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Circle of Life

The Future Cries Out: 'Water Is Life'

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

The dogs growl, the pepper spray bites, the bulldozers tear up the soil. "Water is life!" they cry. "Water is life!" This isn't Flint, Michigan, bu...

Eagles Feed Cat To Chicks On Live Cam, Prove Nature Is Horrific

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home

Live footage of a bald eagle nest in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, took a disturbing turn for some viewers on Tuesday when it cau...

Finding Legacy in a Spoonful of Peas

Shandra Carlson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Shandra Carlson "More peas, I think," as I asked what he wanted to eat next. I sang at his retirement celebration 14 years earlier and now...

Living in the Present Moment

Martha Pasternack | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Martha Pasternack

At the end of this past September my husband and I were blessed by the opportunity to visit my childhood home-away-from-home. In the mid-1800s my grea...

Menopause Life's Cycle and Loss

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Ellen Dolgen

My beloved Mother lived a sharing, caring and charitable life with effortless grace and tremendous modesty. Although she was petite, refined, and delicate, she was strong and wise.

Rewriting the Human Story

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

Oh, sacred planet. The terror of climate crisis is a long time in the making. As I read about the mass mobilization forming around the upcoming U.N. climate change convention, which is likely to accomplish far too little, I feel a desperate impatience, a tearing at my soul.

1-Man 'Circle Of Life' A Cappella Cover Will Make You Want To Sing From Atop Pride Rock

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.07.2015 | Home

This man's version of an iconic "Lion King" song is so incredible, it'd even make Scar crack a smile. Musician Sam Robson arranged "The Circle of Lif...

Soulless Economics

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

An allegedly impersonal economic structure, which quietly benefits the infinitesimally few who have far more than they need, is no foundation for our future.

'Lion King' And 'Aladdin' Broadway Casts Have Sing-Off During Flight Delay

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.05.2015 | Home

Now this is one flight delay we actually wish we were stuck in. A video uploaded to YouTube captures every theater geek's dream-come-true: a sing-...

11 Illustrations That Remind Us Just How Adorable the Circle of Life Can Be

Alex Solis | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
Alex Solis

Savage. Menacing. Ruthless. Predators get a pretty bad rap. But behind those jagged teeth, powerful jaws and razor-sharp claws, every predator has a softer side. Maybe even an adorable one.

WATCH: Florida Hotel Wakes Spring Breakers By Blasting 'Lion King' Soundtrack

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.31.2015 | Home

Study, eat, party, sleep, repeat. It's the circle of (college) life. In honor of that cycle, a Holiday Inn in Florida's Panama City Beach has devel...

7 Brothers Give Bride The Wedding Gift To End All Wedding Gifts

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.08.2014 | Home

This definitely wasn't on the registry, but we don't hear the happy couple complaining. As a gift for their newly married sister, seven brothers p...

Sweden and the Wakening of Eco-Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Home
Robert Koehler

What if humanity actually committed itself, at the level of a national government, to learning from and working with nature? What if environmentalism didn't mean (only) marching in the streets, pumping one's fists or chaining oneself to a tree?

You Don't Have To Root For The Seal When The Shark Gives Chase

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Home

Predation isn't pretty, and it's hard to root for the predator when the prey is something cute and cuddly, like a little bunny or a baby seal. It all ...

Daily Meditation: A Path Unwinding

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.28.2014 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Crossing Life's Finish Lines

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition This is a story about how love can help y...

The Family Talisman

Joelle Wisler | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home
Joelle Wisler

I brought them to the hospital and hung onto them the whole time; through the squeeze of the contractions and the sting of the needles and the pushing and the sweating and the crying and the expansion of pride at the amazing creature that was all of a sudden... there.

WATCH: This Cat Already Won All Of College Football

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Home

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini may have already created the most viral moment of the 2014 college football season....

Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home
Carmen Zella

Some take the beauty and transpose it into an entirely new medium such as a canvas; however, some artists actually manipulate nature and turn it into art. This is most commonly called "Land Art."

Life Beneath the Surface

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home
Naphtali Hoff

Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. It is often marked with joyous tunes, tree planting ceremonies (in Israel), and the consumption of many fruit. So if Tu B'Shvat isn't a festival, why do we celebrate it and what is its function?

How My Life Finally Came Full Circle

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

I come from a legacy of mothers who left their mark upon me, etching profound disturbances, carving hollows of loss. I was determined to be different, but there's something about wounding deep below the surface that's not easy to escape. I knew when I was nine that my mother and grandmother were not what I wanted to be, but the webs they wove caught me anyway.

WATCH: Trio Covers Best Tunes From 1999-2012 For Graduating Class

Posted 06.15.2012 | Home

Backstreet Boys, Blink 182 and Outkast might bring back memories of sleepovers, concerts and summer days riding shotgun next to your BFF, but for the ...

Into the Din of Life Comes the Quiet Hush of Death

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's easy to forget -- when you're knee-deep in the process of living -- that Death is up ahead somewhere waiting to be dealt with, an inevitable passage we ponder and fear.

An Unexpected Lesson From Under The BBQ Grill

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

This story will strike some of you as the most absurd waste of a grown person's emotional life. For others, I imagine it will hit home.

A Rapture of Humus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

Day after the election and, wow, there it was, a story in my local paper that cried out that the world was changing in a sensible direction. I simply ...