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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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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Energy and Healing, Part Two

Energy and Healing, Part Two Along the Spectrum by Michael Braunstein Wouldn’t you agree that in order to heal, we have to know what it is we are trying to heal? Even a conventionally trained M.D. would say that. So, now that we have firmly established through science that you, I and all the rest […]

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Nuke Your Mind Science leads to spirit by Michael Braunstein It occurs to me that all nuclear physicists should be the most metaphysical and spiritual people on the planet. After all, their field of expertise obliges them to acknowledge a world that is not at all what it appears to be. You see, looking at […]

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Heartland Healing: Now More Than Ever

Heartland Healing: Now More Than Ever by Michael Braunstein If you are old enough to remember, and bright enough to have been paying attention, you may have noticed something disconcerting back during the Great Economic Contraction of 2008. While brick-and-board businesses and the housing market were floundering, while people were losing their life savings and […]

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Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett: A Place on the Peace Wall by Michael Braunstein I was always jealous of Jim Corbett’s guitar-playing talent as he effortlessly fingered the fretboard of his beautiful Martin acoustic in the basement of my Spencer Street home. I coveted that guitar. I wanted one almost as badly as I craved a 1968 E-Type […]

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