The Psychology of Self-Righteousness

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan...

Awakening Through Writing

Albert Flynn DeSilver’s latest book is out, Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon interviews the author, poet, and leader of writing workshops about...

Change the Worldview, Change the World

At the heart of every culture is a story of how the world came to be and what that means for us. Look closer and you’ll find many more narratives that comprise our collective consciousness. In the case of the Western world, problems like white supremacy,...

Betty Peck’s Magic Mirror

Imagine a magic mirror that you look into to discover how truly wonderful you are. That is the kind of mirror that Betty Peck, a kindergarten teacher with more than 50 years experience, had in all of her classrooms. Whenever one of her students felt worried or unsure,...

Laura Grace Weldon: Four Poems

n the poem “Earthbound,” author Laura Grace Weldon describes the perfection that exists right before us at the same time we are looking elsewhere with desires and whims. A proponent of “free range learning, creative living, gentle encouragement, big...