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March 7, 2018

Human 1 – Chris Samuels

Chris Samuels grew up on former FW de Klerk’s farm (FW de Klerk is an important figure who alongside Nelson Mandela put an end to Apartheid and who was awarded, together with Mandela, a Nobel Peace prize for their efforts at reform in South Africa) near the Klein Drakensberg Mountains in Paarl, South Africa. He now lives in Amstelhof, a disadvantaged area […]
March 7, 2018

Remember To Have Fun

If you’re following my social media or listening to my podcast, then you’re aware that I just returned from a 5-day vision quest out into the desert with nothing but a knife, a headlamp, and a sleeping bag. My guide, a fascinating man named Bear Heart, surprised me the day we left by letting me know that the majority of […]
March 2, 2018

Laws Won’t Cure Social Epidemic Of Gun Violence

Gun Laws Won’t Solve This Social Epidemic, Social Reform Will School shootings in America are nothing less than a social epidemic. The Parlkand, Florida school massacre was only the latest of 18 events in which a gun was drawn on school campus since the start of 2018. This means such an event happened every 60 hours in different places, before […]
February 13, 2018

Suicide Rise After Robin Williams Signals Need For Media Revolution

New research found that in the five months after comedian Robin Williams had committed suicide, there was a dramatic increase of almost 10 percent in suicide rates across the U.S., and it had a lot to do with how the media communicated the suicide to the public. For several months, major news outlets repeatedly described or speculated on the suicide method and […]
January 25, 2018

Four Abusive Behaviors That Aren’t Physical

Victims of abuse are not always covered in bruises. Many are never even touched at all. However, the offense is just as destructive. Emotional abuse damages the victim psychologically. They become confused, and they lose their sense of self. This can go on for years, since abuse is easier to deny and justify when there is no physical component. Rediscovering […]
January 25, 2018

Five Habits That Destroy Families

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home,” wrote Anthony Liccione. We are given an inherent instinct to treasure and protect our family members. Why, then, do so many families live in chaos? Why is estrangement such a common tragedy? Why are family reunions so often dreaded? Why do we fear the very […]
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