The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Jul 14

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

Pope Francis: ’2 Percent’ of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

Pope Francis: ’2 Percent’ of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

Jul 13

Pope Francis has revealed that 2% of the Catholic clergy, including priests, bishops and cardinals, are pedophiles…

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Designer Arturo Vittori’s innovative invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day…

Nick Hanauer’s Message To Fellow Zillionaires: ‘The Pitchforks Are Coming’

Nick Hanauer’s Message To Fellow Zillionaires: ‘The Pitchforks Are Coming’

Jul 09

Nick Hanauer writes: “What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now? I see pitchforks…”

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Jul 08

Pulse Factory Farming & Animal Abuse Resource Page…

The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index

Jul 05

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between…

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Jul 03

Stephen Gaskin, a hippie guru who in 1971 led around 300 followers in a caravan of psychedelically painted school buses from San Francisco to Tennessee to start “The Farm”, a commune that has outlived most of its countercultural counterparts while spreading good works from Guatemala to the South Bronx, died on Tuesday at his home on the commune, in Summertown, Tenn. He was 79…

The Secret of Happy Relationships: Kindness & Generosity

The Secret of Happy Relationships: Kindness & Generosity

Jun 14

Science says lasting relationships come down to kindness and generosity…

Moms To EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

Moms To EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

Jun 06

Two activist groups, Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution contacted the EPA to request a meeting. When the EPA ignored them, they rallied supporters. Over a period of three days, about 10,000 moms from all over the country rang the phones off the hook at the EPA. A week later, five Moms Across America leaders were sitting around a boardroom table with nine EPA employees who have the power to recall Roundup. The moms brought lawyers, scientists and advocates from Organic Consumers Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumers Union, Beyond Pesticides and the Truth-In-Labeling Coalition as back-up…

Body Burden Resource Page (Updated)

Body Burden Resource Page (Updated)

Jun 06

The Body Burden Resource Page on Pulse…

The Essence of Near-Death Experiences In 8.5 Minutes (Updated)

The Essence of Near-Death Experiences In 8.5 Minutes (Updated)

May 27

Two short, powerful, life-changing videos that summarize the essence of near-death experiences in less than nine minutes…

Jesus, The Man

Jesus, The Man

May 09

While some elements of this description may not be historically accurate, it captures “the spirit of Jesus” better than any other overview I am aware of…

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

May 04

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success…

China On Course To Become ‘World’s Most Christian Nation’

China On Course To Become ‘World’s Most Christian Nation’

Apr 19

The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America…

No GMOs (Updated)

No GMOs (Updated)

Apr 17

Pulse Resource Page on the harmful effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)…

Swine Flu Drug Tamiflu Was Waste Of Money — And Dangerous

Swine Flu Drug Tamiflu Was Waste Of Money — And Dangerous

Apr 16

A new study says the drug Tamiflu, which was given to 240,000 people in the UK during the swine flu pandemic, does nothing to halt the spread of influenza and the U.K. wasted nearly £500 million stockpiling it. The study also found that Tamiflu has been linked to suicides of children in Japan and suggested that, far from easing flu symptoms, it could actually worsen them…

The Power of Intermittent Fasting (Updated)

The Power of Intermittent Fasting (Updated)

Apr 12

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight…

Quote: Marc Barasch

Quote: Marc Barasch

Apr 09

“It’s clear we’re in the midst of a huge shift. We’re moving from self-discovery to other-discovery; from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ We’re realizing ever more acutely that we’re now playing Survivor for real here on planet Earth. If we don’t want to get kicked off the island, we need to think less about Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and more about a parallel thread in his work, what some call ‘survival of the kindest’.”

