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7 Deeply Spiritual Moments In Mary Oliver’s New Book Of Poems

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion

Mary Oliver's poetry can often read like prayers -- full of humility, yearning and awe. Although her faith doesn't neatly fit into any one organized ...

Present Moment, Only Moment: What's the Rush?

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Millie Grenough

Credit: Millie Grenough It's the day before vacation. I'm hassled. So much stuff to prep and pack. As I sit on my back deck, writing my lists, words...

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Whitney

Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.

The Secret of Poetry That Reaches a Truly Wide Audience

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

If anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is. Publishers have always made their livings guessing, pretending we have fingers on the pulse of what readers want and need.

Daily Meditation: Find Your Voice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion

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

Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.

Daily Meditation: Love What You Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion

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

This Will Help You Appreciate Your Wonderful Life

Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

When you stop to think about it, our lives really are magnificent. Each day is an opportunity to embrace a new challenge or appreciate the little thin...

Maya on My Mind

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Donna Jean Freberg

In spite of all our vast differences, I related to so many of her words. They made me think about what I can endure, dream, fail at and mercifully still survive

A Mother's Advice to Her Graduating Son

Amy Roost | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Amy Roost

I received a text from my son in the middle of the night. It read, "I love you." My first thought was to text back: "Are you okay?!" And then I remembered. He's on mile 26 of a marathon.

The Power of Not Knowing

Roger Housden | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

Imagine a world in which everything is known and under control. It would be a flatland. There would be no amazement, no wonder, no edge. I believe tha...

Daily Meditation: Dare To Be Happy

Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

How to Write About Yourself Without Being a Jerk

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

"What do you write about?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others.

The Peaks and the Valleys

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

When shaping that wild and precious life, it's good to remember that there's so much to see out here in the light -- nature, beauty, the blue sky, the trees, music, art, sex, laughing, good food.

On Sex, the Marvelous, and the Ordinary

Roger Housden | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Roger Housden

The poet Ellen Bass writes as a human being who shudders with the immensity, the worry, the love of being alive. She writes to connect with other human beings who shudder in their own way but may not have the words to say so.

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.

Call Me, Maybe? 9 Images For Prayer Beyond A Phone Call

Lisa Hickman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Prayer is listening as much as talking, stillness more than chattiness. A phone call is anything but silence. But those seasoned in the practice of prayer know that "listen" is "silent" rearranged.

Prayer Without Words

Katherine Towler | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion
Katherine Towler

Prayer offers the opportunity to reach a place beyond the petty cravings and confines of the self. Prayer offers the opportunity to pay attention.

Should Doctors Learn to Grieve?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Grieving openly serves the important function of assuring ourselves and others that it is normal, and temporary, and part of a full and authentic life. Only suppressed grief threatens one's mental health.

Murder Led Me to Yoga

Paul LaRosa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

People have different reasons for beginning a yoga practice. Health, fitness, peace of mind. Writer Clare Dederer says in her recent book Poser: my li...

Poetry Best Sellers of 2010

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Here, in descending order, are the best selling books of contemporary poetry published in 2010.

How Are You Keeping Fear Alive? 3 Steps You Can Take to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How about you? How do you and I defeat ourselves when we've only just begun? What is it that really makes us hesitate, beneath our cover story? And why do we hesitate to tell the truth about our fear?

What Really Matters?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Which weighs more on the What Really Matters scale, a life of selfless, loving service to loved ones, or a couple of published books? How do we measure the value of our time?