Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Please share this far and wide! Our dear friend and member Eric Williams has a 10 year old daughter walking with brain cancer right now. She is the babe in the old photo above. WE NEED A CARD SHOWER!!
Audrey is back in the hospital and her 11th birthday is Friday. Will you send her a card and note of encouragement? From all over the world?! If so, the address follows. Doesn't matter if it's late. Thank you for offering her encouragement!
1042 Preston Drive
Nashville, TN 37206
Friday, February 20, 2015
Bible Belt Buddhism: An Evangelical Christian reveals how Buddhism has helped him weather a crisis of conscience and faith --by Jim Owens
I know this well, for there was a time when I was one of them.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE
As Brynn and I trudged through the metroparks today, I became enraptured within the welcoming silence and beauty of the snow covered forest.
As I stood in awe I noticed a shared silence. My three-year-old, usually boisterous and always at volume level 10, was silent. I turned to look and to my delight, she was staring in the same wondering manner as I.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
"The Dude" (Jeff Bridges) Has a New Album Out; Pay What You Want; Proceeds go to “No Kid Hungry” Charity
ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE
-- Please note that the daughter of our member, Dr. Jim, works for this company!
|Jeff "The Dude" Bridges|
If you were confused by the “Dreaming with Jeff” commercial that aired a couple of minutes before the Super Bowl halftime show the other day, you hadn’t already heard about what inspired it. In other words, you slept on the Dude’s Sleeping Tapes album that he’d released online in the days preceding the ad.
Science and Spirituality Group, Monday February 9 and February 23, 6-8 PM, Unity of Murfreesboro, 130 S. Cannon Ave., Murfreesboro, TN.
Book Discussions on Neuroscience and Spirituality, facilitated by Dr. Gary P. Wulfsberg.
Book: How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist --by Andrew Newberg (theist) and Mark Robert Waldman (atheist)
|Dr. Gary P. Wulfsberg|
Use of fMRI studies at University of Pennsylvania Medical School to study effects of spiritual practices of Buddhists, Unitarians, atheists, Pentecostals, and New Thought people. Do they differ?
Identifies healthful and life-extending long-term changes in brains of people having positive spiritual experiences. What (if any) are the damaging and life-shortening changes in brains of people having negative spiritual experiences? Includes the eight best ways identified by fMRI studies to keep your brain physically, mentally, and spiritually tuned up. Can you guess what these are?
Friday, January 9, 2015
Originally Posted HERE
Preparing for the Conversation
There are five mutual learning purposes in a difficult conversation:
First, learning their story. Exploring the other person’s perspective is always helpful. What information do they see that we missed or don’t have access to? What past experiences influence them? What is their reasoning for why they did what they did? What were their intentions? How did our actions impact them? What do they think we are contributing to the problem? What are they feeling? What does this situation mean to them? How does it affect their identity? What’s at stake?