Kim Southerland

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Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm

Marianne Williamson's spiritual path into political realm<p>The friend of Oprah, best-selling author and charismatic spiritual leader is challenging Rep. Henry Waxman.<p>I<p>t was a Thursday night, normally a slow time for churches and synagogues, but the sanctuary of The Source Spiritual Center in Venice …

Faith, Spirituality & the Brain

Dr. Majid Fotuhi makes a presentation on how spiritual practices can enhance brain performance. Dr. Fotuhi is the founder and chief medical officer …

Spirituality

6 Insights on Spiritual Growth

Author Gary Zukav shares six thoughts on spirituality and authentic power for the 25th anniversary of his best-seller The Seat of the Soul.

Early Spirituality Deters Alcohol Abuse

Teens who have an active spiritual life are half as likely to become alcoholics or drug addicts or even try illegal drugs than those who have no …

Top 5 Spiritual Happiness Essentials

A spiritual life need not require mantras at dawn and daily yoga on the beach. When I started out on a spiritual path, I found that I had to slot my …

Why do we make students sit still in class?

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to observe a number of idyllic, progressive classrooms where students danced to the pencil sharpener or sprawled across beanbag chairs while completing their work. I read countless books and articles about research that supports physical activity …

Teaching Character: The Choices We Make

Character is Not Always Doing the Right Thing<p>To fully grasp the concept, one must first understand what character is and what it is not. It isn't …

Teaching

The Case for the New Kindergarten: Challenging and Playful

Commentary<p>Kindergarten in the United States is not what it used to be. For one thing, it's longer. In 1998, only about 56 percent of children …

How to Study for a Psychology Test

Psychology exams can be stress-inducing, but there is no need to panic as test day approaches. While there are no sure-fire shortcuts when studying …

Teaching

The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime

The trifecta of a romantic relationship -- intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment -- can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we've been conditioned to think.<p>"We are born to love," writes anthropologist and author of <i>Why We Love</i>, Helen Fisher. …

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

Carl Jung review – analytical psychology as a cultural project

From childhood fantasies of a giant phallus to his relationship with Freud, Paul Bishop has written a wonderfully rich biography of Jung<p>This excellent addition to the Critical Lives series is, says Paul Bishop, "a biography of Jung in books". In particular, Bishop locates Jung in a philosophical …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Being Happy With Sugar

Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?<p>“Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly …

100-Year-Olds Moms Share Insights On What It Means to Be a Mother

This Mother’s Day, why not take some advice from three women who’ve been moms for a very, very long time?<p>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the …

Parenting

What It Takes to Be a Fully Present Parent

All parents make unconscious mistakes, especially when they're feeling stressed, fatigued or simply overwhelmed, clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali …