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The Life Connection (TLC) provides a guide to San Diego County’s resources for improving health, the environment, relationships, and expanding human potential; and feature articles for everyone.

by Dr. Linda Bender  Prior to the Industrial Revolution, humane and human were just...

By Dr. Linda Bender Animals remind us that all beings that walk, stand, swim,...

By Steve Hays, publisher I’m sure that most of us have experienced taking on...

by David Gersten, M.D. After Robin William’s death, my psychiatric mind wanted to try...

“Everything you need is contained in this music; close your eyes and receive.”  ...

  • by Dr. Linda Bender  Prior to the Industrial Revolution, humane and human were just two different spellings of the same word. To be humane in the Humane Society–sense meant the same thing as being human. It’s probably no accident that we began to need a separate word to describe the compassionate treatment of animals around […]

  • By Dr. Linda Bender Animals remind us that all beings that walk, stand, swim, crawl, or fly are radiant, mysterious, and unique expressions of the Source. Every species, and every culture has its own genius. Our human “species-specific genius”—our ability to protect and serve nature and the other beings with which we share this world […]

  • By Steve Hays, publisher I’m sure that most of us have experienced taking on a project, and then, right after we decide to do so, the things we need to address first before we can move forward seem to jump out at us or even flare up. In some ways the world seems like that […]

  • by David Gersten, M.D. After Robin William’s death, my psychiatric mind wanted to try to make some sense of the loss as well as the man. The media quickly began talking about depression, mania, and bipolar disorder. When I heard that alcoholism had been a problem, on-and-off, for decades, I stopped trying to figure things […]

  • “Everything you need is contained in this music; close your eyes and receive.”    –Sri Chinmoy When I was a teenager, I met a woman who was dying of cancer. She went each week to see Sri Chinmoy play his flute at St John the Divine. I went with her a few times to New […]

  • According to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under consume potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessive food fortification. EWG’s report focused on two frequently fortified food categories: breakfast cereals and snack bars. (Photo credit: Andy Melton, courtesy Flickr) EarthTalk® E […]

  • By Penelope Young-Andrade. Do you have a hard time giving and/or receiving compliments? If so, you’re not alone. For millennia humans around the globe have had superstitions about the dangers of compliments. Acclaim might evoke envy and the ‘evil eye’ unless preceded by praise for God. In some cultures parents protected thoughtlessly praised children by […]

  • Motivational Press has announced the launch of PW Press; a new nonfiction-trade imprint publishing across categories including motivation, spiritual growth, health, wellness, business, and leadership. PW Press publishes in all electronic, audio, and printed formats. Its editors develop new authors and branded series and bring established authors to new audiences with the ability to move […]

  • Melissa Joy will hold her ‘M-Joy Of Being’ (Women) Seminar in San Diego on Sep. 13-14. The instructor, Melissa Joy Jonsson, is the founder of the ‘M-Joy Of Being’ Seminar Series,  co-instructor of Matrix Energetics and an author. In Los Angeles, Melissa Joy and Dr. Richard Bartlett will be giving the Matrix Energetics Fundamentals Intensive […]

  • Fair Trade Décor has just opened a store in Del Mar. The store’s objective is dedicated to help develop over 40 different countries achieve better trading conditions and sustainability through handmade products. Every purchase from, Fair Trade Décor, helps support a sustainable economic system and also helps to eradicate global poverty. Not only does this […]

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  • What We Do to Animals We Do to Ourselves

    by Dr. Linda Bender  Prior to the Industrial Revolution, humane and human were just two different spellings of the same word. To be humane in the Humane Society–sense meant the same thing as being human. It’s probably no accident that we began to need a separate word to describe the compassionate treatment of animals around

    What We Do to Animals We Do to Ourselves
  • 12 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Animals!

    By Dr. Linda Bender Animals remind us that all beings that walk, stand, swim, crawl, or fly are radiant, mysterious, and unique expressions of the Source. Every species, and every culture has its own genius. Our human “species-specific genius”—our ability to protect and serve nature and the other beings with which we share this world

    12 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Animals!
  • Finding Common Threads Among the Chaos

    By Steve Hays, publisher I’m sure that most of us have experienced taking on a project, and then, right after we decide to do so, the things we need to address first before we can move forward seem to jump out at us or even flare up. In some ways the world seems like that

    Finding Common Threads Among the Chaos