Keep Out the Cacophony of Consumer Controversy

Keep Out the Cacophony of Consumer Controversy

It’s common to believe we should support the businesses espousing our values and avoid supporting companies that don’t. They call it “voting with your dollars.” It makes sense on the surface. Sometimes other people see things differently than you do for one reason or another. This is one way of encouraging their enlightenment. If they…

Compartamentalizing Is A Skill You Need

Compartamentalizing Is A Skill You Need

Journalists write and record the words of men like Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates like they’re precious bits of gold tumbling from the mouths of living oracles. There’s some sense to it. These men are visionary and forward-thinking. Listening to them, you can feel that the future can be developed into this wonderful…

Agnosticism, Sleep, and Lent

Agnosticism, Sleep, and Lent

Lent: the Godfather of self-improvement programs. Lots of people say they’re “spiritual but not religious” these days; 27 percent, according to a 2017 survey. Graphs show the number has been increasing for years. Spiritual but not religious is a self-description that means different things to different people. Most often, it means agnostic. Spiritual. Non-religious. Intellectually…

Was Your Dream Racist?

Was Your Dream Racist?

As recounted in the Dream Recovery System, one of the most famous dreams of all time was Elias Howe’s 1845 dream leading to the sewing machine’s invention. It was a dream that revolutionized an industry and changed the world. For weeks, the young man had been working on a machine that would stitch two pieces…

Cuddling Is a Type Of Energy Healing

Cuddling Is a Type Of Energy Healing

“Energy healing” and “energy work” isn’t a fundamental concept in Western medicine. That doesn’t stop you from hearing about it. There’s actually been a steady increase in interest in alternative medicine in the United States. At least some of the interest is motivated by the cost of healthcare. Some other part is simply because it…

Energy Healing: What It Is and How To Explore It

Energy Healing: What It Is and How To Explore It

I didn’t think practitioners of energy healing were mystical at all. I thought what they did was a joke. That was before I went to a therapeutic touch seminar in the mid-90s. For me, going to the seminar was more about spending some time out of town with my wife. Back then, we were always…

The Osteens Are An Antidote To Oppressive Realism

The Osteens Are An Antidote To Oppressive Realism

Life might be nicer if everything was fair all the time. If it were, however, life wouldn’t be a challenge. We’d all probably end up bored. If everything for everyone was fair, we wouldn’t need to ever feel guilty. We wouldn’t have more than someone else. We wouldn’t have less. We wouldn’t have to think…