Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The War On Terror - should it terrorize us?

17 years.

It's been 17 years since leaders in the United States of America started "The War On Terror."

Do we live in a world now characterized by peace and kindness?

When will this war end?  

Where, precisely, is it being fought?

What are the costs?  [ The $ price , the loss of life and future debts, the reframed values.]

Is it possible that if we had stewarded our funds and the lives of many people differently, that a different future could now be possible for our children?

The Plough has a recent article that connects these ideas and the thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. entitled: The Casualties of War

"We live in a world where nuclear and biological weapons proliferate, where there are war refugees in unprecedented numbers and war profiteering in an unprecedented boom, and where far-flung and unaccountable violence begets insurgency across the globe and cynicism at home. These evils cannot be denied, and can tempt us to apathy or despair rather than humility and justice."
" . . . we need 'the vision to see in this generation’s ordeals the opportunity to trans- figure both ourselves and American society.' "

Toward eupan ~

marty alan michelson, ph.d. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Great Insights for Building a Better World


The Peace Talks Radio Podcast has excellent material in every episode.

A link to every episode.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gratitude Promotes Well Being

Our hope is that all persons might live a life of whole happiness.

Many studies confirm that our mindful awareness of being thankful - and expressing that thanks - shapes our total life's sense of well being.






































A few more insights on practical ways to give thanks - and reasons to attune your own heart to gratitude.


Gratitude has a lasting impact on the brain!  (University of Berkley link.)

Gratitude is connected to attaining emotional maturity! (Harvard University link.)

Gratitude benefits human body health! (University of California @ Davis link.)


Toward eupan ~

marty alan michelson, ph.d.



Image from: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/GratefulInfographic.jpg 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ecosystems are amazing

A reminder of the beauty, complexity and interdependent connections in Creation.



Toward eupan ~

~ marty

Friday, April 7, 2017

If I would have known . . .

After every major dislocation, accident, or argument in your life, haven't you wished, "If I would have known . . .,  I would have instead . . . " 

 If I would have known I'd fall off the ladder, I would have been more attentive to seek someone as a spotter. If I would have known my quick turn in traffic would lead to him hitting me, I would have not turned. 


The examples are endless. 


May persons, nations, powers, leaders, armies, civilians, and all people find the means NOW to say, "If we would have known the conflict would result in this . . . , we would have worked harder for better solutions that best served the well-being of all living beings."


Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Let's get Amped up!

“Amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.

See full article about Women in the White House during the Obama Administration.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

#ShePersisted

Today a female U.S. Senator was silenced by a male U.S. Senator (and the vote of the Senate) after she read letter from a Civil Rights Advocate about a person who had used "the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens."

I stand with women.

I stand with people of every color, race, or religion who seek justice and equal rights.

May we persist, together, until the arc of the human history turns fully toward justice for all.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.