Is Being Anxious the New You?

Is Being Anxious the New You?

What peace can we hope to find elsewhere…if we have none within us? – Saint Teresa of Avila If you find that your anxiety is easily triggered and being anxious is beginning to seem like your status quo, don’t give up. There are simple steps you can take to make sure...
Gun Control and Impulse Control

Gun Control and Impulse Control

Every day we hear about gun violence and it’s self evident that something needs to be done. The question in the media is: are people responsible and guns merely proximate causes? (e.g., “Stop blaming the guns and start blaming the person.”) Whether or not we regulate access to guns*, a more fundamental solution is to reduce violent tendencies and deal with the growing lack of impulse control in our society that leads to violence of all kinds.

Nature Finds a Way

Nature Finds a Way

“There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.” – Mahatma Gandhi

When I think about nature, I think about my childhood, which was spent constantly out-of-doors. As a family we were campers, picnickers, hikers. If we could do anything outdoors, we did.

I grew up in New Mexico where nature was as intimate to our daily life as our own selves. Unlike life in an apartment building in a city, where the…

The Last Frontier: Perspectives from Inner and Outer Space

The Last Frontier: Perspectives from Inner and Outer Space

For four decades, astronauts of varying cultures and religions have reported that they experience a shift in their consciousness and their vision of life during their space missions. According to a September 2015 article by Olivia Goldhill for Quartz, it’s common for astronauts to be affected spiritually by their experience in space.