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50 Best Protest Songs from Paste Magazine

It’s been said that music can change the world. Some might denounce that as exaggeration, but at minimum, music does have the power to stir emotions and bring attention to worthy causes. Over the decades, protest songs have led the way, offering a powerful and passionate testimony to those suffering,…

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The Art of Sensitive Conversations

“During a conversation, it is better to have an understanding without words, than words without understanding.” – Amit Kalantri, Indian author (1988- ) The Art of Sensitive Conversations I’m not a native English speaker, but the idioms found in the language have fascinated me for many years. I mean, can…

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Five teens who changed the world

Too often, teens are lazily thought of as apathetic and self-centred. But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues – and they’re fully prepared to do something about them. Chief among them is 16-year-old environmental activist…


What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? A Rational Answer

I’m always fascinated by how others define spirituality and I love the thoughts of this author. The year 1745 wasn’t the best to be David Hume. This man, who many now consider to be the greatest philosopher to write in the English language, had over the years made enemies in the wrong places. In an epoch…

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The Dangers of American Complacency

Americans are becoming more complacent. People socialize with similar folks on Facebook and get food delivered through Uber while sitting at home streaming Netflix. Folks medicate themselves more, keep to themselves and move less often. This isn’t the same restless America whose grit helped transform a British colony into a…

Recommended Books

Help Yourself: Our Expert Interview With Marianne Power

There’s a reason why self-help is a multibillion-dollar industry. It offers a magical commodity – the shot at a better life. Read this, attend that, and before you know it, look! You’re poised, confident and successful. It’s a beguiling promise. But does it work? The British journalist Marianne Power decided…

Successful Woman

Success Magazine

I think SUCCESS magazine has some amazing articles that really bring clarity around living a better life.  Awareness is always the key. “In every issue of SUCCESS magazine we will strive to bring you the thought leaders and success experts, both past and present, and reveal their key ideas and…

Clouds in the Sky

Overcoming doubt, understanding how it comes about

But when the universe becomes yourself, when you love the world as yourself, all reality becomes your heaven, reinventing you as your own heaven.” Lao Tzu A dear friend of mine, who teaches mindfulness, recently confided in me that he attended a silent retreat and could not experience a meditative…

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News Literacy: The 7 News Habits You Need to Develop

We’re a generation drowning in news. Everybody reports, rehashes, comments, shares, recommends, likes, aggregates and spins it. Articles written by artificial intelligence, content farms, satirical sites, fake news sites, PR campaigns, or for native advertising compete for our attention and blur the distinctions between news and, well, everything else. Yet…

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Seek First to Understand

Communication is the most important skill in life. You spend years learning how to read and write, and years learning how to speak. But what about listening? What training have you had that enables you to listen so you really, deeply understand another human being? Probably none, right? “If I…

Clenched Fist of Fire

Outrageous Times

Outrage …well you aughta be outraged You oughtta be outrageously outraged. For outrage is the fierce wild unequivocal love That burns in a wolf-mother’s eyes. It is the feral opposite of shame Devouring deception in its crackling flames. It is the stone that sharpens swords to pierce illusion, it’s the…

Prosperity Blooms Manifesto

Crochet Artist Leaves Flowers Around Town to Make People Smile

“A woman who crochets flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does it to make the world a more positive and happy place. Olivia Fletcher, 22, who has suffered from depression and has previously self-harmed, said her colourful creations are “soothing” and help to…