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Fetzer Blog
Jul 02, 2015

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of SpiritualityandPractice.com

Jun 26, 2015

The sacred: what does it mean to you? How do you access it, and what does that connection mean for you? Your communities? Our world?

Jun 18, 2015

This week at Fetzer, Dr.

Jul 07

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? --Eleanor Roosevelt Photo: rosevita via Morguefile.com

Jul 06

In this brief article, social worker, Rita Milios looks at the role of forgiveness and compassion in aiding recovery from substance abuse. "Compassionate self-acceptance," she writes, "allows you to distance yourself from self-defeating behaviors and avoidant coping styles. It frees you to acknowledge, and therefore address, rather than run from, your mistakes."

Jul 06

"Time to feel, like we got time to give." Meet Tony, from our Building & Grounds crew. Meet more #HumansofFetzer on Instagram!

Jul 06

"Make the distinction between actors and action...sin and sinner. Toward sin, we must oppose...the sinner we must not lose our concern and compassion." We wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama a happy 80th birthday. Watch as he shares insights on forgiveness. #WithCompassion

Jul 05

For it is in giving that we receive. --St. Francis of Assisi Photo: Maena via Morguefile.com

Jul 04

"You might be inclined to think of sadness as a state defined by inaction and passivity—the absence of any purposeful action. But in 'Inside Out,' as in real life, sadness prompts people to unite in response to loss." Dacher Keltner and Paul Ekman, psychology professors and consultants on the Pixar film, "Inside Out," provide interesting insights on what the film gets right and wrong about emotions.

Jul 04

As we take time to celebrate the 4th of July here in the US, we share an essay from our "Deepening the American Dream" series. In “Created Equal: Exclusion and Inclusion in the American Dream,” religious historian, Elaine Pagels calls us to deepen our understanding of the American dream and commit ourselves to extending it to all people worldwide who would share in its promises, blessings, and responsibilities.

Jul 03

"How do we create a world where no one is outside of it? Where no group is marginalized? Where no group is 'othered'?" john powell asks in this highlight of Creating an Inclusive Society conversation / session from the 2015 Wisdom 2.0 Conference. A video of the full session is here: http://bit.ly/1IWwVsF

Jul 03

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err...It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. --Mahatma Gandhi

Jul 02

Giving is one way we express our love—to those close to us, to our neighbors, to animals and plants, and to the Earth. We are encouraged to be generous at certain times of year, by why not make it an everyday activity?

Jul 02

The effects of mindfulness and meditation--visualized.

Jul 02

The holiest thing we have to offer the world is a broken-open heart, emptied of fear and vengeance, filled with forgiveness and a willingness to take risks with love. --Parker Palmer

Jul 01

Take a (relaxing) virtual tour of GilChrist, our public retreat center. Be aware, it may cause you to consider a visit! If so, follow this link to the reservation request form: http://fetzer.org/retreat-facilities/gilchrist/reservations

Jul 01

A refreshing reframe and food for thought from Transformation: "It is precisely because politics is messy and difficult that we need motivating ideals – like love – that can keep us focused on what matters in divisive debates."

Jul 01

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. --Rumi Photo: pedrojperez via Morguefile.com

Jun 30

"We do not have to be victims of our own stories...but interestingly enough stories are a way out of [our suffering]. We hold the power to change our story." This heart-wrenching TEDx talk by Sammy Rangel, program director of the Second Chance Re-Entry program, is an illustration of that.

Jun 30

Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else. --Pico Iyer Photo: Alex Wigan via Unsplash.com

Jun 29

Empathy, especially its cognitive form, is one of the most powerful ways we have of escaping the boundaries of our egoistic concerns, changing our values, and inspiring social action.

Jun 29

I want to live like that: To gather the losses of my life, the crashes... bitter medicine in fragile bottles… Then spin them into soft tender thread, weave that thread into love, to give away again. --Rita Bresnahan Photo: fidlerjan via Morguefile.com

Jun 28

Tonight at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET: Watch Pico Iyer & Zoila Mendoza share personal experiences with #pilgrimage in the Global Spirit program "Sacred Travel: The Pilgrimage Experience" on Link TV or streamed online at http://bit.ly/1RJPaWU. The program will be followed by a live Webcast with Phil Cousineau, Iyer, and Mendoza.

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Jul 07

RT @Wisc_CIHM: Remember 5-3-1 for #happiness & #wellbeing at work w/ meditation, thanks, kindness. @TODAYshow http://t.co/fDLAdc15G5 http:/…

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Jul 07

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. --Kahlil Gibran http://t.co/MRQqJOD6H5

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Jul 07

RT @emmaseppala: How to Conquer Self-Criticism for Greater Happiness - my latest for Fulfillment Daily @fulfilldaily http://t.co/ERxumeiaC4

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Jul 07

Congrats to @wwmtnews--started by our founder, John Fetzer--celebrating 65 years of television history! Watch: http://t.co/FkK0JwIK60

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Jul 07

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? --Eleanor Roosevelt

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Jul 06

RT @Wisc_CIHM: Exciting news: tune in TOMORROW MORNING to see Center founder Richard Davidson discuss our research on @TODAYshow! http://t.…

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Jul 06

Science may be revealing the truth about why we fight—and what could make us stop. http://t.co/noBVh5nKQi? via @PsychToday

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Jul 06

"Time to feel, like we got time to give." Meet Tony, from our Building & Grounds crew. http://t.co/oyr2GR9qia #HoF http://t.co/e5Up4g6omE

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Jul 06

New Spirituality & Practice ecourse: Releasing the Contemplative in You with Joan Chittister starts 7/27. http://t.co/sgcPdGf3nG

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Jul 06

Experiments have shown that to deliver our best at work, we require downtime. http://t.co/Psz1SQfiO9 via @HarvardBiz

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