– Marc Barasch

The Hopping Stone Vision

The Hopping Stone Vision

Apr 07

Deep in the southwest deserts, an old medicine man and young brave stand atop a great plateau. Together they silently survey all the Earth. After what seems like ages of absorbing all that can be seen, the old man taps his medicine stick on the ground. From twelve different directions great streaks of lightning strike the Earth, and from each place the lightning strikes, twelve great stones begin to form. As the stones form, the old man begins to sing an ancient song…

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

Apr 07

The first issue of NHNE’s NDE Formula Newsletter premiers Monday, April 7th. This cutting-edge newsletter will focus on “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” and how we can use the profound truths presented in near-death experiences to transform our personal and collective lives. If you are interested in receiving this free online publication, click here to sign up…

How To Limit Your Daily Exposure To Toxins

How To Limit Your Daily Exposure To Toxins

Apr 02

Dr. Mercola writes: “There’s no doubt that most people are being exposed to too many toxic chemicals. The results are plain for all to see, as brain disorders in both the very young and the elderly are skyrocketing; not to mention that people of all ages are increasingly ravaged by chronic diseases of all kinds as well. If you want to protect your own health, and the health of your family, I believe you simply must become more vigilant about the chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis, and this certainly includes the foods you eat. Here are a dozen recommendations that will help limit your family’s toxic exposure….

Why Smart Meters Are A VERY Bad Idea (& What You Can Do To Avoid Them)

Why Smart Meters Are A VERY Bad Idea (& What You Can Do To Avoid Them)

Mar 30

Smart meters are “an eco-health-safety-finance debacle with the potential to increase energy consumption, endanger the environment, harm public health, diminish privacy, make the national utility grid more insecure, cause job losses, and make energy markets more speculative”…

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Mar 28

Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it…

UN Warns: Climate Change Dangers Are Here Now, Will Worsen

UN Warns: Climate Change Dangers Are Here Now, Will Worsen

Mar 26

Scientists have already observed many changes from warming, such as an increase in heat waves in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Severe floods, such as the one that displaced 90,000 people in Mozambique in 2008, are now more common in Africa and Australia. Europe and North America are getting more intense downpours that can be damaging. Melting ice in the Arctic is not only affecting the polar bear, but already changing the culture and livelihoods of indigenous people in northern Canada. “Climate change really is a challenge in managing risks,” says Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution of Science in California. “It’s very clear that we are not prepared for the kind of events we’re seeing.”

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

Mar 25

How, exactly, do powerful empires collapse, and why? Researchers now believe they’ve found an answer, one that has troubling implications for today — because we’re clearly on the road to ruin…

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Mar 24

The Department of Interior charges that the FCC standards for cell phone radiation are outmoded and no longer applicable as they do not adequately protect wildlife…

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

Study: Rich People More Likely To Lie, Cheat (Updated)

Study: Rich People More Likely To Lie, Cheat (Updated)

Feb 22

The cream of society may rise to the top, but so might the scum — researchers now find that people in the upper crust may be more likely to engage in lying, cheating and other kinds of unethical activity than those in lower classes…

The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

Feb 08

“All-natural” and “natural” claims are among the most commonly used claims on new food products, and annual sales of products with “natural” claims are more than $20 billion. But many products that claim to be “natural” are filled with stuff you couldn’t find in nature — including chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup and genetically engineered ingredients. In other words, only “organic” guarantees that food was produced as Mother Nature intended…

Bill Gates Sees Almost No Poor Countries Left By 2035

Bill Gates Sees Almost No Poor Countries Left By 2035

Feb 05

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, said that by 2035 no nation will be as poor as any of the 35 that the World Bank now classifies as low-income, even adjusting for inflation…

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

Feb 05

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth…

Is It Possible To Clean The Oceans In 5 Years?

Is It Possible To Clean The Oceans In 5 Years?

