Chattering Mind
April 2007 Archives

There’s a movement afoot to get the Bible taught as literature in more grade schools and high schools. Sounds like an idea that will really inflame a lot of people, but this study by William Jeynes (a non-resident scholar at […]

A new healthy snack bar called “Soy Joy” is trying to humorously capitalize upon the idea that anything affiliated with yoga might sell by calling itself “yoga for your mouth.” Soy Joy’s website additionally features an endorsement from a fit-looking […]

I was reading Valerie Reiss’s interview with spiritual teacher and medical intuitive Caroline Myss this morning, and I got caught up in what Myss says is today’s most common source of spiritual discontent. She said of her students: People say […]

I flew down to South Carolina over the weekend to help care for my 93-year-old dad. He’s had two terrible falls in recent weeks, seriously bruising the whole left side of his body, especially the upper arm and elbow. Thankfully, […]

They’re saying green is the “new black.” Vogue magazine has a whole section on green clothing, fashions, and shopping totes this month. At $15, this is the only affordable shopping bag the editors mentioned, but it appears to have sold […]

After years of confusing the five-pointed star in a circle with Satanic symbolism, the Veterans Administration has finally spoken, and will now allow the Wiccan pentacle to be engraved on the tomb stones of deceased Pagan veterans. Here’s a blog […]

I love it that she stretched out on her back every morning and rolled her legs up over her head. And I am awed by the fact she looked at herself in the mirror every day and said aloud, “I […]

The New York Times had an article in its “Escapes” section about Sacred Harp Singing Conventions–more proof that people are looking for more than just a tan when they vacation. The Times describes Sacred Harp, or sharp-note music as “Gregorian […]

The Duke Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health has recently launched this website that includes links to many research papers on the connections between religious beliefs, spiritual practice and your good health. In addition to learning more about how prayer […]

Some of us may have been called “idiotic” or “stupid” as kids. We know how that feels. It doesn’t feel good. So when actor Alec Baldwin’s April 11th voice message to his eleven-year-old daughter Ireland was leaked today, we all […]