Getting to Know the Nonprofit World

Posted on April 11, 2017

Excerpt from The Generosity Plan What is a Nonprofit Organization? A nonprofit organization is any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that: is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest; is not organized primarily for profit; uses its net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand its operations. Does this mean that nonprofits can’t make a profit? No. In fact, most nonprofits that…

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How a Scientist Became a Healer

Posted on April 10, 2017

Early in my career, my passion was science. I completed my doctoral work at Pennsylvania State University in 1971 with a Ph.D. in biophysics. Moving to Oregon, my postdoctoral position with the National Institutes of Health took me to a regional Primate Research Center. Soon I was publishing and speaking at conferences from New York to Seattle, where I eventually set up an electron microscope research facility for the National…

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Beyond the Biology of Belief

Posted on March 31, 2017

Several years ago, Bruce Lipton wrote The Biology of Belief, a book that was considered a pioneering work in the field of Mind-Body medicine by no less than Deepak Chopra MD. Deepak Chopra has now teamed up with the one and only Oprah to run online meditation classes. I know Brice Lipton and his wife, Margaret well. They have a beach house in Karekare in Auckland, New Zealand (where I…

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Dr. Sharad Paul at TEDxAuckland

Posted on March 31, 2017

  Sharad P. Paul, MD, argues that the modern perception of race is wrong and that science and the story of Vitamin D and Folic acid tell their own story about race and skin colour. var google_tag_params = { ecomm_prodid: 'REPLACE_WITH_VALUE', ecomm_pagetype: 'REPLACE_WITH_VALUE', ecomm_totalvalue: 'REPLACE_WITH_VALUE', }; /* */

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How Sudden Death, Tarot Cards, and Mediums Led Me to Quantum Physics—and Belief

Posted on March 23, 2017

Excerpt from Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists Here I am, six years old, playing with my friend Fay, and both of us are imagining Heaven. Fay decides that Heaven has mansions made out of gold brick. I say that Heaven has all the animals you want, and best of all, I’m not allergic to any of them. My mother wanders in and listens, and then shakes her head.…

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The Pigment Genes: The Myth of Race

Posted on March 22, 2017

Excerpt from The Genetics of Health Humans and their closest living relatives, apes like chimpanzees and bonobos, were separated from their common ancestor around six million years ago, and with this severance came the differentiation into many species of humans or apes. This common ancestor was covered with dark hair and had light skin underneath. Around four million years later, or two million years ago, Homo erectus migrated out of…

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Rev. Michael Beckwith: My Entry into the Spiritual Life

Posted on March 20, 2017

Excerpt from Spiritual Liberation Social activism and making a constructive difference in the world were focal points in the Los Angeles household of my childhood. My parents’ generosity of heart and community values were strong influences on me and my two brothers. Their example contributed to my involvement in anti-Vietnam protests during high school, boycotting businesses that paid unfair wages to people of color, and my membership in the Black…

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Neurotransmitters and How to Use Them

Posted on March 10, 2017

Excerpt from Think Eat Move Thrive Our thoughts and how we Think have everything to do with our brains and, more specifically, our brain chemistry. How we Eat and Move directly impacts our brain chemistry as well, which is why eating well and moving daily are essential components for clarity, positivity, calmness, creativity, and happiness. The human brain, a three-pound organ that sits suspended in a fluid cushion inside the…

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How Neurochoice Builds the Neural Network of Meaning You Seek

Posted on March 10, 2017

Excerpt from Awakening the Brain There is a concept in neuropsychology called Theory of Mind, which is considered to be one of the brain’s functions. We all have a theory about what is in the minds of other people. After years of knowing each other, we think we know what is in the mind of our parents, children, partners, or colleagues. We develop a theory based on past experience of…

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Movement Maketh the Brain

Posted on March 8, 2017

Excerpt from The Genetics of Health As Haruki Murakami writes, “I move, therefore I am”—no movement, no life. That’s not quite true if you ask a slumbering sloth. You should ask a sea squirt instead. These are fascinating creatures. The English neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert always uses the sea squirt as an example of why the brain evolved primarily for movement. About 70 percent of our planet is seawater, so it…

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