Stop the Merry-Go-Round

I recently watched an old film in which the main character wrote murder stories that came true in real life — following which the main character cried about the losses in her life. “Stop writing murder stories,” I thought. Was that decision not logical and obvious?

Peace Yourself Together

Human beings are prone to feeling lonely and isolated at every age. An infant feels alone and scared outside of her mother’s arms. A young child feels excluded and unwanted when classmates don’t invite him into a game. A teenager feels solitary and inaccessible as she tries to form an identity. An adult feels helpless […]

The Sound of Peace: Musical Reflections in Honor of MLK Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Mother Theresa, and Grammy-award-winning Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari have sounded messages of peace in different melodies. Martin Luther King Jr. projected his “I Have a Dream” and other voiced messages from the pulpit and in the streets. Gandhi had a silent song, protesting injustice through non-violence. Mother Theresa spread peace […]

To Achieve Inner Peace, Take a Mini Vacation

Life can get fast-paced and demanding, causing an overload of stress. You can easily feel trapped, or worse, a slave to time and demands. Employ your free choice and take a three-minute, refreshing vacation. You can afford three minutes. Your productivity will go up after you reenergize from this vacation.

Peace Relations in Intercultural Time Differences

As I found myself just missing half hourly buses two days in a row, I grabbed a pensive moment to question how would life be without clocks? Fast forward through this thought process, I ask myself how do I balance personal and social needs. (In other words, how do I respect myself and others.)

Peace In, Peace Out. By Suna Senman

“We will have to change,” said United States President Barak Obama, in response to the recent shooting at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut. “These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change.”  I could not agree more.

2013 and Beyond – the evolution of humanity

Let’s meet! Dec 21, 2012 was predicted to be the end of the world or at least a huge shift in life as we knew it to be. What is the shift? And what part do we have in directing the future?

Inside Chappaqua May 2009 Saturday, May 2: Teens for the Future

— The Youth Project sponsored by World Foundation for Original Human Development is hosting its 2nd annual Awareness Day in Chappaqua. It’s a great time to meet and greet young people who are making a difference in the world. You can learn about their projects and innovative solutions to the world’s problems. Eat great food […]

How We Celebrate The Holidays

by Michall Jeffers Photo by Bill Bramswig Chappaqua Inside – December 2009 Here in Chappaqua, good neighbors come in all colors, faiths, and ethnic backgrounds. Since this is the season to celebrate and to share, there’s no better time to learn about the holiday customs of these friends in our community, in their own words. […]