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Sanctuary

Finding Sanctuary

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

There is an instinct that washes over me whenever something horrible or disappointing happens. I feel the urge to run to a place set apart from the ...

#Stopthehate: SF City Supervisors Defend Undocumented Cancer Survivor From Hate

Maria Poblet | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Poblet

This past Tuesday, an incident at San Francisco City Hall showcased both the worst - and the best - of the immigration debate. That day, scores of u...

Watch Jon Stewart Living His Best Farm Life Playing With His Rescue Pigs

The Huffington Post | Kalya Koltes | Posted 04.20.2016 | Good News

Updated: April 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m. ESTWhat a bunch of camera hogs! In a video posted last week by The Daily Squeal, Jon Stewart showers his rescue pi...

Your Sleep Revolution Begins

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA

While longstanding poor sleep habits do not change overnight, simple shifts can give you swift feedback and recognizable results to inspire a full fledged personal sleep revolution. Here are a few tips to get started.

Right Next Door: Tonya Carloni Littlewolf, Wolf Whisperer

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Tonya Littlewolf, aka Mamawolf, photographed with Balto (front) and Wacipi. © Ian Spanier Photography 2015, All Right Reserved Meeting someone who ...

Rosa Robles Loreto Goes Home After 461 Days in Sanctuary

Rev. Gradye Parsons | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Rev. Gradye Parsons

For 461 consecutive nights Rosa Robles Loreto, seeking sanctuary inside Southside Presbyterian Church, joined supporters in prayers for freedom, for safety, and to change America’s broken immigration system. On Tuesday they gathered once again, but this time for the final prayer vigil.

Create Your Oasis

Mila Atmos | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

There is no certainty that a better a job, a more beautiful house, or a happier life awaits us. Give yourself a home that serves as a respite from the bustle of every day. Reward your soul by enjoying your daily life now, and savor the moments all the way into your future.

Why I'm Grateful For My Commute To Work

Angie Sarhan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

I've always liked driving. When I first got my license I'd often go for a ride just for fun. Back then, driving was relaxing, enjoyable and freeing.

Extraordinatory Photos And Story of Potty-Trained Sloth

Lucy Cooke | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Sloths are famous for their eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the... bidet.

Finding Sanctuary

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

In the world of Christians there is a difference of opinion as to where salvation happens. Salvation is understood as reconciliation to our true state in God. For some that's all about social justice. For some that's all about personal holiness.

Gratitude Speaks: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical. Through Gratitude Speaks...

Couple's Home Invaded by Baby Sloths (PHOTOS)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

The Real Noah's Ark

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

A bear, a lion and a tiger. The closest shared genre is of course the tiger and the lion, but in the jungle, they would never mingle. They would probably ignore each other and mind their own territory, or fight over food if they encountered a common prey.

A Little North of Jupiter, There Is a Real-Life Planet of the Apes

Jane Graham | Posted 12.15.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Don't support movies or other entertainment with chimps, research that exploits chimps, or own one as a pet. Chimpanzees are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and it is our duty to treat them with respect and dignity

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

Islands of Safety, Part 2: Libraries and Books

James M. Lynch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

It might help to remind yourself in the middle of a crazy, life-in-your-face week that a trip to the library can change your whole mood and the hushed semi-silence and respectful calm it brings might offer you the change in perspective you need, the recharging of your batteries that you long for.

Midwives, Moses and the Demonization of Mothers Meditations on Exodus 1:8-2:10

Alison Harrington | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Alison Harrington

We need to hear this story anew because there are thousands of Jochebeds suffering in Central America because they too have put their babies in baskets and have watched them float down the Nile so that they might also be save from certain death.

Sanctuary: The Movement Never Ended

Alison Harrington | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Alison Harrington

When my church declared Sanctuary for a local Tucson man facing deportation almost 2 months ago, we were asked the same question over and over, "are you starting the Sanctuary Movement again?"

A Call to Sanctuary

Alison Harrington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Alison Harrington

We know that there are many like Daniel in Tucson, and in every community in our nation. We know that we need to be prepared.  Our congregation has begun to pray and talk about what God is calling us to do, and what it means to be a sanctuary church in 2014

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

Sanctuary or Escape? What Are You Creating With Your Spiritual Practice?

Beth Green | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Needing sanctuary doesn't imply that we should isolate from people. On the contrary, to be emotionally healthy and make sound choices, we need connection to others. We need to feel love, so that we may feel both more calm and yet emboldened to be more honest or courageous.

Coming Out of the Holidays in One Peace

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanne Fleisher

There's just one more unstructured weekend left before resuming my normal life. As a relatively recent lesbian widow, I begin to obsess at the start of December about how to handle Christmas, my birthday (the 30th), New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

This is not an exaggeration: Over a million dollars raised for nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge recently passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities. As many of you know, I'm helping to fund ...

7 Spaces That Would Make Great Meditation Rooms

Posted 10.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

Meditation rooms are becoming all the rage for homeowners these days. And while many are building detached private oases in their backyards, not all o...

How to Find Sanctuary Within Yourself: 20 Minutes Will Do

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

A few years ago, there was a period in my life when I was flying to South Carolina every month to help my mom care for my grandmother and my father. ...