Tag archives: peace

Transitions: The Language of Letting Go
By Deann Zampelli   |   February 27, 2024

As Winter gives way to Spring, I find myself pondering life’s various transitions. Never more so than this week, while in Mammoth with my teenagers for our annual pilgrimage to the snow.  For the first time, my 13-year-old daughter left our rented condo on her own to meet a friend on the mountain. Happy, confident, […]

United No More Time for Another Re-boot
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   June 7, 2022

What ever happened to the League of Nations? You know, the global organization founded on January 10, 1920, by the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War? It was created in order to get all willing nations to band together in an attempt to prevent all future wars. The U.S. never joined, and […]

A Noise Nuisance in the Sky
By Montecito Journal   |   February 15, 2022

Combating climate change and the effects of air traffic are dichotomous and irreconcilable. In spite of this threat, private/corporate and commercial jets are increasingly congesting our local skies. To make matters worse, Santa Barbara’s City Council approved the airport expansion that is expected to bring a 50% increase in aircraft traffic in 10 years. While […]

Secession Revisited: Peace is always cheaper than war
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   November 23, 2021

Robert Muller, the deceased Santa Barbara resident and globally known United Nations official who many of us admired, famously observed:  “Use every letter you write, Every conversation you have, Every meeting you attend,To express your fundamental beliefs and dreams…”.  I was reminded of this wisdom as I pored over the numerous letters we received from our last […]

‘Peace on Earth, Good Will to Man’
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   December 31, 2020

The phrase above originates from the King James Version of the Gospel of Luke, and although gender specific, was meant to refer to all humankind. Hence, a better way to trumpet this phrase is “Peace on Earth Good Will to All.” This week is the most appropriate time of the year to pause and recall […]

Moments to Meditate
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2020

If a weekend seems like too big of a commitment, by the way, visitors are always welcome at Sunburst’s weekly meditation that take place every Sunday morning at the sanctuary that exists as a community of practice dedicated to personal and planetary awakening. No experience necessary, and beginners are welcome. You don’t have to do […]

Let There be Peace
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   April 26, 2018

What is peace? Two millennia ago, the Roman historian Tacitus quoted an enemy leader as saying of the Romans, “They make a desert and call it peace.” But total destruction is not the preferred method of peacemaking, and various alternatives continue to be tried – one of which is mediation, whose success depends in part […]

Resist in Peace
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   January 11, 2018

At Christmas 1914, when World War I had already been raging for several months, an odd phenomenon occurred along the Western Front. Men from both sides briefly stopped fighting and fraternized. This “Christmas truce” is remembered as a freak occurrence. Some were punished for having engaged in it. Fighting resumed, and the war went on […]

Gail-Force Feelings
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 9, 2017

Gail Brenner called her last book, The End of Self Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life an intriguing and possibly provocative title that could send an entire personal growth industry to its knees. But the Santa Barbara psychologist has no intention of causing dismay. In fact, […]