Archives for February 2011

march 2011

Watch the trailer from the film Color Lines, which features conversations that span thirteen years between two formidable women activists, Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama. Color Lines What’s going on for International Women’s Day (March 8th)? Take a look at this Web site to find out what’s happening around the world. International Women’s Day Events The […]

welcome | march 2011

This month we’re focusing on empowerment, some of which leans into the empowerment of women (it’s Women’s History Month, after all) and all of which links that bridge between destruction and creation. Considering the coming of Mardi Gras, the spring equinox, and the large-scale change happening in a couple of spots around the world–Egypt, Tunisia, […]

The Activism & Spirituality of WISE Women

“Muslim women have enjoyed a rich legacy as leaders, professionals, caregivers and activists. WISE represents an authoritative Muslim women’s movement to reclaim this legacy.”

Wisconsin Inspires

I’ve interviewed protesters young and old, union members and grassroots organizers, students and teachers, children and retirees. I’ve huddled with labor leaders in their Madison “war rooms,” and sat through the governor’s press conferences. I’ve slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state capitol (twice). Believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here. The air is charged with it.

newDharma Talk | In the Country of the Self

“I am very, very content to just be here and to work with what I have. And not try to figure out how to have another life, how to have some life other than the one that’s in front of me. It seems like that’s what we’re often trying to do. We’re trying to figure out, How do I hurry up through this particular moment and get to another one?”


“I think the most important issue we have as a people is what we started, and that is to begin to trust our own thinking again and believe in ourselves enough to think that we can articulate our own vision of the future and then work to make sure that that vision becomes a reality.” […]

Study Shakes Pillar of Breast Cancer Care

A new study finds that many women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit.

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga | Gomukhasana

This month we decided to re-feature gomukhasana due to its complicated nature. We’ve added refinement to the instructions and additional pictures to show the side and back views of the posture.

Mind Creates Matter

“Your thoughts have influence on the physical universe. How could you NOT be able to intentionally create something that’s beneficial for you or for those around you if you’ve been creating matter since you were a baby?”

What Is Conscious Embodiment?

“We are exchanging information all the time even when we are not speaking. Conscious Embodiment offers tools and practices for discovering how we communicate non-verbally and a way of accessing intuition…”

Being Change Changes Everything

Talking, writing, protesting keeps the light of truth and tolerance shining upon the hidden agendas of governments, industries, institutions, and individuals…Silence forgives violence.

Create a Strong Vision | Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

We at Spirit in Action believe activists need to create a collective vision of what kind of world we want to live in—not a utopian fantasy, but a vision based on what we know is possible…if we focus too much on the problems we can’t see the possibilities