How Light Guides Us: An excerpt from Luminous Life by Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

Luminous Life by Jacob Israel Liberman

  At daybreak in a large lake on the island of Palau in the Philippine Sea, a dance begins. Millions of golden jellyfish, each the size of a teacup, race east toward the light of the rising sun. Once they reach the sun’s early morning rays, they halt. Then slowly, as the sun makes its way east to west, the jellies follow its arc. As dusk falls these unique invertebrates come to rest on the lake’s western shore. The following morning, the dance begins again. These jellies are just one of countless species whose life journeys are guided by the sun’s light. According to marine biologists, humpback whales use sunlight,… Read More

Escaping the Mind Field: An excerpt from Luminous Life by Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

Luminous Life by Jacob Israel Liberman

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness….Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. — Albert Einstein Who would we be if we forgot our name, age, gender, skin color, religion, preferences, state of health, and every other descriptor we use to differentiate ourselves from each other? What would our lives be like if… Read More

Living on Light: An excerpt from Luminous Life by Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

Luminous Life by Jacob Israel Liberman

  All the energy which we take into our bodies is derived from the sun. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi In 1896 Wilbur Atwater and Francis Benedict conducted a series of metabolic experiments that suggested that the human body’s production of heat and physiological activities corresponded to the caloric value of the nutrients ingested. Their findings became the basis of the calorie theory. Based on Atwater’s findings, Francis Benedict and James Harris developed the Harris-Benedict equation in 1919, making it possible to determine one’s basal metabolic rate or how many calories the human body requires at rest. This theory stood unchallenged for over fifty years. Then, beginning in 1972, a team of research scientists… Read More

Listening to Your Inner Therapist: An excerpt from From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

Author Corinne Zupko, a licensed counselor and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety. As Corinne healed her own mental anguish, she compiled the perception-shifting process she describes in From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. # # # Waking up from the dream of anxiety is a… Read More

Passing Through Panic Attacks: An excerpt from From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

Author Corinne Zupko, a licensed counselor and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety. As Corinne healed her own mental anguish, she compiled the perception-shifting process she describes in her new book From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace. From Anxiety to Love helps readers learn to undo anxiety-based thinking by internalizing the teachings of ACIM, fostering mindful… Read More

Down the Ego Rabbit Hole: An excerpt from From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko

Author Corinne Zupko, a licensed counselor and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety. As Corinne healed her own mental anguish, she compiled the perception-shifting process she describes in From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. # # # The ego is a belief in your mind that… Read More

Five Essential Lifestyle Ingredients: Excerpt from Turbo Metabolism by Dr. Pankaj Vij

Turbo Metabolism by Pankaj Vij

As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In his new book Turbo Metabolism. , Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. # # #… Read More

The Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness: Excerpt from Turbo Metabolism by Dr. Pankaj Vij

Turbo Metabolism by Pankaj Vij

As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In his new book Turbo Metabolism. , Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. # # #… Read More

The Difference Between Real Hunger vs. Craving: Excerpt from Turbo Metabolism by Dr. Pankaj Vij

Turbo Metabolism by Pankaj Vij

As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In his new book Turbo Metabolism, Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. # # # One… Read More

Training New Habits: An excerpt from Turbo Metabolism by Dr. Pankaj Vij

Turbo Metabolism by Pankaj Vij

As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. The good news: metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. In his new book Turbo Metabolism. , Dr. Pankaj Vij. MD distills a mass of medical research into a simple, effective program for vibrant health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, he provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book. #… Read More