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The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

The Art of Being Alive Series: What does PEACE Mean for the World Today?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Adedayo Fashanu

Recently, I got in a conversation with a friend about the issues facing us as a human race; I ended up breaking down in tears. She said, "It sounds as if you are just waking up." Indeed, it feels as if I have just been awoken to see the realities of the world for what it really is.

The Politics of the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The political power of the Pope cannot be ignored. It is a worldwide force to be reckoned with. The new pope, Francis, is making an impact within the Vatican and the Roman Catholic church.

How to Get Unstuck: 7 Ways to Find Your Flow

Randy Taran | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

When these times come up for me, I know I'll get past them, but life is short and it's not where I want to be parked. Here are seven ways to break through to your core, passion and purpose. Explore each one and notice the change.

Why Forgiveness Is At The Core Of Peace And Spiritual Growth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Sharon Salzberg, a renowned Buddhist teacher, was once approached by a participant at one of her meditation workshops who revealed to her that he had ...

10 Ways Meditation Will Free Your Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Stillness is always there between our thoughts, behind the story, beneath the noise. What keeps us from experiencing this natural state of being is our habitual and ego-dominated monkey mind.

My Body Is My Best Friend

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 09.21.2016 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

Relating to my body like a best friend changed everything. For so long, my mind was a loud, critical, bossy perfectionist who treated my body like a disobedient servant. My mind had to shift to seeing my body as an equal, a peer, a wise being with needs and longings and a tender language all its own.

The Squirming Buddha

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I hate the idea of razor wire on national borders. I am torn apart by the suffering of refugees and the bombastic manipulation of politicians, who try to turn the planet's most vulnerable into national enemies. But like my sister I don't trust or understand my relationship with collective humanity.

Compassion Rising as Strategy for Climate Adaptation

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The notion of empathy as weakness is being subverted as mainstream America develops a reverence for gentleness and compassion. You see it everywhere.

In Defense of Aging Gracefully

Helen J. Russell | Posted 09.17.2016 | Fifty
Helen J. Russell

As I see it aging with grace gives you plenty of wriggle room in your second half. Pole dance in hot pink lycra if that's your thing. Or quietly live out a lavender life. All it asks is that you come from a place of love in everything you do -- for yourself, for others, and for life itself. Nothing outdated about that!

Pathways Out of Poverty: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project funded several projects that are seeding local solutions to generational poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and In...

Bedtime Blessings: Singing the Song of Remembrance

Jesua | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Bedtimes are not always golden rituals of expansive love and poignant cherishing in our home. Sometimes we are all exhausted and edgy by the time bedt...

5 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Make the World a Nicer Place

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.

Forgiving the 'Unforgivable'

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Scott Stabile

I hear justifications all the time for why some actions are unforgivable, and I just don't agree. I can barely stomach what we human beings do to each other, the amount of physical and emotional pain we can cause one another. But I intend to forgive everything.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

10 Everyday Ways to Be a Hero

Gina DeLapa | Posted 09.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

Today as I write, it's the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Most of us will never run into a burning building or otherwise throw ourselves into harm's way to...

Working Mom Survival Tips That Will Save Your Sanity

Kristin Woodman | Posted 09.11.2016 | Women
Kristin Woodman

I always knew I would be a working mom. Long before I understood what that really meant, or even found someone to share the journey with. Reality has proven to be more wonderful, and challenging, than I ever imagined.

Change to Spare? Grief, Advocacy and the Loss of Compassion

Pat Taylor | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Photo by Mike Lang ***** He is there every day, rain or shine, sitting cross-legged on the hard cold cement in front of the drugstore. Head down, san...

Belief Days of Compassion

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.09.2016 | OWN
Sister Jenna

It has been a few months since the beginning of my journey with "Belief," a new TV series to be aired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on October 18...

Why You Should Celebrate Yourself Every Day

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

There was a point when I was working extremely hard, but it never felt like enough. I would beat myself up if I didn't hit the milestones I set for my...

5 Simple Portals to a More Passionate Life

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Passion. What sparks it, sustains it, creates it? Something about moving to a new place heightens all the senses. Awakens and stirs the passio...

Filling the Well of Kindness

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

We have somehow lost our ability to move through the world with an aura of visible compassion, with obvious gestures and words of kindness for others. Why is kindness so difficult for us?

What the Migrant Crisis Says About Us

Katia Vlachos | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Katia Vlachos

People all across Europe are taking matters into their own hands, not waiting for their governments to act, feeling the moral responsibility to ease the suffering of the hundreds who have been thrown at their doorstep.

Where Are All the Men Ready to Love, for Real?

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Scott Stabile

Where are all the men courageous enough to reject their conditioning and allow themselves to be vulnerable for real?

Remembering 9/11

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Bill Halamandaris

Fourteen years have gone by but the memories are still fresh. The Senate Office Buildings where I grew up looked like they were under siege. Concrete barriers blocked the streets.