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Erich Fromm's Six Rules of Listening
"Listening, Erich Fromm argues, is 'is an art like the understanding of poetry' and, like any art, has its own rules and norms. Drawing on his half-century practice as a therapist, Fromm offers six such guidelines for mastering the art of unselfish understanding.... posted on Jan 09 2020, 9,511 reads


One Love
At five minutes to midnight on June 14, 2018, about 800 people waited to enter Jerusalem's Tower of David Museum. Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them strangers to one another, they were forgoing a night's sleep for the chance to sing Bob Marley's "One Love" in three languages and three-part harmony as a show of unity from Israel.... posted on Jan 08 2020, 5,141 reads


Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier
"In Stacy Horn's wonderful book, 'Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness While Singing with Others,' we get a first-hand account of how music uplifts and empowers, with various scientific evidence cited. Horn has been singing with The Choral Society of Grace Church (in New York City's Greenwich Village) since 1982; she evocatively describes her own experience while explaining how science is finally ... posted on Jan 07 2020, 6,077 reads


Brandur Patursson is an artist from the Faroe Islands who works with light in the creation of his glass and metal sculptures. After losing 70% of the sight in one eye he started understanding what it is to really see. He realized that we see with our eyes, but how we perceive things is what truly gives them meaning in our lives. If we can literally see and reflect on someone's else's feelings inst... posted on Jan 06 2020, 2,502 reads


In Search of the Man Who Broke My Neck
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and identity.... posted on Jan 05 2020, 4,079 reads


The Sound of One Hand Clapping

"One morning in a local coffee shop, I was surprised to see a man at work on a little painting at a table nearby. It wasnt a place where artists gathered. I walked over, took a peek, and was surprised again. It was really good. I complimented the stranger on his work. He seemed to welcome the interruption, and I asked him a few questions. He was just passing through town and living from h... posted on Jan 04 2020, 3,963 reads


Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings
From United States poet laureate Joy Harjo comes this radiant poem titled, "For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet." Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv. She is the first Native American to serve as poet laureate.... posted on Jan 03 2020, 14,541 reads


Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
"James Clear is the founder of the Habits Academy and author of the New York Times bestselling book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with James about the mechanics of habit changespecifically through careful, incremental daily improvements. James shares the dramatic story of the sports injury that ... posted on Jan 02 2020, 4,726 reads


Late Migrations: A Jeweled Patchwork of Nature and Culture
"The 112 essays in Renkl's first book, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, range from seven lines to just over four pages in length. Together they create a jeweled patchwork of nature and culture that includes her own family. This woven tapestry makes one of all the world's beings that strive to live and which, in one way or another, face mortality." This piece from NPR shares mo... posted on Jan 01 2020, 1,904 reads


Wild Borders
When human cultures rub up against each other, we talk of melting pots and borderlands. When geographic cultures meet up and create a free-flowing arrangement of habitats and life forms, the term used is Biogeographic transition zone. Russ Mcspadden shares the surprises such a vortex presents in this piece from Orion.... posted on Dec 31 2019, 1,649 reads


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