Art Therapy for Human Suffering
Guila Clara Kessous, UNESCO Artist for Peace and art therapist, uses drama therapy to help people "let go" of their suffering through a cathartic process. It is a way for people in Rwanda, Bangladesh, Congo, and Afghanistan to find solace. Guila paints the portrait of four people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who she accompanied to their respective countries. She has also designed a course on "Theatre and Humans Rights" that is taught at Harvard University.
Forests by Heartfulness
SANGEETH PARVATAM is the Program Manager at Forests By Heartfulness. BRENDA NETH interviews him about the development of the programs, and the conservation that is developing at the grassroots level as a result.
ENVIRONMENT, TEAMWORK, AND LEADERSHIP
ANANYA PATEL talks about the evolution of the Gigatonne Challenge, a grass roots environmental movement. She also explores leadership, why teams should sometimes take a pause to connect, and how a sense of responsibility toward the people involved helps her stay focused on the challenges at hand. This is part 2 of her interview with ELIZABETH DENLEY.
we cannot do RECONCILIATION, we must be RECONCILIATION
LISA RAVEN is the Executive Director of Returning to Spirit, and a member of the delegation of indigenous leaders who met the Pope to invite him to Canada to apologize for the harms inflicted on generations of indigenous families. Here, she shares what reconciliation means to her. Her organization delivers two, four-day sequential and experiential workshops on reconciliation. You can find out more at https://www.returningtospirit.org/.
Epigenetics and Love in PARENTING
DR. KARISHMA STRETTON is a doctor and medical educator who has focused her attention on parenting. In part 2 of her interview with ELIZABETH DENLEY, she speaks about the psychological development of children, and the role of epigenetics and love.
What makes an Organization Healthy?
DR. ICHAK ADIZES addresses organizational health, effectiveness, and efficiency, using the idea of systems and subsystems. He then explores how the various subsystems can work together to fulfill the purpose of the organization.
The 4 Phases of Community
EMILIE MOGENSEN attended STEVE MACADAM's module as part of The Inner MBA, and she is deeply inspired by his way of building authentic communities. Steve is an MBA from Harvard, a Baker Scholar, and currently an independent director for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and Valvoline Inc. In part 2 of the series, they explore the 4 phases of building authentic communities.
inform, inspire, engage
JEREMY GILLEY is the founder of Peace One Day. Because of his efforts, September 21 is an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. 22 years on, Jeremy is even more passionate about bringing peace to the world, despite the current uncertainty and unrest. Here he speaks to ELIZABETH DENLEY about taking Peace One Day to the next level.
Our Noble Youth
This article is an excerpt from DAAJI’s upcoming book, The Wisdom Bridge: Nine Principles to Live a Life that Echoes in the Heart of Your Loved Ones. It is being published by Penguin India, and will be released later this month.
The Still Small Voice Within
ALANDA GREENE shares her perspective on how we can find our true purpose and vocation in the world, by serving ourselves and our communities.
Common Misconceptions About Addiction
DR. PARI DESHMUKH is a board certified psychiatrist, a certified psychotherapist, and a meditation trainer in both Heartfulness and Mindfulness. He is also an elected fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Society of Addiction Medicine. He has a special interest in the common ground of science and spirituality, and their implications on the betterment of our mental health. Here he addresses some basic aspects of addiction, including common misconceptions.
3Gs for Personal Growth
VICTOR KANNAN shares some insights on how to cultivate a clear mind, something essential to a happy and healthy life. He presents 3 Gs as the way to achieve a clear mind goal, generosity, and gratitude.
7 Eternal Truths for Raising Happy Humans
Dr. Karishma Stretton is a doctor and medical educator who has focused her attention on parenting. Here she speaks with Elizabeth Denley about her new book, and the timeless wisdom that will help us to raise happy and well-adjusted children.
Kasha Sequoia Slavner – 1.5 Degrees of Peace
Kasha Sequoia Slavner discusses her journey as a filmmaker and activist, her new documentary, 1.5 Degrees of Peace, highlighting the interconnectedness between peace, and climate justice, and the value of the intergenerational connect.
