Dear Rumi…Why so much injustice and inequality?

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:29+00:00 October 26th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the October Question If Divine Justice exists why is there so much injustice in the world? Why so much inequality, why do some people live in security and comfort, while many others live under horrendous conditions? Why so many people are continually grappling with human rights abuses, hunger, disease and

Dear Rumi…Tell me about forgiveness

By | 2017-12-15T22:42:50+00:00 September 30th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the September Question White doves and Mpatapo, the Adinkra symbol of reconciliation and peace. [1] Tell me about forgiveness. Why should I forgive and how? Why is there so much hate and revenge? Thankfully one can still witness many instances of compassion, humanity and cooperation. Nevertheless it seems

Beautiful words & harsh realities. “The Other Wise Man”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 13th, 2014|

This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between

Robin Williams didn’t recover from depression; but that doesn’t mean you can’t

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:31+00:00 August 14th, 2014|

I was so shocked and saddened with the news of Robin Williams death couple of days ago. I am still wondering how is it possible that he took his own life? Such a warm, caring, funny, witty, successful, famous and loved person; as Robin Williams! We do not know the details of his personal life.

Why We End Up in Bad Relationships

By | 2017-12-14T16:36:42+00:00 August 7th, 2014|

  [Reblogged from Psychology Today] Written by Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA A truly intimate relationship is a deep, free, and responsive connection with another person who really matters to us. But when the other person matters a great deal to us, we also feel vulnerable to

Use your anger for growth!

By | 2017-12-20T17:18:03+00:00 May 26th, 2014|

Dr .Harriet Lerner, author of "The Dance of Anger" We all get angry at times, some more often than others. What is anger, is it a negative emotion, is it harmful or can it be helpful for our growth? These are some of the questions many may have about anger. This year Dr. Harriet

Dear Rumi…tell me about health & healing

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:33+00:00 April 28th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar – Response to the April Question: Health and Healing Why is there sickness and weakness at all?  Are physical and mental health interrelated? I sense much ambiguity and confusion both in mainstream and alternative medicine areas; please enlighten me.   This month’s response is contributed by Dr Roozbeh Malekzadeh. Roozbeh is a GP, counsellor,