The Language the Poet Knows

ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP / GETTY A new collection of essays attempts to lend some objective shape to a timeless-seeming challenge: the ongoing balance of voice and form. by NICHOLAS CANNARIATO We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress BY CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER GRAYWOLF PRESS It is one of writing’s oldest cliches: Find your voice. Developing this ineffable quality—unique to a given writer, derived largely from reflection and experience—can seem like an elusive goal. Particularly for poets, with their highly personal interaction with language and the challenge of adapting it to form, the quest can seem highly subjective. We Begin in Gladness, a collection of … Continue reading The Language the Poet Knows

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

David Trood/Getty Images  by PATTI NEIGHMOND The people who got caught up in the exercise boom of the 1970s and stuck with it into their senior years now have significantly healthier hearts and muscles than their sedentary counterparts. We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at … Continue reading Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF KARMA

by Azriel ReShel, Uplift Waking Times Some years ago while staying at the ashram of the Indian saint, Ramana Maharshi, nestled at the foot of the forest covered mountain of Arunachala, I read the great sage’s sacred words, etched above a doorway: “Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.” His words are a key to karma and destiny. As someone who would try and make things happen, forcing outcomes and who struggled … Continue reading THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF KARMA

Turns out that claiming to be a transgender doesn’t excuse you from murdering your own parents

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) A mentally-ill, gender-dysphoric person from Maine who back on Halloween of 2016 decided to murder both of “her” parents in cold blood is now trying to justify this gruesome act by claiming that “her” mom and dad just weren’t “tolerant” enough of “her” transgenderism. “Andrea” Balcer, born as Andrew Balcer, reportedly plunged “a hunting knife into his mother’s back as she comforted him in his bedroom,” according to CentralMaine.com. Hearing his wife’s screams, Balcer’s father rushed into the room, which is when Balcer then stabbed him to death, along with the family Chihuahua “because it would not stop barking.” Balcer … Continue reading Turns out that claiming to be a transgender doesn’t excuse you from murdering your own parents

When you’re Triggered and Regress Emotionally

By Sharie Stines, Psy.D Have you ever been in a situation where you felt much younger than your actual biological age, and not in a good way?  Perhaps when you encounter certain people, like your parents, you start feeling and acting like you did as a child; this is an example of emotional regression. Usually, when we are in close, interpersonal relationships with certain people, we find ourselves most vulnerable to emotionally regressing. The purpose of this article is to educate you on what emotional regression is in yourself, and teach you how to help yourself find your composure and your … Continue reading When you’re Triggered and Regress Emotionally

Buddhism According to Pessimism

Photo by Vincent Brown | https://tricy.cl/2E0OLTA Prominent pessimists see a kindred spirit in the Buddha’s honesty about suffering, but they ignore his remedy. By Matthew Gindin Pessimism has been making a comeback lately, and it’s not hard to see why. Myriad frightening ecological and political crises are unfolding throughout the world, all caused by greed, hatred, and delusion—Buddhism’s three principal toxins. To some, however, what’s unfolding is not an aberration. It’s a revelation that shows us the truly hopeless nature not just of people but of reality itself. Thomas Ligotti, dire pop-philosopher and acclaimed author in the “cosmic horror” genre, is … Continue reading Buddhism According to Pessimism

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will

By Emma Young While there’s still a debate about whether we have free will or not, most researchers at least agree that we feel as if we do. That perception is often considered to have two elements: a sense of having decided to act – called “volition”; and feeling that that decision was our own – having “agency”. Now in a paper in PNAS, Ryan Darby at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have used a new technique – lesion network mapping – to identify for the first time the brain networks that underlie our feelings of volition and for agency. “Together, these networks may underlie our perception … Continue reading Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will