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That Deadly Pinter Sneer

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
Sherman Yellen

Harold Pinter nearly killed me. Not with a knife, a bullet, or a karate chop, but with that most deadly of all weapons, a lofty sneer.

It Takes a Community to Heal Sorrow

Nanci Rose | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nanci Rose

In an instant, I belonged on that truck, in that community, in the diesel fuel with the chickens and workers and school kids and the women on their way to market. Through one mother with a baby, the Nepali people embraced me as one of their own.

A Love Letter to My Sisters

Ginnie Love | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Look above you into the sky and recognize the expansive majesty and mysteries of how great an opportunity to be on this rock floating in space. Recognize the universe and your part in it. It is beyond miraculous.

Do You Feel Things Are Out of Your Control?

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

These days, with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the disruption of the lives of many New Yorkers, it is easy to feel powerless. However, I notice that lately when disruptions happen, I am surprisingly calm; if the same things had happened a few weeks ago, I would be agitated.

My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

The Many Health Benefits of a Good Belly Laugh

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It feels good to laugh once in a while. Everyone knows that. But laughter as a health-promoting exercise is not as widely practiced, despite the fact that scientists have long known about the potential healing effects of good humor.

One Lone Donkey Wandered Into Elephant Territory

Lisa Guest | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Guest

We are all grieving, and we are all afraid of what's next if battle lines continue to be worshiped by insecure egos.

The Act of Listening as a Means of Healing

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Unless they speak, veterans may remain captives of war's demons. Unless we listen, we fail to comprehend the horrors in which we collectively participate.

Creating Space To Heal: Mother Transforms Murdered Son’s Bedroom

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2012 | Health and Fitness

After Beth Dargis’ teenage son was murdered by his friend, she left his room untouched for months. On a segment for HuffPost Live, she discussed how...

Rumi: 'For Kindness Has The Power To Transform.'

Maggie Lyon | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Wouldn't it be wonderful if instead of shocking us, kindness was just plain regular, something we all shared and spread around freely, and that we all took time to celebrate along the way?

We Live in a New World

Ginnie Love | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Today I wake and I am not a therapist or teacher, but a student. I am a humble student in awe of the new world in which we live.

It Takes a Hurricane to Raise a Village

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Elections may come and go, but the tangible, almost village-like sense of community cultivated by Hurricane Sandy may endure.

Acute Stress and PTSD: Sandy's Longest-Lasting Devastation

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

There are a wide variety of actions people can take to help themselves, their loved ones, and their children deal with trauma brought on by a natural disaster. First and foremost is not going through the experience alone.

How Unplugging Can Help You Climb Your Emotional Mountains

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Climbing a mountain physically is not that much different than climbing emotional mountains or overcoming obstacles in our life that come in all shapes and sizes. If we are listening to someone else's music, how can we hear the beat of our own heart, our own drum, our own feet carrying us forward?

Tap Into Radical Trust

GAIAM TV | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

Cynthia James' journey from an empty shell profoundly disassociated from her truth to being a beacon of strength and fulfillment has the power to ignite all of us on our journey toward awakening.

One Simple Step Toward Forgiveness

Guideposts | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

In all things. Could God be at work even in a senseless tragedy like this? Oh, Lord, it just hurts so bad right now. But I believe you. I trust you. Please take this act of evil and use it for good.

Looking For Guidance? 3 Ways To Find It (VIDEO)

Sura | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Guidance comes through when you're willing to let go of your attachment to "the answer" and willing to live in the question of what it is you want to create. You must be willing to release your expectations of life. There is no "trying" in receiving guidance. It is an act of surrender.

Mysterious Ways: Why I Had To Talk To This Woman

Guideposts | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

Talk to her, I thought. Talk to her. Normally, I don't strike up conversations with perfect strangers but there was something about the woman waiting for the elevator with me at the medical complex. I couldn't ignore the voice in my head any longer.

'My Words Are Less Important Than The Love I Convey From My Heart'

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Words complete me. They are my companions when I am lonely, my inspiration when I despair, and my weapons when I rage. But words are the tools of the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.

The Loud Voice of Cancer

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What would you do if you heard the words "You've got cancer"? Get inspired by the infectious spirit of Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman as she shares her personal healing journey and how it revealed her life's purpose.

5 Things You Must Do Before Dating Again

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Never underestimate the power of the familiar. Unless you do some very hard work, you're a sitting duck for a rerun. Before you go looking for love again, here are some things to think about.

Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Even more impressive than the power of yoga in this story is the fierce resiliency of these teens' spirits. Perhaps yoga and meditation awaken something in the human spirit that was always there, but which we lose sight of or neglect.

Are You Trying To Fill A Void? Why You Should Embrace It Instead

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The only way to be happy, healthy and whole is to face and deal with the voids you carry in your heart and soul. If something is missing, broken or empty inside of you, there is no person or thing that will fill it. Only you can heal yourself and close the voids.

Mulla Nasruddin's Insight Into Living As Muslim Today

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

No matter how offensive the slander against the Prophet may be, in reality it is not the Prophet who has been bruised, but our own ego. The Prophet neither requests nor needs our protection. It is our ego that feels injured and calls for revenge.

12 Elegant Guidelines That Heal From the Heart

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

After decades of exploring the human potential movement and studying many methods of its gurus, I now believe that I have garnered enough information, instruction and experience to edit it all down to some simple guidelines that have proven invaluable to me.