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Studying at The Academi of Life

Kristen Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kristen Durkin

What's different about this academy is that there are no right or wrong answers, no definitive paths to result in a definitive outcome, no interpretation of data that will deliver either a passing or failing grade.

Memo To Moms: It's Eat, Pray, Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

There is no formula for happiness, but what 43 years on this planet has taught me is that life is a circle. Good can turn to bad, and bad back to good -- sometimes instantaneously.

What's Your Word Of The Year For 2011?

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

I've decided that my word for 2011 is "equipoise." I have spent most of my life re-acting to circumstances, but now I am choosing to remain balanced, calm and at peace inside.

Eat, Pray, Love: The Recipe for Celebrity Breakups?

Vikki Ziegler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vikki Ziegler

Everyone has likely read or watched the movie Eat Pray Love. I was just in Rome and thought about how this story can possibly help celebrities and divorceés...

How Your Citizenship Determines Your Travel

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anushay Hossain

It's one of the most unbelievable double-standards that exists today: Where you are born determines where you can travel. For the rest of your life.

Eat Pray Choke On It

The DC Damsel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The DC Damsel

Note to reader: I originally wrote this when "Eat Pray Love" was in the movie theaters. But I'm posting it today on what would have been my 8th weddin...

My Top 7 Great Reads This Year

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Because I am an avid reader, I often get the question, "so what's a great book on the shelves right now?" Here are some of my most recent treasures, in no particular order.

Following Your Art

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Every now and then, you experience a moment of sheer joy and pure inspiration inspired by something you read or watch that speaks to you and builds your spirit in a very magical way.

Eat, Pray, Love and the Economic Crisis

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?

Committed: An Immigration Love Story

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir in which she chronicles her global quest for solace post-divorce, enjoyed an extensive run on the New York...

How Your Sense of Style and Mood Go Hand-in-Hand

Randy Taran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Just like sprucing up your wardrobe, you can spruce up your thoughts. Compare the look you are choosing for your clothes to the outlook you are choosing for your day-to-day life.

Basque Bounty

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

When Elizabeth Gilbert set off on her now-famous journey to eat, pray and love, she started in Italy. But these days, the hottest destination for the ...

Will A Hot Book Always Become A Money-Making Movie?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some books reach a cultural saturation point, where everyone -- great aunts and frat boys, baristas and coffee patrons, defense attorneys and police o...

Julia the Hindu, and the Pray in Eat Pray Love

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful forces of celebrity and popular culture have thrust India's Vedic heritage into the spotlight. All the media attention inspires some to cynicism and others to a genuine spiritual enquiry.

It's Okay for Women to Have a Mid-Life Crisis

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

If life is not full of meaningful moments, then something is terribly wrong. Material possessions can't fill in the void. If you think your relationships will complete you, you are disappointed.

Huff Post Review: A Trio of Films Offer Inspiration, but Only Two Deliver

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

That Eat Pray Love failed to perform elevated the other pair of films by comparison -- both Nanny McPhee Returns and Mao's Last Dancer satisfied for very different reasons.

Eat, Pray, Love, Cringe

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Abe Gurko

I read Eat, Pray, Love after everyone else did, that summer when those three words were all you heard. By the time I was in Bali with Elizabeth Gilbert, I wanted to go back to New York.

Eat Pray Love: Do The Work

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

If you really step back far enough and detatch you can see that a film like Eat Pray Love is a delicious exposé on how willing we are to glamorize enlightenment.

Eat, Pray, Love ... Serve? The Religious Mandate for Compassion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Now that she has reached the mountaintop of fame, I hope the author of Eat, Pray, Love will find meaning and fulfillment of a deeper kind by borrowing one word more from MLK: "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

Eat. Pray. Love: Will Too Many Products Ruin A Good Thing?

Fast Company | Addy Dugdale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So, although we've been spared the Eat Pray Loveburger from McDonald's, complete with carcinogen-painted handy-bendy figurine of Julia Roberts doing t...

What Elizabeth Gilbert, Jesus and the Buddha Can Teach Us About Prayer

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Gilbert prays the way Jesus prayed. The Buddha, too. So, what kind of praying is this? Silence. Stillness. Some call it meditation -- the kind of praying Jesus instructed his followers to practice (Matthew 6:6).

'Julia Roberts Doppleganger': 'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Elizabeth Gilbert On Good Morning America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Julia Roberts' doppelganger" is what George Stephanopoulos called Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the monumental blockbuster book, "Eat, Pray, Love,...

Eat Pray Love Review

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

In Eat Pray Love, Julia Roberts plays a woman who travels around the world for a year to find herself after realizing that the life she was living was not the one she planned.

Eat Pray Love: Julia Roberts Was My Shrink for One Day

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Stir

I attended the taping of Oprah's special with Julia Roberts. I jumped at the chance, not knowing it would fall on the day following my (now former) husband and I's separation.

'Eat Pray Love' Author Gay Activist: Elizabeth Gilbert To Lobby On Capitol Hill

AOL News | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Elizabeth Gilbert, whose memoir was made into a film starring Julia Roberts that opens today, will announce today that she will join gay rights activi...