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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Spiritual Leader Amma is Coming to Chicago

Mata Amritanandamayi, one of India’s most beloved spiritual leaders and an internationally inspiring humanitarian, will be visiting the Chicagoland area from July 11 through 13.

New Book on Meditation and Spirituality

Is God in That Bottle Cap? A Search for Truth, by John D. Sambalino, is the true story of a personal quest for spiritual enlightenment and the many benefits of meditation.

Lama Surya Das Immersion a Catalyst for Spiritual Transformation

Lama Surya Das, a bestselling author and one of the most respected Buddhist teachers in the West, will conduct a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 22 and 23, for both new and experienced meditators, in Highland Park.

Receive Deep Insights into Buddhism

Presented by the Theosophical Society, renowned Buddhist Monk Ajahn Brahm will present Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond from 7 to 9:30 p.m., June 19, at the College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn.
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Inspiration Briefs

The Power of Thank-You Notes

People Underestimate the Message

Love Rocks

Inspiring Messages that Surprise

Lobster Liberation

Monks Free Creatures from Certain Doom

Good Reads

Fiction Readers Have More Empathy

Swedes’ Solution

Six-Hour Workday Reaps Benefits

Live Comedy Evokes Trust and Empathy

Stand-up Comics Induce Bonding in Audience Members
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Fatherhood's Pain and Glory

We Must Face Our Own Story First
To father a son consciously, a man must first admit to the pain and hunger he experienced as a child through his own father’s failings.
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Qigong Healing:

How to Reverse Disease Naturally AN INTERVIEW WITH QIGONG PRACTITIONER JEFF PRIMACK (Part 1 of 2)
Five thousand years ago, Chinese medicine said, “Qi moves the blood.”

MAKING THE BEST USE OF

Change in the World
Some people are more welcoming and tolerant of change than others. Those that enjoy an opportunity to learn and grow personally or professionally will see it as a good thing.

Inaugural Bison Crawl to Celebrate National Bison Day

These massive animals, characterized by long, shaggy brown coats, have poor eyesight, but acute hearing and an excellent sense of smell.

Blending Business and Spirituality

Fetzer started a long preoccupation with radio in 1922 and built an empire to become one of the 400 richest Americans by participating in new communication technology, including radio, television and even cable.

LISA NICHOLS

Taking a Holistic Perspective on an ABUNDANT LIFE
Lisa Nichols, the keynote speaker for the Celebrate Your Life event, from June 8 through 11 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, is a popular motivational speaker and media personality.
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Archive »Wise Words

Sanjay Gupta on ‘Chasing Life’

On his fact-finding, immersive tour of six healthy, happy countries, CNN’s chief medical correspondent discovered the secrets of ancient traditions and modern practices that lead to a healthy and meaningful life.

Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness

The popular NPR talk show host and marathon runner explains why running and other outdoor activities are critical to escaping the “digital dystopia” afflicting our times.

Ocean Robbins on Personal and Planetary Health

Leading health advocate and author of the newly released 31-Day Food Revolution dishes on the links between diet, community and the planet.

Philippe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy

The environmental activist and grandson of Jacques Cousteau shares the inspiration of exploration with a new generation.

Ken Page on Making Love Last

The qualities we feel most embarrassed or awkward about—our deepest insecurities—are some of the greatest gifts we bring to a relationship.