Psychologist Elaine Fox believes optimism isn’t a choice, but a habit. She has some advice on how to develop it—because it’s not just good for you, but for everyone else. By Marco Visscher From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 It’s the perfect day for a conversation about … [Read more...] about Optimism Is More Than Positive Thinking
Why we need to restore a sense of the sacred to the economy. Charles Eisenstein | September 2011 Issue Today, we associate money with the profane and for good reason. If anything is sacred in this world, it is surely not money. Money seems to be the enemy of our better instincts, … [Read more...] about Living in the gift
Max Christern | August 2009 issue Laughing is a group activity. "It gives you a feeling of solidarity," Dhyan Sutorius had already explained to me on the phone. That’s why he asked if I was interested in doing a short laughing meditation with the staff during his upcoming visit … [Read more...] about How laughter meditation can bring you peace and joy
| August 2009 issue After 10 years as a trial attorney in New York City, Susan Sparks was burned out. "I was so sapped of energy that I couldn’t do anything but quit my job and drop out of my life," recalls Sparks, 46. In 1997, she began on a two-year journey around the world to … [Read more...] about Does God have a sense of humor?
Carmel Wroth | August 2009 issue Photograph: Money Sharma/EPA/Corbis A few years ago, I traveled throughout India looking for spiritual inspiration. Naturally, I wasn’t the first person to have done this. At all the temples, ashrams and holy mountains, I found crowds of … [Read more...] about How laughter can keep you on your spiritual path