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  • Self-sacrifice
    Social Self Sacrifice
    We have a misguided understanding of most of our traditional concepts, thanks to the plague of political correctness. One of these is the noble idea of social self sacrifice. Well, to clarify, self sacrifice is not a noble idea. In fact it is one...
  • Ego and consumer behavior
    Role of ego in consumer behavior
    It doesn't matter what they call you: What matters is what you answer to.What we answer to is determined by our ego or self-image. Whichever way we dice it, the central position of the ego in the field of consumer psychology seems unassailable...
  • Guy Steven Needler
    Special Guest Columnist: Guy Steven Needler
    Dear Readers;, the ego is, and has always been, so necessary to our survival as we live our lives on planet Earth; and as my Guide Group wrote in Spiritual Toolbox, it can also block our spiritual growth. Our ego represents our beliefs, our likes...
  • The high, the truth of denial and deception
    The high, the truth of denial and deception
    Welcome to your nightmare. That’s what The Buddha said, “Most people’s eyes are so caked shut with denial and self-deception they will never awaken and grow. Most people’s inner monologue is so cluttered with falsehoods,...
  • Helping others, not controlling.
    Helping others deal with their problems shouldn't become an obsession
    It’s natural for most people to want to be happy and one of the best ways to get more of it by being with people who encourage, appreciate and love us.One of the best recommendations is to face our problems straight on instead of allowing...
  • The Disgruntled Church Minister
    The Disgruntled Church Minister
    Most of us have had those days or periods of life where we find ourselves feeling disgruntled, dissatisfied or even depressed. Though this could be due to a health issue, more often than not it is because our expectations were not fulfilled. In...
  • Mardi Gras
    The real challenge of Ash Wednesday
    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me, (Mt. 16:24).I missed Mardi Gras this year. I was hoping to do something fun on Fat Tuesday, but all I did was work...
  • Snow worth melting
    The two generals
    Imagine if you will, two generals staring each other down on a rugged, snowy battlefield. Behind each one is an army of thousands of soldiers, all waiting to see what will happen next. The two generals are poised for more battle, both of them...
  • The Executive Corner: Tenesha Davis
    The Executive Corner: Tenesha Davis
    If God ordained you to have everything you wanted then what would you have? For Tenesha Davis she has an E.G.O. because she understands that EVERYTHING she has GOD definitely ORDAINED it. Davis is an actress, makeup artist, fashion stylist but...
  • Barack Obama
    How is Obama finding so much time to watch TV?
    A recurring theme during the Obama presidency has been that, despite the vibes he gives off of a man who sees himself as “above it all,” the president is a regular down-to-earth Joe. His efforts to connect with the common element have...
  • Girl doing yoga
    5 Steps to getting back to peace after a bad experience
    A Course in Miracles and other spiritual paths suggest that we co-create our lives. So, why would we create unpleasant things? This is because the world we see is a reflection of our own mind. We have a Higher Mind, which is our spiritual self and...
  • Inner Critic
    Your Inner Critic
    It is time to take control of our inner critic (ego) that streams negative chatter in our heads. It seems to dominate and mute positive thoughts of our Inner Voice. The ego is a terrified bully, masquerading as a devoted and caring friend, but...
  • kanye west
    Kanye West compares himself to cop or soldier because he could slip on stage
    Seems Kanye West's ego is at it again, as the rapper just gave an interview this weekend to SaturdayNightOnline.com in which he compared himself to a cop or a soldier. Kanye likened the danger he faces on stage every night, perhaps from...
  • Obama
    To Obama, it’s still all about him
    But enough of this discussion of me. Let’s change the topic. Let’s talk about you. So what do you think of me?What is remarkable is not that Barack Obama — who is equal parts narcissist and paranoid — continues to think...
  • Bikram in China
    When your heart is drawn to yoga but your mind keeps you away
    You love the effects of your yoga during, and after, your practice. And, although you know this, and have picked up on the pattern, there is a teeny voice inside that tries to nudge you out of your decision to start a set, or go to a class. This...