seem to be struggling with a bout of depression and a sense of hopelessness.  I am grateful for the mostly positive and conscious circle of people I have in my life but the turn of events seemed to have…

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Recommended Books

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy)

“We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and uplift our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses.” ~ Adrienne Maree Brown This is definitely a book you will…

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To Move Out of Oppression We Must Embrace our Erotic Nature | Anahita Joon Tehrani | TEDxBoulder

My favorite line… “question everything”.  

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