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November 2016

Politics & Pratyahara: Getting through the Election with Yoga.

By | 2016-11-04T08:46:03+00:00 November 4th, 2016|blog, Featured, News & Politics, Yoga for Everybody|

    By Melody Lima As the external essence of the current Presidential election penetrates my senses, and as the experience becomes more astonishing, disturbing, embarrassing and surreal, I find myself turning inward. Pratyahara is the fifth limb in the Eight Limbs of Yoga outlined for us in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. As a withdrawal of [...]

October 2016

Are We Compassionate Helpers & Self-Centered Troublemakers?

By | 2016-10-19T08:23:06+00:00 October 19th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, News & Politics|

  By Guy Newland Long ago, a Chinese philosopher said: All human beings have a heart that cannot bear to see the sufferings of others. Even now days, if someone suddenly sees a child about to fall into a well, they will without exception experience a feeling of alarm and distress. They will not contrive to [...]

September 2016

Another War with the Indians.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:41+00:00 September 12th, 2016|blog, Environment, Featured, My Two Cents., News & Politics|

  By Denele Campbell This past weekend I attended my 50-year class reunion. While I was there, I visited the fabulous Coleman Theater, a restored 1930s opera house that graces the main street of Miami Oklahoma. The guided tour through its opulent staircases and gilded facades included a narrative about George Coleman himself.[1] Coleman [...]

July 2016

I Love You, Mr. Trump.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:53+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|blog, Buddhism, News & Politics|

  By Peter Schaller I was seven years old when Jimmy Carter was elected president. It was 1976 and we were all riding on that patriotic, bicentennial high; I even had a red, white and blue banana seat bicycle. Growing up in a staunchly Republican household, I remember writing an encouraging letter to Gerald Ford. [...]

An Update on the Duggars.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:57+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|blog, Empower Me, Family & Parenting, My Two Cents., News & Politics|

  By Denele Campbell One year ago, the Duggar family’s oldest son Josh had his coming out party as a pervert. News broke of his serial molestation of five young girls. Four were his sisters. Despite some local politics involving the newspaper, Springdale police, and Arkansas Department of Human Services, most of the story finally [...]

June 2016

Will I Vote This Year?

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:03+00:00 June 12th, 2016|blog, Empower Me, Featured, News & Politics|

  By Melody Lima   You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace. ~Geraldine Ferraro, 1984 It was 1984, and I was unpacking boxes in my first apartment in Philadelphia, Pa. I jumped at the opportunity to move into this small studio apartment and not return home after my first year [...]

April 2016

March 2016