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Paul Lenda is the founder & director of SHIFT>, a conscious evolution guide, author of The Creation of a Consciousness Shift, intentional evolutionary & celebrator of life working to provide an integral role in the positive social transformation of humanity.

An Anarchist’s Perspective On Where to Go From Here

The following are questions submitted to an Anarchist media collective concerning where do we go from here given the rise in service-to-self (STS), egoistic movements such as nationalism, authoritarianism, & other isms, and tensions...

Why Our Ancestors Built Round Houses

The oldest forms of indigenous shelter were often round in shape. (Think the Southwest USA Hogan, Mongolian Yurt, North American Teepee and the Greek Tenemos, among others.) Why did our ancestors choose to build...

15 Ways Hemp Can Save the World

Hemp is one of the world’s oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile. From plastics to paper, the hemp plant provides a way to live in harmony with the environment...

The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes...

Guidelines for Participating in a Drum Circle

A drum circle is a community cooperating together to make something greater than the sum of its parts. That's why there's more to a good drum circle than expert drumming. In music, as with...

Applied Epigenetics: The Art and Science of DNA Activation, Healing & Repair

The Foundations of Epigenetic DNA Activation: Life is Energy Einstein, Tesla, and the science of quantum physics have shown us that the fabric of the Universe is composed of vibrational strings expressed as energy. Every...

The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It

I don’t want to trivialize the roles of adults in children’s lives, but, truth be told, we adults greatly exaggerate our roles in our theories and beliefs about how children develop.  We have this...

Five Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time Outside

Taking a walk in the forest will lower your stress levels The Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku, which literally translates to forest bathing, has been proven to have a positive effect on health. Essentially just going...

4 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Entering Heightened States of Awareness

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word which translates to “the control of life force”. With Prana meaning “life force” and ayama meaning “extending or stretching”, this practice cultivates the extension of breath as a means to...

Four Meditation Superpowers

One of the questions I get from time to time is “Why should I meditate?” or “How did meditation change your life?”. In other words: “Why meditation?”. In response, I could speak about the over...

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