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4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

Love Matters More Now Than Ever

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

If each of us carries love in our hearts for one another, then together we can move through this darkness of despair that is hovering over us lately. We mustn't forget that love is life, and without it, life cannot exist.

Let It Go

Lisa Longo | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

What if we all let go of hate and fear? What if we embraced kindness and compassion? What if today we found our inner hero and we were all brave enough to stand our ground for what we know what is right?

Impossible? - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

A Little Nonsense

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Who Started It Doesn't Matter, Who Has the Wisdom to End It Does

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Until someone on one side or the other finds the humility and wisdom to not shoot back, the human right to pursue happiness and raise our children in health and safety will never be a reality for some in some parts of the world. And that is unacceptable.

The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Hospitality is an industry in the United States, not a way of living.

Women Need To Stop Blaming Other Women

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.

Don't Judge the Judging - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Who Are We, Anyway?

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

The arrival of large numbers of children on our doorstep is not a physical menace to us. Nor is it an unsustainable financial burden. It is not a legal or bureaucratic matter either. Instead, it is a moral issue of how we choose to define ourselves as a country.

Simple, But Difficult - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


An Open Letter to British Nanny Emma Jenner

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children need boundaries and limits and will feel scared and out-of-control if they are not enforced. But limits enforced without compassion and understanding of the predictable upset are counter to a child's development

The Best (And Worst) Reasons To Become A Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

While doctoring may not involve the hard life of a cowboy, it certainly has its challenges. And those challenges are becoming even more apparent as our health care system changes.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Signe Whitson

In turn, experts agree that fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root.

8 Life Hacks For Increasing Inner Peace

HeartMath LLC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Sometimes it can feel as though inner peace is a gift of bliss reserved for the lucky ones that don't have the same load of burdens we have. The fact is we all have our own unique stressors and challenges.

The Real Religion

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

I believe that the religion above all religions is Compassion. Religion means restraint -- restraint from treating others with disrespect and in an inhumane way. The only way we can change the world is through compassion!

How To Really Change Your Children's Lives This Summer

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

It's important to cultivate and encourage open minds and healthy bodies. And it is at least as important to cultivate and encourage tender hearts in our little ones and in ourselves.

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

Hope for Kindness

Craig Ing | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

I only use Facebook to maintain my Dont Mind Life community page so generally, if there is nothing of interest in my timeline on the first page, I don...

The Secret Lives of Doctors

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Doctors are just as mortified as you are miffed when our schedules blow up in our faces and we keep you waiting for more than 10 minutes, let alone for more than 20 minutes, even if the reason is because we were in the emergency room or operating room.

What Am I Learning Here?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Much of life is constantly allowing feedback to emerge so we can either confirm that we are on the right track or shift tracks to align a perfect balance of existence.

To the CEO of Cracker Barrel

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Joe did not give money from the register. Joe did not give away merchandise. He gave away a corn muffin that is given to almost every person that walks into Cracker Barrel. Not only that, but he gave it to a man that was hungry.

Melting Down in the Frozen Foods Aisle

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

At the other end of the aisle was a young mother, her back to me. She raised her arms to her head, holding it for a moment, and then pressed her hands to her eyes, her back straight and shoulders tensed. A young boy was busy pulling a box of cereal from the stroller in front her.