Archive for How To, Health & Psychology

The importance of hugging each other

Sannyasins are widely known for their spontaneous loving hugs. Yet who knew the significance of touch for the emotional and physical health for all humans - from newborns to old [...]

Reunited in time: ‘My son says he was Lou Gehrig in a past life’

Article by Cathy Byrd, as told to Maria Carter at Country Living. Published in SOTT on April 23, 2017.

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. [...]

The Metaphysical Meanings of Specific Physical Pains

Aleksa Erickson lists a number of general observations of pain and the location in the physical body to serve as a guide to help healing. Published in Collective Evolution.

The unseen effects of embracing someone

Intimacy is one of the most elementary human needs. Its wealth nourishes the human soul, writes Frank M. Wanderer, PhD, in Wake Up World on December 17, 2016.

The importance of ‘the moment’

Past and future are created in our mind. They are distractions... writes Jon E. Dougherty in and SOTT on May 20th, 2016.

Five new brain ‘disorders’ born out of the digital age

Tammy Kennon explores the rather unsettling changes happening in our brains, minds and emotions with the constant exposure to the internet and electronic gadgets. Published on [...]

Himalayan remedy to neutralise electro-smog

Protecting yourself from electro smog and EMF toxins from wifi, cellphones and computers that bombard our bodies is actually simple and very effective. Carolanne Wright writes in [...]

Facebook negatively affects mood and well-being

Dr. Mercola, always on the forefront about improving health and well-being, writes about the results of a Danish study on the impact of exposing oneself to FB. Published in Wake [...]

The Power of Presence

How 'living in the now' can change your life, writes Allie Stark in Collective Evolution.

Letting Go of Attachment

Six noteworthy reasons to let go - listed by Andrew Martin. Published in Collective Evolution on July 12, 2016.

From Hands to Heads to Hearts

Thomas L. Friedman in 'The New York Times' on January 4, 2017.

Consciousness Rules, Okay!

by Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World (excerpt).

Recalibration Of Your Mind-Body-Soul System

Morag O'Brien explains the ten signs that you are experiencing calibration. Published in Wake Up World on October 30, 2016.

8 Traits for a Long Lasting Relationship

Wise and spot-on healthy relationship pointers by Mark Denicola. Published in Collective Evolution and SOTT on June 28, 2016.

Living in the Now: It’s Complicated

We all know living in the moment is a key aspect of happiness, writes Julie Peters in and SOTT on June 22, 2016

A Love Letter to Humanity

In the midst of many global crises, while many of us find ourselves feeling fury, helplessness, and grief, drowning in shadow, Lissa Rankin shares a love letter. Published in Wake [...]

“We’re gonna love him all up”

Tara Wood writes in (2 Nov 2016) under the title 'The warmth and power of human interaction: The story of Norah and Dan'

We Must Teach Creativity At Schools

Tham Khai Meng urgently calls for children to be allowed creativity and the freedom to explore and experiment. Published in 'The Guardian' on May 18, 2016.

Elementary School has Kids Meditate Instead of Punishment

For one year now, a Baltimore school implemented a new and holistic approach to disciplining students, writes John Vibes at the 'Free Thought Project' and 'SOTT' on September 18, [...]

Donald Trump stuck in the first chakra

Deepak Chopra interviewed by Conan on TBS (video clip)

Collective Awareness and Spiritual Evolution

A rewrite of history is needed, writes Peter van Els in Wake Up World on June 15, 2016.

Cognitive Dissonance and Refusal to Question Official Version of 9/11

Psychologists explain why our minds tend to shut down when confronted with the alternate view of what happened on 9/11, writes Alex Pietrowski. Published in Waking Times on June [...]

Suck At Meditation?

You may just be doing it right, says David Ferguson in The Guardian on July 3, 2016.

Read Books, Live Longer?

Reading books is tied to a longer life, according to a new report, writes Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times on August 3, 2016

America’s Shadow: The Real Secret of Donald J. Trump

With reference to the Republican presidential candidate, Deepak Chopra explains the secret side of human nature that has a special name: the shadow.

Heaven, Hell & Reincarnation

Paul A Philips researches the concepts of heaven and hell, and wonders, "The question is, if people keep coming back lifetime after lifetime then how come is it that they never [...]

The Amazing Power of Your Mind

Captivating video by Jeremy Bennett, one of Canada’s most prolific experts and speakers on stress and anxiety.

To All Procrastinators: Read and Weep

Here's something you probably aren't doing when you're not doing that other thing you're supposed to do, says Sarah DiGiulio in The Huffington Post on June 25, 2016.

Vicarious Trauma and the Orlando Shooting

The emotions that come up even if one is not directly involved, are fundamentally human, writes Lindsay Holmes in The Huffington Post on June 13, 2016.

Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?

Every organ and cell within the body — all are listening (and responding) to our thoughts, writes Carolanne Wright, citing Osho as well. Published in WakeUpWorld on May 21, 2016.

The Fortune Cookie Note

Video interview of woman who finds a message at the location of a shooting.

Life’s Purpose

The folks at Soulpancake brought in people ages 0 - 100 to answer some of life’s big questions.

Who’s Really In Your Head?

Don’t let negative thoughts control your self-image. It’s your actions that really define you, says Susan David in 'The Guardian' on April 20, 2016.

8 Surprising Advantages of Going Bald

Here's an exclusive for our male readers!

Curing with Sound

What if we could improve the health and happiness of millions of people around the world? Dr. Neal Kassell and author John Grisham talk about Focused Ultrasound on TEDx [...]

Physical Pain Tied to Specific Emotional States

Josh Richardson in 'Wake Up World' elaborates about 20 sources of pain in the body that are each directly tied to specific emotional states. Published on February 26, 2016.

Learning to Trust

by Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World. Published February 17, 2016

The State of Your Tongue

...can give you clues to your overall health. Jesse Alvarado of Healthy Holistic Living explains how to easily monitor your body's well being. Published in SOTT on January 12, [...]

Your Email Habits Might be Ruining Your Life

Creative habit-changing solutions offered by Kate Bratskeir. Published in The Huffington Post on January 12, 2016.

The Lie We Live

by Iam Saums, contributor to, published on August 15, 2015

Whose Fault Is It?

In this witty animation, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic [...]

Can You Allow Your Mind to be Quiet?

Alan Watts (1915 – 1973) speaks on worrying and compulsive thinking.

Procrastination – What is it good for?

An insight by comedian and screenwriter Andi Osho.

Alternatives to Sitting Meditation

No longer the sole province of the hemp-swathed sprouting enthusiast, meditation's popularity has exploded across our collective faces...

What Are You Complaining About?

For most people it is habitual to complain and groan about situations they are not in agreement with, says Chuck Spezzano of 'Psychology of Vision'.

Preparedness Skills That Everyone Should Know

People used to be skilled in creating much out of little, doing things with their hands, skilled in survival.

The 5 Most Important Influences for Good Health

The importance of five aspects linked to maintaining a healthy body - by Karen Foster, published on Prevent Disease on November 4, 2015.

Modern Life Destroys Survival Instincts

explains Daisy Luther in The Organic Prepper on October 13, 2015