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15 Ways to Play Inside This Winter

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 02.07.2017 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

As a parent living in the part of the country where winter brings cold temperatures, I find keeping my children occupied and engaged this time of year...

What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Teresa Belton From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate t...

How We're Endangering our Kids' Imaginations

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released its updated guidelines for children's media use. The recommendations reflect what I thi...

Children, Screens, and Why It's Time to Take Back Childhood

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

"Our children deserve the freedom to unleash their imagination and experience wonder in the world so that they can discover themselves, their passions...

Blake Within Blake Within Blake Without End

Harold Lloyd | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

As I have written before, the great William Blake magnificently employed signs beyond mere words in his poetry. His powerful illustrations of verse a...

The Deadly Sin of Fundamentalism

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.27.2016 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

I have decided that what makes fundamentalism so vile is not that it perpetuates bigotry and hate, or the way it lacks authenticity by covering life with a veneer of false piety, or even how it erects (white) man-made boundaries to determine who's in and who's out.

How To Rediscover Your Passion For Reading

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

Our home was a literate and musical one, with little television or radio. This was the key to my motivation to explore the world through books.

Cirque du Soleil's Kurios Is A Soaring Steampunk Dream

Christine Horansky | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts
Christine Horansky

In Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the engine of human imagination sputters and whirs to life. Now playing in the nation's capital,...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Find New Strength In Awakened Attention

Guy Finley | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Guy Finley

Choose awareness of your thoughts over being absorbed in the sensations they produce as they carry you along to get what they want. The aim here is simple: reclaim your attention in order to be where you are, and then just quietly notice all that you can about yourself.

Daily Meditation: The Practice Of Imagination

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion

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

Exploration And Imagination As Major Sources Of Creativity

Marianna Glynska | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

No doubt that creativity is important in our everyday activities. It helps get out of the ordinary, of the routine. Creativity brings a spark to life ...

A Wonderful World

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Yara Zgheib

I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself What a wonderful world. - Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderf...

Steven Spielberg: The Importance of Magic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Sue Shanahan

There is not a doubt in my mind that Mr. Spielberg believes in fairies and all things magical. I do, too. I've learned to cultivate enchantment and to be open to being astonished:

SETI, Imagining Extraterrestrial Civilizations, and War

John W. Traphagan | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science
John W. Traphagan

I've often thought it interesting that when SETI scientists imagine extraterrestrial civilizations, they usually think in terms of unified worlds that...

The Monsters On The Other Side Of The Garage Door

Julee Morrison | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julee Morrison

Children have imagination. I know. I was once a child. When I was four, had a room in the basement, by myself, because I was a "big girl". It prob...

Do Kids Still Have Imaginary Friends?

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth Denham

I am not sure if this is something that runs in families or is just a quirky anomaly of my family, but imaginary friends are a thing for us. My sister, Annie, had one for quite some time. Two of my three boys had multiple imaginary friends. So as a group, my family just went with it and welcomed them into the family.

Time for a Reboot for the Speaking Industry in the Human to Human Era

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ayelet Baron

In a world where we manage change in business instead of embracing it, it is not surprising that fear produces predictability and cookie cutter expectations at events. It is part of the current transactional nature of business that needs a reboot to match the 21st century human to human era.

How to Make a Glitter Jar for a Mindfulness Practice

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

A snow globe or glitter jar is one of the most powerful visual metaphors for that connection; it illustrates how mindfulness -- the cultivation of stillness in the face of swirling chaos of life -- affects us. In this practice, you can actually make a glitter jar.

Tiger Princess: A Transgender Girl's Space Opera

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.

How Clear Is Your Inner Vision?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Realizing your highest vision may not be as easy as putting on rose-colored (or tortoise-shell) glasses, but with a lot of intention and a little attention, your goals can certainly come into view, growing and unfolding as easily and naturally as the leaves on a tree.

The Power of Imagination in Taming Mental Illness

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Einstein famously said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." He was of course correct, but when Einstein made that statement, he had ...

The Simple Key to Unlocking Your Creativity

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicola Arnold CPCC

As for me I now take three steps to connect with creativity regularly. These are:

Combatting Law of Attraction Shame

Jenn Bovee | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

In both my personal and professional life I love the Law of Attraction. I am dedicated to empowering each of my clients with the skills necessary to navigate the Law of attraction.

Books Opened the Doors of the World to Me

Vyjay Rao | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Years ago, much, much before the travel bug ensnared me in its magical web, I had already begun my voyages around the world on the wings of my imagina...