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Happy Planet Index

Today I watched this TED talk where statistician Nic Marks questions the way we measure our progress: He included the last line of this quote by Robert Kennedy. Here is the full quote: The Gross National Product includes air pollution

Posted in Positive psychology, Serving Others

Questions to ask yourself before buying anything

Is this purchase something I need? Do I already own something that will serve the same purpose? Can I borrow one instead of buying new? Can I make something that will serve the same purpose? Can I buy a used

Posted in Serving Others, The Universe, Water & Energy

Love Radiator included in wedding vows!

Molly and Aaron Heit included a hand-fasting in their wedding ceremony. They invited all the guest to help them “tie the knot” and parents were invited to bestow a one word blessing with an explanation. My blessing for them was

Posted in EnergyHealing, Positive psychology, Serving Others, The Universe

Construction of a harmonious social order

Today I received my pendant for ReachOut service in 2009. The necklace is beautiful. It has the Chinese character for “The Great Commonwealth” fired in gold onto black art glass: What is even more beautiful is the spirit of community

Posted in Serving Others, Spring Forest Qigong

2009’s Monthly Challenges Reviewed

While some folks make new years resolutions, our experience has generally been that we start out with good intentions and a good head of steam, and within a few months, the resolution gets lost in the shuffle of our busy

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, Sanskrit Language, Serving Others

Healing, Helping, Fixing and Serving

Rachel Naomi Remen wrote an essay called In the Service of Life for the Noetic Sciences Review back in the Spring of 1996. She wrote When I fix a person, I perceive them as broken, and their brokenness requires me to

Posted in Serving Others

Living with a loving heart

Heart is the only organ in the human body that has earned a fair amount of fame and prominence. Right from a poet, novelist, lyricist, paeans have all sung about the mischief of the heart. If you feel touched your

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, Serving Others

Have we lost our souls in a constant quest for speed, entertainment, and convenience?

There’s Something Terribly Rude About Texting on a PDA During Conversation describes 4 stages of abandonment: Confusion – the abandoned conversationalists are simply bewildered, wondering “Why is this happening to me? Why aren’t they listening? Uncomfortable – “How long is

Posted in Book review, NVC: Nonviolent Communications, Positive psychology, Serving Others

Prove It!

A recent reader comment closed with: “Those scientists… if they can’t prove it, it doesn’t exist”, which is I think one of the rules those scientists go by. (I don’t know for sure; I’m not a scientist.) It is time that

Posted in Book review, Environment, Healthy, Serving Others, The Universe, Water & Energy

Starting Your Love Engine

In three simple steps, Spring Forest Qi Gong Master Chunyi  Lin explained how to start your Love Engine:    First, it starts with a SMILE:  Start My Internal Love Engine   Smile is the symbol of love. It helps to

Posted in Breath, Positive psychology, Serving Others, Spring Forest Qigong