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Practice Active Gratitude

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

If you don't like what you're getting in your life, change your prayer. How you live your life is a form of prayer; what you pay attention to is a form of prayer; what you express gratitude for is a form of prayer.

Happy Thanksgiving: All I Can Handle in this Age of Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chantal Sicile-Kira

We each have our own truths. Our beliefs may be different, but our goals are the same: a happy, healthy, love-filled and productive life -- as independent and self-determined as possible.

What A Random Act of Kindness From An Airline Ticket Agent Did

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Ten days ago, dreading a flight I was to take from John F. Kennedy airport in New York to Amsterdam, a ticket agent named Beverly reminded me of the transformative power of a random act of kindness.

Finding Gold in the Mud

Locke Rush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

I learned that summer what I was made of. I stretched beyond what I thought was possible and became aware of my potential like never before.

Are You Possessed?

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

It has occurred to me over the years how interesting and revealing our use of the word "possession" is. How many of us allow our lives to be possessed by our homes, cars, or boats?

Simplify and Let Go of Stress

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

In terms of the materiality in the world and the way that technology is functioning today, there's so much available to us that was never available before.

Lost and Found: A New York Story

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Life's rough. We all know this. But once in a great while something happens that breaks through the everyday grind and makes one realize that, hey, wow, it's not just a world of hurt.

A Parent's Pain

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

It's hard to express the feeling watching your son cry and scream and experience so much pain that he says he wishes he were dead. Even though he later admitted he didn't mean it, the words still pierce the air.

Legacy: Expressing Gratitude At Thanksgiving

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Thanksgiving is a time when the legacy of family ritual is repeated and remembered. We feel gratitude and belonging, and our hearts open.

New Year's: Once In A Blue Moon

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

We no longer see ourselves as active and response-able participants in the connective universal plan, but rather, the boss of it. Ironically, this leaves us feeling disturbed, disempowered, disconnected.

The St. Francis Blessing Of The Animals (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At this time every year, people bring their animals along with them to church to get blessed by Catholic priests. This ceremony commemorates St. Fran...

Spirit Of Peace In All: Part I

John Morton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Morton

Leigh Taylor-Young and I participated recently in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia. Nelson Mandela attended that Parliament and spoke of his debt to religion throughout his life.

Johnny Appleseder, What Rosh Hashanah and Autumn Equinox Have in Common

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Whitehurst

The pages are turning on the Jewish New Year as we offer expressions of joy and thanksgiving for the healthy harvest that the coming Autumnal Equinox portends.

5 Creative Ways To Pursue Your Passion

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self." Erich F...

12 Steps To Get On Track: In The Zone With Brad Pitt

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Recently I watched an interview with Brad Pitt. He struck me as being modest about his achievements and the media accolades being given to him, both a...

10 Tips For Being The Best You Can Be

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What do Susan Boyle, Paul Potts and J K Rowling all have in common - apart from they happen to be British? Their success did not come about overnight,...

Balancing Giving and Receiving

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Giving and receiving coexist. They're polarities on the same continuum. One requires the other in order for either to occur. Often they occur in cycles.

Messy Blond Dreadlocks of Grace

Wendy Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Block

I agonized for days and resolved that from then on, whenever someone asked I would give, even if just a dollar.

Service: Another Way To Love One Another

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Service is an opportunity that everybody has to contribute to the world. It's like breathing in and breathing out. Although we need to breathe in, it...

How To Increase Your Joy Through Service

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." Rabindranath Tagore The joy com...

Inauguration Day Invocation for President Obama

Karen Talavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Talavera

On this historic of historic days, for this watershed moment which has marked itself as both synchronistic and sacred by its proximity to others of similar caliber, I humbly congratulate Barack Obama.

Lost Everything, Found the Blessings

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

The truth is that regardless of what any of us have or don't have, we are perfect just as we are. And each and every challenge we face is perfect for us in some way.

A Blessing Time: Gratitude In the Midst Of Uncertainty

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a time for counting for our blessings, I offer this stunning video by Br. David-Steindl-Rast, Austrian-born ...

To Hell and Back: A Blessing in Disguise

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

The world needs more love. I know of no better way to live than to cooperate with the consciousness of loving, no matter how challenging.