Dealing With Addiction
Amit Karekar's story is one of deep inner challenge and triumph over darkness. With help from loved ones and professionals, and the determination to live, he turned his own life around and is helping others to do the same at Turning Point Rehab, a safe haven for all souls who have lost themselves to substance abuse.
Building Authentic Communities
EMILIE MOGENSEN attended STEVE MACADAM's module as part of The Inner MBA, and she is deeply inspired by his way of building authentic communities. Steve is an MBA from Harvard, a Baker Scholar, and currently an independent director for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and Valvoline Inc.
The Urgency of Our Time
BRIGITTE SMITH speaks about the social responsibility of artists, and creativity's role in inspiring new thought processes.
Climate Action INITIATIVES
ANANYA PATEL shares her experience of the Gigatonne Challenge, and how it has helped her learn about community building and teamwork, with ELIZABETH DENLEY.
KNOW THYSELF: Take a Personality Test!
DIVYA RAO shares her experience taking personality tests and how the present generation’s approach to establishing relationships might help us solve problems in the future.
ENABLING Future Leaders
DR. ICHAK ADIZES is an expert in change management for organizations. Here he shares some thoughts on leadership, and how we can best enable our future leaders.
WHY THE NEXT GENERATION WILL TAKE US WHERE WE NEED TO BE
MANAV DAVE is looking toward a hopeful future, thanks to the inspiration and action of the Gen Zs, and despite the challenges they face.
The Role of a Great Rishi and a Saint in the Freedom of India
August 15, 2022, is the 75th anniversary of India's Independence from British rule. While India's freedom fighters are honored every year for the roles they played in bringing this about, here DAAJI shares with us a lesser known history of things happening behind the scenes; the role of a great rishi and a modern-day spiritual master in the events that unfolded from December 1946 onward.
DR. SNEHAL DESHPANDE is a Developmental Therapist and Certified Life Coach from Mumbai. She leads SNEH, an institution dedicated to improving people's quality of life, and actively drives the Heartfulness CME initiative for healthcare professionals across India. Here, she shares some tips on what we can do to keep ourselves healthy.
Are You Showing Up for Yourself?
Tracie Pape is a clinical social worker, therapist, and longtime Heartfulness Meditation trainer, who works in the crisis area of mental health. Tracie questions how she is showing up for herself, and encourages all of us to ask ourselves the same questions.
Yoga 4 Unity
Veronique Nicolai is the Director of the Heartfulness Yoga Academy and the coordinator of the Yoga4Unity platform. As a pediatrician, she is also passionate about mental and physical well-being for all ages, especially children. Here, Veronique speaks about Yoga4Unity - 100 days of Yoga. What's on offer and how can you join up?
Being Open and Relaxed - for Teenagers
Prakash Chalagulla shares his insights and some research findings on being open and staying relaxed while navigating the teenage years. It's all in the attitude!
The Difference Between Nice & Kind
DIVYA CHOWDHARY tells us how her young niece helped her understand the difference between being nice and being kind. That distinction has been pivotal in her own application of kindness.
Where have you been?
VAISHALI NARASIMHAN describes how a very tough period during the pandemic was followed by a beautiful re-emergence, thanks to her love for poetry and the city of Chennai in the south of India.
MICHAEL STAUSHOLM has been working with sustainability in the business world for more than 20 years. He is the founder and CEO of Sprout World, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with an office in Boston, USA. Sprout World was named the second most sustainable company in Europe in 2020 by Fast Company, and Michael was included in the Worthy 100 list of entrepreneurs who use their businesses to do good in 2021 by Worth Media. EMILIE MOGENSEN writes about the interview she did with him recently on his company and his values.
The Value of CONSIDERATION
CHRISTINE PRISLAND focuses on those small acts of kindness and cooperation that can bring happiness and meaning to every day. She challenges us to explore consideration as a prerequisite to kindness, and to look at our level of thoughtfulness and sensitivity in our daily interactions with others.