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Can You Really Start Over After Hitting Rock Bottom After 50?

Kati Reijonen | Posted 06.21.2016 | Fifty
Kati Reijonen

I am not going to answer to this question because it is pointless. There are many people, such as myself, who have to start over anyway, no matter what their age. Life seldom asks you questions. It pushes you into situations where you either swim or sink.

Political Drama: Are You Engaged, Enraged or Detached?

Marlene Chism | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Marlene Chism

Do we have the courage to be curious without getting caught up in the seductive drama of being right? Could we for a moment, be a little less certain and a little more curious? Productive engagement is the path. Not enragement and not disengagement.

Expectations -- Part 3: Don't Attach and You Won't React

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

Continued from "Expectations -- Part 2: The Boogyman in Relationships." Consider the idea that nothing is personal. That every word, every complime...

While We're Young, Waiting for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Eva Barros Campelli

I am an aspiring freelance writer. A part of me, I have to admit it, would sell my soul just to have an essay published in some rapidly growing website. However, another part of me is trying to reach the market for entirely different reasons.

The Secret Spot Where I Found Love: A Lesson in the Law of Detachment

Fernanda Lodeiro | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Fernanda Lodeiro

I found love in that sweet spot where I began to love and nourish myself, to be in love with life, to play and have fun. In that place of detachment from the outcome, Love surprised me. As it usually and graciously does, in perfect and divine timing.

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

The Loss That Changed My Relationship -- and Outlook on Life

Ariana Blossom | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Ariana Blossom

I learned that detachment isn't about giving up, It's about giving over. Giving it over to God, the universe, whatever you believe in.

3 Ways Meditation Will Make You a Better Writer

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

It's fascinating and freeing to allow yourself to follow where creativity leads. Meditation breaks down that very thin membrane between the conscious and the subconscious. And let's face it, the subconscious is where all the interesting stuff happens.

Why I No Longer Care About Current Events Or World News

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Dori Hartley

If you mention the countries Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan or Venezuela to me, a soft, numb cloud of blissful and most intentional ignorance folds over my consciousness and within milliseconds, I hear no more. Same goes for the phrases, 'world issues,' 'political strategy,' and 'government turmoil.' But no words instantly anesthetize me like the words, 'war,' 'conflict,' 'death toll,' 'budget,' and 'health care.'

F Is for Follow Up

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

We know that it's fantasy to wish for "closing a deal" on your first call or during your first meeting with a potential customer. If that is the case,...

10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Do what you say you are going to do. If things have changed and you are moving in a different direction, be honest and clear with others. Be reliable and consistent. Admit when you are wrong. Apologize and make amends as needed.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

Live Your Own Life, Schmuck!

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

The key to happiness is in not caring what anyone else thinks of you on any level at all, and in not comparing your life to a dream, a fantasy, someone else's life or a perfect imaginary situation that you somehow insisted into your life as something that must be -- or all is lost.

The Impossible Paradox of Life and Death

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

At the highest metaphysical level, my teacher was right: It takes no effort to be free. But interestingly enough, this spiritual freedom is of little help to me now as I face one of the most challenging decisions of my life. As life is so full of paradox, so is enlightenment.

2012 in Film: The Runner-Ups

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

These films are all very good if not great. Either they didn't quite make my 'favorite of the year' list or they aren't the kind of thing that belongs on a traditional best-of-year list (you'll see which ones I'm referring to).

Non-Attachment As A Spiritual Goal

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

The spiritual literature tells us that an attitude of non-attachment is a goal in spiritual development, or an endpoint on the road to enlightenment. What does this mean?

Can We Really Stand Up to Mother Nature?

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Mother nature is begging us to show her kindness and humility and surrender our will. We must learn from these events and not become harder, prouder and more detached, continuing our indifferent consumption of limited resources, building more homes by the rising sea.

Wrecking Ball -- Holding on While Letting Go

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

The new voice in the 2012 version of "Wrecking Ball" is that of Giants Stadium itself - addressing its loyal fans on the morning of what it knows what will be its last day.

Slaying Emotional Vampires

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

It is easy to understand the reactions of those who respond to the emotional vampires in their lives with umbrage, anger, ridicule and pain. Those feelings are real, but in choosing to nurture them we imprison ourselves.

Breathing Eternity Into Time, Part Two

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

Depending on where identity lies, there are many ways we can experience or speak about "step by step" or gradual and sudden awakenings.

Breathing Eternity Waves Into Time, Part One

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

The footprints we leave, danced in that awareness, change the face of the earth, as all footprints do. Yet these create a path toward the freedom that is our birthright and the freedom from which they come.

Actors Vs. Directors: Great Moments In Hollywood Feuds

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment

"Tony Kaye is a very complicated, interesting fellow," Bryan Cranston said to reporters about his "Detachment" director. No kidding, Bryan! Kaye is in...

Movie Review: Detachment Gets Education All Wrong

Dan Brown | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

With its contrived story, one-dimensional characters, and in your face stylized visuals, Detachment takes edu-hand-wringing to new, blood-and-tear-soaked depths.

Adrien Brody On His Gritty New Film & Being Banned From 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Eric Larnick | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

Since winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003, Adrien Brody has bounced between big blockbusters ("King Kong," "Predators") and quirky comedi...

Movie review: Detachment

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Our urban schools are screwed up; our teachers are under siege and burnt out; and the parents of the children who cause the most problems are the leas...