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Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

'Letters From Iran' -- Hope for Peace and Diplomacy

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani

It has become easy, almost fashionable for a vocal minority to demonize Iranians. It's harder to recognize the hope and opportunity that exists. Or is it?

WATCH: Expect the Best!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we enter a new year, it can sometimes be easy for us to look back at past disappointments and entertain discouraging thoughts. It's something we d...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Enthusiasm: Hope and a New Year

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

What will you do with your enthusiasm to make the world a better place?

Disney's Dynamic Duo

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Disney found that these were the two humanizing components that caused audiences to identify with and connect to the stories and characters he made famous. I believe these qualities prove so effective because they tap our deepest human needs.

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

On This Island in Space

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Steven Stone

I believe we have much to be hopeful about as we enter 2014, though on the surface of things it may appear otherwise. I believe more and more of us a...

Giving to the Future

Megan McFeely | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I have been listening... watching more dazed and removed than I like to admit, as we unravel. Every day there is a barrage of insurmountable issues wh...

Hope for the New Year

John Thatamanil | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
John Thatamanil

If remaking the self seems a tall order, imagine remaking the world. Many New Year's resolutions seem trivial and bourgeois in light of the harsh realities that constrain others from just surviving let alone flourishing.

Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

WATCH: Happy New Year!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

From my family to yours, here's wishing you a magnificent New Year! I hope this video will help you make it so. If you are new to tapping, it will b...

Revelations and Resolutions: A Different Challenge for the New Year

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

These resolutions are gentle and easy ways to challenge the heart and seduce the demons into oblivion. They aren't hard to do, or difficult to remember. If you can hold them dear and make them part of your lives, the other not-so-successful ones may follow.

Christmas and Our Children

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 02.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Every Christmas I think about Susan and her teaching that, whatever our theologies or non-theologies, stretches our moral horizon -- precisely what religion is supposed to do when it is actually getting the job done.

Designing Good-Bye

Kristen Noel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

At 3:09 a.m. on December 11, 2013, Lisa exited this life. We had said all there was to say. We had designed our good-bye. She is my reminder to remain present.

Of Skin and Kin at Christmas

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

How misleading our superficial differences! How right we are to think of a human family, and indeed, an extended family in which all of our planetary cohabitants are cousins, at one remove or another.

Why I'm Not Waiting for Christmas This Year

Adam Bailey | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Adam Bailey

The followers of Jesus claimed that Jesus himself was this man, and that while he may not have established an eternal political order of righteousness while he was here, he will return to fulfill just that.

The Hidden Slavery Epidemic

Daniel Davis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

What remarkably few in America know is that today in both this country and around the world there are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in bondage via the blight of human trafficking.

What Christmas Means to Me

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

In this lifetime, I have learned that Christmas magic is powerful, but the power in our hearts is even more magical.  Our ability to love one another, to renew our faith and bring hope into our lives and the lives of others, are the greatest of gifts to bestow and receive.

Merry? Happy? Perhaps Not for Those Who Are Grieving

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Fredda Wasserman

As we move through the holiday season and head into the New Year, our society sends the message loud and clear: this is a time to rejoice, spread good...

Nature's Winter Solstice Message

Linda Buzzell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

This is my prayer for winter solstice 2013: that we have at last reached the depths of the darkest night before the beginning of a new dawn. Warm solstice season wishes to all, including our beloved animals, plants and planet, for the return of light in all of our lives.

A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

Posted 12.17.2013 | Good News

In September, Zamboanga City in the Philippines was ravaged by an armed conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the local gover...

WATCH: Remember That You Are Brilliant

Brad Yates | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At this time of year, there is often so much going on... and so much that we are trying to finish up by the end of the year, that sometimes in the ove...