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'Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light'

Pam Nochlin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

Francine's memoir and life journey is fascinating. Francine describes her father's horrible Oliver Twist-like life, growing up Jewish in the Bronx dur...

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Sharing of Hearts

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although August is not National Heart Month (February is), I am compelled to write about hearts. My reason? Ethan, one of my grandsons, had open-heart surgery last week. It was the third surgery in his 15 short years of life.

Don't Rain on the Parade

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's OK to be quiet, spacious, even silent. OK to take some time to let things air out and take more shape before you respond. Even if your deep-down view is that this idea is insane, disastrous, or worse -- often you don't have to say anything at all and it will collapse on its own.

Shabbat and Trungpa

Alison Laichter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Alison Laichter

My hope is that, like Trungpa's idea of an empty heart, each time I am re-souled through Shabbat, there is more tenderness and less tangibility, a waking up of my soul, an opening of my heart, and a chance to practice making everything holy, at least one day a week.

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Interconnected - Today's Buddha Doodles

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Stressed or Blessed? 60 Seconds or Less Can Be the Dealbreaker

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

A Drum God, Juno Jammers and Superheroes: Conversations with Terry Bozzio, July Talk and Magic Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

What was playing with Frank Zappa like and how did he influence you? What are your favorite recordings with him?

The Secret Formula for Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I recently spoke at a TEDx conference about what I think is the most important space on earth. Guess what it is? It's the space inside your heart. ...

The Thing About Horses

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Next time you are around horses, breathe deeply and get quiet inside. Tune in to them from your heart and you will feel the depth of these magnificent animals. If you open your heart and soul, you will understand why some of us have a thing about horses.

How to Engage People Through Giving

Karin Volo | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Stefan Krook had a dream... to start a company that would give all the profits to charity. At the time, it was a crazy ide...

The Power of Support

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable. The busboy, having been asked...

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

How Laughter Can Heal the Heart and Soul

Joyce Marter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

To me, laughter is a non-sexual orgasm. My mind, body and spirit are tickled, sending waves of euphoria that reverberate throughout me. All that is negative is converted into positive waves of light and love. I greatly value the healing and connecting properties of laughter.

How Embracing Your Sweetness Can Benefit Your Well-Being

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I shook his hand and told him he'd made my day, and he said, "You've made mine." As he drove away, I teared up at this spontaneous and heartfelt exchange. Clearly, I had come across a very caring human being.

Waiting to Live: Fighting an Insurance Company for a Life-Saving Surgery

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Palladino

I have a responsibility to myself and to my family to strive for living. And I believed that my insurance company had a responsibility to honor the comprehensive plan my self-employed wife and I have been earnestly shelling out hundreds of dollars for on a monthly basis.

The Heart of the Matter: A Love Letter

Gail Federici | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Gail Federici

February is a time to spread awareness of heart disease and also to recognize the astounding achievements of the medical community in treating matters of the heart and these things are important to me.

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

The Opposite of Gratitude

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

The Opposite of Gratitude is self-absorption. Which comes in many forms: guilt entitlement manipulating others never being able to say you're sorr...

Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True

Megan Devine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

You alone carry the knowledge of how your grief lives in you. You alone know all the filaments of life and of love that fly through you. You alone know how deeply your life is now changed. You alone have to face this, inside your own heart.