Winners and Losers

By Celia Coates Of course the fierce competition to decide who the political winner and loser would be has grabbed our national attention this week, but this post is not about the 2020 Election, or at least, not directly. There have always been divisions and differences in human communities, but this natural aspect of existence…

Choosing Kindness

by Celia Coates The Dalai Lama has said that his religion is kindness. When today’s post was first published in June, 2018, its title was How to Choose Your Prince or Princess. It’s about deep kindness, one that includes sacrifice, and it’s a story for our times. Here it is, again: Some of the best…

Loving America

This morning two people will publish their stories in WINN. We are all in these troubled times together and we need to be able to see ourselves clearly and to walk in another’s shoes (Gilah’s post) and we need to confront fear and to move forward in our country with love and hope (Pablo’s post)….

In Others’ Shoes

  This morning two people will publish their stories in WINN. We are all in these troubled times together: we need to be able to see ourselves clearly and to walk in another’s shoes (Gilah’s post), and we need to confront fear and to move forward in our country with love and  hope (Pablo’s post)….

The Judging Virus

By Dick Dalton Many of us know about going through our days riding the teeter-totter of feeling superior or feeling inferior to other people. From waking up to falling asleep we were better-than or worse-than everyone we encountered, whether that was face to face or just in our imaginations. We seemed to have no control…

Experiencing Injustice: Chris Wilson’s Story

By Celia Coates Some of us in divided America need to know about Chris Wilson’s life now more than ever. With George Floyd’s killing, the profound inequities in our system cannot be so easily overlooked by uninformed, privileged citizens. We need to hear more stories from the people who’ve experienced injustice in their lives, in…

Some Thoughts About Evil

By Celia Coates The first three words of the title, “Some Thoughts About …,” are simple and ordinary, but the fourth word, “Evil,” disturbs the calm. It’s been unfashionable to think in terms of Good and Evil since our society became psychologically sophisticated and has preferred to consider the early childhood history of destructive people…

Good Vibrations in Troubled Times

By Brian Luke Seaward Forty years ago I met the renowned energy healer, Olga Worrall, and the experience changed my life. It was nothing she did, she was just an amazing presence – so authentic, so sincere, so serene. The day after meeting her, I had an extraordinary spiritual experience that is best described as…

Love, Healing and Dr. Gladys

Gladys Taylor McGarey, M.D. has been a family physician for more than 60 years. She was a co-founder of The American Holistic Medical Association and has been called the mother of holistic medicine. This month she sent out a wonderful letter that is published here as an extra WINN post for March: Dear Friends, As…

How To Cope Now

By Celia Coates Yesterday (March 19th) Americans were told not to “over-react” to the pandemic and the financial crash. What is the right level of reaction to events that seem catastrophic? Few of us have developed strategies for dealing with such a wide-scale set of disasters. In the midst of the stress of all that’s…

A New Grab and Go Kit

by Celia Coates A friend who had a house in the hills outside of Los Angeles kept a “grab and go kit” stashed near the front door in case an earthquake or wildfire forced her to leave in a hurry. It held the usual essentials for a few days away from a home, a home…

A Little Light

By Celia Coates For many people in many places this is a dark time. I wasn’t feeling cheerful myself after listening to news about hospitals being bombed, giant areas of uncontrolled wildfires, the brutal treatment of children, and ego-maniacal greed and destructiveness. Gaining peace, prosperity, and planetary well-being has always been difficult, but it seems…