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Godspeed Blog
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Welcome to Godspeed, the blog of the Godspeed Institute, written by CAER HALLUNDBAEK, award-winning author, educator and communicator on contemporary faith. A founding director of the Institute, she is the host of the popular radio program Godspeed which airs on the Progressive Radio Network and online every week. For inspiration and upbeat conversations with spiritual leaders around the world, visit: www.godspeedinstitute.com.


Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 29, 2010 11:05AM

Tips for a Risk-Free New Year's Eve


New Year’s Eve can be one of the most powerful nights of our lives, largely due to the importance cast upon it year after year. For example, I have been told that the way we spend New Year’s Eve will ‘set the tone’ for the rest of the year!Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 25, 2010 1:02PM

The Difference Between Happiness and Joy


“I don’t trust happiness… Never did, and never will.”

-Robert Duvall, from his Oscar-winning performance
in the film Tender Mercies, an inspiration
for the 2009 film Crazy Heart


We have come to live in a culture that requires happiness. The nuances and v… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 4, 2010 10:55AM

New Study IDs the Most ‘Addictive’ Sounds to Americans


A new study by the partnership of Martin Lindstrom and Elias Arts has discerned the most ‘addictive,’ or irresistible, sounds to Americans.

Lindstrom is the best-selling author of Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy. He uses the tools of neuroscience to help busRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 26, 2010 1:31PM

The Dark Side of Inspiration: Avatar’s Suicide Hotline


In 1977, I stood up and cheered along with my fellow moviegoers, as Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star in that summer’s visionary blockbuster Star Wars. Our joyful reaction was involuntary. And I remember how energetic I felt following the movie when we stepped out of the da
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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 23, 2010 12:44PM

Open Call: The Underrated Talents of Jason... Who?


Sir Alec Guinness, renowned British actor perhaps best known to Americans as Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi in the 1977 film Star Wars, said that he usually approached his characters through their hair -- largely because he did not have any. The character’s hair helped him to define th/Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 5, 2010 1:38PM

Buddhists vs. Brit: Tiger and Hume


I am calling this post 'Buddhists vs. Brit' in accordance with the open call request -- but I need to add that when we use the term 'vs.' as part of anything relating to spirituality, we're beginning our journey on very shaky theological ground -- whether it's OS vs FOX, or… Read full post »

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