SharedBliss: Interview with Yoga Therapist Diane Cesa

Today I have the privilege of posting an interview with Yoga Therapist Diane Cesa, who freed herself from the 9 to 5 world and has since followed her bliss by immersing herself in yoga.  She is the author of the popular Everything Yoga Blog, where she explores varying traditions, her own struggles, and whatever is new in the world of yoga.  Check out the interview! ...more

Forget The Mask

 "Foget the mask.  Forget the face.  Forget the skin.  Love the within.  Love the heart." ...more

Mother's Day: Why, Who, and How

This is Debbie and my Mother's Day blog from Body Impolitic, thought folks would find it interesting. Happy Mothers' Day. In 1870, not long after the end of the horrifyingly bloody and destructive U.S. Civil War, anti-war activist Julia Ward Howe called for an international Mother's Day holiday. In her declaration, she said: ...more

Forgiving our abusers: is it insane?

The blog Zen Habits posted a list of tips for loving our enemies the other day. Actually, it was “loving thy enemy,” which prompted a little discussion in the comments about why it should be “thine” (apparently it’s the difference between “a” and “an”) and prompted me just now to realize what sometimes bothers me about that site: it’s generally phrased as “here’s what you should do,” not “here’s what I do.” The tips are things that the blogger has been doing, but they’re written out in a way that’s prescriptive, rather than descriptive. ...more

Surrender, Dorothy - When I was your ...more

Can Compassion Be Cool?

"[T]hat quality of reverence, that is really the gateway through which we can begin to rediscover our capacity to do good." -- Interview with Van Jones, President, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. "Only by establishing peace in yourself can you be helpful in contributing to peace being peace is the basis for doing peace, making peace." -- Thich Nhat Hanh quoted in Great Peacemakers ...more

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Lisa, that illustrates that whether you are a ...more

Merry Christmas and Mahatma Gandhi

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” So spoke Mahatma Gandhi of India, who introduced the 20th century to nonviolent civil disobedience later adopted by civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s. ...more

A Deep Desire to do MORE

It has been eating at me and eating at me. The Ravelry group is growing, we are over 100 menbers now, I am very happy. But I feel I need to do more. I want Peace, I want to work for Peace. It is very important to me. I know I have the blog, I have the Ravelry group. Where wonderful conversations are going on. But I want more, I have a taste for it now! I don't know what the next step should be. Where do I go from here. What is the next step. Anyone? Hanane ...more

Connecting Sister Circles: Peace X Peace Global Network

"The Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round." --Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Last month, the ePhilanthropy Foundation named Peace x Peace the 2007 Best Community Building/Volunteerism and/or Activism Campaign as part of its 2007 International ePhilanthropy Awards. ...more

Seeds of Peace

September 11 is a difficult day for many Americans. Even if we did not lose a friend or a family member in the attacks six years ago, we shared in the shock and the horror. At times, it seems like the problems of terrorism and war are insoluble and that peace is permanently beyond reach... more ...more

Peace Primary by the Ploughshares Fund

The Plougshares Fund is celebrating its 25th anniversary by sponsoring the Peace Primary. 12 organizations are in the running to win $100,000 to amplify their message during the 2008 election. You can vote for your favorite organization by making a donation to them through the Peace Primary site. ...more