Feb 02

Stiv Wilson writes: “As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org, I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn’t know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current that circulates within one of the world’s oceans — and recent research has found that these massive systems are filled with plastic waste. There are no great estimates (at least scientific) on how much plastic is in the ocean, but I can say from firsthand knowledge (after sailing to four of the world’s five gyres) that it’s so pervasive it confounds the senses. Gyre cleanup has often been floated as a solution in the past, and recently Boyan Slat’s proposed ‘Ocean Cleanup Array’ went viral in a big way. The nineteen-year-old claims that the system can clean a gyre in 5 years with ‘unprecedented efficiency’ and then recycle the trash collected. The problem is that the barriers to gyre cleanup are so massive that the vast majority of the scientific and advocacy community believe it’s a fool’s errand…”

Must Watch Movie: ‘Short Term 12 ‘

Must Watch Movie: ‘Short Term 12 ‘

Jan 24

A feature film depicting the struggles of a compassionate twentysomething contending with some unexpected life developments while working as a supervisor at a home for at-risk teens. The film premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Narrative Feature Award and the Narrative Audience Award. Critical response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive, calling it “a roller coaster of every emotion, managing to be both heartwarming and heartrending at once”…

NHNE Winter 2014 Fundraising Video (Final Numbers)

NHNE Winter 2014 Fundraising Video (Final Numbers)

Jan 17

Twice a year, NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) conducts fundraisers to support our work. This year, in addition to raising money to support our many online projects, we are raising money to support the new Mustard Seed Venture – NewHeavenNewEarth Community Center in Sedona, Arizona. This short video describes our innovative work and offers those of you who are interested a chance to lend a hand…

Showtime To Launch Landmark Climate TV Series

Showtime To Launch Landmark Climate TV Series

Jan 15

This April, Showtime will start airing its ground-breaking climate change TV series. Nothing like this 8-part series has ever been put on TV before, a collaboration between the amazing storytellers mentioned above and top-flight journalists (like Chris Hayes, Lesley Stahl, and Tom Friedman) and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars (like Matt Damon, Ian Somerholder, Don Cheadle, Olivia Munn, and Harrison Ford). They provide gripping reports of people affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change…

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

Jan 11

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal…

Why 2013 Was & Wasn’t The Best Year In Human History

Why 2013 Was & Wasn’t The Best Year In Human History

Dec 27

Five reasons why 2013 was the best year in human history and nine reasons it wasn’t…

Hollywood’s New Best Friend: ‘The Bible’

Hollywood’s New Best Friend: ‘The Bible’

Dec 27

The saint-like image of a hooded woman looms out from the movie poster, her arms outstretched as a divine light bursts from the sky. A message written above is simple and unambiguous: “You Will Believe.” So goes the promotional campaign for the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster Mary Mother of Christ. Mary Mother of Christ is one of a series of unashamedly Christian biblical epics due to appear next year, marking an unprecedented overture by Hollywood to America’s evangelical heartland…

Love Mother Earth

Love Mother Earth

Dec 26

“The Sacred Gifts of Mother Earth” by Jana Mashonee from her Grammy-nominated album, “American Indian Story”…

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

Dec 24

More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30. Led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the family farmers are fighting for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic — and preemptively protecting themselves from accusations of stealing genetically modified seeds that drift on to their pristine crop fields…

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Dec 20

Most of you know that I have been teaching a series of NDE classes in Sedona. I’ve been at it for almost two years now. The classes grew out of a presentation I did in Sedona in 2012 called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” And that presentation, together with what we’ve been learning and exploring in our local classes eventually gave birth to “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth.” What follows is an example of the kind of fantastic material we are covering in our local classes…

The Story of Michael Morton

The Story of Michael Morton

Dec 15

After being wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Michael Morton spent 25 years in jail. Michael was angry, lost, and broken, until he called out for help from God. A few days after his heartfelt prayer, he had a mystical experience where he was swept up into the presence of God. And shortly after that, everything started changing. Whereas before he was ignored by the U.S. justice system, now the wheels started turning so the wrongs that had been done to him could be rectified…

Jill Bolte Taylor: Does Our Planet Need A Stroke Of Insight? (Updated)

Jill Bolte Taylor: Does Our Planet Need A Stroke Of Insight? (Updated)

