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The Conscious Parenting Movement: In Families, Schools and Bedtime Rituals

By Andrew Newman –                       “Conscious Parenting” is a term that has emerged strongly into common language as the sectors of spirituality, psychology and education have moved towards each other. Spiritual philosophies, once the domain of the East, are now integrated into common language. Their teachings all point towards the same thing, …

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How to Combat Perfectionism and Lower Risk of Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders

By Susanna Mittermaier An alarming new study shows perfectionism is on the rise, a condition linked to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, early morbidity and even suicide. Broadly defined, perfectionism is a combination of excessively high personal standards and overly critical self-evaluations. Perfectionism is often fueled by cultural expectations and conditioning, …

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Faith: The Other F-word – Interview with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Interview By Janae Jean and Spencer Schluter – For this mid-month interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Elizabeth is a Buddhist teacher and author of The Logic of Faith: The Buddhist Path to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt and The Power of An Open Question: …

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