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Can Yoga Change the World?

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Y...

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

'What Is Dystonia?'

Noel Valero | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Noel Valero

I went undiagnosed for 17 years and received my diagnosis of dystonia in 2007. That was the first time I ever heard of it, and I considered myself to be a well-educated person. I spent years feeling sorry for myself, living as a recluse, ashamed to be seen in public with my symptoms.

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Your Next Dinner Conversation: Child Trafficking and Slavery

Rani Hong | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child trafficking and slavery aren't commonly discussed around the dinner table, but why not? More than 100,000 children are trafficked in the United States every year. However, most people don't know that, nor that it affects children in their own communities

Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime
Christine Negroni

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

One of the major symptoms of thyroid cancer is being exhausted and depressed and if you are experiencing a tightness in your throat, a change in your voice or swallowing/breathing ability, you need to see your doctor.

3 Steps to Clearing Blocks

Jennifer Kass | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kass

We place judgment on ourselves rather than honoring all of our feelings. We are thinking about what we "should be" feeling when we aren't feeling happy or when anger or other emotions arise.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

Peace Is Not What You Think

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is about making friends with ourselves, just as we are. When we're at peace with ourselves then we'll be at peace with our world. That's one less person suffering and one less person causing suffering to others.

The Aftermath of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Akhila Satish | Posted 10.25.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

The ALS social media movement will be analyzed, studied and debated for years to come as a precedent for successful fundraising. For the scientific community the big question will be: is it enough for us to popularize our causes in a lighthearted way to raise funding?

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

4 Steps to Clearing Your Emotions

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Life doesn't have to be complex. Clear the decks and there's more room to experience what is new and relevant now, in every moment. If we can just go inside as often as possible and take inventory of what we are experiencing, good and bad, then we won't accumulate so much unconsciously. We can bring our super-conscious awareness in.

An Awareness That Amazes Me

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Hans Hickler

I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
YAI

When I asked a friend what she considered "being disabled" meant, she said she considered it being human. Her answer started to shift my view of having a disability to one of having a shared experience in relating to disability, especially in seeing the hidden disabilities in others around us.

Will the Empire State Building Go Gold for Childhood Cancer?

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

rom purple, pink and white for the release of a Mariah Carey album to yellow for Snapple, the Empire State Building has beamed bright in every color in the palette. Except, it would seem, gold.

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

There is no cure for cerebral palsy. Selective dorsal rhizotomy is the only proven procedure that can remove spasticity caused by CP. SDR provides a better quality of life to adults and children who qualify for it.

Finding Your Peace Means One Less Person Is Suffering

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Making love our priority doesn't mean we're always in spaced out hippie bliss while ignoring the conflicts around us, but it does mean we have shifted our focus. Love is the main emotional job of the heart and it rarely flows smoothly.

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

When Your Heart Says, 'Hell No!' -- How to Step Out of a Bad Situation

Kristi Ling | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Let go of what's not working. Be brave enough to move on. Make bold choices. It's okay if they're last minute, split second, or otherwise -- as long as you're following your inner-voice. Be audacious enough to ask the driver to stop the bus so you can jump off and see what adventures are waiting for you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Perfection of Imperfection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Most humans tend to integrate these two distinct actions and view them as one, which, going back to Buddhist philosophy, causes them to suffer. But suffering is not necessary. New possibilities can be created when we separate these phenomena.