We live in challenging times. Throughout the world the viewpoints of different groups and cultures often clash with one another. Now, more than ever, it is crucial we learn how to be more aware of the natural biases of our own perspective, as well as attempt to comprehend and respect the perspectives of others. In this new freeIONS ebook we use our research to help parents and children explore facets of multiple perspectives, giving practical tools to help create a world that functions in greater collaboration and harmony.
Relationships & Family
A Memoir of Profound Generational Healing Through marriages, births, travel, divorces, deaths, tears, joy, and much more, these poignant memoirs inspire and teach us how we can overcome the chains of our past and become who we are truly meant to be. With origins in the ancient olive groves of Palestine, this remarkable window into the lives of five generations of women is an inspiring true story of how they overcame the many cultural and societal limitations they found themselves struggling with. The narrative begins in the 1800s, with the authors’ great-great-grandmothers.
In this segment Marilyn and Lee discuss factors of physical, psycho-social, and energetic resonance that create attraction in relationships and if those attractors can influence the healing relationship between practitioner and patient. They explore different types of research that has been done or could be done to help identify co-resonance. Marilyn mentions the experiment conducted at IONS with couples; one with cancer and the other trained in loving kindness practices.
It is 1925 and India’s struggle for independence is in disarray, impeded by factionalism among its leaders and rising incidents of unrest across the country. Meanwhile, having withdrawn himself from active politics, Mahatma Gandhi is in an ashram immersed in what he considers the most important undertaking of his life—the creation of a community that is wholly dedicated to the highest standards of self-discipline, tolerance, and austerity.
Based on Marc Bekoff's years of experience studying the social communication patterns of a wide range of animals, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Not only can animal emotions teach us about love, empathy, and compassion, argues Bekoff -- they require us to radically rethink our current relationship of domination and abuse of animals.
A neuroscientifically based account of how our brains age and change over time. What would you do if you could live to 122, like the Frenchwoman Madame Calment, whose life span is the oldest ever recorded? What if you could do so and stave off dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other common ailments of aging? What would happen if we stopped thinking of ourselves as aging and in decline, and instead started thinking of ourselves as chronologically advantaged?
Homer's Odyssey has a timeless allure. It is an ancient story that is significant for every generation: the struggle of a homesick, battle-weary man longing to return to love and family. Odysseus's strivings to overcome divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons for people facing their own metaphorical battles and everyday conflicts -- people who are, like Odysseus, "heartsick on the open sea," whether from dealing with daily skirmishes at the office or from fighting in an international war.
Drawing from his own experience and the lives of some of the world’s great writers and poets, David Whyte brings compelling insights to our three most important commitments— to another, to our work, and to ourselves—to frame a complete picture of a satisfying life.
The emerging field of prenatal and perinatal psychology (PPN) is revolutionizing our understanding of prenatal life, birth and bonding, and infancy.
By acknowledging that the unborn child is much more aware than we’d ever imagined, contemporary researchers are discovering what many ancient and indigenous cultures have always known.