“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Ethics & Values
Said to be spawn of the devil himself and possessed with great powers of prophetic insight, Mother Shipton was Yorkshire’s answer to Nostradamus. Ed Simon looks into how, regardless of whether this prophetess witch actually existed or not, the legend of Mother Shipton has wielded great power for centuries — from the turmoil of Tudor courts, through the frictions of civil war, to the spectre of Victorian apocalypse.
We met Joke Quintens to talk about new forms of citizen collaboration and how we can accelerate change-making for the common good.
A wide variety of legal innovations that commoners are inventing to fulfill the principles of Magna Carta and build a new socio-economic order/
Coined in the 1980s by psychologist John Welwood, it means the “use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs.” In other words, it’s pretending — often unconsciously — that our spirituality and beliefs about universal truth mean that we don’t have to work with our own particular, relative neuroses.…
Is the increased safety worth the increased trauma?
I’ll never forget his words: “Lieutenant, in a real-life situation, you can’t freeze up. Your Marines are counting on you, and their lives are on the line.”
Many In-Person Atheist Groups Are Struggling, but Freethought Is Alive and Well Online.
“You are never too old to learn, and never too young to teach.” ~Les Brown
It’s a tale that is being told every day, by MILLIONS of women and tens of thousands of men.
They do nothing but hold space and give a little false hope to people who are slowly drowning.
What binge drinking and unrestricted liberty have in common.
One person’s story of gratitude and our collective future.
The other day I was speaking to a small audience at a music festival and thought to allude to Brexit to make a point. Some in the circle looked a bit mystified, so I asked, “Everyone knows what Brexit is, right?” It turned out that quite a few of them did not.
Inundated with medical information, health updates and making decisions while serving as a caregiver to a seriously ill person is a tough position to be in for anyone.
Always avoid all aimless alliteration.