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Tips to Avoid Holiday Depression

Tips to Avoid Holiday Depression We all hope the holidays will be a time of joy and celebration. Unfortunately, the holiday season often brings uninvited guests – stress and depression. And it’s easy to understand why. We often feel frazzled by all the demands of shopping, parties, cleaning, baking, entertaining, etc.… Other sources of holiday…
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The Super Chicken Study Part 3: Making our teams match the reality of our Oneness

The Super Chicken Study Part 3: Making our teams match the reality of our Oneness The revolutionary thing about the Prosocial model is that by focusing on collaboration within and between groups, we actually achieve an evolutionary advantage. In fact, we would not be here if it were not for our cooperative ancestors. Remember what Wilson said, "Teamwork is baked into the genetic architecture of our minds."Also, remember the Super Chicken study, if we are looking solely through a competitive lens, the cooperative chickens were the winners by far. They produced the most eggs and also, did not peck each other to death! The paradox of the Prosocial model is that, by moving our focus from competition to collaboration, we actually gain an evolutionary advantage...
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The Super Chicken Study Part 1: Why Collaboration is the New Competition

The Super Chicken Study Part 1: Why Collaboration is the New Competition "Daddy, why are the new chickens going bald?!" was the question my daughter asked as she ran back inside the house.My daughters had just returned from their grandmother's, excited to go into the backyard and visit the new chickens we had integrated into our existing flock while they were gone. Our three older ladies had come with the hen house when we bought it and were great egg layers, but were also getting very old. Soon they would stop laying and we knew we needed to introduce some younger chickens if we were going to maintain egg production.
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Join the French Pilgrimage

Join the French Pilgrimage Travel together not as tourists, but as pilgrims who are open to giving themselves to the providence of the journey. As pilgrims we are attentive and responsive to what the journey offers. When we open ourselves to the journey, we discover that the truth—when really perceived and not just described—is…
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Why You’re Privileged to Learn from Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Why You’re Privileged to Learn from Rabbi Rami Shapiro Rabbi Rami Shapiro is one of the facilitators of the Mystic Heart Wisdom School, a powerful year-long course offered at Seton Cove. If you’ve never sat under Rabbi Rami’s teaching and leadership, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to do so. We’re honored to have his wisdom on our…
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You’re Not Too Busy To Sit Still

You’re Not Too Busy To Sit Still There is a meme circling the internet with a woman, hands pressed against her temples, eyes focused, yet tired, the muscles of her jaw tight—she is clearly overwhelmed. The text above her face reads: “I’m so stressed that relaxing makes me more stressed because I’m not working on what’s making…
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A Community as Strong as its Leadership

A Community as Strong as its Leadership Meet Patricia Speier, Seton Cove’s Executive Director, visionary, teacher, and spiritual director that takes our programming to the next level. She facilitates the Mystic Heart Wisdom School and shares her passion for spiritual development and ethical leadership with all members of the Seton Cove community. If you want to learn…
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The Hustle is Hurting

The Hustle is Hurting There’s a trend in our culture right now, a word that is worshipped, a way of life that is embraced—hustle. We use it to describe those who are hard-working, who have created a name for themselves or developed a business and a brand out of nothing. If you don’t hustle,…
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Why A Sangha Community Matters

Why A Sangha Community Matters A young student of Buddhism is recorded as having a conversation with the great Tibetan teacher, Trungpa Rinpoche. Trungpa reportedly said something like, “To practice is to walk the path between hope and despair, straight into the face of uncertainty.” He was not simply suggesting that there’s no solace in…
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