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Rituals

They Work Like Magic: Top Daily Rituals To Get What You Want And Elevate Your Spirit

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alexis Sclamberg

As a teacher of personal growth, I am often asked about my favorite daily practices to stay on track towards my intentions and in alignment with the p...

Sleeping Your Way to the Top

Judith Bowman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

The notion of sleep was formerly revered and also used to help treat health issues for the upper classes until the Industrial Revolution when we did a complete 360 and saw sleep not just devalued but actively scorned.

Back to the Future of Wellness

Magatte Wade | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Magatte Wade

I spent many years of my life very socially active in the evenings even while I was busy building my companies by day. It was a mark of pride that we ...

It's Not Magic, You Know - Never Believe It Is So

Shayne Looper | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

It is common among academics, particularly those whose discipline is anthropology, to think of religion and magic as closely related expressions of th...

How I Start My Day (Or My Daily Rituals Revisited)

Richard Eaton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Richard Eaton

Around 18 months ago I wrote an article about my daily rituals. These are the things I always try to do without fail every workday.

Some Thoughts on the Passing of a Prince

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.23.2016 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Thank you, Prince, for putting your royal personhood, your many gifts, on display so that all who chose to could be graced by them. Your work, your shamanhood and your priesthood, will continue long, long after your death. Beauty does not die nor should it.

Asia's Crimson Addiction

Melissa Legarda | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Melissa Legarda

After chewing paan, the eater's mouth is typically left with stained red lips and teeth, and causes profuse red coloured salivation. Looking startlingly similar to blood, saliva is usually spat out -- which yields a viscous crimson stain upon whatever surface is spat on.

9 Excuses Artists Need to Stop Making in 2016

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

My half arsed execution is always going to be better than that brilliant idea living in your brain and that's just the truth.

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion

When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in ...

'Tis The Season for Rituals

Rose Caiola | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Maybe you seek inner peace by meditating each morning with mantras or writing in a gratitude journal. Or maybe you have an especially tranquil place that you go to each day without fail to center yourself. And why not? Rituals in our lives can offer lots of benefits.

What I Learned From Listening to Ravel's Bolero for 14 Hours

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | College
Mitch Ditkoff

During the course of a lifetime a human being goes through many rites of passage. Birth, for example. First love. The death of a family member and end...

Eight Questions for Eight Nights

Heather A. Paul | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Heather A. Paul

I developed eight ponderables to answer with my community over the eight nights of Chanukah. I post the queries on social media, and I enjoy my friends' responses.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Religious Practices and Local Wisdom

Sabbir Khan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Sabbir Khan

When elements of local culture are not in conflict with religious values they should be adopted freely, because local practices are born out of centuries of wisdom. The death of local practices usually precedes the death of native wisdom.

When Death Becomes Intolerable

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Fast death takes your breath away. Being with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one by sudden, traumatic injury, takes an immense skill set and not just a credential like FEMA 101.

11 Inspiring Ideas For Your Morning Ritual

Elyse Santilli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Ready to shake up your morning routine? Here are 11 inspiring ideas for your morning ritual. You might like to try mixing and matching your top three.

Dear Family Whisperer: Facing the Death of a Pet... Together

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Your question shouldn't be, "How do we prepare the kids?" Everyone will be affected. Even if you adopt another pet in the future, everyone's life will change when Barney is gone. Instead, ask, "How do we all get through this? Barney is part of your "pack." And now you must say good bye and mourn him as a family.

On Belief vs. Identity: Letter to a Young North American Muslim

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

Remember, your religious beliefs are not you. They are simply part of the medium you were cultured in when you were raised.

4 Sports Rituals That Can Make Your Business Better

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

In our culture we often associate ritual with sports -- a little backside pat before every meeting doesn't work in the boardroom.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Spa-Addicted Mama

Janna Mandell | Posted 05.05.2016 | Style
Janna Mandell

As a mother, I can assure you nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" better than a day at the spa. (Are you listening, handsome husband?) But also as a mother, I can assure you that most Moms can't find the time to actually go to a spa.

Walking the Gender Bridge

Christa Dowling | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

Much is written, spoken and talked about the gender gap in income, in business, in behavior between the genders. Determined to make some changes, let's think about the possibilities and the road to solve some of these divisions.

I Want My Le Creuset!

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I have to come clean: this not actually about a pot, even though it kind of is. This is really about being single, childless, and therefore not ever receiving a Le Creuset or a salad spinner or a dream catcher or anything ever as congratulations for having hit one of the marks of adult society.

5 Actions You Can Take To Lead A Happier Life

Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

5 Tiny, Mindful Actions That Will Make You Less Stressed

Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

4 Personal Tips to Set Up for Sleep Success

Paige Davis | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

I've had my fair share of sleepless nights. I find that a nightly routine is important, but while I'm no sleep expert, I have discovered a few things that are helpful for setting up for the perfect snooze.