Maria Dorland

29 Flips | 5 Magazines | @MariaDorland | I am a freelancer that writes about social topics from different perspectives. I also write poetry and short stories. The social topics I usually cover are religions, politics, communications and psychology.

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Mandalas Representing the Chinese Dragon and The Hula Dance

Traditional art is strongly tied to the sacred in ancient cultures. Dances are not different, they reveal the relationship that existed between the …

Spirituality

Practice Mindfulness by Drawing Mandalas Based on Ancient Rituals

The original use of the word mandala in a religious context was first used by Hindus and Buddhists. Today, the concept of a mandala resonates with …

A Journey Into a Living Mandala

Mandalas are found in almost all coloring books for adults. The reason behind is that they are connected to the Mindfulness movement that links …

Meditation

Bedtime Stories for Adults - Edwin

This is a short story about a women that found peace in the heart of her house after being fired.

Combating Stress With Coloring Books for Adults

Coloring books for adults are very trendy. This activity is associated with creativity and pleasant memories that help to soothe our senses and calm …

About Ganoderma Lucidum

About Ganoderma Lucidum<p>Updated on March 23, 2017<p>The Mushroom of Immortality<p>Due to its healing properties, Ganoderma Lucidum has been a sought-after …

Never Again: A Genocide

Never Again: A Genocide<p>Updated on January 30, 2017<p>Never Again<p>As indicated by Sindelar (2005) it is difficult to understand why it is so difficult to …

Health Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum

Health Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum<p>Updated on March 22, 2017<p>What Is Ganoderma Lucidum?<p>Ganoderma Lucidum is an Asian mushroom or fungus valued for …

Greek Yogurt Milkshake

Greek yogurt is delicious and healthy. It is a good option to make a healthy milkshake. Although is sour, there are ways to make it sweeter and still …

What is Social About Communication?

What is Social About Communication?<p>Updated on January 9, 2017<p>Introduction<p>Communication is a skill and a process inherent to social beings. Finnegan …

Overview of the Movie Islam: Empire of Faith

Overview of the Movie Islam: Empire of Faith<p>Updated on January 6, 2017<p>Introduction<p>The world today fears the terrorist attacks of groups that claim to …

Noted biblical scholar Jesuit Father Fitzmyer dies at age 96

PHILADELPHIA — Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer, a leading Catholic biblical scholar, died Dec. 24 at Manresa Hall, a Jesuit infirmary in Philadelphia. …

A Spiritual Glimpse to The Movie The Life of Pi

A Spiritual Glimpse to The Movie The Life of Pi<p>Updated on April 25, 2017<p>The Movie Starts...<p>“<i>The life of Pi”</i> main character<i>,</i> Piscine Molitor Patel, …

Healthy Soups

Healthy Soups<p>Updated on January 6, 2017<p>Vegetable Soups<p>These tempting and delicious recipes are also nutritional and are perfect to be part of a …

My Love for Coffee

My Love for Coffee<p>Updated on January 31, 2017<p>Coffee Memories<p>I am from Colombia, and most people know that the Colombian coffee is delicious. It is …

With Silence, Martin Scorsese Preaches Morality Without Being Over-Religious

Its themes are more nuanced than the typical black-and-white morality tales on film.<p>This Christmas, after more than two decades of trying, Martin Scorsese finally released his film <i>Silence</i> upon the world. Based on the 1966 Japanese historical novel by Shūsaku Endō, <i>Silence</i> tells the story of …

Communication Science and Rwanda Genocide

Communication Science and Rwanda Genocide<p>Updated on December 14, 2016<p>Introduction<p>The Responsibility of the radio station Radio-Telévision Libre des …

Private and Public Funding Politics in South Africa

Africa, C (2014). The Smaller Parties: Between A Rock and a Hard Place. In: Schulz-Herzenberg C & Southall, R ed. <i>Election 2014 South Africa. The</i> …

That Line on the Fourth Commandment

That Line on the Fourth Commandment<p>Updated on February 6, 2017<p>Special mention or discrimination?<p>" Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it …

Announcement of John's and Jesus' Birth

Life does not stop there. It was a new chapter in the life of Zachariah and Mary, their and their spouses would become parents of babies that were …

Atheism, Theism and Morality

it is justified to ask what is the role of religion in current people's lives and societies where modernism has produced so many reactions that go …

Altered State of Consciousness and Religion

Altered State of Consciousness and Religion<p>Updated on December 21, 2016<p>Introduction<p>Life and death are part of a cycle that for the San people are …

Law and Theology of Islam

<b>Introduction</b><p>After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam faced the problem of establishing a new path without his founder. The first Calipha Abu …

Expansion of Early Christianity and the Papacy

Expansion of Early Christianity and the Papacy<p>Updated on January 5, 2017<p>Early days<p>After Jesus' death, Christianity spread over the world. How this …

Relationship between the Jewish People and God

Relationship between the Jewish People and God<p>Updated on December 26, 2016<p>Introduction<p>There are several passages in the Hebrew Bible that allude to …

My Notes on Jesus and Sin in Luke 13:1-5

It is not news that Jesus knows that the fall of men came precisely after the ambition of man coveting God’s knowledge and understanding. We all …