Tag Archives: Peace

streetmedi Personal Development

How To Quiet Your Mind In Even The Loudest Settings

The building where I used to run a meditation group was on the same street as a fire station; one could almost guarantee that sometime during the meditation a fire engine would come rushing past, sirens wailing. Not surprisingly, people would afterwards complain: “How could I meditate with that going on?” How often have we […]
occupypeace Political

An Action Plan For Peace – Occupy Peace

“How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?” – Howard Zinn President Dwight Eisenhower gave a chilling warning in his farewell address on January 17, 1961 about a threat to democratic government. This threat, he warned, was the infiltration of the military-industrial complex, which was a “formidable union of defense contractors and […]
womanondock Personal Development

6 Techniques To Quiet Your Mind

“My mind just won’t shut up” is the most common excuse I hear when people explain to me why they can’t and don’t regularly attempt to make meditation a part of their daily life. It’s the reason why so many of us feel as if we are doomed to be victims of busyness and scrambled thoughts, […]
relax Personal Development

The Benefits Of Doing Nothing

We live in a society where sitting in stillness and silence, void of any stimuli, is seen as doing nothing – a view polluted with a negative stigma, with the implication that doing nothing is synonymous with being nothing. However, this could not be further from the truth. To sit in stillness is not actually to […]
retire Personal Development

Die Before You Die:  A New Kind Of Retirement Plan

In a recent post, I examined the legitimacy of the financial “industry” and its operating principles and described some issues I faced in planning for the future with so-called financial “experts.”  One thing the financial consultants never brought up with me – and which should be an integral part of any realistic retirement plan is… Death. While […]
girlthinking Personal Development

Without Your Story, What Are You?

“This moment, just THIS, however it’s appearing, when it’s for no one, is always more than enough. But when it’s for a “someone” we imagine ourselves to be, then it’s never enough, for the energy of seeking is never satisfied.” –Michael Jeffreys “The mind” (the reason for the quotation marks is because the mind, if […]
girlwriting Personal Development

Are Your Goals Making You Unhappy?

“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau Having worked in the business world for many years and after reading hundreds of self-help books and attending numerous conferences […]
lgbt1 Personal Development

What The LGBTI Community Can Teach Us All

Every time you hear of a famous celebrity, artist, friend, family member, who has come out and faced the world, saying ‘This is who I am, and I am unashamed to show it,’ a portion of humanity applauds them, and the rest doesn’t. Those who applaud them acknowledge their strength, their resilience, their identity. We […]