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The Art Of Peace

Diana M. Raab | Posted 01.23.2017 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

As a baby boomer who walked barefoot in the 1960s and held up peace signs, I would like to pay homage to the notion of peace. In honor of Martin Luthe...

The Powerful Secret That No One Really Wants To Talk About

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.

Harmony in a Woman's Life

Honey Good | Posted 09.22.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By Susan "Honey" Good Over 40 years ago, when I was 22 years old, I bought a piece of art for $10. It was an instant reaction to a painting that "spo...

Enlightenment in 5 Minutes

Richard Kronick | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Richard Kronick

If a person stands in a room which is in complete darkness, he or she will be uncertain as to where he should go. It will be difficult to perceive and judge the distance and shape of objects. Therefore, this person would move slowly, cautiously and with confusion and fear. However, should a light be switched on, in an instant, all will become clear and the person will be able to move around the room in comfort, ease and without fear.

Marina Moevs: Between Catastrophe and Serenity

John Seed | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Artist Marina Moevs, whose work is now on view along with portraits by Jon Swihart in a dual show curated by Ruth Weisberg at the Cathedral of Our Lad...

Ways The Color Purple Helps

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

In our modern times, the color purple seems to have become quite popular. People use the color for sports, causes they support, and spiritual message...

On Life's Terms

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

To be willing to live life on life's terms is a tall order. Before getting an idea about the size of the task, let's look at what life's terms are al...

Contemplative Serenity: 6 Liberating Practices for the Super Busy Life

Patrick Beretta | Posted 03.12.2017 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Shaw Island is a bucolic gem with no hotel, restaurant or store. Its life unfolds at the peaceful rhythm of the tides. It seems a universe apart from 2016 and the U.S. mainland.

Searching For Serenity? Try These Mantras

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 12.31.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

5 Tips for Starting a Mindfulness Meditation Practice, and Staying Motivated

Charles Francis | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

Mindfulness meditation is like any other skill, it takes a little time and effort to learn, but it's surprisingly much easier than you might think. You just need a little guidance and the right resources. Here are 5 tips to get you on the right track, and keep you motivated.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

Charles Francis | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.

Calmness in the Chaos

Erin Hinkle | Posted 08.07.2016 | Women
Erin Hinkle

I was sitting in bed during a power outage recently, amazed at how still, how quiet, how dark it can all be. There isn't a moment when I'm not moving, whether physically or mentally. I'm a busy person, an extremist, a "go-getter."

Happiness Without a Reason

Elliott Dacher | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?

Change Your Mood With These Easy-to-Make Essential Oil Blends

Thrive Market | Posted 07.09.2016 | Style
Thrive Market

Are you down for a few fun chemistry experiments that will uplift you, clear the air, and even relieve your dreaded monthly mood swings?

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.

6 Easy Ways to Nourish Your Life Today

Becky Johnson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Becky Johnson

It may surprise how a few little tweaks to your surroundings, your way of thinking, and your daily schedule can quickly add up to a more nourishing way of living. To get you started, here are six easy ways to nourish yourself today.

No Two Prayer Spaces Are Quite The Same

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

Whether you retreat to a church, temple, garden or quiet nook, there may be moments throughout your day when you feel called to pray or meditate. The ...

What True Love Feels Like

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Sometimes it takes someone else showing you where there's hope to be able to see it, and sometimes it helps to look at an old situation in a new way to see what's growing out of the ashes.

A Beach Hut, a Dream and a Set of Power Tools

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

Sophie Pawson used to be a fashion buyer (River Island, Arcadia, ASOS) and then, in February 2013, after 12 years of doing that, she walked away. She ...

This Is What Peace Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

Peace may not be as difficult to find as we think. Though world peace can seem like an impossible dream at times, we can all find inner peace and sere...

7 Steps To Ease Into Meditation

Fauzia Burke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

As a business owner, mom of two, wife, speaker and consultant, managing each day effectively can be a challenge. It's easy to feel overwhelmed sometimes, but my secret to mental serenity in the face of a harried schedule is meditation.

Acceptance and Choice

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Fortunately, most of us don't suffer from an incurable disease and simply have to modify our attitudes to overcome setbacks. In our daily lives, the big question is: What should I accept and what can or should I choose to change?

Is It Serenity or Just Not Giving a Damn?

Robin Korth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Somehow as I was walking -- and often running -- through my younger years, I thought that I was on my way to arrive at some "place." This place was the goal, and there would be a "grown up" Robin there waiting to welcome me into the full wonder of maturity and adulthood.

Daily Meditation: One Love

Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...