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The New Emily Posts Have you given up on the hope that old-fashioned manners and courtesy can have a place in the digital world? In an article in The New York Times, Alex Williams writes about the efforts of "a new gen…
Improve Your Health through Face-to Face Connections One definition of spirituality is the art of making connections. Separation is best avoided as a stumbling block to human flourishing. In an article in The New York Times, Barbara L. Frederickson po…
A Not So Quixotic Aspiration: What we can learn from Don Quixote In the tale of Don Quixote de la Mancha, sixteenth century Spanish writer Don Miguel de Cervantes challenges us to see that our most difficult and scary battle is within. That is the conclusion of S…
You've Got a Rented Friend In Practice Random Acts of Kindness, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner observed: "Being in a totally dark room can be frightening until we discover how little light we need to banish a roomful of darkness.…
A Spiritual Recovery Program Sufi Wisdom We need a spiritual recovery program for those addicted to the separate self. — Kabir Helminski in The Knowing Heart Nature Wisdom If Earth does grow inhospitable toward huma…
Statements of Love and Compassion Proverb God is a busy worker but loves to be helped. — Basque Proverb Native American Wisdom Any persons whom you have ever met, even if you have just exchanged a glance on a bus, have…
A Virtual Living Room Conversation Generally, when I consider online conversations, I think of stark polarization and echo chambers — people harshly judging others across differences or just connecting with those who are similar to…
Rising Above Borders By Ammara Mohsin for KidSpirit’s Discovery and Progress issue. It was with much excitement over the prospect of being able to visit a different country, albeit from afar, that I visited the Ind…
Making Peace African-American Wisdom Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. -- Maya Angelou, African-American poet, writer, a…
Civility Brushed Aside "America has always harbored virulent strains of coarseness and cruelty and political campaigns are customarily bitter mudslinging affairs," writes Teddy Wayne in an article in The New York Times. H…