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Stronger Together: 6 Ways to Build Community

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We all want to be happy, peaceful, free and fulfilled. Sometimes we act like this is possible to achieve all on our own. Well, guess what! Everyone else wants the same thing. By working together, collaborating and connecting, we give ourselves and our partners a greater chance of achieving the freedom, peace and joy we are all striving for.

Daily Meditation: Be Healed

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Imperfection

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Abandoning perfection allows me to step into the flow with my son. The essence of who he is comes through because his authentic self is accepted exactly as it is. Through the practice of seeing the best in him, we healed and reaffirmed our bond. Unexpectedly, the healing stills my heart and the depth of our love is revealed.

The Things We Leave Behind

Christine Organ | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.

10 Ways to Let Go of Painful Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

When we are in a place of recovering from a painful relationship, finding a way to let go can be challenging. Here are 10 ways to let go of painful relationships.

On Experiencing The 5 Stages Of Grief And Loss After Divorce

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 06.05.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

We loved each other once, my soon-to-be-ex and I. We had wonderful times together. We traveled; we laughed; we made a family. It's OK to cry, it's OK to be sad and to talk about it and to ask for a hug. So, when I need to cry, I just let it out.

Curing and Healing

Martin Marty | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Instead, back to Alcabes' question, "Is healing important?" which we might extend to ask: is it important to deal with this in a column on religion and American public life?

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Whitney

Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.

Jesus, Demons, Slavery and Freedom: A Day in the Life of an InterVarsity Staff

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If we were just here to feed the hungry or visit the sick, then there would be no difference between us and the next NGO. But this is the outpouring of a life lived in pursuit of God's redemption and renewal of all things.

An Open Letter to My Ex-Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Twardowski

This is likely a letter that you have never in a million years expected to see. We haven't been friends in so many years that you probably thought I had never thought about you anymore. Clearly, based on the fact that I'm even writing this letter, that's not true.

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Healing From Within

Linda Lauren | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You heal the body and mind by administering to the spirit. It sounds simplistic when you speak it aloud, but the strength behind this statement is a ...

5 Steps to Forgiveness

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Regardless of who it is that we need to forgive, the act of forgiving is equally beneficial. When we forgive, we free ourselves and others from the binds of pain and hurt and open ourselves to true healing and love. Through the power of forgiveness, we open ourselves to the a new way of being, which allows us to attract and create more loving relationships in our lives.

Why Doesn't God Always Heal? Prayer and Incurable Cancer

J. Todd Billings | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
J. Todd Billings

I don't know why God allows cancer. But I do know that we should pray in the face of illness and death. And while I've appreciated the many prayers for healing that I've received, I sense that often they could be enhanced by combining them with prayers of lament.

Honoring a Wounded Yoga Body

Wendy Reese | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The cough had been present for a little over two weeks. It had begun to improve, then took a turn for the worse. I was awoken in the middle of the nig...

The New Now: Pause, Love, Smile

Annie Buckley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

It may not be as obvious, but we all live in a now embellished with a question mark. Rather than seek certainty, I try to use the question mark as a reminder that every day is a day to feel the sunshine, wonder at the universe, marvel at trees and laughter and a million magic moments, connect with friends, make mistakes, and laugh.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

Move From Cope to Hope: How Connecting to Others Supports Mind-Body Healing for Cancer Patients

Omega Institute | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

While many people may lack the words to describe their experience with cancer, a gentle yoga practice can help patients to breathe and be in touch with all the sensations in their body.

In Brokenness, Beauty

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

There is a visceral and magnetic power of babies to express profound and concentrated emotion in experiences adults take for granted

How to Heal: The Art of Breaking Open

Jenine Durland | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We squeeze and breathe, feeling that support, and then the release as we both let go, laughing. We walk out of the studio to the soundtrack of birdsong, our chests lifting up towards the morning sun.

The 11:11 Miracle

Karena Virginia | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

Do you believe in miracles? I do. I have witnessed so many unexplainable situations over the past few years, and this morning I awoke early with a...

Make It Happen for Women Affected By Torture and War

Curt Goering | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Curt Goering

Make It Happen, the theme for 2015's International Women's Day, is an aspirational call to act. The message going out from organizations and government groups around the world is to take steps to advance women's rights and celebrate women's achievements.

It Was a Worthy Wait

Christine Carter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News
Christine Carter

I have been challenged in countless ways during this season of healing, and yet the greatest obstacle of all has been waiting.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.