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Today in the spotlight View All

World leaders gather to mark 100 years since the end of World War I

Paris, Sunday, November 11, 2018. The commemoration ceremony took place at the Arc de Triomphe, attended by 60 heads of state and leaders of global organizations. It was under the Arc de Triomphe that the French troops marched in 1918 after defeating the German army on the Western Front.

A Vision for the Media

The media plays such an important part in our lives. It is the funnel through which we receive our information about what's going on in our world. Therefore, in an effort to help the media become "all that they can be," we take a moment to envision a new media, a media in which those who bring us our news - from the reporter, to the anchorperson, to the head of the network - are responsible to the needs of the people; are credible and trustworthy in every way; 

October 11: International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

Dr.Peter Russell, Challenge – Crises as Opportunity

When a seed -- or an animal -- or a man is ripe, it must mature to its next phase. Or rot. Stewart Edward White

The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.

Dr. Steve Taylor, Transcending Human Madness

To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane.

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad and Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege

Oslo, Norway.  October 5, 2018. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict," according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on 5 October 2018 in Oslo, Norway. 

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Tara Springett, What is kundalini – and why can it be so painful?

The word ‘kundalini’ comes from the Hindu tradition and is used to describe a form of mysterious energy that lies dormant in all of us at the foot of our spine. When awakened this energy rises up the spine, purifies all chakras along the way until it reaches the head where it unites with its ‘ divine spouse’ and the person reaches enlightenment.

Fall Collection of Paintings by Gio Kadagishvili

Enlightenment Media News presents colorful Fall Collection of Paintings by Gio Kadagishvili, our contributor from Tbilisi, Georgia

Jurate Gattini, Honoring my Ancestors: Emilia Plater – Lithuanian (and Polish) Joan of Arc

Countess Emilia Plater (German-Switz: Broel-Plater, Lithuanian: Emilija Pliaterytė; (11/13/1806 - 12/23/1831) was a noblewoman and revolutionary from the lands of the partitioned Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Raised in a patriotic tradition, she fought in the November 1830 Uprising (against Russian Empire)

Jurate Gattini, Survival Manual for Diplomats Appointed to Work in Russia

Every day we hear a lot about Russia, about Russian spies, Russia's interference in the US presidential election, Russian politics in Syria, and Russian propaganda machine on Facebook….

Picture by Pixabay.com, CC0 Creative Commons

Jurate Gattini, Remembering The Baltic Way – the Biggest Peaceful Demonstration in the History of the USSR

At 7 p.m. on August 23rd, 1989 aproximately two million people joined hands forming a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers from the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius to the foot of Toompea in Tallinn, crossing Riga and the River Daugava.

Picture by Wikipeadia, Creative Commons

Andrew Lewis, “You can die from it, but take it anyway”…

We’ve all seen prescription medications advertised on TV –now, they are rampant – but prior to 1986 those TV ads didn’t even exist – and that’s the way it should be again.  I maintain that as a matter of our public health  and welfare commercials for prescription medications should be banned from television. 

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Gail Harris, Embrace the Anger

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” –Benjamin Franklin.   I found that quote on Brainy quotes.  In fact they had 28 pages of quotations on the subject of anger, and although I didn’t read them all, I did read several dozen, and they all reflected a similar philosophy – that anger is a negative passion.

Jurate Gattini, Eric’s Story: from Gang Leader, Criminal and Drug Addict to Being a Gentleman

Eric1finalI was at work one morning back in February 2007 and  the  owner of our company stuck his head into my office  to tell me  he had hired a new messenger. I felt there was something strange as he tried to act like he was in a hurry. "His name is Eric. And, oh yeah, he used to be a gang  leader and spent 24 years in prison...

A Survival Story: Interview with Annette Herfkens, the sole survivor of the plane crash in Vietnam

AnnetteOn November 14, 1992 Annette Herfkens, an international bond trader on Wall Street and her fiance Willem van der Pas (Pasje) boarded Vietnam Airlines flight 474 in Ho Chi Minh City. They were just two young people in love that planned a romantic getaway to the coastal resort of Nha Trang.

Jurate Gattini, The Time of My Life: Reception

Moscow, Russia, December 1992...... There was a diplomatic reception held at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It was a major diplomatic event of the year and all the foreign ambassadors and consuls were present.

Jurate Gattini, The Time of My Life: Gaining Diplomatic Experience

Top-004In the previous stories I told you about how my native country Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, how we celebrated our freedom on the streets of Vilnius, my hometown, and how I got my first job as a consul in the Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow in those historic times.

Jurate Gattini, The Time of My Life: Jurate Goes to London

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 A self diagnosed Anglophile, my whole life, I could not have been more excited when on a beautiful, crisp, cool day in January 1993  I was on a plane landing at Heathrow International Airport.  I had never been there before, but for some reason I loved England all my life

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