[Following is an edited version of a November 22, 2013 Bloomberg article on the genetic benefits of meditation and yoga.]
Scientists are getting close to proving what yogis have held to be true for centuries — yoga and meditation can ward off stress and disease. READ MORE
It is fascinating watching the mainstream media grapple with the unfolding Syrian drama. They are so caught up in the win-lose narrative—who’s weak, who’s strong, who’s on top, who’s on the bottom—that the story’s true significance is completely lost. READ MORE
This Syria situation is something new. We are not having a debate about going to war. We are having a debate about what is being framed as a “limited” retaliatory missile strike. It’s the kind of strike we’ve done countless times in the past with little public awareness, let alone debate. Think Reagan in Libya and Grenada, and Clinton in Sudan and Kosovo.
I am part of an awesome non-profit called FeelGood. We partner with college students—members of the infamous Millennial generation….also known as Generation Y—and together we have created a movement to end global hunger that is simple, systemic, and powerful. I invite you to watch this TEDx talk by FeelGood’s two founders, Kristin Walter and Talis Apud Hendricks. READ MORE
All of the problems humanity faces—fiscal, political, environmental, social—point us in a marvelous direction. They offer us the opportunity to solve the one problem that underlies them all: how to work together. And what makes working together so difficult that we need the impending collapse of civilization—not to mention multiple threats of extinction—to give ourselves the needed motivation? Here are three good possibilities: READ MORE