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The Joy in Celebrating

Christa Dowling | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christa Dowling

It takes the warmth of friends and loved ones to make it special and a joyful gesture of romance is part of this time. Welcoming spring, a wedding, a birthday, a promotion, all these are the most precious moments in everyone's life.

Why You Need to Eat Pie This Saturday

Oscar Fernandez | Posted 03.13.2015 | Science
Oscar Fernandez

Yup, 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. is "pi time." (Actually, it's the start of "pi time," since the next two digits are 59.) So get those pies ready, because on Saturday morning you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live through pi.

The Meaning of Purim in the Winter of 2015

Rabbi Steven C. Wernick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven C. Wernick

It is against the backdrop of this very troubled time that the holiday of Purim approaches... and with it, the important message: Do not lose hope for you have been here before.

Mother's Whispers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

Mothers' Whispers How many times have you read a new article and something resonates personally? I'm beginning to see clearer that these ideas ar...

The Ancient Religion of Valentines and Vulvas

Donna Henes | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

Paleolithic carved figures refer to woman as matrix, as creatrix, to moon cycles and menstrual magic, and resonate profound reverence in their rendering.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

Resonance

Lynda Freeman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

I fed him and showered him and fell in love with him. I invited him to stay and he did. He moved in with me. It took us eight years to commit to marriage, but we already had the relationship. We've been together for 32 years.

When a Century Turns 15, It's Sacred Party Time

Peggy Payne | Posted 03.29.2015 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Our current century has recently celebrated her 15th birthday. In fact, as the year turned 2015, our millennium has turned sweet 15. You may have thought the usual New Year's Eve hoop-la was enough. Nowhere near. It's time for a sacred moment.

L'Chaim! In Celebration of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

All we have in this world is our life. We owe it to ourselves, the lucky ones, the privileged, the living, to be very, very thankful to be alive in this magnificent but dangerous world.

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Year-End Ritual

Liz Davidson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Liz Davidson

No doubt you'll have your own rituals, however here are seven steps I employ that help me take stock of the positives, challenges and the lessons learned, and clearly identifies what can be sent off with a kiss and not carried into 2015.

A Contemplative New Year

Beth Frede | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Frede

I love celebrating the new year quietly. My husband Eric usually works December 31, and after all the holiday hubbub, I'm ready for a more peaceful, c...

The Art of Radical Self-Congratulation

Natasha Che | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

After falling for my own trick over and over, I finally saw it as what it was. I see that if I wait until everything is perfect to experience celebration and joy, I'd have a better chance sleeping in a mountain cave hoping to be kissed by a prince.

Being Born on New Year's Day Taught Me How to Make Resolutions I Actually Keep

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

Instead of creating an endless list of New Year's resolutions that I will naturally not complete -- because let's be honest, we are all way too ambitious on Jan. 1 -- I choose one word that will be my word, my way of life, for the year to come.

The Significance of Makar Sankranti

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

Known as Makar Sankranti, this Indian festival honoring the sun is one of the most popular in the sub-continent. An event known by different names depending on the region, it is celebrated throughout India and Nepal.

You Don't Know Fizz About Champagne, The Royal Drink

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

If you check the label and see the origin and the name Champagne on the bottle, you can be assured you are drinking the real thing.

5 Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

This is a perfect time to stop for a moment and really think about the meaning of your own celebrations, so that you don't end up spending a fortune in time and money with nothing real to show when it is over.

5 Reasons to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With Celebrating Yourself

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Erin Wood

Don't get me wrong -- like many of you, I love being productive. I love to create. But I was finding myself feeling less and less inspired and more and more unhealthy, exhausted and unfulfilled.

The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year?

The Importance of Looking After Your Personal Brand this Christmas, New Year and Beyond...

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

By following these simple guidelines at events throughout the year you can enhance and protect your personal brand and will perceived by your friends, colleagues and employers as professional and confident.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...

Don't Just 'Get Over It'

Ravishly | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

We often don't feel entitled to our own biological signals, which is on the list of things that piss me off. Because anger is a tool -- and we're being instructed to neglect it.

8 Holiday Eating Survival Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

This is the time of year that we think of others. We want the holidays to be memorable for those we love. Make it memorable for you as well. When you care for yourself, you'll enjoy the season without wishing for a quick ending.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.