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What Are The Benefits of Going With the Flow?

“But anyone who has experienced flow knows that the deep enjoyment it provides requires an equal degree of disciplined concentration.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is approximately an hour from Philadelphia. The Delaware River flows nearby. In the summer, it provides a lovely respite from the heat, as people lounge in colorful inner tubes and drift down stream. Sometimes, after a heavy rain, the water...
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Outrageous Flirtatious

I like to flirt. For me, it is a playful way of getting to know people. It isn't the eyelash batting, come hither, seductive kind of behavior most of the when it is. Have you ever watched a baby attract attention by smiling and giggling, drawing willing participants into a game of peekaboo? Sometimes it's like that. I enjoy connecting with people on every level imaginable and sometimes flirting is that knock on the...
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Funny You Don’t Look…What To Do When Racism Rears Its Ugly Head

My friend Sarah Sarita Ratliff is a journalist, author and organic farmer. She co-authored a book with Bryony Sutherland, called Being Bi-Racial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide. In it, they share stories from their own lives and those of contributors whose heritage and cultures are a worldwide fusion. Sarah identies herself as Black, Japanese and White. She and her husband Paul, who is Black, live in Puerto Rico.

She related a story told...
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Is Life Like a Bowl of Ground Cherries?

This afternoon found me sitting at the round glass top kitchen table in the apartment of my  friend Christa Tinari.  A Renaissance Woman, she is a soaring voiced singer and educator who through her work creating Peace Praxis, she envisions "a world we all want. A world where we all are equipped with the attitudes, knowledge and skills we need to live together in justice and peace."

She had just moved...
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Am I My Sister’s Keeper?

Sexual violence runs rampant. Although perpetrators and victims can be any gender or sexual orientation, statistically, the majority of the former are men and the latter, women. The dynamics range from stranger assault to date rape, from adult-child violence perpetrated by family members or close friends. Although rape is an experience in which sex is a factor, it is always a crime of power of one person over another. It dehumanizes....
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Decoding DNA In Your Dreams

I enjoy tuning into the dream channel when my head touches down on the pillow. It is endlessly fascinating and informative; like Sesame Street on steroids. All throughout the night in my dreams last night, I kept hearing the word 'telomere'. I looked it up this morning and the description read thusly:

"Telomere (tel-uh-meer) from the Greek telos (end) and meros (part)

Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect...
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How Remaining Friends With Your Ex Can Enhance Your Life

When relationships end, there is sometimes vitriol and venom that burn a hole in the soul and rends the fabric of a family to shreds. Children are used as pawns and words are hurled about like swords, that are worlds away from those that began the connection or sealed it in a wedding ceremony. It need not be that way. What if there was a paradigm in which people could change the structure...
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Learned Helplessness: What If You Had the Power to Change the World?

Turn on the television or radio, open up a newspaper or peruse the internet and chances are, you will feel barraged with bad vibes.  As much as you might want to close your eyes and put your fingers in your ears, the reality is that frightening and overwhelming acts are occurring on a global scale. You may feel as if there is nothing that can be done about it, and that events will...
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