Last week, a federal court ruled against the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act -- the first court to do so. The reason? The mandate, said the court, violates an employer's religious liberty.
Last week, a federal court ruled against the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act -- the first court to do so. The reason? The mandate, said the court, violates an employer's religious liberty. For a nation that famously erected a wall between church and state, we spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with the consequences of religious belief in public life.
Twelve people are dead in suburban Colorado, shot while at the movies. What has followed has been an almost rote recitation of the now-standard script for such affairs: Shock, horror, fear, anger, sadness, expressions of sympathy and solidarity with victims and their families, public calls for us to come together as a nation and not bring "politics" into this upwelling of communal grief. Speculation as to how many lives might have been saved if everyone in the theater had been packing.
Blogger and author Sean Meshorer on "The Bliss Experiment"
Host Joe Meyer speaks with Sean Meshorer, author of THE BLISS EXPERIMENT, about what prevents us from being really happy, how our definition of happiness is influenced by pop culture, how our brains have been rewired to believe we will be satisfied once we hit a big pay day and what happens when we achieve what we thought would make us happy. Sean Meshorer is a blogger at The Huffington Post. His website is www.seanmeshorer.com/
Sean Meshorer will speak in Portland at New Renaissance Books on Friday, July 20th, at 7PM. The cost is $12.
Our guest on Pathways today is David Rynick, author of the new book, This Truth Never Fails, A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons. David is a Zen teacher authorized in two lineages, a Korean Linji lineage and Japanese Soto one. He’s a founding teacher of Boundless Way Zen, a rapidly expanding national network of Zen groups. Since 1991 Rynick has worked as a life and leadership coach as part of the International Coaching Federation and through the Coaches Training Institute. He provides faith-based coaching to individuals and peer coaching for clergy from diverse faiths.
Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.
Ani and Lyn discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice. As a treat for listeners, they give short tarot & astrology consultations on the air.
Recognizing the quarter and cross-quarter holidays in the neo-Celtic year (northern hemisphere) is one way to connect with the rhythms of the earth, and to connect with the changes that each season brings. The Summer Solstice is a time of outwardly focused exuberance. It is a good time to take action, and to gather family and friends together in a celebration of interconnectivity. This is the time to enact our dreams; a time to bring our visions forth into the world of the tangible.