“Responsibilities and Rights” October 2, 2011 — With extensive media coverage regarding the execution of Troy Davis, and passion on both sides of the decision, the people of the United States are once again confronted with the appropriateness of death as punishment. According to the Death Penalty Information Center (via CBS news) prior to the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
September 4, 2011 — The events of 9/11 crystallized for me, the belief that we must unite as peoples of the United States, and indeed of the world, against those who seek to destroy our freedoms. The beautiful diversity that we share was challenged, making us fearful, and causing us to begin to close our […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Hearing the Voice Within” August 7, 2011 — Most of us are aware of our conscience. Sometimes described as the “little person on our shoulder”, it activates when we consider doing something we learned or know is wrong. This part of our consciousness guides our decisions, inflicts guilt when violated, and, in general, acts as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Entering the Night-time of Our Days” July 3, 2011–The earth is a magnificent and unique planet full of great diversity of plants and animals, rocks and weather, and people and languages. New species continue to be discovered and hybrid plants are created. However, viruses and organisms mutate, potentially threatening all humanity. New weather patterns emerge, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Empowering the Patient” The following remarks were given on May 15, 2011, by Dr. Sue Shipe at an Institute-sponsored Fibromyalgia Conference entitled, “Empowering the Patient.” We hope that you will find it relevant for dealing with many kinds of chronic illness and pain. June 5, 2011–The purpose of our coming together today is to give […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Characteristics of Being Empowered” May 1, 2011 — When the International Institute For Human Empowerment was founded in 1993 with a DBA (“doing business as”), and even later in the year 2000 when it became incorporated as a not-for-profit public charity, many people were not familiar with the words “empower” and “empowerment.” In fact, they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Staying Sensitive in an Insensitive World” April 3, 2011 — The horrific events following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are beyond human comprehension. Even as we learn of these events which challenge all humanity, we are left to wonder, “How does this fit into my understanding of human reality?” The media bring us daily catastrophes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Differently-Abled Spiritually” March 6, 2011 — Those of us who were raised in, or have found comfort with, a religious path know that much has been written about preparation for passing. The next life is often spoken of in glowing terms, and we are encouraged to have faith that it will be so. For some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
February 6, 2011 — “Bill of Rights and Responsibilities For Political Parties” All people are entitled to a democratic system that values their life and potential contribution. All people are entitled to a democratic system that enables and supports their unique talents and abilities so that they may uniquely contribute. All people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Rest and Rejuvenation” Jan. 2, 2011 — ‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….’ That beautiful scripture from Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, has brought us peace in the recognition that there is a time and a place for everything, and nature demonstrates the natural evolution of all. But […]Continue Reading... No Comments.