An Introduction to Peaceful Parenting — Tilling the Soil for A Better World

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) As someone keenly interested in solving the world’s problems, I began studying psychology with greater enthusiasm and focus several years ago. Since beginning that research project, what I have uncovered about the human condition, how it forms, and what factors are the most influential, the childhood experience is one of the […]

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I’m Standing Up. Will You Stand With Me For Liberty? — Teresa Yanaros

(Teresa Yanaros) This is the first amendment of the Bill of Rights of the United States of America, approved by Virginia’s legislature in 1791. How deeply has our country defaulted on this promise? Ideas and words that free the minds of the people have a history of being stifled, and that wave is about to break. With the uprise in censorship of alternative media outlets across the board, the need for speaking up is more vital than ever before. Why is it that attempts to silence our voices are increasing? What ideas are the people expressing that those in power desperately want to be eradicated from public consideration?

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You Are Who You Hang out With: Study Shows Brainwaves “Sync” Between People Who Spend a Lot of Time Together

(Lance D Johnson) The people who are closest to you are subtly shaping your brain and influencing the way you behave and think. Researchers have found that when two or more people spend a lot of time together, their brainwaves find compromise and likeness, syncing together. The coherence grows stronger as they spend more time together. The study highlights the importance of choosing friends wisely.

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The Hugging Dilemma: Deep Connection vs. Personal Boundaries

(Richard West) Hugging. It can be one of the most powerfully healing ways of connecting with someone, releasing the bonding hormone oxytocin into our systems. It can help us to feel connected, release emotions and experience love. However, if you, like me, are quite sensitive to other people’s energies, it can also pose a problem. Empathic people often take on other people’s ‘stuff’ just by being in close proximity to them. 

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How Hugs Heal – Have You Had Your Hug Today?

(Dr. Joseph MercolaFrom the time you were born until the day you die, touch is an important part of your emotional and physical health. Infants deprived of touch grow up with developmental and cognitive delays, attachment disorders and higher risk of serious infections. On the other hand, premature infants who are held skin-to-skin exhibit better cognitive skills, are more resilient to stress and have more organized sleep patterns, even 10 years later.
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