Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide Healing in a digital world by Michael Braunstein History shows that a society is shaped by its dominant technology. In the 21st century, society is now globally singular, geographically unbound. Our dominant technology is digital, reality reduced to ones and zeros. Our society has become as polarized as our technology. I […]

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True Humility

True Humility Holy Spirit is my caddy by Michael Braunstein A romp of otters, a crash of rhinoceroses, a convocation of eagles, a troop of baboons, a swarm of bees or a pod of whales — with our human need to label everything, (thereby reinforcing the concept of separateness, by the way,) we have managed […]

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Clearing the Air: An inside job

Clearing the Air: An inside job by Michael Braunstein On our list of “first world problems,” we have grown accustomed to the air pollution common to our modern cities. That pollution even extends to smaller burgs and the countryside, presenting real health problems. In a recent Heartland Healing column, we went on about how the […]

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Air Apparent

Air Apparent Indoor pollution solution by Michael Braunstein Humans in First World countries spend most their time indoors, over 90 percent of it, in fact. Sad. During winter months it is certainly much more. And denizens of the most highly polluted cities in the world are warned to stay inside anytime during episodes of extreme […]

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How NOT to Meditate

How NOT to Meditate by Michael Braunstein Even in Western culture, one would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the concept of meditation. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits would fill volumes (and do!) There is no need to describe them in detail here. Anyone who knows how to do […]

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Winds of Change

Winds of Change by Michael Braunstein Plagued by ongoing drought, seasonally challenged by long periods without rain, prone to unfettered undergrowth by nature, California has see a rash of wildfires that are both deadly and devastating. These fires spring from likely and unlikely sources, including lightning strikes and a homeless population cooking with Sterno. Recently, […]

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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth Walk this way… by Michael Braunstein Trouble with your meditation lately? Can’t seem to settle the drunken monkey mind? Maybe you need to walk it off. For thousands of years, walking meditation has been a way to calm the mind and reach a state of inner tranquility. Zen masters extol the virtue of […]

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Where’s the [Industrial] Beef?

Where’s the [Industrial] Beef? by Michael Braunstein Americans love their meat. In fact, we loved 104 billion pounds of it in 2018. Let me type that again. Americans ate 104 billion pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018. That works out to 223 pounds per person. 104 billion pounds total; 223 pounds per. Just […]

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Flu Shot Frenzy

Flu Shot Frenzy by Michael Braunstein It’s that time of year again. The first cold snap and people start thinking “flu season.” Doesn’t it seem that “flu season” is longer than ever? I mean, I saw ads and store signs for flu shots back in July. I’ve always been skeptical when products need so much […]

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Energy and Healing, Conclusion

Energy and Healing, Conclusion Problem: fear blocks energy by Michael Braunstein So, let’s wrap this up; this thing about energy. This is installment three of three. In Part One, we established that it’s pure science that all of creation — the stars, planets, oceans, trees, rocks and our bodies — are nothing but pure energy. […]

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