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Reflection

Are You an A-hole? Why Your Inner Truth Isn't Scary

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

truth tro͞oTH/ noun: that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Seems simple enough. Franklin Roosevelt was on to something profound ...

How You Can Be A More Conscientious Person -- And Why It's Worth It

Mashable | Lindsay Rothfeld | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

The world could use a little more conscientiousness. It's up to you to actually show up. In 2015 especially, there's a profound emphasis on multita...

Stunning Images Reflect The World We Live In, Quite Literally

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri Saltos and Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts

Water doesn't just sustain our bodies, it also provides the opportunity for very literal reflection, an opportunity to pause and contemplate a particu...

Between the Wall and the Flame

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

One of the noble covenants of love is how we take turns lifting each other from the limited vision that arises when we are in pain, how we take turns reminding each other that there is more than our pain, more than our despair, while bearing witness to our pain and despair. This poems comes from such a time.

What If I'm Not as Strong as You Think I Am? A Headache Confession

Stephanie Harper | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I've recently reached the 18-month mark in the saga of my never-ending headache. This was something that if you'd asked me when I started writing abou...

Baby, Meet Yourself: Seeing Reflections for the First Time

HooplaHa | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

The only thing better than a cute baby is their own reaction to their irresistible cuteness!

The Book Won't Let Me Hold It

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I was trying to read a book of poets from all over the world but the day and the light led me to feel their lives. This is the poem that arrived.

With Things That Break

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

What matters bears entering more than once. This entering-more-than-once is a form of listening. It's how leaves in fall offer a deeper color on rainy days.

Of Products, Perfection and the Process of Parenting

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

How many times during my children's lives have I been so focused on some sort of end product that I missed out on the process of arriving there?

A Walk Through Time

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Months after my father died, I found myself in New York City, wandering through the Museum of Modern Art, a place I love. On the third floor, in an exhibit featuring the work of Gauguin, I felt his presence strongly.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

If These Walls Could Talk

Amy Heinz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

Though the walls are gone, the people who were inside them will continue to hold each other up. And while that family will build a new house -- new walls -- the truth is, wherever they are together, that's where they'll be right at home. (Even if it takes a few more tear-stained pillows to realize it.)

Being a Teacher

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I am a life-long teacher, which means I am a life-long student. I come from a lineage of teachers. And so, I offer this small poem about this noble ca...

From Here to Here

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

After this year's retreat with a men's group, I felt each of them so deeply that I had to pull over on the highway and write this poem.

Love Thy Selfie

Phu Nguyen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

The day I learned not to measure my own beauty and self-worth by others' reactions is the day I began seeing myself in my best angles and light. So post away, lovers of thy selfies, and make no apologies. Love who you are and everyone who cares for you will continue being additions to the love you already have for yourself.

7 Surefire Tips for Attracting True Love!

Joy Weston | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Joy Weston

View image | gettyimages.com "How do you spell Love? You don't spell it...You feel it."Winnie the Pooh -- A. Milne Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE....

After Mira

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It's been a year since we lost our beloved dog-child Mira. During this time, we have learned even more about the nature of grief and loss, and how no one is exempt from these tender journeys. This poem speaks to what I've learned.

The Quiet Spiritual Beauty Of Japan's Kiyomizu-dera Temple

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion

The Kiyomizu-dera, or Kiyomizu Temple, is one of Japan’s greatest treasures. The 14,000- square-foot temple, situated dramatically on a cliff overlo...

8 Ways to Sustain Your Inner Connection No Matter What's Happening Around You

Laurie Seymour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...

Nothing Is Separate

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

The great philosopher Abraham Heschel speaks of his fear that we will lose our sense of the Whole. I think this is inevitable, though just as inevitable that will find the Whole again. This poem explores this feeling.

Here's How You Defeat the Winter Blues

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Winter is a misunderstood season. The holiday frenzy and new year often obscure the best winter has to offer -- a season of inward reflection, comfort foods and lots of sleep. Adjusting with the seasons is essential to functioning your best, but winter presents a challenge for many of us. Below are a few tips to consider, but my main point is this: live seasonally. Winter is a time to reflect, rest and slow down.

A Few Turns of the Moon

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

For all the hardships that life throws at us, I have always felt that life keeps living. Perhaps not in the same form or in a way that is recognizable. But life keeps pulsing under everything.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Year-End Ritual

Liz Davidson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Liz Davidson

No doubt you'll have your own rituals, however here are seven steps I employ that help me take stock of the positives, challenges and the lessons learned, and clearly identifies what can be sent off with a kiss and not carried into 2015.

The Power of Reflection, Gratitude and Letting Go

Laurie Seymour | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

In order to fully embrace your own story, you have to have immersed yourself in the chapters already written -- the ones that come before the pages you will write in the coming months.

Everything Sees

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Everything is alive and everything has something to offer. In the press of daily life, we often ignore these teachers, though they're everywhere.