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Notes from Turtle Island

- by David Carson The North American continent was known as the Great Turtle Island by the ancient indigenous people who lived here. All the land, the mountains, the rivers—the beauty, was carried on the back of Mother Turtle.  And so are we, her children,…

The Alzheimer’s Diagnosis & Information

- by Maggie La Tourelle To know or not to know, that is the question. When I learned in 2000 that Mum had been diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s, or probable Alzheimer’s, I remember I was shocked and, although I knew little about the disease, I…

Still Alice and Beyond

- by Maggie La Tourelle  In the film, Still Alice, the gift of Alzheimer’s comes at the very end, when Alice’s daughter asks her mum, ‘What was it about?’ and Alice replies, ‘Love’. For me this is the most beautiful moment in the film and…

Watkins Wisdom: Interview with Kingsley L. Dennis

Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including New Revolutions for a Small Planet; New Consciousness for a New World; After the Car; and the celebrated Dawn of the Akashic Age (with Ervin…

We’re learning we’re immortal

-by Maggie La Tourelle “We’re learning we’re immortal. You must tell others.” This was my mother Pat’s message to me and, as instructed, I am passing it on to you. She wasn’t a preacher, she actually said this when she had late-stage Alzheimer’s and had…

Iona and the Holy Mountain

 - by Claire Nahmad I wonder what your immediate thoughts might be regarding the manifestation of a World Teacher. I was always somewhat unimpressed. The idea of Maitreya arising, or the Imam Mahdi, or John as Rudolf Steiner predicted, seemed somehow a bit bloke-ish and…

Life’s Challenges & Alzheimer’s

- by Maggie La Tourelle This blog post is the first of a series to explore the issues raised by Maggie La Tourelle's book, The Gift of Alzheimer’s. The book documents a heart and soul journey with the author's mother who had Alzheimer’s. It deals…

The Positively Present Principles by Dani DiPirro

  Dani DiPirro is an author, blogger, and designer living in a suburb of Washington, DC. In 2009, she launched the website PositivelyPresent.com with the intention of sharing her insights about living a positive and present life (something that didn’t always come easy to her!).…

Small Changes, Big Possibilities

This article is an extract from the book 'Switch On' by Nick Seneca Jankel. Although we might initially react to an intense crisis, once we’ve had a chance to chill out and reflect, we all have the choice to own it or not. Thisis the…