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Life Philosophy

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

The Atlantic | Lauren Davis | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. ...

The Philosophy Of Calm

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

There are so many reasons to be frantic, to run from one thing to another, to be pumped high with anxiety and dread. And yet – as we know in our hea...

What Makes Society Unfair?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice ...

Don't Mourn the End of Summer

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

We spend the first half of summer trying to get to as many beaches as possible and eating too much ice cream, and the second half mourning summer's early demise.

This Is The Ideal News Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

The news is the most powerful and prestigious force in contemporary society, replacing religion as the touchstone of authority and meaning. It is usua...

Here's The Secret To Being In The Right Place At The Right Time

Edgy Conversations | Dan Waldschmidt | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. But for every right time, there are thousands of wrong times. Times...

Margot Franssen: We Need to Reframe Success -- Here's How

Margot Franssen | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
Margot Franssen

Women and men can redefine what it means to be successful, but first they need to be honest with themselves.

Forget Aging Gracefully, I'm Planning to Age Gratefully

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I have no interest in aging gracefully. Passionately? Oh, yes. Enthusiastically? You bet! Gracefully? Uh, no.

FACE IT: The Best Part of Aging Might Be...

Michele Willens | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

The goal is to look around and see not a large canvas to race through, but a smaller series of snapshots, each worthy of stopping long enough to appreciate.

Life Lessons Learned Over Coffee

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

We need to train ourselves to be grateful for our blessings, appreciate the gifts of being in the moment even if they are difficult and then learn how to work hard to create more of the life we want to create.