Inspirational Articles

The Greater Good: A Mother's Review

A new documentary urges debate on vaccine safety.A dear friend who doesn’t have children asked me (a mother of two) to watch a new film about the vaccine debate, because she trusted my take on it. Fifteen minutes into The Greater Good, I c...

Morning Wellness

In 1980, my then wife, Kathryn, and I were on vacation in Hawaii. She began waking in the mornings with nausea, although she was otherwise healthy. We had been eagerly working on having a second child. After a couple of days of this, reality dawned...

Too Many Things

When you spoil your children with material goods, is the motivation coming from your own inner child?One of the greatest things about children is that they have the ability to entertain themselves for long periods of time with something as...

Happiness is a Choice

Although it may be tempting to dismiss a call to happiness during troubled economic times, world strife, or personal grief as overly optimistic or too simplistic, I believe these are just the occasions for a reminder that when it comes to...

Also labeled: Author Todd Smith, Issue #30

Consciousness and Healing: The Two Faces of Individual and Collective Transformation

The call for healing can be heard echoing around the world. With extreme political unrest in the Middle East, the after- math of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and earthquakes shaking the globe, people everywhere are feeling pain and desta-...

Rewriting the Reality Code: The Quantum Power of Our Participatory Universe

“What strange beings we are!” noted the 13th-century mystic Rumi, “that sitting in Hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own immortal- ity!” Perhaps it is actually the power to choose our immortality, as well as everything from our...

Also labeled: Author Gregg Braden, Issue #30

Culling the Weeds: The Surest Way to a Robust, Healthful Life is to Tend the Garden of Our Minds

The mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet sometimes so difficult to control. We find ourselves thinking a certain way, knowing that this thought may be creating trouble for us, yet we find it difficult to stop. For example, many...

The Sacred Genius of Generosity

The Sun, each second, transforms four million tons of itself into light, giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. For four million years, humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of plants a...

Gratitude: Upgrade Your Life

We are always self-creating. When we focus our consciousness toward gratitude, beauty and communion, we weave peace into our very cells. This isn’t just flowery sentiment; this comes from leading-edge research in the fields of positive psychology a...

Underneath the Noise

The whisper that reassures us everything is okay delivers its message with quiet confidence. Once we hear it, we know it speaks the truth.You may have noticed that if you want to...

Don’t Judge, Enjoy! Your Present Moments are Precious

I’ve discovered that I have greater success with living life in the present moment when I remove judgment from what I’m experiencing. Rather than making an event a bad or a good experience, I find myself being in the “isness” of the moment; that is,...

Positively Grateful: 3 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Loving and Positive State of Being

To consistently express the nurturing and attentive love that attachment parenting is all about is no easy task. It’s far too easy to become out-of-yourmind sleep-deprived, weary of toddler tantrums and stretched to your capacity to care for your...

Balancing Emotions

Many people oscillate between elated and depressed states, and feel out of control in regard to their own lives. They do not experience true fulfillment, and suffer from depression without understanding how to see the magnificence of their current...

Traditional Healing, Modern Science

If you want to understand why ancient healing methods work, look to humankind’s most modern science: quantum physics. Wave-particle duality, the properties of electromagnetic fields, the holographic effect, the impact of the observer—these dis...

Be Open: Embracing New Information

When taking in new information, always use your own intuition to see how the information feels to you. Living in an information age, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the constant influx of scientific studies, breaking news and even spiritual...

Gratitude Enhances Health : A Thank You a Day

The health benefits of gratitude are an amazing example of just how sturdy the bridge is between the mind, body and emotions. Research shows that heart-centered feelings associated with gratitude, appreciation and caring—essentially, love—enhance...

The Nature of Dis-Ease

Sometimes, the body’s natural harmony breaks down, and we experience dis-ease, which is a reflection of the body’s inability to maintain normal control of its function-providing systems. Because behavior is created through the interaction of pro...

Counting Our Blessings

Getting used to our blessings is one of the most important non-evil generators of human evil, tragedy and suffering. —Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality

The World According to New-Edge Science

What does science say about this mind-over-matter stuff? That depends upon which science you ask. The science of conventional medicine tries to reassure us that none of the healing phenomena we describe in our book, Spontaneous Evolution,...

Appreciating the Process of Birth

The knowledge of how to give birth is already inside every woman. Women need encouragement to have more faith in, and a greater appreciation for, their bodies’ wisdom. The nonprofit organization Birth Works International provides that encouragement b...