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September is Self-Improvement Month (Plus Various Wacky Days to Observe)

As if your television addiction and absence of muscles aren’t enough of a reminder, along comes September which, for some reason, has been dubbed Self-Improvement month. Some books, websites and lecturers advise that self-improvement “isn’t going to be easy”—that you should form a plan, write out your goals, research books and articles, make note of […]


Why Self-Love is Not Selfish

I recently saw the documentary on the life and work of Mr. Rogers, the children’s Public TV host and child advocate. After watching Won’t You Be My Neighbor, it’s hard to not feel gratitude for a man who uplifted millions of children with the message, “I like you just the way you are.” He also […]


A Way to Reduce Anxiety and Fear

An easy-going young woman who didn’t project anything into her relationships found that her boyfriend was not being faithful. Because she hadn’t intuited what was happening, she afterward doubted her own grasp of reality. Then, out of fear of more rejection and the insecurity that had resulted from this first deceit, she developed such anxious, […]


The Key to Anxiety-Free Successful Relationships

Relationships are deeply important to our wellbeing as women. When our relationships with friends, career associates, spouses, parents, siblings, or children are trouble-ridden, it’s as if the foundation of our life is shaky. When our relationships are harmonious, we breathe more easily. Wouldn’t it be great to have anxiety-free, stress-free relationships with everyone, no matter […]


Opinion Piece: The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies declared their independence from England, stating that the separation would give the people of the colonies the rights to which the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” would entitle them—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In 2018, as we’ve done every year on July 4th, Independence […]


Transcendental Meditation Empowers Vulnerable Women in Uganda—Stories and Research

Uganda is not an easy place to be a mother. Most of the nation’s illiterate and chronically poor are women, and in urban centers such as the capital city of Kampala, 40 percent of the chronically poor households are headed by women. Either widowed or abandoned, these vulnerable and often illiterate mothers are left to […]


TM is Improving Life for Zuni Youth

The Zuni, who are classified as Pueblo people, are one of many Southwest American Indian tribes. Most Zuni people live in an area called the Zuni Pueblo, nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by enchanting mesas in New Mexico which is on the Zuni River (a tributary of the Little Colorado River). This area encompasses […]


Creating Peace in Lebanon: One Woman’s Story

Inner peace is not just something that Susan Hamza talks about—it’s something she lives on a daily basis. “When I meditate I feel a sense of peace, a total absence of disturbance on the level of emotions, and that carries on throughout the day,” she says. “It’s now a time of my life when very […]


The Power of Love is the Power of Transcendence

Love was in the air recently. Were you one of the billions of people around the world who watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle? The major highlights of the event for me were the songs “Stand by Me” and “Amen—This Little Light of Mine”, which seemed to burst out of the […]


How I Walked 240 Miles of the Camino Trail at the Age of 91

My name is Marjorie (Marj) Sinal and I live in the western part of Canada. I am 92 years old now and this is how I came to walk 240 miles on the Camino Trail and was able to complete my quest when I was only 91. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. […]


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