Dec 14

I’ve come to understand that the two issues of mental health and global health are closely linked — if not one and the same. Similar processes we use to improve our mental health can help us make better, more responsible decisions as a society — by focusing on the compassion and integrity of our right brain, rather than the judgment, punishment and deception of our left brain…

Was Mother Teresa’s Humanitarian Image ‘A Myth’? (Updated)

Was Mother Teresa’s Humanitarian Image ‘A Myth’? (Updated)

Nov 14

A collection of reports that accuse Mother Teresa of failing to be the humanitarian saint she was widely perceived to be. The allegations include accepting money from corrupt sources, keeping secret bank accounts, misusing millions of dollars in donations (money that could have been used to alleviate poverty or improve the conditions of her hospices was used, instead, to open new convents, increase missionary work, and fund other Vatican projects), refusing to help the needy when they approached the sisters at the wrong time according to the prescribed schedule, discouraging sisters from seeking medical training to deal with the illnesses they encountered (with the justification that God empowers the weak and ignorant), the imposition of “unjust” punishments on sisters (such as being transferred away from their friends), and keeping sisters in check by prohibiting the reading of secular books and newspapers, and emphasizing obedience over independent thinking and problem-solving… This post also includes Time Magazine’s August 2007 article on “Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith.”

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

Oct 19

Many of you have heard about “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” or “The Formula.” I introduced the idea in my two-part YouTube presentation called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” Essentially, I’ve been trying to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives. After a year of teaching classes in Sedona that have focused on applying NDE truths in our personal lives, I’ve finally created a chart that illustrates the key aspects of The Formula. Here it is… (Version 2.1 is now available!)

Quote: David Spangler

Quote: David Spangler

Oct 11

“Our future as a species depends on our ability to cooperate. This isn’t only because some great natural or human-made catastrophe may overwhelm us, requiring us to help and depend on each other if we wish to survive and prosper. This is always a possibility, but a more pressing problem is that we are creating and living in an increasingly complex and interwoven planetary culture. We are crossing a threshold from a past in which we were separate human factions relatively isolated within our own territories and our separate racial, ethnic and cultural ways of thinking, to a future in which we are a global species, interdependent with each other and with every other species on this world.”

– David Spangler

Food Babe: ‘Should I Get The Flu Shot?’

Food Babe: ‘Should I Get The Flu Shot?’

Sep 27

Food Babe (Vani Hari) writes: “What’s exactly in the Flu Shot? To sum it up — A bunch of toxic chemicals and additives that lead to several types of Cancers and Alzheimer disease over time… I won’t eat any of these ingredients or even put them on my body — however, the mainstream medical community, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies suggest that I directly inject these ingredients into my bloodstream? And I need do it every year until I die? Are you freaking kidding me? Long term effects of the combination of these toxic additives are very alarming — a very famous immunologist & geneticist has completed studies and research that shows in that every five flu shots a person receives over a ten year period they increase their risk of Alzheimer Disease by ten times! This is because of the ingredients above — Aluminum and Mercury — they slowly destroy your brain cells one by one…”

Mass Murders & Psychiatric Medications (Updated)

Mass Murders & Psychiatric Medications (Updated)

Sep 18

David Kupelian writes: “Since last month’s horrifying and heartbreaking school massacre in Newtown, Conn., politicians and the press have, as everyone knows, been totally obsessed with firearms… But where, I’d like to ask my colleagues in the media, is the reporting about the psychiatric medications the perpetrator — who had been under treatment for mental-health problems — may have been taking? Perhaps you’re wondering why this issue of psychiatric medications should be so important. As I documented in “How Evil Works,” it is simply indisputable that most perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on — or just recently coming off of — psychiatric medications…”

FSA ‘Endangering Public Health’ By Ignoring Concerns Over GM Food

FSA ‘Endangering Public Health’ By Ignoring Concerns Over GM Food

Sep 07

The French researcher who caused a scientific storm when he claimed to show that some GM food led to tumours and cancers in rats has accused the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) of “recklessly endangering public health” by not demanding long-term testing of the foods…