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21st Century Spirituality

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whatever your spiritual practice, whether it be your morning walk, spending time with your children or a more traditional religious practice, honor it, enjoy it and make it work for you. Because in the end, we all need something to believe in.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love (and Maybe Faith, Too)

Ravishly | Posted 12.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ravishly

Lately I've been think a lot about faith and belief -- 'tis the season, and all that. I've been wondering if there's a difference between the two -- f...

So Miracles Aren't Really Your Thing

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Angelic appearances, celestial signs, the birth of God -- the stories told during the holiday season are accounts of fundamentally miraculous events t...

Only Those Who Dare... Truly Live

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Who wants to live without dreams or to live a mediocre life? What boy ever grew up wishing one day to possess an economy car? When I was still a lit...

Are You Really Who You Think You Are?

S. L. Young | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Individuals often rush through the world to complete activities each day to get through their daily lives, many times running so fast that there isn't sufficient time to slow down and ask: Who am I? What am I doing? Am I really who I think I am?

How to Be Free in Faith Instead of a Slave to Religion-Made Certainty

Mick Mooney | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

Fundamentalism pushes for conformity to their religious status quo, and that push is rarely seen by them for what it actually is: bulling and judging of others based on false, self-created assumptions.

5 'Tweaks' to Happiness

Jodie Rogers | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jodie Rogers

Here are my five tweaks to your perception that may help you feel more happiness. You may find them clichéd, you may find them unsurprising, perhaps you may even find them helpful. The truth is, happiness is not a new invention.

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

Why You Should Get a Handle on Your Identity

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

How do we know who we are? Our identities are remembered, reflected, programmed and created.

How to Make God Love You

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By defi...

Bridging Jewish Generations

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Millennial Jews are not joining synagogues at the same rate as their parents and certainly not at the same rate as their grandparents. Many Jewish leaders are struggling to understand this new generation, which will have a profound impact on the future of Jewish life in America.

What If Death Is Nothing to Fear?

John Backman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion
John Backman

We filed out the church doors to the memory garden where a small hole had been dug. The minister laid my parents' urn into the hole and invited family members to place a spadeful of dirt on it.

Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists suggest that belief in God could actually increase the tendency to take certain risks -- specifically, risks with no moral overlay. Their reasoning is that God is for most believers a source of security and protection, and feeling safe in God's care could diminish fear and boost bravery and daring.

Belief: An Underutilized Tool

S. L. Young | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

There are many life lessons taught every day, such as ways to deal with others, subject matter expertise, and learning basic survival skills. However, there isn't enough time allocated to teach individuals about the power of belief.

Losing a Child Without Losing Your Mind

Jonni Gray | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonni Gray

When the unthinkable happens, the first impulse is to believe that all is lost. When we lose our parents, we feel as though we've lost a big part of our past. When we lose a child -- especially our only child -- we feel as though we've lost our future.

Who Knew I'd Write a Book on Atheism and Jesus That Would Help a Jew Connect More Deeply With His Jewish Spirituality?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Who knew I'd write a book that would help a Jew connect more deeply with his Jewish spirituality? "I heard my rabbi better this year as I fasted and ...

Christian Restaurant Owner Makes Leap Of Faith By Letting Customers Name Their Price

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

Some say faith can move mountains. According to one North Carolina restaurant owner, it can help pay the bills, too. Dana Parris, owner of Gaston...

The Power of a 'Selfie' -- A Misunderstood Tool to Increase Your Confidence in Business

Dirk Stroda | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Dirk Stroda

If you truly want to become successful in your business, imagine yourself as you have already achieved your goal.

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

4 Things You Need to Know to Get a Life You Love

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexis Sclamberg

A few years ago, I was a licensed lawyer who didn't want to practice law, in an unhappy relationship and feeling constantly fatigued despite my best...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Why Losing Control of Your Life Is a Good Thing

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray, concrete road. I don't know abo...

6 Beliefs Women Need to Unlearn

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

One of the best parts of getting older is the freedom found in letting go of habits that used to hedge me in because of what I thought other people expected of me, only to discover that many of these expectations either aren't real or don't matter.

9-11 and the Rise of New Atheism

Staks Rosch | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Sadly it has taken this terrible act of terrorism to kick start the resurgence of atheism in our modern society and to motivate atheists to organize.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.