Mindful Listening

A practical example of mindfulness being integrated into daily life is “listening.”  Most of us do not need to be persuaded of the importance and challenge of effective communication and the central role that listening plays.  So, too, we know only too well the...

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The Perils of Polygamy

In the West, rich and powerful men regularly swap older wives for younger ones, thus monopolizing the prime reproductive years of several women.  But that allows for a few wives in sequence, not several at the same time. There are those who argue that polygamy should...

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The Effects of a Stressful Divorce

Dozens of studies show that stress compromises the immune system.  Therefore, it stands to reason that divorce puts anyone dissolving a marriage at some risk of disease.  The more stressful the divorce, the more likely it is that illness will follow. Stress was first...

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