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How to Really Let It Go

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

This process of consciously surrendering has truly changed my life; the more that I have been able to let go of, the more I have welcomed into my life.

Are You a Free-Range Parent? You Should Be

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The topic of free-range children hits home for me on a very personal level. With daughters who are 9 and 7, I experience the conflict between my desire to protect them and my wish to set them free

WATCH: Tapping Into a Good Night's Sleep

Brad Yates | Posted 03.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

More and more we hear about the benefits of getting a good night's sleep... and the harmful consequences of not getting one. (Of course, many of us d...

To Pimp a Butterfly: Redefining Freedom and the American Dream

Julian Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Channeling the revolutionary essence of the Harlem Renaisance, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly is a gripping, soul-driven melodrama that masterfully depicts the story of a courageous young man fighting through the painful process of liberating himself.

Why We Hold Onto Grudges, and How to Let Them Go

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Why do we hold grudges when they are in fact quite painful to maintain, and often seem to work against what we really want?

Teaching History the Pearson Way

Alan Singer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson promotes Common Core and Common Core creates markets for Pearson. Teaching history the Pearson way means teaching it the Common Core way, without any meaningful content. The text, no matter how inaccurate or misleading, rules. Myth replaces history.

In America, We Shoot Our Guns To Cook Our Bacon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.13.2015 | Weird News

Somewhere in the United States, a bald eagle is shedding a single tear, overcome by the blessed beauty of this great nation. It's because of Americ...

Notes on the War Against Freedom of Expression

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Russell C. Smith

The world has never needed free thought and free speech more than now. When free thinkers, cartoonists, satirists, and cultural instigators of every type are gunned down in one of the world's cultural centers, minds need to be drastically changed.

You Can Have It Both Ways

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There's a huge difference between the natural desire to care about what others think of you and needing them to like and approve of you. We can only experience real love if we have the freedom to be ourselves.

Peaple Power

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid Even In The Most Honest Marriage

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Freedom and independence in my marriage started with me not taking my husband's last name and has continued to be important to me. When I got married 29 years ago, I was insistent on the wedding vow passage where it states that when we join in marriage we still remain as two separate individuals.

Are Newspapers on the Ropes?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

There is no question about it: most newspapers in the United States are on the ropes. They are not yet down and out, but they are close to that knockout blow. I know this, as most of you readers do, from personal experience.

WATCH: Self-Care (It's a Good Thing... Really)

Brad Yates | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

We may have a lot of programming about how we need to take care of others' wants and needs... perhaps even though it may come at great emotional and p...

Common On Being Black In America: 'I Look At It As A Gift'

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

As a celebrity with a powerful platform, Oscar winner Common often speaks out with focused intensity about the struggles for justice, dignity and free...

The Dance for Pakistan's Soul

Aanya Niaz | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Aanya Niaz

The Lahore Literary Festival is precisely a symbol of a battle, paying ode to devoted individuals, giving people cause and platform to believe that they can begin a conversation sharing their literary achievements, rather than the common defensive approach against terrorism.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

How Long Can the Truth Be Banned or Imprisoned in Turkey?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

The Turkish government, and Mr. Erdoğan specifically, must acknowledge that Twitter is not a menace -- the menace to society lies in the law when it does not reflect international standards on the right to freedom of expression.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 03.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

People Get Ready, There's a March in March

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015. Everyone is invited to join the march and to spread the word far and wide.

WATCH: Got Grit?

Brad Yates | Posted 03.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It's been suggested by some researchers that the single most important character trait for achieving success is grit. I hope this will help you culti...

'We Stand United in Our Humanity'

Elham Manea | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why does the Saudi government deny freedoms of speech, religion and political association to it citizens? As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, why does Saudi Arabia imprison a young man who committed no crime, who only created a blog calling for freedom?

Bulimia Is A B*tch

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

I was afraid to like myself. I had no idea how to love myself. The world couldn't know who I really was. If it did, then I'd feel even more rejected.

WATCH: Feeling Frustrated

Brad Yates | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Frustration happens... it's a part of life. That doesn't mean, however, that we have to sit there and stew in it until the next upset distracts us (a...

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.