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First Hive Women's Retreat Connects Purpose-Driven Female Leaders

Jessica Biber | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jessica Biber

I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.

The Boys

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

There are four boys in my life; none truly boys at all. I don't think of them this way, especially now that they are all grown men with tremendous hea...

7 Simple Steps to Create an At-Home Wellness Retreat

Brandy Oswald | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandy Oswald

Seven simple steps is all you need to have a blissful, relaxing weekend. Go ahead and enjoy your soul-soothing at-home wellness retreat!

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Writer

Laura Munson | Posted 08.08.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter is a trending hashtag on the internet and one which Jodi Picoult, Amy Tan and others are having fun I thought I'd chime in. After three decades of living the writer's life, I have many more than ten juicy possibilities for this list. But here is my all-time personal favorite.

Finding Om in a Room of One's Own

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

"A photograph I took some years ago. It shows a picture of the room I know. I sit and wait alone in my room. The walls are white and in the night The ...

Don't Know What You Want? 10 Simple Steps for Creating a Personal Vision Retreat

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Schilbe

Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized people had no clue what I was talking about. "Is that a course you're taking?" someone asked. Good question.

How I Finally Recognized And Listened To My Inner Voice

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Recently I arrived at a one-day retreat not realizing that most of our activities were going to be completed in silence. We were an eclectic group of 25 semi-spiritual women. Each of us had carved out the day for self-reflection and renewal.

5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

Maderas Village Life

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Kyriaki Chonacas

After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.

The Retreatniks

John Feffer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

The new talking point for the Republican Party -- actually, it's an old talking point in expensive new clothing -- is "America is in retreat."

10 Relaxing Resorts Where You Can Warm Up This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

Feeling a bit worn out by winter? Then the time is right for a peaceful getaway, where snow shovels and polar vortexes are but a distant dream.

I Decided to Stop. And I Invite You to Join Me.

Narkis Alon | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
Narkis Alon

In the beginning of our journey, we need to convince people that our business exists, has the right to exist and will continue to exist. Continuing our journey, if we scale up, we become so busy with growing our business that we sometimes forget why we're doing it to begin with.

The Ancient Practice That Can Transform Your Life

Laura Munson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The act of going on a retreat is not woo woo. Leaving our daily lives behind and retreating into our primal rhythms, our purest flow, has been done since the beginning of time. The Native Americans went on Vision Quests. Jesus went to the desert. Buddha went to the Bo tree. Muhammad went to a cave.

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

15 Writing Quotes to Challenge and Inspire

Karen Dionne | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

Many writers would drool at the idea of spending a week at a writers retreat on a private Bahamian island, but not every writer is in a position to invest the time and money to attend.

How A Retreat Led This Man To Find His Life's Purpose (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes beating stress and burnout requires getting totally out of your present surroundings -- and finding peace somewhere far from the concerns of...

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?

Silence Not Equal to Death

prataap patrose | Posted 06.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
prataap patrose

Silence has allowed me to be present to death. Allowing death to be present in my life, gives me the perspective to be mindful of the present.

'Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself'

Narkis Alon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Narkis Alon

Although I strongly believe each person is responsible for his own happiness, saying the gender gap doesn't exist is just ignoring reality. People that didn't experience gender-gap before, can never understand what it means.

Watch: From Tragedy to Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman

Sura | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Dan Millman was 20 years old, at the peak of his gymnastics career, when he shattered his right leg in a motorcycle accident. A competitive gymnast at...

A Writer's Dream In San Miguel

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.

Turn Your Emotional Escapes Into Healthy Habits

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Life is not always a crystal clear day with a sunny horizon. Part of the beauty is the struggle -- how we face it, learn from it and evolve. The question is: How do we cope in the interim?

When It Is Time to Reinvent Ourselves

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Reinventing ourselves is absorbing life's heart essence. It is heart essence which frees our awareness from disappointment, giving real freedom. It is our source of inspiration. The presence within us is giving the true joy which makes life worth living.

Stunning Modernist Mountain Escapes

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Traditionally, the high-altitude aesthetic of mountain resorts has centered on knotty-pine-wood paneling, oversized stone fireplaces, mounted antlers ...