Editor’s Desk: Thoughts on Staying Calm and Centered

  Even if I limit my check-in with the news, a barrage of reporting creeps into my life through invisible corridors. It seeps under my doorsill and through the open window. It resides in my heart as a low-grade anxiety. I feel it impacting the way I’m responding to others as a heightened sensitivity and quickness to take offense. I get frustrated more easily. In general, the pervading cultural scenario is akin to a “shock and awe” bombardment to my senses. I feel a constant tension in my belly. And, I know I’m not alone. I ask myself, “What can
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A Favorite Quote From A New Dimensions Guest: Judith Orloff

Our innate capacity for empathy is the source of the most precious of all human qualities.  His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Orloff says, “In the depth and intricacies of being human the complexity of empathy is at the center. It’s the alpha; it’s the beginning; it inspires me to keep on going. When I wake up in the morning empathy is the place that is going to make me right in the universe. It’s coming from my heart. My source of empathy for others holds me, even if I might get triggered, even if I have judgments. Even if
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The Journey Of Losing A Soulmate To Cancer with Carla Malden

When you lose someone, well-meaning people give you books full of supposedly uplifting platitudes: “time heals all wounds;” “there is a purpose to this;” “you will find closure.” But, as non-religious baby-boomer Carla Malden says, she found them useless. She shares the highs and lows, sparing nothing in her truth-telling. You will be inspired by her candor and clarity as she speaks about her experience of living through the debilitating disease and death of her husband and work partner. She likens this time in her life to being strapped in a roller coaster that you never bought a ticket for, “You can
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