Mel Currier

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Mental As: How I freed myself from the demon in my head

<b>I'd made great strides in my recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, but still I avoided phone conversations with clients and contact with</b> …

Meditation can make you miserable, psychologist says

Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain expert.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's an alluring promise in meditation.<p>You'll …

Meditation

An Open Letter to the President from a Forensic Psychologist

Dear Mr. President--<p>As a forensic psychologist and an American, I empathize with your profound frustration, pain, sadness, disgust and anger …

Mental Health

Our Mother Mary Brings Life to Us, Her Children

How does Mary mediate life to us? First, she brings Jesus to us. Let’s look at the visitation of Mary to her aged cousin, Elizabeth.

The Zen of Waking Up Early: 8 Tips for Waking Up Early and Living Your Purpose

Buddhaimonia.It took me a while to notice the connection, despite the fact that it was in front of me all along. I didn’t start waking up early until …

Awaken Your Inner Healer - Healing Abilities Aren't Just For Spiritual Teachers

<b>You don’t need to be a spiritual teacher or a Reiki master to be a healer, you simply are one.</b><p>Saying you need a piece of paper or a following to be a …

Marianne Williamson The One Sentence You Need To Say To Everyone You Meet

by Marianne Williamson<i>:</i> The author of <i>A Year of Miracles</i> explains the daily practices that keep our minds—and selves—open, including a transformative …

Spirituality

3 Buddhist Teachings That Will Make Your Life A Happier One

Buddhism has a lot to offer the world, and unlike many other religions, if you aren’t Buddhist, that’s okay with Buddhism. It’s not here to be …

The Power Of Sound: Transcendental Meditation Mantras

Mantras are an integral part of the Transcendental Meditation (or TM). In fact, the practice centers on the repetition of short, secret mantras …

5 Stages of Spiritual Awakening

It’s now been 25 years since my wife and I, along with my brother Jon and three friends from college, started Community Christian Church. During that …

Spirituality

The Nondual Roots of Indian Thought and Religion

Nondualism was developed earliest, and was most thoroughly explored, in India. Yet the first Indian scriptures, <i>the Vedas</i> (roughly 1000 BCE) are …

How to Practice Color Meditation

Red. This color represents the root chakra, located at the base of your spine. This is your life force and represents stability. Focusing on the …

Daily Devotional - March 8: The essence of prayers (Part 3)

<b>Bible verse for today: Luke 18:1</b> <i>"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up"</i> (NIV).<p>Before we …

Happiness

Thank God, I Was Wrong: What I Learned From Opening Up About My Faith

After a powerful, positive response to last Sunday’s column about going public with her newfound Christian faith, Ana Marie Cox felt a coda was in …

How to survive a disaster

In a catastrophic event, most people fail to do the one thing that would save their life, says Michael Bond.<p>At seven o’clock in the evening of 27 September 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia left Tallin with 989 people on board, heading for Stockholm through the Baltic Sea. It never got there. Six …

Baltic Sea

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole --"An Exit Door from Our Universe"

In September of 2012, an international team, led by researchers at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, measured the radius of a black hole at the center of a …

The Black Hole Tango

A new paper reveals that black holes seem to know their place in the cosmic web, aligning with one another despite huge separations in …

25 Years Ago, Voyager 2 Captures Images of Neptune

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.

Astronomy

What does space sound like?

Unlike what you might have heard in sci-fi movies, sound does not travel through a vacuum. How can space have sound? Sound travels in waves just like …

Space

A ‘Rosetta stone’ that may unlock the mystery of life on Earth

Two decades or so ago, when I was a postgraduate student, colleagues in my old research department spoke dreamily of a space project called Rosetta. …

Space

After ‘Cosmos,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson Dives Into Science of ‘Interstellar’

If you want to learn about the science behind a blockbuster movie like "Interstellar," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is your man.<p>Tyson's the one who pointed out that the constellations were all wrong in the "Titanic" — which shamed director James Cameron into fixing the stars for the movie's …

Black Holes

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