• How the Power of Positive Thinking Won Scientific Credibility

    by  • May 3, 2012 • 6 Comments

    By Hans Villarica Psychologist Michael F. Scheier reflects on his groundbreaking 1985 research, which provided the scientific framework for exploring the real power of optimism. In just the last year, hundreds of academic papers have been published studying the health effects of expecting good things to happen, which researchers call “dispositional optimism.” They’ve linked...

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    Study finds faith key to aging positively

    by  • April 29, 2012 • 4 Comments

    Psychologist to lead workshop in Sylvania BY DAVID YONKE BLADE RELIGION EDITOR Why do some 94-year-olds seem to possess an eternal vitality, while others half their age act like the walking dead? That question spurred Richard Johnson, a psychologist, author, and pioneer in spiritual gerontology, to undertake a four-year research project that found 50...

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    NPR: From Silicon Valley, A New Approach To Education

    by  • April 22, 2012 • 2 Comments

    (Cecile’s Blog note: What a brave, bold approach to creating access for learning.) by Steve Henn for NPR–Last year when Andrew Ng, a computer science professor at Stanford University, put his machine-learning class online and opened enrollment to the world, more than 100,000 students signed up. “I think all of us were surprised,” he...

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    2012 Conference: Corporate citizenship professionals urged to be ‘indispensable connectors’

    by  • April 19, 2012 • 6 Comments

    By Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Boston College Center In reflecting on the theme of the 2012 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, Corporate Citizenship: Managing Many Environments, Katherine V. Smith, executive director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, advised conference attendees that the business, social and economic environments will continue to present opportunities for rethinking...

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    Quantum Thinking

    by  • April 18, 2012 • 6 Comments

    Q&A ON QUANTUMTHINK® INTERVIEW WITH DIANNE COLLINS with Brian Feinblum BF: How do you come to develop this revolutionary new way of thinking that you call QuantumThink? DC: I’ve always been one of the young mavericks who looks at the world, sees the absurdities, and wants to make things better. At 15 I realized...

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    Occupy From the Inside

    by  • April 10, 2012 • 31 Comments

    Tim Mohin Director of Corporate Responsibility, AMD To some readers, the very notion of working within a corporation is tantamount to selling out their values as advocates for social or environmental justice. While this is a valid perspective, there is another view. Liz Maw, (executive director of the MBA’s for social justice group Net...

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    Civil Society Inequality Makes Us Anxious

    by  • April 5, 2012 • 14 Comments

    THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, Bloomsbury Press, 2009. Reviewed By David B. Grusky Spring 2010 Why is inequality so bad? It’s not just that the poorest people in highly unequal societies may go without food, shelter, or other basic subsistence goods. It’s not just...

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    Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening

    by  • April 2, 2012 • 4 Comments

    “Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh weighs in on EnlightenNext founder Andrew Cohen’s new book, Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening… Andrew Cohen’s important new book, Evolutionary Enlightenment, demonstrates spiritual evolution on every page. Rooted in the venerable soil of Eastern nondual teachings, while simultaneously expressing an emerging new form of evolutionary spirituality, Cohen’s...

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    Co-Creation–an Evolutionary Impulse

    by  • April 1, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Venkat Ramaswamy and Francis Gouillart wrote The Power of Co-creation: Build It With Them to Boost Growth, Productivity, and Profits published by Simon & Schuster, Free Press, in October 2010. “Co-creation is about engaging people to create more value together. It involves redesigning interactions through the experiences of individuals. Through co-creation, organizations can unleash...

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    The Person Causing Your Pain

    by  • April 1, 2012 • 12 Comments

    Iyanla Vanzant: The One Person (You’d Never Expect) Who’s Causing Your Pain As told to Leigh Newman OWN TV | March 23, 2012 The author and relationship expert reveals four ways you can begin to get past the hurt you feel. Something that we often forget is that we all play a role in...

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