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Holding My Breath

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Sometimes we are forced to open our eyes and realize the beauty that surrounds us no matter the season. The seasons are changing. I can't stop that. I can, however, embrace the unique goodness this very season offers. After all, this moment is all any of us are guaranteed. What's the use in ignoring its unique, unbridled, and nondiscriminatory beauty?

I'll Admit It: I'm a F*cking Freak Who Loves Fall

Catherine LeClair | Posted 10.06.2015 | Comedy
Catherine LeClair

Listen up, I need to say something. And I know plenty of people are going to disagree with me or have something to say about it, but I've got to get this off my chest. So here it is: I really love fall. Like, it might be my favorite season.

Fall Poems

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poems to read as the leaves change and the weather gets colder. AUTUMN LEAVES "Autumn" by Grace Paley "Autumn Song" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti "T...

7 Tips to Survive the End-of-Summer Blues

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Even for people who don't have kids, the "back to school" mindset can awaken anxieties of long ago about returning to school. The change in temperature and light also play a role. Days are undeniably getting cooler and shorter and for those sensitive to light, this can contribute to the end of summer blues. The good news is that there is a remedy:

The Yellow You See In Summer Isn't The Same Yellow In Winter

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

As the seasons change -- from summer to fall to winter to spring -- so does our perception of color. At least, that's according to a provocative new s...

The Seasons of Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.14.2015 | Style
Jamie Silverman

Some women partner up with people who may not be "Mr. Right" but rather "Mr. Right Now." Not a long-term endeavor, these men serve as the ideal way to while away the winter. And that's usually about how long these relationships last.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

The Vernal Equinox

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

Ah, the vernal equinox is upon us! Welcome, spring... oh, how we have missed you so dearly! We trusted... oh, how we trusted... you would keep y...

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...

A-Sides: My Top 64 Pop Culture Moments of 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On a positive tip, Michael Keaton made a comeback, U2 released one of their best albums in decades (don't hate), and Chris Pratt became a movie star. On a downside, we lost way too many talented people this year from Robin Williams to Joan Rivers to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

From Joy to Despair to Spring, the Five Stages of Winter

Global Yodel | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Yay, it's winter! Oh god, it's winter. Here's Global Yodel's take on the coldest season of the year.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

I'm New to the Seasons

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Of course, I'm new to seasons. They still seem miraculous to me as they offer compelling life lessons. I'm hoping they remain reminders of my many life miracles instead of becoming just another thing about which I complain or worse yet fail to notice.

#AlohaHuffPost Roundup: Winter Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.02.2014 | Hawaii

Alright, we know what you’re thinking: "You're in Hawaii. Winter is not coming." The weather is pretty beautiful year-round, we'll give you that, bu...

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.

Cooking Art History: Day of the Dead

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Don't worry; it's made with chicken.

'Tis the Season (Again): How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

John Tsilimparis | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that literally follows a seasonal pattern. It systematically appears and disappears at the same time each year. The people who are affected by SAD experience depression-like symptoms beginning in the fall which may continue for five to seven months until spring returns and the days become longer again.

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

These Photos Remind Us How Awesome Fall Can Be

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

Fall is finally in full swing, bringing vibrant colors and cooler weather to much of the United States. In the spirit of all things autumn, we asked y...

Falling for Fall

Jo Laird | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Stop. Just stop. Stop mourning the end of summer. Stop dreading the start of winter. It's still a few months away. Be in the moment. Be in autumn. Be happy about it!

11 Signs It's Your First Fall in New York City

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Katka Lapelosová

Maybe it's the wind blowing through the hair of that hipster dude sitting on a bench in Washington Square Park, or admiring the healthy, pink cheeks of the toddlers and their families on their way to preschool somewhere on Lexington Avenue, but New Yorkers look their best in the fall.

How to Keep Your Yard Summer Beautiful All the Way Through Fall

GalTime | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fall doesn't have to be all about leaves and pumpkins. It can be that last breath of summer color you need before holing away for the long gray winter ahead.

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

Let Her Kiss the Soles of Your Feet -- Fall Promise

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Miriam Ava

I'd like to curl up deep, deep in the earth and sleep the promise of fall, harvest warm embrace, the air aloft with warmth looped through like a s...

Creative Entertaining: Cozy Autumn Dinners

Rana Florida | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

As summer slipped away this week, the air is crisp and the leaves are falling, it's the perfect time of year to entertain at home with friends over some hearty and delicious comfort foods.