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Solstice

Drama in the Sky Above on December 21

Gareth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Harris

We will be treated to a dance in the sky that will not repeat for hundreds of years on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. This will be a lunar eclipse at the same time as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Happy Labor Day

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Poor Labor Day. Gets no respect. It's the Rodney Dangerfield of celebrations. The runt of the holiday litter.

Celebrating the Solstice: Fiery Fetes of Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This summer let us honor our debt to the sun by making friends with it once again. We can collect this cosmic resource and utilize it as fuel to power our lives.

The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice

Grove Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

Honoring the solstice can remind us just how precious each day and season is, because the truth of its passing away is also acknowledged.

Pagans To Pray For Earth's Healing From Oil Spill

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Bonfires, drum circles, dancing, candlelit meditation and other ceremonial rituals help usher in the ...

Groundhog Day: Halfway Through Winter

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

February second is the exact halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is the winter midpoint or cross-quarter day. The duskiest, coldest season is now officially half over!

Solstice Is The Reason For The Season!

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

the darkness of this season forces us to look into ourselves and our relationships for beauty and delight. Summer's pleasures can make us lazy.

An Ode to Summertime

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

When is the last time you really noticed the breeze on your skin, or looked at your child's face and noticed that he or she is changing, growing up...this won't last forever, so enjoy it now!

The Solstice and the Stable

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

Christmas is the celebration of a birth--and so it celebrates a death, too. The heat and the light increase in each 24-hour period, and this day in wh...

Is it OK to Celebrate Christmas, Even If You're Not a Christian?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

What my friend Hannah is appalled by when it comes to Christianity isn't the broad range of kind, thoughtful people in her community, but rather the theologies that drive the Evangelicals.

Get in Shape for 108! 108 Sun Salutations, that is...

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In some yoga circles, it is traditional to perform 108 "Sun Salutations" upon the change of seasons. This is most often done in large groups, and often as an "offering" of peace or unity.