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Ramadan Reflection Day 13: Hunger Is Not A Choice for Some But Giving Is

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

They had no tangible means to move it so one came up with the idea of saying a prayer to God by a sincere deed that they had respectively carried out at some time prior for Him.

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Lessons Learned on Healing From a Recovering Alcoholic

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.

Ramadan Reflection Day 8: Reflections Through Sickness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In that moment I took a breath in, I felt more spiritually connected to God than I had ever before. The realization of a blessing is as simple as breathing.

The History of My Heart

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

During my cancer journey, I was able to see my heart on a screen during a test in which I was injected with radioactive dye, so they could trace the f...

Sizing His Dream

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

After my father died, I leafed through his notebooks as a schoolboy as he was learning his trade. This poem comes from feeling him as a young learner.

23 Tips For Blowing Away First Date Stress

David Kanegis | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

You're excited, nervous, doubtful, hopeful, ambivalent, hesitant, happy. There are just a few of the thoughts and emotions most people experience when preparing for a first date.

Waiting to Be Picked Up

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I was ready to fly home after teaching in Albuquerque, when the sudden light on the underside of a palm trip took me to another time. Waiting to Be P...

News of the Universe

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We live in a global culture addicted to the noise of how things fall apart. Yet all the while, things are quietly coming together as well. It's not ab...

Short Wisdom on a Long Planet

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We keep turning one thing into another and calling it progress. We keep machining the beauty off of things as they are, using tools to create more tools, as if that will let us live longer.

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

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | Comedy

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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 | "How do you spell Love? You don't spell it...You feel it."Winnie the Pooh -- A. Milne Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE....